Prepare to swoon...
The Soho House empire just keeps expanding, with Soho House Mumbai being the latest outpost added to the growing list of destinations.
It’s the 23rd Soho House and marks the franchise’s first foray into Asia. The interiors are, as expected, a rich visual feast heavily influenced by Indian patterns, fabrics and designs.
There are 38 bedrooms, two restaurants (including a Cecconi’s), a members only gym, steam rooms and juice bar, a 34-seat screening room, a library and a members event space.
The 10-storey building is crowned with a rooftop bar and pool, a Soho House staple, framed by vaulted teal awnings, striped sunbeds and a jungle of lush foliage, and with views of the city and the Arabian sea.
The rooftop is decked out with traditional Indian cement tiles, with walls clad in reclaimed sleeper wood and retractable awnings overhead.
A colourful marble-top bar faces out over the sea, with terrazzo tables, locally produced cane furniture and a relaxed seating area.
The exotic look continues inside, with Indian aesthetics subtly incorporated by way of locally-sourced cane and wicker furniture, patterned tiles, rich and colourful Indian fabrics, lampshades created from antique sari fabrics found in nearby markets, and local antiques and artwork.
Think Soho House chic but with a hearty dash of Indian luxury.
The charming, smart-bohemian decor was led by Nick Jones and director of Soho House Design, Linda Boronkay, and features Indian accents everywhere — from the cushions and upholstery made of colourful block printed fabrics from Rajasthan, to the art (Subodh Gupta, Bharti Kher, Thukral and Tagra) which is featured across the property.
Each of the 38 bedrooms is individually designed, with antique wicker and bone inlay furniture, deep armchairs, textured sisal rugs, patterned wallpaper, classic Newgate clocks and with balconies with glorious views over the Arabian sea.
The bathrooms are equally fabulous, with Indian-inspired coloured cement tiling, vintage mirrors and marble fittings, and a full set of Cowshed products in each.
The same eclectic style continues throughout the members’ areas in the House. It’s all woods and teals and groovy lamps, Rajasthani fabrics and patterned upholstery – everything is cushioned and comfy and homely.
The eighth-floor is the main members’ space, with high ceilings, cut-glass chandeliers, antique teak floors and a bar in the centre of the room. The space flows out onto picturesque outdoor balconies with views out over the sea and city on either side.
Upstairs on the ninth floor there’s a library with floor-to-ceiling windows that look down into part of the members’ space below.
The second floor is home to a large, fully-equipped gym, with a steam room and juice bar.
On the first floor is the screening room, with 34 armchairs made in mohair and Rajasthani hand printed block fabrics, with footstools, side tables and a menu with drinks and snacks that can be ordered for the film.
There’s also a private event space, the Eva room, which hosts weekly members events — from talks and workshops to movie screenings and bingo nights.
Finally, on the ground floor there two spaces which are also open to the public; café and lounge bar Allis and a Cecconi’s restaurant.
All-day cafe Allis has white paneling with a reclaimed timber herringbone floor, Indian textiles, handmade rugs, vintage rattan furniture, Jaipur green marble bar tops with panels of bold printed fabric on the front, and more patterned ceramic tiles.
Next door, Cecconi’s restaurant has more glass chandeliers, warm timber and rattan panelling with antique Indian handmade brass lights, as well as an L-shaped marble bar and a seating area with leather banquettes and Indian cut-glass lights.
Outside there’s a large beach side terrace overlooking the sea, with rattan chairs, tables and plants lining the terrace.
With several new Soho House clubs opening earlier this year, including Soho House White City and Soho House Amsterdam, and with 22 locations around the world, world domination of Soho House sees no sign of slowing down.