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Business Wire IndiaClose on the heels of the LEED Gold Certification being awarded to the K Raheja Corp-owned Marriott Whitefield Bengaluru, India’s leading destination developer, with business diversified from real estate to retail, to hospitality to retail development, bags yet another award for its stunning, JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar. As front-runners in the hospitality industry, and in continuing to be committed to the green cause, it was only logical to extend to customers the environmentally sustainable benefits of a green hotel. The project has achieved a rating of 66 points in the Final Certification review of the Indian Green Building Council’s (IGBC) LEED 2011 for India.
Guests residing at the hotel become part of the larger sustainable cause which has multi-fold benefits. Each of them, as aware citizens, contribute towards curbing global warming as this hotel draws less power from the coal-based power plant and less water from the BMC administered lakes.
Shabbir Kanchwala, Senior Vice President, K Raheja Corp said, “At K Raheja Corp we have been committed to the green cause and it is our endeavour to ensure each of our offerings has a positive impact on the environment and the society at large. The certifications are a reiteration of the good work we do and encourage us to strive to achieve more in this sector. We remain staunch evangelists of the green cause, and believe that the healthiest way forward is with the imbibing of sustainable business practices.”
Saeid Heidari, General Manager, JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar said, “JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar is truly honored to have received an LEED Gold certification. Providing a fully luxurious guest experience and being socially-responsible at the same time has been our constant endeavor. Areas that we as a hotel focus on include water and energy efficiencies, the use of certified materials, improved indoor air quality and innovation in environmental design amongst others. This certification denotes how the industry is moving forward by being environmental-friendly as well as better organized.”
K Raheja Corp has been the torch bearer of the green cause for the real estate industry, dating it back to the year 2007 when it signed an MOU with the CII-Green Building Council to construct Green Buildings. All the buildings built by K Raheja Corp post-2007 are LEED certified. In the hospitality space, Marriot Whitefield Bengaluru is another project that has an LEED-NC Gold certification. Amongst its other key offerings, Mindspace in Hyderabad and Airoli are the 6th & 7th building projects respectively to receive the LEED certification from Indian Green building Council (IGBC). Mindspace Building no s. 9 & 10 at Airoli are in line to achieve the LEED certification. At present, the Company is in the process of developing 32.68 million sq. ft of green space across India.
About K Raheja Corp:
K Raheja Corp is a success story spanning six decades and today stands as the most trusted ‘destination developer’ of India. Premeditating the changes in the industry they are continually crafting state-of-the-art spaces to meet the ever-changing demands and requirements of the market. The K Raheja Corp has evolved from being a family-run business to a highly professional corporation. It was this transition several years ago, which marked the starting point for change.
About JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar:
JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar opens doors to effortless elegance and sophistication. Located 1 km away from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport Mumbai; making it an ideal destination for business and stay. With 585 intimate rooms, the property offers authentic cuisines crafted with passion, care and local flavours. With over 56,000 sq.ft. of indoor and outdoor convention space, the property offers 11 well-appointed meeting rooms with state-of-the-art conferencing facilities. The holistic Spa by JW offers a host of therapies to help you relax. At crafted perfectly so you are always left with the experience and luxury you truly desire.
Visit us online, http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bomsa-jw-marriott-mumbai-sahar/, @jwsahar and www.facebook.com/JWSahar
Photo Caption: Facade - JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar