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New Delhi, 16th May 2016: The Claridges, New Delhi embarks on an all-new season of art showcasing modern contemporary artists in association with Crayon Art Capital.
The exhibition on display at The Claridges reaffirms its longstanding dedication to showcasing art and celebrating some of India's best contemporary artists. The art initiative at The Claridges seeks to capture the history of art and cultures with some of India’s most celebrated artists. The resplendent cultural visual experience goes beyond the four walls of the gallery to encompass the property with signature artwork."
The Claridges and Crayon Art Gallery are incredibly excited to showcase some of the best contemporary artists like Anju Dodia, Binoy Varghese, Farhad Husain, George Martin PJ, Sihlpa Gupta, Thukral & Tagra, TV Santhosh in this show.
This unique initiative by The Claridges and Crayon Art Capital celebrates the incomparable and resplendent history of our country's inimitable culture and association with fine arts. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Atul Lall, VP, Hospitality and General Manager - The Claridges Hotels & Resorts, said - "Since its inception, we have received tremendous praise from guests and visitors alike.. The art being showcased in this show is extremely rare, and we are eager to give our guests the opportunity to experience them. The latest art show furthers our commitment to promote India’s vibrant culture and artistic progeny, and we hope to continue doing the same in times to come."
With regard to the fresh artwork on display, Gaurav Karan of Crayon Art Capital had this to add - "With an all new showcase of art from all parts of the country, our portfolio includes artists like Aditya Pande, Dhananjay Singh, Ram Bali Chauhan and Suhasini Kejriwal among others. We are absolutely elated to have our gallery at The Claridges become a hub for all art enthusiasts".
About The Claridges, New Delhi:
Located in Lutyens Delhi, The Claridges' flagship hotel in New Delhi combines an old world charm with the ethos of modern luxury and Indian hospitality. The iconic hotel is in the centre of the capital's bustling commercial and cultural district and holds a special place in the city's post-independence social history. Built in 1952, the hotel is also a proud member of "World Hotels Deluxe Collection". Recently refurbished, the hotel offers 132 elegant guest rooms and suites, which are among the largest residential rooms offered in the city. The décor and interiors are reminiscent of the hotel’s rich history, while being equipped with all modern amenities and luxury.
About Crayon Capital:
Established in 2006, Crayon Capital today is one of India’s leading Art Advisory Services companies, providing wide range of services in the Indian Art Market. When Indian Art has emerged as an alternative investment opportunity, Crayon Capital played a key role as Art Advisor to some of the largest and leading Art Funds in India and abroad, thus contributing towards the development of Indian Art Market globally. These Art Funds today have a diversified portfolio of leading masters and top contemporary Indian Artists. With a wide network of Indian and International auction houses, galleries and private collectors, Crayon Capital possesses excellent relationships within the Indian Art Market to acquire and sell high quality Indian Art at the right prices.
New Delhi, 4th March 2016 –The Claridges Hotel Group bagged top honours at the highly esteemed Times Food & Nightlife Awards 2016. The event attended by Top Hoteliers and Food critics saw Sevilla known for its Mediterranean and European fare win the 'Best Restaurant in the European Fine Dining' category and Dhaba by Claridges, Saket win 'Best Restaurant in the North Indian Cuisine in the Casual Dining' category. This was Dhaba by Claridges’ first Times Food Awards' nomination and award and Xth for Sevilla which has won the jury over in the past as well.
Speaking on the joyous occasion, Mr. Atul Lall, VP Hospitality, The Claridges Hotels & Resorts said, 'We are receive the prestigious Times Food & Nightlife awards for Sevilla & Dhaba by Claridges. It is extremely motivating for our team to win these awards as this recognition comes from the Industry veterans themselves. We are extremely thankful to our diners for their continued patronage"
Named after Seville, the famous art and cultural capital of southern Spain, Sevilla at The Claridges, New Delhi is the city’s most recognised European restaurant known for its new-style cuisine with European and Mediterranean influences. The styling at Sevilla is inspired by the azure skies and landscape of the Mediterranean that creates a visual delight with the indoors and outdoors merging to provide a free flowing, casual dining experience reflecting the Spanish Riviera. The restaurant continues to win unprecedented praise and rave reviews for its innovative gastronomy from southern coastal Europe and Casablanca.
After two decades of establishing the iconic Dhaba inside the hotel, Claridges recreated the same magic again - but with a twist. The Claridges brought this unique dining experience outside the hotel premises, presenting the quintessential Dhaba in a lighter and more fun ambiance. The restaurants boast of signatures of Dhaba at The Claridges as well as intriguing kitsch elements that come together to recreate the ambiance of a signature highway eatery.
About The Claridges Hotels & Resorts:
The Claridges Hotel Group headquartered in New Delhi, owns and operates luxury hotels and resorts in North India. The Group currently operates two hotels in New Delhi and Mussoorie respectively with the third property being under development. The properties owned and operated by the Group are the iconic- The Claridges, New Delhi and The Claridges Nabha Residence, Mussoorie.
New Delhi, 22 April 2015 – The Claridges, New Delhi, widely recognized for seamlessly blending old world charm and modern elements, is proud to announce the appointment of Sahil Sabhlok as the Executive Chef. Chef Sahil Sabhlok comes to The Claridges, New Delhi with over a decade of experience in the hospitality and restaurant industry with an aim to make The Claridges, New Delhi an epicurean hub with his experience across diverse cuisines.
