Inside the New Soho House Mumbai
The British-based private members club opens its first Asian outpost, and 23rd in total, in India's entertainment capital in early November.
The British return to Mumbai this November with Soho House, the globe-spanning private members club, opening its first Asia-based house in the city.
Mumbai will be the rapidly expanding Soho House's 23rd outpost, and a coup for the city that will have a club well before other major metropolises such as Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Tokyo.
Soho House Mumbai soft-opened for the opening-night party of the 20th Mumbai Film Festival on Oct. 25. The venue hosted a bevvy of Bollywood and international stars as well as industry players including Karan Johar, Kiran Rao, veteran actor Jackie Shroff, director Rima Das and many others.
In the final stages of completion, The Hollywood Reporter was given an exclusive look inside the 11-story building that sits on Juhu Beach with panoramic views of the Arabian Sea. Set away from the genteel colonial elegance of South Bombay, Soho House Mumbai is situated in the heart of India's entertainment industry and is less than 30 minutes from the airport.
In addition to 38 bedrooms, Soho House Mumbai features a gym, rooftop pool, events room and 34-seat screening room. The club will also be home to the group's high-end Italian restaurant Cecconi's and the more relaxed environs of The Allis lounge and cafe. Both Cecconi's and The Allis are located on the ground floor, which will be open to the general public.
The real highlights of the house are the rooftop and the terraces found on the eighth-floor members' space, which boast the previously mentioned view of the ocean on the western side that makes for an ideal Instagram-ready scene, especially at sundown.
The food options at the club, beyond the established restaurants, feature Soho House favorites alongside local dishes.
Soho House Mumbai offers members plenty of familiar features and trappings, but the design of the club owes much to Indian culture. As well as locally sourced fixtures and furnishings (think rattan), antiques and curios, there are distinctive block-printed fabrics from Rajasthan found on each floor.
Art can be found everywhere, more than 200 pieces according to Soho House Mumbai, of which 80 percent is the work of contemporary Indian artists including Subodh Gupta and Bharti Kher.
Room rates at Soho House Mumbai will start at $176 (13,000 rupees) for a small room to $555 (41,000 rupees) per night for the bigger suites.
Soho House Mumbai, 16 Juhu Tara Road, Santa Cruz West, Mumbai