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Welcome to the Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel Newsroom. Stay updated with our latest corporate news and get to know what’s hot and happening at our exclusive restaurants.
Welcome to the Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel Newsroom. Stay updated with our latest corporate news and get to know what’s hot and happening at our exclusive restaurants.
Story about various Mozzarella Cheese preperations by Chef Cristian at Fratelli Fresh....11 Apr 2016
Among the largest convention centres in India with 21,368 sqm of total meeting space, the Renaiss...20 Jul 2015
Renaissance Mumbai has collaborated with The Bohri Kitchen to celebrate Ramadan with lip-smacking...17 Jul 2015
The calming alluring breeze whispers romance on this tranquil lakeside venue. As two hearts, two ...11 Jul 2015
Pre-wedding photography is about those incredible moments between newlyweds, caught unawares, tha...11 Jul 2015
Spending some quiet quality time in the excited anxiety of Mumbai life can be challenging. Take o...11 Jul 2015
Sparkling lights. Gorgeous setup. An extraordinary showcase of wedding wear. All this and more wa...11 Apr 2015
Mumbai, 5th April 2015: Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel that is known for giving its g...11 Apr 2015
The Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel has always been a pioneering force, introducing ne...11 Apr 2015
By now, we are all familiar with fine dining in the traditional sense of the term. A copious, exq...15 Mar 2015
Among the largest convention centres in India with 21,368 sqm of total meeting space, the Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel has a unique advantage by way of its location that not many hotels in Mumbai can boast of.
It is situated on the banks of the Powai Lake. By this virtue, it promises corporates a relaxed environment leaving them alone with 15 acres of landscaped grounds for company to conduct serious business.
As the General Manager of Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel & Lakeside Chalet Marriott Executive Apartments, Rex Nijhof has been exploring different ways in which a simple idea like MICE space can be promoted to corporates. "Approximately 18 per cent of our guests are MICE travellers. We therefore need to keep innovating and keep things fresh for corporates so that we create an environment that inspires creativity and productivity," he says.
This is why Nijhof offers corporates numerable meeting space options besides the traditional boardrooms. "For instance, we can innovate a meeting format by a poolside or even a spa meeting sessions. thereby bringing something new to the typical meetings format. Also, our exciting theme breaks is something that leaves our guests in awe," he says.
Elaborating on this, he adds that corporate guests at the hotel can choose from a variety of fun themed coffee-tea breaks which are: indigenous in nature (like Mumbai Dabbawala, Bollywood, local ingredients, monsoon, regional cuisines), product-based (chocolate, coffee, Indian sweets, spices, ice-cream, candy), international (fashion, Hollywood, wine 'n' cheese), and even sports-based (like football or cricket), to make their event more exciting.
Having understood the business traveller over the years, Nijhof reveals that one of the primary things they look for these days is connectivity besides the regular functionality of a room and F&B service. "For most corporate travellers, it is important to be connected back home or to be able to work whilst travelling aboard. A hotel must therefore ensure that they have high-speed Internet connection that the guests can use. Besides that, time is of great value to most corporate travellers and having applications such as mobile check-in, car check-in can be very helpful indeed," he adds.
Being so close to nature requires the Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre to be green as well. In keeping with the times then, the hotel also offers corporates the option of going green while doing their meetings. "We are committed to the environment in every way we can and like to give corporates the option to be so as well. We therefore offer them a 'Green Meetings' package where they can reduce their carbon imprint in some small way,” he adds. Some of the things that they offer in this package are a healthy, local welcome drink that is not carbonated and not packaged, water pitcher service in place of standard bottle service, and fresh, organic, local delicacies.
Renaissance Mumbai has collaborated with The Bohri Kitchen to celebrate Ramadan with lip-smacking and authentic Bohri dishes. Nafisa Kapadia, Chef and owner of The Bohri Kitchen, will recreate her magic with a mix of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes including stuffed kheema samosas and sevaiya. Don’t miss it.
