If you’re an avid champagne drinker and are tired of paying exorbitant rates at five stars in the city to maintain you habit, there’s help at hand. Mumbai will soon have a standalone champagne lounge in the heart of the city.
The newly opened F Lounge.Diner.Bar at Lower Parel’s One Indiabulls Centre will also house The Champagne Lounge on its first level. The space will accommodate about 30 guests. Designed by Maison Moët & Chandon of France, the lounge will be open between 7.30 pm and 1 am daily. It will stock only Dom Pérignon and Moët & Chandon champagnes. Similar lounges are housed at the outlet in Delhi as well as the Bvlgari Hotel, Milan and in private clubs in Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Sydney among others. Moët & Chandon has separate spaces in Madrid, Hong Kong and Macau.
Says Gaurav Bhatia, marketing director, Moët Hennessy India, “There can never be enough places to share the magic of champagne. Being forerunners in the business and having created the category in India, we believe in offering sublime experiences.
The Champagne Lounge at F Lounge.Diner.Bar will redefine night life in the city.” Mumbai’s existing champagne lounges include The Champage Lounge at the Oberoi, Nariman Point, Flute at Sahara Star, Vile Parle, and Six Degrees at the Leela, Sahar. But does the average champagne drinker have the buying power for these venues? Bhatia retorts, “The consumer in Mumbai is akin to the one in New York, Paris, Berlin, London and Tokyo.
He is looking for tactile experiences that transcend the norm. We believe Mumbai has a highly sophisticated, well-travelled consumer who is ready for these experiences. Even the prices of tables at the lounge will be shared only on request.”