A new beginning for the hospitality industry in 2021
The Quorum in Mumbai aims to introduce and further extend its unique blend of hospitality and philosophy of being community-led, content-driven, design-focused and experiential, to a discerning Mumbai audience.
Conceptualized with a global sensibility by Vivek Narain (Founder & CEO) and Sonya Jehan (Co-Founder & Creative Director), The Quorum’s launch in Mumbai is perfectly timed to address the question on the mind of many – what does the future of office-going, socialising, and events look like, in the new normal? Says Narain, “A private club like The Quorum has been designed as the ‘quintessential third space’ – a home away from home, a place of work away from the office. In a time of continuing uncertainty, The Quorum has a unique social contract with its members, providing a predictable and safer space, be it for business or for leisure.”
The Quorum will open its doors in Lower Parel’s One World Center, owned by Nucleus Office Parks, a subsidiary of The Blackstone Group, spanning two floors, within 56,000 sq. ft. of space. The launch of the Mumbai club marks the start of The Quorum’s expansion plans in the country creating for now, a dual city network for the club, as it becomes the first homegrown private member’s club brand in India. With the launch of Mumbai, Gurgaon members will now have a base in the maximum city, and vice versa, for Mumbai members traveling to the NCR. This reach further extends to the rest of the world, with members of The Quorum having access to over 50 of the most sought-after private members’ clubs across 27 countries around the world.
As at its Gurgaon location, The Quorum in Mumbai will put its members at the center of a unique and curated experience. Mumbaikars can expect the following:
World-class events that piece together unparalleled thought leadership with a programming calendar across the spectrum of art, fashion, literature, tech, business, current affairs and much more. The Quorum Gurgaon has hosted over 400 events since it launched and has played an active role in shaping culture in the NCR.
An ever-evolving Food & Beverage program led by Sonya Jehan & Chef Pranay Kumar Singh; Sonya’s exposure to global cuisines guides the menus and service philosophy while Chef Pranay’s discerning palate, developed during his time with the Oberoi Hotels & Resorts, is reflected in the food that he plates and serves as they together explore flavours from across the globe, using locally-sourced ingredients. Chef Johnny Meitei joins the team after honing his skills at Le Gavroche in London, Saint Pierre in Singapore, and the Mandarin Oriental in Macau. Now, he’s Head Chef in Mumbai, and brings his flair for fine French cuisine and the exquisite flavours of modern European fare to our menus.
Café Reed, which is open to all, will be launching later in August. This space will not only create a great amenity for One World Center but will also serve as a culture district where guests will be able to eat, shop, socialise and experience.
A robust and engaging art program with Artery India, an art intelligence and asset advisory firm, which is responsible for the carefully-curated investment grade artwork that will be on display and available for purchase around The Quorum, and will contribute to events across the world of art.
A unique and differentiated option to host both corporate events and social soirees across the club’s transformative event spaces which will be available for private hire.
Specific to Mumbai, The Quorum has also introduced The Business Quarter (TBQ), co-located to the club facilities. Designed to inspire creativity, TBQ is a premium co-working space tailor-made for individuals & organisations. It not only offers fully serviced offices & business suites with ingeniously designed interiors & hospitality par excellence but also provides access to The Quorum lifestyle, allowing you to elevate your work life.
Narain, “the relevance of private members clubs has never been greater as people come back to socialize and interact in safer sanctuaries. People are craving a sense of familiarity and belonging, as well as more control over the experiences they’re having, all of which private members’ clubs such as ours offer. At a time when the hospitality industry is still reeling from the impact of the pandemic, we’ve managed to expand our business with a focus on offering a high-quality experience to our patrons.”