With a lobby ceiling height of 40 ft, Crowne Plaza will be one of the tallest buildings in Asia's second largest sub city, Rohini, New Delhi.
The good life will soon have a new address. Gearing up for its launch in the second quarter of this year, Crowne Plaza in Rohini, New Delhi, is the perfect place for leisure travel. An upscale hotel brand of the Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG), which has the largest number of hotel rooms across the globe, Crowne Plaza is located in Asia's second largest sub city, Rohini. The project will comprise twin towers sharing a common basement. A 15-storeyed tower will be a hotel and the second tower, a 10-storeyed office-cum-shopping complex. Crowne Plaza will be the first upscale hotel in northwest Delhi and possibly, the area's preferred destination to meet and celebrate.
At a glance
“The project started in April 2008, and we aim to begin operations in the second quarter of this year,” says Tushar Aranake, Chief Engineer, Crowne Plaza, Rohini, New Delhi. As he shares with us, Crowne Plaza will house one of the largest banquet facilities, 183 guest rooms, three F&B outlets and a luxurious spa. It will also have one of the city's largest mechanical multilevel parking areas attached with high-end offices. Moreover, Crowne Plaza will be one of the tallest buildings in this part of the city, with a lobby ceiling height of 40 ft.
The principle architects involved in the project are RK Associates and GP Mathur Associates. According to Aranake, “The architects of this project were briefed on demarcations of use by offices, commercial and five-star hotels, thus maintaining their privacy.” World-renowned interior design company, PIA Engineering & Associates, from Bangkok is architect consultant for this project. “They have introduced one of the finest products and services on offer,” adds Aranake.
Three types of cladding materials have being used in the structure; double-glazed glass cladding in the guest room, and aluminium composite panel and Gwalior stone cladding overall. “Double-glazed glass cladding reduces heat transfer, thereby reducing energy consumption; while the aluminium composite panels and stone cladding reduce maintenance costs and are easy to maintain,” reveals Aranake.
Crowne Plaza is considered a green project with facilities including dual flush WCs, 100 per cent water recycling through in-built plants, VRV-based chillers using environment-friendly gas, double-glazed façade for energy saving, maximum use of natural light, rainwater harvesting and use of low power consumption lights like LEDs.
A special feature of this project is the use of solar power to heat water. Large solar panels have been installed on the terrace that utilise natural light to heat the water flowing through the panels. Significantly, the terrace surface is not exposed to the sun's rays, thereby reducing the AC load on the top floor.
The project will incorporate safety features such as a 24-hour surveillance system, CCTV baggage scanner, metal detector, 24-hour security on premises and perimeter security.
Crowne Plaza will be accessible from the airport terminals, and nearby industrial area via road, connecting guests to the pulse of Delhi. Its close proximity to shopping complexes, local attractions and a host of reputed educational institutions and super speciality hospitals will make it the preferred destination in this part of the city. The rooms offer modern facilities, a 24-hour business centre and in-room dining, among other features. Guests can also avail other facilities such as the spa, a well-equipped modern gym and an outdoor swimming pool. There will be space reserved for corporate offices in the nearby business tower as also a shopping mall for leisure.
One of the highlights of the hotel is the sprawling commercial complex that has several upmarket brands on display. The hotel is located adjacent to Adventure Island, an immensely popular amusement-cum-shopping arcade.
Size: Built-up area of about 500,000 sq ft on 3 acreConstruction materials: Italian marble, leather, stainless steel, veneer finish, ACC blocks, Gwalior stone cladding, low-e glass, PT slab structure, printed graphics, resin sculptures, etcCivil contractor: JMC Contractors, Tel: 079-3001 1500.Architect/landscaping architect: Rajinder Kumar Associates, Tel: 011-26162930; Gian P Mathur & Associates Pvt Ltd, Tel: 011-4659 9512; Integral Design.Structural consultant: VGA Consultant, Mob: (0) 98441 16681.Services consultant: Gian P Mathur and Associates Pvt Ltd, Tel: 011-4659 9512.Electrical and plumbing consultant: Kanwar Krishan Associates Pvt Ltd.Civil finish: Gwalior stone, glass façade, use of onyx marble at the reception.Lights: LED and CFL Electrical and fire-detection systems: Honeywell Notifier Panel Roofing system: RCCAcoustic and sound system: DOORMA soundproof removable partitions, TEXAX acoustics and sound system by JBLCement: JK Cement, Tel: 040-2750 8700/2750 2042.Steel: TATA and SAILElevators and escalators: Mitsubishi
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