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Art of hospitality

Art of hospitality
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First Published: Fri, Feb 05 2010. 09 12 PM IST

Art house: Le Sutra is presently open on an invitation-only basis.
Art house: Le Sutra is presently open on an invitation-only basis.
Updated: Fri, Feb 05 2010. 09 12 PM IST
On 19 January, India witnessed the launch of its first art hotel, Le Sutra. An initiative of the Bajaj Group, the 16-room boutique residency hotel is nestled in the Mumbai suburb of Khar and exhibits artworks by emerging contemporary artists such as Ajay Gulati and Tikendra Sahu.
Art house: Le Sutra is presently open on an invitation-only basis.
The hotel’s design has been influenced by tenets of classical Indian philosophy; the rooms, for instance, are themed on the three gunas: Tamas (opulent and erotic), Rajas (vibrant and stylish) and Sattva (minimalist and ethereal).
Radha Bajaj, director, Le Sutra, says the theme was decided after years of research: “International travellers come here seeking an Indian ethos and increasingly, Indians are getting drawn to their heritage too.” Currently, the hotel is open on an invitation-only basis, with four rooms available on its Sattvic floor. A one-night stay costs upwards of Rs8,000.
Anindita Ghose
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First Published: Fri, Feb 05 2010. 09 12 PM IST