Svenska Mumbai – comes from a chain of luxury boutique design hotels from Sweden – is making a splash on India’s hotel scene with a focus on ‘personalised hospitality’. While this might sound like a cliché, we like its style and attention to detail. This particular hotel, newly-opened, is sister to a branch in Bangalore and is located five-kilometres from Andheri Railway Station and eight kilometres from Chattrapati Shivaji Airport.
The Svenska Mumbai is also only a short distance from the Bollywood studios, shopping malls, bars and restaurants of the city. Given its design origins, guests will find elements of signature Swedish stylish – clean, straight lines and minimalist interiors – which, when contrasted with India’s preferred colour palette, is soothing and welcome.
The Svenska Mumbai has been keen to attract a loyal following from the outset, and has one of the most inclusive and generous rates in the city: not only is a welcome drink offered on arrival but you can also take advantage of an in-room spa treatment, high-speed WiFi, DVD player with movies-on-demand, iPod with docking station, iPad and gaming consoles (PS3, Wii). Enough to keep teenagers – and, in fact, anyone – happy with their stay here.