Diwali Delights: A Culinary Celebration Across Mumbai

Diwali Delights: A Culinary Celebration Across Mumbai

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Published on November 12, 2023

As Diwali approaches, get ready for a feast that goes beyond the dazzling lights and fireworks. Mumbai's culinary scene is all set to take your taste buds on a joyous journey with a variety of delightful offerings. From Asian sensations to sweet indulgences, here's a guide to some of the must-try places this festive season.

Millo, Lower Parel:

Millo is pulling out all the stops this Diwali with a special menu that promises to leave your taste buds in awe. From Roasted Mushroom Soup to the fiery Texas Chimichanga, Millo offers an epic flavor showdown. The menu includes Asian delights like Crispy Lotus Stem and Edamame Garlic, ensuring a festive feast that stands out. Don't miss out on the soul-soothing Lasooni Palak and the indulgent Kolhapuri Malai Kofta, making your Diwali celebrations truly memorable.

The BlueBop Cafe, Khar:

Light up your Diwali with sweetness from The BlueBop Cafe. Indulge in Diwali Choc Box, Truffle Jar, and Barfi and Cashew Nut Brownie for a sugar rush like never before. The Gift Hamper in Tray with Net adds a touch of joy, and Happy Diwali Cupcakes and Diwali Flavour Gelatos ensure a symphony of sweetness.

The Art Lab Patisserie, Parel:

For a vibrant and inclusive Diwali celebration, The Art Lab Patisserie and Bakery offer vegan and gluten-free delicacies. Dive into Ladi Bomb, Sutli Bomb, and Rocket for a burst of festive flavors. The Phooljhadi and Matchis add a surprising twist to your sweet indulgence, ensuring everyone can join the celebration.

Royal China, Bandra & Fort:

Royal China invites you to celebrate Diwali with 20 years of Cantonese culinary excellence. Indulge in Hot and Sour Soup, delightful Dim Sum varieties, and flavorful main courses like Chicken in Black Bean Sauce. The Chocolate Mud Cake and Apple/Banana Toffee Fritter conclude your festive feast, marking two decades of culinary mastery.

Jia, Fort:

Experience the vibrant fusion of Asian dining at JIA: The Oriental Kitchen. Savor Steamed Mushroom Cheung Fun, Sichuan Mala Chicken, and Hamachi Yellowtail. The Fish in Chili Basil Sauce and Cantonese Whole Lobster add a burst of Asian flavors, creating an unforgettable Diwali feast.

Masala Library, Bkc:

As Masala Library celebrates a glorious decade, their Decade Menu offers a fusion of traditional flavors and innovative techniques. Immerse yourself in the warmth of the season with culinary marvels that ensure every moment becomes a cherished memory in your Diwali celebrations.

Neuma, Colaba:

Choose Neuma for a memorable Diwali celebration with its inviting atmosphere, warm hospitality, and commitment to culinary excellence. Immerse yourself in the joyous festivities of European dining, creating cherished moments that linger long after the celebrations end.

Cray Craft, Andheri East:

Cray Craft brings a unique touch to Diwali with its Asian menu for delivery. Whether it's a family gathering or a cozy dinner, indulge in Pad Thai, Dim Sum, or a bowl of Ramen. The restaurant's commitment to quality ensures a symphony of tastes and textures for a memorable celebration.

The Pantry, Kalbadevi:

For those seeking delicious and nourishing options without compromising on flavor, The Pantry - Goodness Delivered is your go-to choice. Their Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Keto-friendly menu redefine festive feasting with options like Vegan Delight Pizza, Flower Power Pizza, and Keto Pesto Gnocchi.

Yazu, Lower Parel:

Step into Yazu for a culinary journey through the vibrant flavors of Asia. From traditional ingredients to modern twists, Yazu promises an unforgettable celebration that elevates your Diwali festivities to new, exhilarating heights.


