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Old April 26th, 2008, 04:03 PM   #1
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NEW TOWN | Westin Hotel & The V | 30fl X 1, 33 fl X 1 | Mixed use | T/O

"The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat - Opening September 1, 2010"

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The Westin, Kolkata


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Old April 26th, 2008, 07:44 PM   #2
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Guys

looks like its "Approved" to be opened by sept '10.
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Old April 26th, 2008, 08:27 PM   #3
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wooot! thats by far the best of designs ive seen to b approved in india!
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Old April 26th, 2008, 09:56 PM   #4
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Its like ying & yang with these westin guys. They got the latest sleekest design for Calcutta & the Westin Hyderabad is the ugliest hotel design they got.

just go to the 2nd website I listed.

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Old April 27th, 2008, 07:57 AM   #5
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Guys

looks like its "Approved" to be opened by sept '10.
also considering the fact that it has started accepting "group bookings" (so early??) it seems on track..
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Old April 27th, 2008, 12:15 PM   #6
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Hi Guys,

Any news on whether Westin is offering any residential apartment in that hotel in Kolkata.
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Old October 24th, 2008, 04:15 AM   #7
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This design is AWESOME!!! If its opening in 2010 does that meen constuction has started?
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Old October 31st, 2008, 08:26 PM   #8
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now their website says the Westin Kolkata is opening on 1 January, 2011 which means its inaugural is delayed by a few months.
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Old November 9th, 2008, 06:16 PM   #9
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The big question is has construction work really started? Has the project even got clearance from various agencies? What will be the impact of slowdown on the project?
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Old December 17th, 2008, 04:02 AM   #10
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http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Defau...Mode=HTML&GZ=T

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TAKING HOSPITALITY TO NEW HEIGHTS
World-class hotel in heart of New Town

Subhro Niyogi | TNN


Starwood, one of the world’s largest hotel and leisure companies, has decided to check in at New Town when the township’s first five-star property is commissioned for 2011. The 350-room hotel will tower over an 8-acre plot in the township’s central business district.
Sources in the hospitality industry said Starwood’s Westin group had replaced InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) that had initially tied up with development firm Shristi Urban Infrastructure Development Ltd (SUIDL) for a luxury hotel in Rajarhat in 2005. IHG has since tied up with Emaar-MGF and Riverbank Holdings to manage hotels under Holiday Inn and Crown Plaza brands.
Though Shristi director Hemant Karnoria claimed both IHG and Starwood were in the fray for managing the proposed hotel, sources said the property would carry the Westin logo. A lifestyle brand that competes in the upper upscale sector, Westin hotels are spread over 30 countries. It is the first global brand to offer inroom spa treatments and the first to go smoke-free in North America.
If Westin does move into New Town, it will have one of the most contemporary hotel properties in India. The twin towers, designed by Spanish architect firm Cervera & Pioz, will be Kolkata’s first. The taller of the two will be 42-storeys and 142 metres high.
“We are committed to creating a world-class hotel. The architecture will be extremely contemporary. It will be a signature landmark,” said Kanoria. The project cost is a whopping Rs 700 crore.
A blend of the colonial and the contemporary style of architectural design, the towers will incorporate the novel bionic concept and be completely eco-friendly Green building certified by US rating agency LEED. The facility will house the hotel, a shopping mall, entertainment facilities and commercial complex.
Work on the project is slated to commence in January 2009, nearly three years behind schedule. Various factors, both strategic and otherwise, led to the project delay. “Shristi has received the approval from the government last month for commencement of work. The contractor is mobilizing resources at the site and construction will begin next month,” Kanoria said.
While the global slowdown and the recent Mumbai terror attacks is expected to adversely impact business and tourism in the immediate future, Kanoria reasoned that it was the best time to commence construction so that the hotel would be ready in 28-30 months to catch the boom when the turnaround happens.
“By 2011, the economy would have bounced back and tourism would be doing well. New Town, too, would have got over the infrastructure constraints and become a destination,” he argued.
Located close to the airport and the IT hub, the hotel will target transit, business and leisure traffic. “The hotel will be the hottest dining and entertainment spot with life music, casual and fine dining, dancing, shopping and more,” Kanoria added.



Rooms: 350, Towers: Two, Tallest tower: 42 storeys, Area: 8 acre, Project Cost: Rs 700 cr, Ready by: 2011
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Old December 17th, 2008, 09:16 AM   #12
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I know...Which plan are they going to follow?

its a suspense thriller.
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Old December 17th, 2008, 10:23 AM   #13
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WTF
What? Is there any problem? Sorry didn't get you..
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Thats another project.
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Old December 20th, 2008, 05:50 AM   #15
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Thats another project.
Dont quite follow. This is the only render of Westin we have seen till date. This was called Shristi intercontinental earlier I believe.
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Old December 20th, 2008, 05:19 PM   #16
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What? Is there any problem? Sorry didn't get you..
its a problem with that shitty newspaper known to all of us as TOI..
i mean those two skyscrapers had got scrapped a long ago..
they had come up with the new renders for the hotel (which is shown here in the first post)..

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its a problem with that shitty newspaper known to all of us as TOI..
i mean those two skyscrapers had got scrapped a long ago..
they had come up with the new renders for the hotel (which is shown here in the first post)..

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another project??are u sure?
I can't believe that TOI did this. Its awful.

but the top render is the new design and it replaced the older more satanic version of the renders(just look at all those nasty curves and scaffolding points) yuck no wonder TOI is still clinging on to it.
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Dont quite follow. This is the only render of Westin we have seen till date. This was called Shristi intercontinental earlier I believe.
Nope. Its the Vedic Hotels.

Why dont we have a thread in the Kolkata forum?

Heres a link to the thread in the international forum.

Vedic Hotels
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Old May 29th, 2009, 07:26 PM   #19
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Here is some more information & map:

http://www.shristicorp.com/pr_rajarhat.html


Towers look less iconic here at the architects website:

http://cerveraandpioz.com/work_v48B.htm

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Old May 30th, 2009, 11:41 AM   #20
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From the second link above.

They been redesigned. Doesn't look as good as before.









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