From driving drunken party-hoppers home to making sure they have a place to nurse their hangover, corporates are doing their bit to ensure New Year parties end on a safe note. So, revellers can actually enjoy the party till the extended 5 am deadline for pubs.
While most party tickets have printed requests that patrons arrange for drivers for the evening, hotels like the ITC Grand Central at Parel are offering rooms at discounted rates so customers do not leave the hotel inebriated. Patrons under their loyalty programme can book the hotel’s Rs 15,000-rooms for Rs 5,000 while others can rent them out for the night for Rs 7,500. “This way they are off the streets and not a threat to others or themselves,” says the hotel’s general manager Anil Malik.
At Ammbiir, Kemps Corner’s newest members-only club, the Bacchanalian celebrations will give way to a holistic organic breakfast and a detoxifying massage at the spa the next morning. “This will help people wind down before they hit the streets,” says CEO Dharam Pratabh. While the service comes included in the Rs 5,000 fee for member couples, non-members will only have to pay Rs 1,000 more to avail of the after-package.
Whiskey brand Johnnie Walker will provide 400 chauffeur-driven cars free for revellers to get home. The vehicles, stationed at six points across Mumbai, including major five-star hotels, will be on call between midnight and 4 am and will be available to those who have signed up for the service.