Sarovar Hotels Launches Sarovar Portico Saharanpur on Ambala Highway

Sarovar Hotels Launches Sarovar Portico Saharanpur on Ambala Highway

By Nishang Narayan

Published on July 18, 2024

Sarovar Hotels, in collaboration with SVS Hotel Ltd., has unveiled Sarovar Portico Saharanpur, the city's first branded hotel located on Ambala highway. This landmark opening marks a significant addition to Sarovar's expanding portfolio in Uttar Pradesh.

The hotel offers 97 elegantly appointed rooms across three categories – Deluxe Rooms, Executive Suites, and Suites, designed to cater to the discerning needs of travellers seeking comfort and luxury. The all-day dining restaurant, 'Flavours,' showcases a diverse selection of multi-cuisine delights, ensuring an exceptional gastronomic experience for guests.

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In addition to its luxurious accommodations and dining options, Sarovar Portico Saharanpur boasts the largest banqueting and conferencing facilities in Saharanpur, covering over 48,000 sq. ft. The venues include The Palm Court (Lawn), Grand Crystal, Garnet, and Opal, providing an elegant setting for weddings, conferences, and social gatherings of varying sizes.

Ajay K. Bakaya, Managing Director of Sarovar Hotels and Director of Louvre Hotels India, expressed enthusiasm about the launch: "We are delighted to introduce Sarovar Portico Saharanpur, offering discerning travellers an unparalleled hospitality experience. With our commitment to excellence and Saharanpur's rich cultural heritage, this property emerges as the top choice for both leisure and business travellers."

Subhash Chopra, Managing Director of SVS Hotels, emphasized the significance of the partnership: "Partnering with Sarovar Hotels marks a significant milestone for SVS Hotel. We are proud to present Sarovar Portico Saharanpur, a property that not only enhances the city's hospitality landscape but also sets new standards in hospitality."

For more information about Sarovar Portico Saharanpur and its facilities, visit www.sarovarhotels.com/saharanpur.


IHCL Signs Its Fifth Ginger Hotel in Thane, Expanding Presence in MMR

IHCL Signs Its Fifth Ginger Hotel in Thane, Expanding Presence in MMR

By Nishang Narayan

Published on July 17, 2024

Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), India’s largest hospitality company, today announced the signing of its fifth Ginger branded hotel in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region of Thane, Maharashtra. This greenfield project embodies Ginger’s lean luxe design philosophy, offering guests the perfect blend of work and leisure in vibrant, contemporary spaces.

"The signing of our fifth Ginger hotel in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) in Thane aligns with IHCL’s strategic vision of expanding its presence in key urban centres in India. Thane with its rapid development has emerged as a residential and commercial hub in Maharashtra. We are delighted to collaborate with Jagdale Infrastructure Private Limited for this new hotel." - Suma Venkatesh, Executive Vice President – Real Estate & Development, IHCL

The 200-key Ginger Thane is located in the heart of the business district in close proximity to retail centres. The hotel features Qmin, the signature all-day diner presenting a delightful array of global and local favorites along with a bar. Additionally, it will offer modern amenities such as a state-of-the-art fitness centre along with over 2000 sq. ft banquet hall and well-equipped meeting rooms.

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“We are delighted to join forces with IHCL for this new project. We look forward to bringing the vibrant brand of Ginger to a new address in Thane.” - Rahul Jagdale & Rohit Jagdale, Directors, Jagdale Infrastructure Private Limited

Thane in MMR is home to numerous IT parks, businesses, and shopping centres, making it a significant destination for both business and leisure travellers.

With the addition of this hotel, IHCL will have 35 hotels including 12 under development in Maharashtra.

About The Owner

Jagdale Group, headed by Mr. Rahul Jagdale and Mr. Rohit Jagdale, has been in the real estate business since 1985 and has developed more than 1.5 million sq. ft. of residential and commercial spaces in MMR.