He will be instrumental in planning, implementing and overseeing the diverse and unique menus across all our restaurants. He will lead a team of talented young chefs, allowing each specialty restaurant to retain its core premium focus, leading them into a new era. Prior to joining The Claridges, New Delhi, Chef Sahil Sabhlok, was with Taj Lands End, Mumbai and his career has also seen him play an integral role at various flagship hotels across the country over the years.
Announcing Chef Sahil’s appointment, Mr. Atul Lall, VP Operations and General Manager, The Claridges, New Delhi, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Sahil to The Claridges family. He is an extremely talented and promising chef with years of unmatched experience. Skilful and recognized for his managerial abilities, he brings with him vast knowledge of the industry and we are confident that he will leverage and further enhance our position as the gourmet hub of Delhi-NCR."
New Delhi, 1 July 2015: The Claridges, New Delhi is proud to announce their first ever participation in the annual General meeting organised by the Concierge Association of India between 3rd - 5th July in Kolkata and 9th Asian Congress of UICH Les Clefs d’Or in Tokyo, Japan from 24th - 27th August 2015.
Nitin Srivastava, Chief Concierge at The Claridges will be representing the hotel at both conferences. Mr. Srivastava, a veteran hotelier with over eight of extensive experience in the hospitality industry is the holder of the Golden Keys from Les’ Clef’s D’or. He also has experience in areas of providing consistent high standard and personalised services. Nitin was one the youngest Chief concierge in the country and also is one of the youngest concierge members to be accredited with golden keys at the age of twenty eight. Nitin has been instrumental in generating incremental revenues for the hotel in the last one year significantly surpassing previous year sales.
U.I.C.H India chapter has 71 golden key members and based on the Nitin’s contributions and engagement with the association he is one of the chosen few.
Concierge Association of India is a national concierge organization by gold key members of U.I.C H (Union Internationale des Concierges d’Hôtels) that provides a myriad of personal and corporate services, customized to fit our elite hotel guests’ individual needs and requests. Mr. Srivastava will be presenting the hotel videos at the conference.
“We bring a new definition to the word ‘Concierge’ and a completely different way of conducting concierge business. It is upscale, convenient, and pays full attention to all our guests. Our Chief Concierge pays personal attention and ensures all your needs are taken care of while you stay with us” says, Atul Lall, Vice President Hospitality & General Manager, The Claridges Hotels & Resorts.
New Delhi, 6 July, 2015 – The Claridges, New Delhi, acknowledged for its old world elegance and contemporary luxury, is proud to announce the appointment of Mr Anuj Bidani as the Director of Sales and Marketing for the Claridges, New Delhi and The Nabha Residence, Mussoorie. With over 13 years of vast experience in hospitality industry Anuj possesses great leadership skills, a passion for excellence and a talent for developing high-performing teams that drive excellent business results.
He will be responsible for leading and further improving all aspects of the sales, formulation of strategies, analysing sales performance and leading the sales team. Prior to joining The Claridges, New Delhi, Anuj was responsible for creating new markets for premier 5-Star properties; the most recent being Swissotel Kolkata, a part of Fairmont Raffles Hotels International.
“I would like to extend a warm welcome to Mr. Anuj Bidani on behalf of the The Claridges, New Delhi. We are confident that Anuj, a seasoned hotelier, is the right person to further elevate the hotel with dynamic new ideas and his sharp sense of Sales and Marketing acumen.” Said, Mr. Atul Lall, Vice President Hospitality and General Manager,The Claridges, New Delhi.
New Delhi; 03 June 2015: In observance of World Environment Day 2015, the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action, The Claridges, New Delhi will take multiple steps to make a difference in their own way.
On June 5th, in a partnership with Mahindra & Mahindra, The Claridges will offer India’s first automatic electric car, with solar charging and zero emissions, the Mahindra e2o to all guests for travelling within the city to promote eco-friendly travels. The team will also urge guests to use bicycles available at the hotel instead of cars to cover short distances.
The Claridges is also organizing a ‘Green Walk’ - a tree plantation drive in the area with their staff and guests. As a part of the initiative, the hotel will host a special screening of Davis Guggenheim’s The Inconvenient Truth to explain the dangers of global warming. A short video will also be screened on how to conserve natural resources and energy.
Planters will be handed over to all the guests at the time of checkout as a memorabilia and to advocate for the betterment of the environment. The hotel will also encourage electronic billing to save paper. To increase awareness of and dedication towards the cause, the hotel’s staff will also conduct a session for all taxi drivers around the hotel on fuel conservation and vehicle maintenance.
Keeping in mind the current state of the depreciating fuel reserves, Sevilla will be candle lit for the evening with an endeavor to promote conservation of resources. Adopting a no-wastage policy, the hotel will have no bins at the hotel’s café. With a special menu of greens and sustainable ingredients, The Claridges will strengthen their support to World Environment Day.
“The well being of humanity, the environment and the economies ultimately depend on the responsible management of the planet’s resources. The Claridges believes that there’s room for everyone to contribute and make a collective difference through simple ways. This World Environment Day come be part of The Claridges build a sustainable future.” says Mr Atul Lall, VP Hospitality and General Manager, The Claridges, New Delhi.
This World Environment Day, The Claridges plans to influence its guests and staff, and spread the message that every individual and organization can make a difference in ensuring a healthy future.
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