It’s all about finding a happy balance at the new Conrad Pune in India. Impressively slick, stylish public spaces—defined by curvilinear architecture, atmospheric, ambient lighting schemes and large-scale, Art Deco-inspired design—are complemented by warm, welcoming areas in which to entertain, rest and relax.
This balmy resort in Maharashtra’s buzziest city is located within easy reach of prime IT and enterprise hubs—Magarpatta and Kharadi in the east, Hinjawadi in the west and Pimpri-Chinchwad in the north-west—so it was critical that designers crafted spaces ready to host celebrations, whether they be in the name of business, family or friends.
Masterminds of many ambitious design-led hospitality projects in the Asia Pacific region, Design Studio Spin, were tasked with designing a key space in the new Conrad Pune, the Asian fusion Koji Restaurant. Founders Yasuhiro Koichi and Masakazu Koizumi told Conrad Magazine, “the double height ceilings were a gift from the architects.
We really wanted to emphasize this amazing space in our design and allow guests to enjoy it. Perhaps the most unusual aspect of the space is our ‘Sake Barrel Display’, which is inspired by the Japanese ceremony, ‘Kagami biraki’, which is traditionally performed to mark happy celebrations. We certainly wish happiness for all guests visiting Koji.”