Godrej Properties ties up with Taj for hotel in Mumbai's Vikhroli

Real estate firm Godrej Properties Ltd today said it has partnered with Taj Palaces Resorts Safaris to develop a 150-room Taj hotel at its ongoing mixed-use development project 'The Trees' at Mumbai's Vikhroli.

Spread across 9.2 acres, the mixed-use development will comprise of a Taj hotel, a luxury residential project called Godrej Origins and a high-street retail court. Besides, it has Godrej One, the Godrej Group's global headquarters, the company said in a statement.

The Godrej Group's landholdings in Vikhroli include a privately controlled mangrove reserve that is five times the size of London's famed Hyde Park, it said.

''We are thrilled to partner with Taj to create a luxury hotel at our flagship project. Our endeavour is to make The Trees India's most exciting mixed-use development and this partnership is an important milestone towards that goal. We look forward to working closely with the Taj team to create a landmark hotel,'' said Pirojsha Godrej, executive chairman, Godrej Properties.

The Mumbai-based developer said it has collaborated with several international architects and engineering consultants like Sasaki Architects and Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects to design The Trees project.

Godrej Properties is currently developing residential, commercial and township projects spread across approximately 13 million square metres (133 million square feet) in 12 cities.

Rakesh Sarna, managing director and chief executive officer of Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris, said, ''We are very pleased to be associated with a group like Godrej, which is synonymous with trust, integrity and quality. We share their commitment of sustainable development and we look forward to bringing world-class hospitality to this great location.''

Taj currently operates around 99 hotels in 62 destinations across the globe, including India, North America, United Kingdom, Africa and the Middle East.