With its sleek glass walls and clean rectilinear lines, the Hyatt Regency Hotel embodies a highly refined modernistic architectural style. Strategically located in the vicinity of Mumbai's Sahar International Airport, it is a collaborative design between the Chicago-based architects Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and Architect Hafeez Contractor.
It derives its aesthetics from the contemporary expressions of modem day building materials like glass, steel, aluminium and austerity of granite stone. The transparency of glass makes us aware of the elements of interior architecture that are normally hidden from the external facets of a building.The extensive glazing with its clearness move you through interior space in ways that are awe-inspiring, often revealing vantage points which illustrate dynamic internal elements of the building. In essence, the interior spaces
transcend boundaries and add to the external manifestation of the built form.
This 46,500 sq m hotel was designed to conform to international business and luxury hotel standards. The hotel has two wings that include two basements, a ground and mezzanine and 7 floors of guest rooms. The principal use of the basements is for parking, services and equipment. Ground floor and the mezzanine form the public areas. These include the lobbies, three restaurants, banquets, ballroom , health clubs and swimming pools. Conference rooms and some other business areas are accommodated in a separate block in the front. The 7-storey high guest rooms are designed in a contemporary style.
The renowned Robert Bilkey and Oscar Llinas, experts in hotel design, have designed the interiors of the hotel. One of the main features is the lobby with an enchanting stacked glass feature at the centre. The glass entrance doors open into the lobby, which looks right into the restaurant and the landscaped garden beyond. The glass walk on both sides give an open look, which further bestows the interiors with a seamless transparent appearance. The lighting using innovative and sophisticated technology is credited to the UK-based DPA Consultants. The concept is mood lighting, where the three colours - warm white, blue and red are blended to create dramatic effects. The lighting that can be programmed or manually controlled also adjusts according to the external natural light, conserving energy.