The calming alluring breeze whispers romance on this tranquil lakeside venue. As two hearts, two lives entwine, the lake softly murmurs songs of love making it a truly unforgettable day of your life. Enhance the romanticism of your wedding at Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel, Powai located on the banks of Powai lake. Renaissance Mumbai’s expert wedding planners will help select everything from exquisite indoor and outdoor wedding venues, bespoke menus, beautiful accommodations, authentic spa & salon services and much more to ensure your celebration is an unforgettable affair.
Whether your idea of an ideal luxury wedding is an intimate ceremony for close family or a grand wedding with over 2000 guests, Renaissance Mumbai can effortlessly manage all. As for the guests, the location guarantees countless ways to entertain them before and after the big event; all this in an atmosphere of personalized luxury and elegance. The Convention Centre is spread across 230,000 sq ft of indoor and outdoor space, overlooking the Powai Lake. The pre-function area leads onto the lawns and portico offering natural light and scenic views. The Grand Ballroom with 25 feet-high ceiling, elegant chandeliers, and fine interior design is apt for events with large gathering. With magnificent views of the surrounding, the Renaissance Terrace and Renaissance Garden make for an impeccable outdoor venue.
Every couple needs a pampering session to ease their prewedding stress and provide a radiant, photo-ready glow. The Club Renaissance Spa and Health Club will help the couple relax, rejuvenate and get ready for the next activity planned as part of the wedding ceremony. The couple can choose from various treatments like Spa Paramount - a great stress reliever for the tired soul; Deep Tissue - special blend of oils like the lime & ginger; Renaissance Revive Blend - total revitalization which combines techniques of aromatherapy, Swedish, reflexology and scalp massage. Signature body treatment such as Body Beautifying spa treatment is ideal for to-be brides. The Aura Beauty Salon services prove to be a quick solution to those looking for hair and face beautification.
No Indian wedding is complete without a feast to treat the guests. The Renaissance Mumbai offers innovative flavours, traditional rare dishes and stunning presentation for every occasion. Executive Chef Sandeep Pande and his culinary team excel in everything from exquisite cuisine that appeals to the most refined palette to comfort food that warms your soul. The hotel has specialty restaurants -- Lake View Café (coffee shop), Emperors Court (Cantonese and Schezwan), Nawab Saheb (Indian), Fratelli Fresh (Italian), Wine Bar and a Bar -- offering delightful gastronomical experiences to the guests otherwise.
But if it is your own cook only that you trust, Renaissance offers letting the family get their own Maharaj to cook for this auspicious ceremony. Renaissance also helps the family get a Maharaj who is well versed with specific generic requirements of various wedding related functions, food, traditions, and sensitivity towards the rituals of weddings of varied cultural background.
On the day of the wedding, surprise your guests with a tribute dhol-tasha which can be continued till the patio outside the main lobby, a luxury that no one else can provide. Blow their minds with some fireworks or laser shows that touch the sheer expanse of Powai skies.
There are little things at a wedding that leave a big impact: an array of cuisines at the reception, a classy choice of alcohol for the cocktail party or simply the unimaginable table décor with floral arrangement, themed candles or neatly placed designer cutlery right in front of you. From spacious bridal quarters to grand ballrooms, from poolside receptions to Ayurveda in the couple’s spa suite – Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel is well equipped to host grand events. Add to it, the attentive and expert service and you have all that it takes to enjoy a hassle-free wedding!
Pre-wedding photography is about those incredible moments between newlyweds, caught unawares, that remindthat weddings are all about love. Amidst 15 acres of greenery, nestled on the banks of the picturesque Powai Lake and with unmatched serene views of the Hiranadani skyline, Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel is an ideal venue for those looking for a cinematic photo shoot in Mumbai.
Capturing the moment or documenting a love story is the new trend of telling the story with images. While prewedding photo shoots are all about using themes and props to work up a sense of magic and mystery, location plays an important role as pre-wedding shoots are all about creating memories that symbolize the couple’s romantic journey.
