Guests arriving at the newly renovated Taj Blue Diamond Hotel in Pune are greeted by a soaring glass, fan shaped entry canopy cantilevering 25 feet above sparkling new water features along with a new retail entry and shopping complex designed with the discerning guest in mind.
The new and expanded lobby features a dramatic two story atrium space created by the removal of little used space on the second floor to create an uninterrupted volume with a full height glass wall opening to the exterior. A new lobby bar and lounge with French doors framing views to a new elevated poolside terrace was created by relocating a mechanical room and business center to the second floor and allowing the perimeter of the ground floor to be fully opened to the exterior.
The new interiors were further opened and filled with natural light by the removal of an old enclosed staircase in the corner of the lobby to allow for the construction of a new sweeping, curved grand stair and two story glass curtain wall offering views to the pool and adding a dramatic sculptural element to the lobby. All of these elements combine to create a rich backdrop which has transformed the Vivanta by Taj Blue Diamond with a sophisticated 'boutique' hotel ambience.