The charming interiors of Asia’s first Soho House in Mumbai makes no photo rules hard to abide by
Opened in 2018, the artistic vitality ripples through Soho House on Juhu Beach Mumbai so flawlessly that a second is also scheduled to open in 2024.
Started by Nick Jones in 1995 in Greek Street, London, Soho House has grown into a global brand. As of now there are 41 such hobnobbing houses across 14 countries — There are new applications every year from Asian countries, hence there’s no sign of the pace slowing.
Opened on Juhu beach in the city’s north, it has turned into a go to place for the creative entrepreneurs, Bollywood beauties and anyone looking for fun in a fashionable setting.
Making sari as lampshades, locally painted tiles and artisanal canework, the 38 bedrooms building is set over 11 floors in an art deco building with a rooftop pool, cinema and five-star service. The unimpeachable hospitality makes the place irresistible for creative crowds.
The members’ club is on the top two floors, but Cecconi’s, the Italian restaurant on the ground floor, is open to the public.
The motley crowd includes people from various creative vocations like, film, art, design, architecture, fashion and tech discussing the latest Mumbai gossip over drinks. There are jazz nights, food tastings, breathwork and ecstatic dance workshops, art shows and the latest movie screenings. Hobnobbing is the order of the day or night over the poolside munching on the roof.
It has garnered a reputation for the independent boutiques, perfumeries, cafés, jewellery studios and restaurants dotted within its Indo-Portuguese buildings.
Being in the vicinity of the Queen of Suburbs, this district is inhabited by many people from Bollywood fraternity, besides the Soho house, the area has distinct neighbourhoods, and the art deco hotels which makes it the most favorable place for visitors.