Picture your entry into an expanse with acres of lush lawns, groves, fountains, shady trees and flowering plants. A long drive will take you to the hotel, where a splendid portico extends a stately welcome. Enter travel Capture Your Precious Memories At Renaissance Mumbai into the grandly laid marble lobby impressively done with art and antiques and a tasteful décor. The beautiful venue of this hotel for pre-wedding photography and videography allows the couple and the photographer to play with the uncompromising look of shoot.
At Renaissance Mumbai, couples can select from any of the 586 beautifully designed rooms and suites, overlooking the lake or hills. These rooms set a new perspective for elegance romance, with spectacular settings to capture some of the best shots that include sunset or sunrise. A candid pillow fight with your loved one or sipping a hot cup of coffee during monsoon is the best way to capture these moments.
Blessed with plenty of breathtaking natural landscapes, the outdoor locations of Renaissance Mumbai is the perfect photo shoot option for couples in the city. Renaissance Garden is one such place that helps produce some intriguing outdoor portraits and capture the natural beauty of the bride and groom in different scenes of the garden. With the lake as the background, it’s always a pleasure to picture a couple sitting in cherishing some old memories. The Renaissance Terrace and Renaissance Garden make for great outdoor venues with manicured lawns and scenic views set alongside the Powai Lake.
A couple that shares their interest is said to remain happy forever. The couple can walk hand-in-hand outside the Convention Centre portico (jogging track) or climb down the grand staircase of the Renaissance lobby, each of the candid clicks will only spell grandeur. Those willing to experiment can book the private swimming pool for an underwater shoot.
Since a proposal shot is essential in a pre-wedding photos hoot, imagine a perfect candle light setting, champagne bottle just popped open and a violinist playing a romantic track in the background and your to-be surprises you with a wedding ring. The most elegant and incredible proposal shots of your love story can be captured at any one of the restaurants like Lake View Café or Fratelli Fresh. Mr. Rex A.G. Nijhof, General Manager, Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel explains, “Prewedding photo shoot has become a rage worldwide. In a heaving metro city like Mumbai, photographers and couples find it very difficult to capture some natural shots. Renaissance Mumbai has some 2015 july Wedding Vows |118 remarkably beautiful locations for those looking for a scenic photo shoot. The couple can not only use these locations for their pre-wedding shoot but book a room to change their outfits. After a tiring photo shoot session, they can relax at the spa or dine at our restaurants.”
With picture postcard views and a lovely backdrop, couples looking for an exquisite setting for a charming photo shoot should definitely choose Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel.
Spending some quiet quality time in the excited anxiety of Mumbai life can be challenging. Take off this weekend for a peaceful break at the Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel. Sit by the lake under the stars, enjoy cool breezes, or relish a delicious candle lit dinner at Fratelli Fresh or Lake View Café -- the options for a romantic escapade are aplenty.
Begin the weekend with an extensive breakfast at Fratelli Fresh after an early swim with your partner at the picturesque outdoor pool. To make the most of the swimming experience, couples could book the private pool to enjoy some cozy moments in water. What makes the swim special is the view – the pool overlooking the Powai Lake giving an infinity feel to the pool.
This could be followed by a quick stopover at the fitness center -- Club Renaissance. Add fun to fitness with the recently introduced Zumba classes or go for a relaxing Yoga session by certified instructor.
Once you have built up your appetite, enjoy a scrumptious lunch at Emperor’s Court, famed for its Cantonese and Schezwan cuisine. Or walk into ‘A Bar’ for a few refreshing afternoon drinks prior to lunch.
Relax, refresh, and find your equilibrium at the Renaissance Spa that offers a wide range of massage therapies and beauty treatments and a calming, tranquil atmosphere. The couple massage is a must and recommended to all newlyweds considering it is a combination of specialized traditional techniques applied using medium to firm pressure. This massage helps to leave the body and mind rejuvenated and refreshed. The luxurious marble bathrooms with bathtubs, for the love of hot baths on a rainy day with head tilted back and feet up high will add to the romance. The rooms offer spectacular lake side view with courtesy of 24 hours service, and high speed internet access and grocery shopping service to add to the pampering. End this perfect day with a romantic dinner at Fratelli fresh with Italian delicacies along with the special variety and flirtatious mocktails or select from a selection of wines and bubbly.
