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Wed in Style
Grand Hyatt Mumbai Hotel & Residences has revamped its banqueting space to make your celebrations grander than ever before.
GRAND HYATT MUMBAI Hotel & Residences has hosted a multitude of events, from high-end corporate affairs to the big fat Indian wedding. Now, the hotel has revamped its banqueting space to offer guests an even grander experience than before.
The hotel sports more than 2,787 square metres of indoor banqueting space, including 1,022 square metres of pillarless ballroom with a ceiling height of
7.3 metres. Wooden frames of the banquet space are complemented by a resplendent carpet. Adjustable lighting panels and natural light lend it a surreal glow.
To match the revamped Grand Ballroom, there is also a new team dedicated to weddings. This team helps you host an event matching your every need. While the in-house chefs bring international cuisines to the table, a concierge team, known as the Celebrations Team, assists with all your requests at the dedicated venue, The Wedding Studio.
Grand Weddings by Grand Hyatt Mumbai assures personalised care irrespective of the celebration’s scale. This includes curating artisanal chocolate hampers or savoury treats from the Gourmet Store for guests at check in, and personalised theme menus including a wedding cake crafted to taste.
There is a plethora of venues to choose from apart from the newly refurbished Grand Ballroom. Take The Courtyard, for instance, which dazzles with a waterfall in the background; or the China House Restaurant Pagoda, which has wooden decor elements.
Venues aside, the hotel has 548 rooms and suites and 112 apartments, and seven speciality restaurants. The Bridal Suite epitomises luxury, with private patio spaces and a personalised butler. The Diplomatic Suite, with its wooden decor, has a feel-good vibe; the Grand Executive Suite provides comforts of luxe living; and the Grand Rooms offer pool, city, and courtyard views. What’s more—every celebration at Grand Hyatt Mumbai Hotel & Residences earns Bonus Points that can be redeemed at any Hyatt hotel or resort worldwide. At Hyatt, every story gets a grand beginning! hyatt.com
INSPIRED BY HIS travels across Japan, especially Tokyo, chef David Myers has opened ADRIFT Kaya, a modern take on the Japanese izakaya (a type of bar), at JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity. Speaking about the launch, David Myers says, “I’m incredibly excited and proud to bring the ADRIFT brand to New Delhi in the shape of ADRIFT Kaya. Tokyo has continued to amaze me since I first launched a restaurant there in 2010, and has evolved into a second home for me over the years. With ADRIFT Kaya, I want to create a very special experience for our guests—or a journey even—that offers a glimpse into the philosophy of Japanese cuisine and the izakaya culture that I’ve personally come to fall in love with.”
The interiors of ADRIFT Kaya have been designed like a traditional Japanese izakaya but with a contemporary twist, by the late Timothy Oulton, the globally-renowned furniture designer. Guests are greeted by the indigo-dyed wooden floors, hand-made beading hanging from the ceiling, and aroma of freshly grilled yakitori. There’s also an open kitchen and sushi bar that offers counter seating. However, the highlight of the space is the 360° bar that combines reclaimed raw timber beams, honed chisel-cut granite, and a central column topped by a canopy of burnt driftwood.
At ADRIFT Kaya, the dishes not only reflect Myers’ experience and memories of Japan but also tap into his Californian roots. Signature dishes include hinoki scented black cod, Koji lamb rack with yakuniku sauce, sake marinated salmon and sweet miso tofu as well as a traditional Japanese ‘tsumami’ selection of mushroom gyoza, vegetable tempura, and chicken tsukune with onsen egg.
The cocktails at ADRIFT Kaya deserve special mention. Curated by Jimmy Barratt, a trendsetter in the global bar community, the menu has been inspired by the fruitforward drinks culture of Ginza district in Tokyo. Every guest at ADRIFT Kaya is treated to the brand’s signature ‘tight but loose’ service, a trademark mindset that ensures diners are looked after without overdoing it. This implies anticipating guests’ needs, making unique culinary recommendations, or offering unexpected tastes and flavours pairing from the menu. Rest assured that you will be served a meal that will appeal to your palate as well as your aesthetics. marriott.com ―