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About The Indian Hotels Company Limited

The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) and its subsidiaries bring together a group of brands and businesses that offer a fusion of warm Indian hospitality and world-class service. These include Taj – the iconic brand for the most discerning travellers and ranked as World’s Strongest Hotel Brand 2024 and India’s Strongest Brand 2024 as per Brand Finance; SeleQtions, a named collection of hotels; Vivanta, sophisticated upscale hotels; and Ginger, which is revolutionising the lean luxe segment.

Incorporated by the founder of the Tata Group, Jamsetji Tata, the Company opened its first hotel – The Taj Mahal Palace, in Bombay in 1903. IHCL has a portfolio of 326 hotels including 102 under development globally across 4 continents, 13 countries and in over 130 locations. The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) is India’s largest hospitality company by market capitalization. It is listed on the BSE and NSE.


Small Luxury Hotels Of The World Expands In India With A Strategic Brand Partnership With The MRS Group Of Hotels

Small Luxury Hotels Of The World Expands In India With A Strategic Brand Partnership With The MRS Group Of Hotels

By Nishang Narayan

Published on July 16, 2024

Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) proudly announces its expansion into the vibrant Indian subcontinent through a strategic partnership with The MRS Group of Hotels. This collaboration signifies the entrance of an independent hotel group in India, renowned for its bespoke collection of boutique hotels, into the distinguished ranks of SLH, elevating their status as pioneers of contemporary Indian hospitality on the international scene.

The MRS Group of Hotels, dedicated to sharing a deep appreciation for diverse landscapes, cultures, and stories with the global traveller, currently encompasses award-winning brands such as Suryagarh in Jaisalmer, Narendra Bhawan in Bikaner, and Mary Budden Estate in Binsar. Each hotel serves as a gateway to India’s rich, diverse, and extraordinary heritage, offering thoughtfully designed experiences that authentically reflect the character of their locations. This partnership allows The MRS Group of Hotels to leverage SLH’s expansive global distribution network and marketing capabilities, showcasing their unique offerings to an international audience seeking exceptional and memorable experiences.

“We are incredibly proud to be the first independent hotel chain in India to partner with SLH, a brand synonymous with luxury and exceptional hospitality. This alliance not only highlights our dedication to reimagining hospitality in India but also amplifies our mission to offer travellers thoughtfully designed experiences that are rooted in our rich heritage and distinctive service. We are excited to embark on this journey with SLH, aiming to enhance our global presence and enrich the travel adventures of our guests,” said Karan Singh Vaid, President of The MRS Group of Hotels.

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“We are thrilled to re-establish the SLH brand in India with a distinguished brand partner like The MRS Group of Hotels. Their brand philosophy aligns perfectly with our conscious travel journey towards sustainability and conservation. We are looking forward to sharing their bespoke experiences through our storytelling channels and global distribution networks,” remarked Mark Wong, Senior Vice President Asia Pacific of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

This strategic partnership represents a significant step forward for both The MRS Group of Hotels and the Indian hospitality sector. By bringing together the unique attributes and distinctive service of The MRS Group of Hotels with the global reach and esteemed reputation of SLH, this collaboration opens new avenues for unparalleled hospitality experiences, redefining bespoke luxury travel.

The union with SLH includes the integration of the following hotels in SLH’s carefully selected collection:

  • Suryagarh Jaisalmer

  • Narendra Bhawan Bikaner

  • Mary Budden Estate Binsar (soon to be live on SLH channels)

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The MRS Group of Hotels benefits from SLH’s exclusive partnership with Hilton. From today, Hilton Honors members, the award-winning guest loyalty program, can earn and redeem Points for SLH stays and enjoy exclusive benefits, including free WiFi and a guaranteed member discount. Gold and Diamond members will enjoy space-available room upgrades and continental breakfast for up to two guests.

This alliance between The MRS Group of Hotels and SLH is set to enrich the SLH portfolio while offering guests an exclusive gateway to the heart of India’s luxurious hospitality and its storied legacy.

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