Arrive at a hotel, drop your car off at the valet, and peruse the artwork. When you find the time, check in to your room, as it is a lot easier to enjoy all the artistic value Le Sutra has to offer without any luggage.
As the latest marvel in ritzy Indian hotels in the über-quickly developing nation, Le Sutra is the first-ever inn-type establishment to be themed after the nation’s intricately elaborate artwork.
Replacing the older Hotel Pali Hill, Le Sutra officially opened in the Mumbai suburb of Bandra on January 20th, with several Bollywood stars making it out to the venue’s christening.
“I have never imagined that it would turn so beautiful, but the credit goes to (hotel architect) Mr. Agarwal, the brainchild behind this,” activist and stage performer Mallika Sarabhai said at the opening. “It’s a beautiful concept which will bring our extinct art to the forefront and, at the same time, it will give visitors a life-changing experience.”
Other notable entertainers to reportedly attend the festivities on Tuesday included actors Sharman Joshi, Priya Dutt, Prem Chopra, Amrita Rao and Chunky Pandey.
As for the hotel itself, Le Sutra is rather small – three stories and 16 rooms. However, each floor and room has a different theme, focusing on unique Indian characters or characteristics.
For example, each floor depicts one of three classic Indian themes, including ancient concepts of Sattvic, Rajasic and Tamasic.
In addition to the unique designs of each floor, every room has its own theme, either based upon larger-than-life Indian personalities (such as Ravana, Ashoka and Buddha) or overarching principles of Indian-based philosophy and mythology (i.e. sensuality, love and purification).
The hotel operators told the media only the Sattvic level rooms will be initially open. Among the room names on that floor are Prakriti, Nirvan, Shuddhi and Mandala.