Don’t let the time fly away without making some unforgettable memories and living them with your loved ones. Plan something special for the weekends, where the two of you can not only spend blissful times but also the only lakeside hotel in the city, Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel awaits you to build some mesmerizing moments and experience the world class service.
Check out the attractive packages the hotel has to offer and book yourself an exotic weekendat Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre and avail the best of the offers. Romance it up this weekend!
Sparkling lights. Gorgeous setup. An extraordinary showcase of wedding wear. All this and more was what this grand wedding extravaganza at the Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel was all about. Great wedding hints and tips and fascinating wedding tales. From wedding dress ideas to the perfect wedding trousseau, delicious food spread and all that it takes to ensure to make an exotic lifetime affair was all here. At Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel, we believe that the wedding day should be nothing short of perfection. So whether you wish for the grandest affair or an intimate gathering, the hotel takes care of every little detail.
Renaissance Mumbai hosted its annual day long Wedding Showcase Extravaganza, 2015 on April 5 that was nothing less than the flamboyance that a wedding gets to witness. Renaissance Mumbai not only gives its guests a perfect wedding venue but also helps the couple put together a wedding plan with unique dining options and luxurious amenities. This fair, was a one stop destination that showcased everything needed for exquisite weddings. Renaissance Mumbai invited some well-identified brands at the Wedding Fair 2015. From wedding planners to wedding photographers, hair & makeup experts, automobile companies, luxury gifting and the likes the showcase had all elements that can help one plan their dream wedding.
Along with the captivating beat of dhol tasha, the outdoor Renaissance Terrace was flawlessly decorated for pre wedding occasions like sangeet, cocktail and mehendi. Gauri Point, which was the romantic venue for pheras, seemed magical and dreamy. A relaxation zone by Club Renaissance added that perfect touch to the whole experience. Touching the beautiful Powai Lake, the venue seemed like the perfect outdoor wedding destination.
The icing on the cake was the beautiful fashion show by designer Vikram Phadnis. His bridal collection 2015 was a splendid amalgamation of soulful heritage with true urban influences that celebrates the vivacious and buoyant spirits of the Indian woman.
Nasir Shaikh, Director of Operations, Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel said, "Picture your entry into an expanse with acres of lush lawns, groves, fountains, shady trees and flowering plants. A long drive will take you to the hotel, where a splendid portico extends a stately welcome. Renaissance Mumbai is by far the best location in Mumbai to plan events in a large scale. What's special about the Renaissance Mumbai as a wedding destination is that we do not consider weddings as any other event, but we partake in the every occasion celebrated by our guests at the hotel. We understand the customs and traditions of an Indian wedding and like to embrace them all to make your wedding picture perfect".
He further adds "Food being the main part of any wedding, we provide our guests a wide range of selection from Indian and international cuisines and dishes specially planned and designed by our Executive Chef Sandeep Pande. However, considering the importance of few customs in our society, we also let our guests invite their own Maharaj and cook for their guests at the wedding."
On the same day, Katchi Samaj also hosted their matchmaking event at the hotel. Around 1000 prospective brides and grooms attended this event and also had an awesome experience at the wedding fair. One of the participant at the event said "It was great to find your soulmate and the perfect wedding destination on the same day. We got all that we were looking for, photographer, trousseau, make-up artist."
Executive Chef Sandeep Pande, Re-naissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel said, "Indian weddings are known for their sumptuous food and any wedding is considered incomplete without delicious food. We offer our guests culinary delights that will be remembered forever. With changing times and changing lifestyle of our clients, we have to be well-versed with different cuisines and dishes. Today people are open to experimenting and like to spend a lot on food. The Wedding Fair 2015 gave us a chance to showcase the extraordinary culinary offerings at the hotel."
