CW Interiors |
Luxe Life | June 2013

Jewel in the crown

The Vivanta Gurgaon is the 100th property of the Taj Hotels and a befitting tribute to its legendary class and grandeur.

The 100th property of the Taj Group of Hotels had to be special. The Vivanta Gurgaon is exceptional; the jewel in the crown. Designed by the Singapore-based architecture firm Warner Wong Design | WOW Architects, this uber-cool property in the business capital of North India, boasts of a quiet luxury that offers the 'work-hard-play-harder' corporate honcho, the perfect ambience to do both.

Traditionally inspired

As modern as the façade looks, its inspiration is rooted in the latticed and perforated screen traditionally used in Indo-Islamic architecture - the jaali, which filters the sun's glare, heat and ensures privacy. The building is carefully proportioned between stone cladding and the glass façade to evoke a fine balance between weight and light.

Inside, guests are given a grand welcome. The lobby is infused with natural light. Magnificent Indian motifs, engraved on grey marble, both on the property's walls and ceilings, frame an astonishing outdoor atrium. The full height partitions located at the centre divide the space with precision while the warm tones of natural teak wood and dark leather furniture in the lobby looks welcoming.

The Pan-Asian look

While the lobby design and interiors reflect Indian culture and design, a distinctive Pan-Asian décor is reflected in other areas. Like the Thai Pavillion, that is peppered with Thai artefacts but allows visitors to get a taste of the colonial era. Serving as a tea room during the day, the hotel bar transforms into an intimate setting in the evening, providing the guests with an exquisite selection of signature cocktails and drinks.

Comfort, carefully casual

The rooms of the Vivanta Gurgaon also extend the cool and comfortable vibe of the hotel. Santos Veneer and Figured Anigre Veneer have been used extensively in the rooms for this purpose. Replete with all creature comforts, the guest rooms and the presidential suites are a business traveller's dream come true. To add to the spectrum of comfort, is the trendsetting spa facility of Taj Hotels - Jiva Spa. A fluid back-lit floral pattern runs throughout the spa. This combined with the Indian texture and modern cutting-edge design, forms a myriad pattern of diverse cultures, special yet so different from each other.

For the business traveller in Gurgaon or near about, Vivanta Gurgaon does seem to be the ultimate destination.

Text: Sumisha Arora


Vivanta by Taj- Gurgaon Sector 44, Gurgaon - 122 004 Tel: 0124-667 1234 E-mail:

WOW Architects, 30 Hill Street #01-04, Singapore - 179 360, Tel: +65 6333 3312, E-mail:

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