The New Ibis in Vikhroli is Stylish and Arty

My first impression of Ibis Mumbai Vikhroli is that it has an lively vibe and is designed for brand new technology travellers. Whereas thematic shows carry alive the quintessential spirit of the town, expertise is the driving power. There was no bodily registration card to fill in, as an alternative I used to be checked in by means of a contact-less course of.

Having arrived early, I used to be off to the Spice It restaurant the place a hearty buffet breakfast was laid out. Right here too all processes have been digitised. What I like most concerning the restaurant is the interactive dwell kitchen at its centre – I can see all my meals being cooked in entrance of me. The digital menu for meals and snacks provides to the stylish eating expertise.

The Rooms

Bellyful, I head to my room on the fifth ground. No earlier than I exit the elevator, I’m greeted by a wall artwork set up. My room has a flamingo theme; later I might discover the lodge has six predominant themes for the rooms and the general public areas.

The room had massive home windows, a sublime wardrobe, a protected locker, minibar, sofa and naturally the ‘Candy Mattress’ by Ibis. Maintaining in tune with the most recent expertise, the tv was OTT platform enabled.

It was heartening to notice that the lodge had woven eco-friendly measures into their providers, proper from utilizing refillable containers for toiletries – with sulphates (SLS) and paraben-free contents.

The 249 rooms of Mumbai’s third and largest Ibis lodge are vibrantly accomplished in six themes. Every theme pays ode to Aamchi Mumbai and its undeterred, upbeat spirit. There may be the enduring native practice, the inspiring dabbawalas, the wealthy legacy of the Marathas, the enigmatic metropolis skyline, the migratory flamingos and conventional Kolam rice artwork.

Artwork is omnipresent. Whereas I relished my meals, an lively male dhol tasha participant took centre stage at a nook wall whereas dabbas welcomed me at Spice It.

Close to the library, three Mumbai BEST buses are parked on the wall whereas the carry opens to a kaali peeli taxi on one ground and a dabbawala on the subsequent.

Kolam designs beckon in one other public area whereas the foyer has as artwork set up of alphabet blocks that spell ‘Ibis Vikhroli’.

The visitor rooms prolong from the third to the fifteenth ground. I uncover that the ground has a health club and I’m tempted to burn off some energy whereas having fun with the skyline from a vantage level.

On my manner down, I meet up with the lodge’s normal supervisor, Anant Leekha. “Positioned on Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, we’re among the many first worldwide branded properties in Vikhroli which is a company hub. Our strategic location makes us a very good choice for Powai and Thane companies and residential friends as properly,” he says.

In response to Sylvain Laroche, Director of Operations, Ibis & Ibis Kinds, India, ‘”Vikhroli is a distinguished residential and industrial locality within the suburbs of Mumbai. Ibis Mumbai Vikhroli presents new technology design options to reinforce experiences and preserve tempo with the evolving wants of new-age travellers.”

The Meals

The island dwell kitchen of the Spice It restaurant, geared up to dish out diverse delicacies, is a visible and olfactory deal with. So I may simply transfer from smoked tomato and burrata soup to saag paneer to bhapa doi (Bengal-style steamed yoghurt), or pair a signature Moplah Prawn Biryani with Lagan ki Boti (sluggish cooked lamb). 

The restaurant had an adjoining outside space, excellent for a night sit-out, taking within the twinkling Mumbai skyline and the cool breeze caressing your face. It’s important to look ahead to the sundowner although, until the lodge has arrange the bar.

What Else
With the general public areas adorned with fashionable art work by French designer Isabelle Miaja, there are 4 assembly rooms on the primary ground, that are geared to fulfil the wants of company shoppers. However it was the second ground which was my favourite go-to place – aside from the restaurant, there was a well-stocked library too, a primary for an Indian Ibis lodge. It’s a haven for voracious readers, single travellers, and people on the lookout for some ‘me time’. 

I learn for a bit earlier than heading to the music nook to strum a guitar, adopted by making an attempt my hand at a cajon and a keyboard.

Ibis Mumbai Vikhroli has acquired an IGBC Gold score from the Indian Inexperienced Constructing Council (IGBC), a part of the Confederation of Indian Business (CII), in recognition of its sustainable practices, together with inexperienced areas created with Miyawaki strategies, water conservation, colour-coded disposal bins on every ground, and electrical automotive charging factors within the parking space for friends, and so forth. The car they’d organized for a spot of sightseeing was additionally an electrical one. 

The place: Ibis Mumbai Vikhroli, Yashomati Housing Society Plot No-14, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, Sahakar Nagar 1, Shell Colony, Sahakar Nagar, Vikhroli, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400079.

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