From spacious outdoor and indoor venues to resourceful, attentive, expert service that would ensure that your wedding experience is flawless - you will find it all at the Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel.
Mumbai, 5th April 2015: Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel that is known for giving its guests a perfect wedding venue hosted its annual day long Wedding Showcase Extravaganza, 2015 on 5th April 2015 that was nothing less than the flamboyance that a wedding gets to witness. The fair, was a one stop destination that showcased everything needed for exquisite weddings.
From well-identified brands catering in to wedding planning, wedding photography, hair & makeup experts, automobile companies, luxury gifting and the likes were invited by Renaissance Mumbai to showcase all elements that can help one plan their dream wedding. The icing on the cake was the beautiful fashion show by designer Vikram Phadnis. Celebrity models like Candis Pinto, Alicia Raut did justice to his bridal collection 2015 by walking the ramp which was a splendid amalgamation of soulful heritage with true urban influences that celebrates the vivacious and buoyant spirits of the Indian woman.
At the Wedding Showcase Extravaganza 2015, along withthe captivating beat of dhol tasha, theoutdoor Renaissance Terrace was flawlessly decorated for pre wedding occasions like sangeet, cocktail and mehendi. Gauri Point, which was the romantic venue for pheras, seemed magical and dreamy. A relaxation zone by Club Renaissance added that perfect touch to the whole experience. Touching the beautiful Powai Lake, the venue seemed like the perfect outdoor wedding destination.
Nasir Shaikh, Director of Operations, Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel said, “Renaissance Mumbai is by far the best location in Mumbai to plan events in a large scale. What’s special about the Renaissance Mumbai as a wedding destination is that we do not consider weddings as any other event, but we partake in the every occasion celebrated by our guests at the hotel. We understand the customs and traditions of an Indian wedding and like to embrace them all to make your wedding picture perfect”.
On the same day, Katchi Samaj also hosted their matchmaking event at the hotel. Around 1000 prospective brides and grooms attended this event and had a mezmerizing experience at the wedding fair.
Executive Chef Sandeep Pande, Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel said, “Indian weddings are known for their sumptuous food and any wedding is considered incomplete without delicious food. We offer our guests culinary delights that will be remembered forever. With changing times and changing lifestyle of our clients, we have to be well-versed with different cuisines and dishes. Today people are open to experimenting and like to spend a lot on food. Renaissance Miumbai’s Wedding Showcase Extravaganza, 2015 gave us a chance to showcase the extraordinary culinary offerings at the hotel.”
From spacious outdoor and indoor venues to resourceful, attentive, expert service that would ensure that the wedding experience is flawless, one will find it all at the Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel. Food being the main part of any wedding, the hotel provides its guests a wide range of selection – from Indian and international cuisines. However, considering the importance of few customs in our society, the hotel also lets guests to invite their own Maharaj and cook for their guests at the wedding. The best part of Renaissance Mumbai is that it allows its guests to play Dhol tasha within the hotel premises.
Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel welcomes you to celebrate some unforgettable occasions at the hotel.
The Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel has always been a pioneering force, introducing new concepts and services to enhance their guest's experiences, and R Chef @ Home is another feather in their cap. The concept involves the hotel's Executive Chef personally going to the homes of their elite guests - along with his team - to, both, create an enthralling ambience and whip up an exquisite meal. The feast will be complemented by a pairing of rare whiskeys, designed with the individual preferences of the guests in mind. This initiative is the brainchild of Nasir Shaikh —Director of Operations, Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel, and is customised exclusively to meet the lifestyle needs of the hotel's guests who like to enjoy the luxuries of a five-star setting, in the comforts of their home. R Chef @ Home is a complete experience with exotic food, a refined ambience and the most exclusive service. Chef Sandeep Pande is another driving force behind the concept, with his 12 years of rich experience in the Food and Beverage industry giving him the powerful opportunity to familiarise himself with the lifestyles and desires of the most elite guests.
