Double Tree by Hilton, Chinchwad, India.
The owners wanted us to design a business hotel with its tasteful blend of contemporary and chic décor. The hotel that would offer guests impeccable service and warm hospitality in an enviable location. Owners also wanted to have various dining options for local patrons as well. Taking advantage of available space and going vertical immerged the concept of Simple yet Elegant.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pune is centrally located in the heart of automobile and industrial belt that houses manufacturing units including Tata Motors Bajaj Auto and Eaton. With its strategic location the hotel also provides easy access to business districts such as Chakan Hinjewadi IT Park and Talegaon which houses Mercedes Benz JCB Infosys Wipro and more. Exclusively for corporate travelers amenities include a 24 hour business center with flexible meeting space and complimentary Wi Fi. Leisure visitors enjoy the multiple entertainment and shopping districts nearby.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Ground floor has a lobby and 3spice restaurant and a kitchen. First floor has conference and meeting rooms along with Linear Bar. 2nd floor is a Spa and admin Office. Twin bed guest rooms are on 3rd floor. 4th and 5th floors are standard guest rooms. 6th to 11th Floors are executive rooms. 13th floor is a Suite floor and 14th floor is a lounge floor with a presidential suit. Lap pool sits on the terrace with a restaurant Level 12 and health club fits in split area of terrace and lounge floor.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Designing of the hotel started in 2008 and the construction of the hotel got over in 2013.
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Emphasis was given on the optimum utilization of space and the vertical connection was established via elevators and staircases designed at the extreme ends. The circulation of Guest and the service areas were planned keeping in mind that there will not be crossing. Spilt levels were introduced in design to take advantage of most of the available space. Structure is a frame structure up to 2nd floor and RCC sheer walls till Suit floor and again converts into frame from lounge onwards.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Total Built up area of the hotel including two basements is 9300 sq. mt.
Business Hotel, Double Tree by Hilton, Double Tree by Hilton Chinchwad Pune India.
Major Clientele being corporates from the neighboring IT and Industrial Hub the owners wanted to create a business hotel with multiple F and B outlets catering to elite guests from neighboring area. The key factor was to design an outlet, which will attract the local patrons as well. Taking advantage of the clientele profile and utilizing space to its optimum was the main criteria while going back to the drawing board.
The site had a small hotel of fifty rooms that was to be retained. New hotel was to be designed and constructed in an open plot behind the existing hotel. After the completion of new hotel existing hotel was to be demolished. Restriction of site dimensions imposed vertical movement and the planning of services was the ultimate challenge. We had no choice but to go for double basement to incorporate back of the house and services areas and the Lap pool was designed as a rooftop feature.
TEAM MEMBERS (3) :
Panchshil Hotels Pvt. Ltd., Studio K 7. & and M Style Inc.
Image #1: Photographer Sameer Chawda, Double Tree by Hilton, 2014.
Image #2: Photographer Sameer Chawda, Double Tree by Hilton, 2014.
Image #3: Photographer Sameer Chawda, Double Tree by Hilton, 2014.
Image #4: Photographer Sameer Chawda, Double Tree by Hilton, 2014.
Image #5: Photographer Sameer Chawda, Double Tree by Hilton, 2014.