With R Chef @ Home, food can be created and customised as per guest preferences.
By now, we are all familiar with fine dining in the traditional sense of the term. A copious, exquisitely presented meal, in the plush confines of a restaurant, seated at a linen-dressed table. The experience is, in itself, a luxury. But a luxury hotel in Mumbai has decided to take the traditional fine dining 'restaurant' experience, up a few notches, offering an ultra-luxe experience to a select few. The team at Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel has introduced a concept called R Chef @ Home, wherein a fine dining restaurant experience is brought to your home. 'This is no ordinary hotel catering service," says the hotel's Director of Operations Nasir Shaikh. "Our novel concept is designed to push the limits of the luxury offering to Mumbai's residents,” adds Shaikh.
In a typical scenario, a customer would call on the hotel to organise a meal for no more than to people at his residence. The hotel then sends its culinary team to the venue for a recce to figure out the logistics and layout of the meal. On the day of the meal, all they need is the customer's kitchen. The team, along with their executive chef, shows up at the house and takes care of everything—right from the ingredients and pre-preparation, right down to the garnishes and heating up of the food. Then comes the table layout. "We take care of that too. Table linen, cutlery, crockery, everything. We even take care of the lights and music for you. It is the very quintessence of a private, elite and tailor-made service and, in my opinion, it is changing the way people perceive the traditional fine-dining meal,” says Shaikh.
Why, then, does an average meal, catered by R Chef @ Home amount to Rs 1 lakh per person? Well, for starters, it's not just an ordinary meal spread across a few courses. Executive Chef Sandeep Pande, who worked closely with Shaikh at putting together this concept explains, “A huge segment of our guests are people who have reached a desired position in life, are status conscious and want the best that life has to offer them. This is what we had in mind when we thought of this new avatar of traditional catering.”
What else does R Chef @ Home offer to its discerning takers, that justifies the price? Shaikh explains, "In an ideal situation, you would think of pairing different courses with different wines. However, we wanted to do something different. The single malt trend is taking over so strongly in India, with more and more people appreciating it. We thought it would be nice to offer a gastronomic experience, paired with rare single malts. For instance, a few of the options that you could see with your meal are a 1976 Glenfiddich Special Reserve, Springbank 25 or a Rosebank 25. These are extremely rare whiskies and are highly prized by connoisseurs." They are also offering options like Dalwhinnie 15-year-old, a Gavulin 16-year-old or a Caol lla 12-year-old. "Once we zero in on the choices, it takes us about a week to procure these rare spirits for our customers. Since we are here to ensure a completely customised experience for the guest, the single malt experience can be easily replaced by a traditional wine pairing option," says Shaikh. In that case, the equivalent wines offered are the famous Bordeaux wines like Chateau Lafite, Chateau Latour and the likes.
Coming to the food, the dinner is completely customised. Since it is a sit-down format designed for no more than to people, a seven-course gastronomic meal is the ideal recommendation. The menu could range from traditional Indian favourites, to Asian specialities, European nouvelle cuisine or even more exotic varieties. The menu follows a strict 'farm-to-fork' concept. In a cor¬ner of its expansive property, the hotel has set up its own vegetable patch and herb garden which is used exclusively to this effect. Most of the ingredients, which are presented in the meal, follow this farm-to-fork concept, and have been sourced from the hotel’s garden. However, a few ingredients, which are not grown property, are sourced from local farmers who work with the hotel. Needless today, it is all organic. Chef Pande elaborates. “Another important thing that we are keen on showcasing is our deserts which are not sweetened by traditional sugar. We use stevia, which comes from plants and is an organic sugar substitute. We are very keen on keeping the meal as natural as possible. That, in itself, is a luxury,”
A service like this represents a shift in dynamics of the fine dining scene in India and the creation of an extremely small niche of customers willing to pay big bucks for an entirely customised and personalised meal, featuring not only fine ingredients but also rare, expensive alcohol. Looks like Mumbai's elite have one more reason to rejoice.