The Lodha Group partners with Evason and Greg Norman tolaunch the spectacular Lodha Belmondo in Pune
Lodha Group, the largest developer in Mumbai and renowned as the finest luxury developer in India, is now in Pune.
Lodha Group introduces to Pune ‘Lodha Belmond-o’ the first residential project to bring holistic luxury resort living to the city.
Nestled in the precinct of nature and spread over a sprawling 100 acres along the banks of the perennial Pavana river, Lodha Belmondo boasts of a 50,000 sq. ft. clubhouse hosting a club and spa by Evason and a 45-acre signature golf course designed by the legendary Greg Norman.
A plethora of luxury residences on offer including large 4 BHK Sky Duplexes and independent Golf Villas. Also available are smaller units from 2 bedroom onwards. This unique luxury development is strategically located at the mouth of the entrance to Pune from Mumbai, just opposite the Subrata Roy Sahara Cricket Stadium.
Pune, 29th November, 2012:
The Lodha Group, India’s finest luxury developer, is proud to announce the launch of Lodha Belmondo, a 5-star resort style residential development spread over a lavish 100 acres, opposite the Subrata Roy Sahara Cricket Stadium, in Pune. With several landmark developments to its credit such as the iconic World One- the world’s tallest residential tower, and New Cuffe Parade – Mumbai’s new city centre, Lodha represents the highest levels of luxury living. The Group is the only one which has specialised in Designer residences having already brought to India interior design by Armani Casa, Philippe Starck and Jade Jagger.
Lodha now brings to Pune, the cultural capital of Maharashtra, what it has long deserved the unique Lodha Belmondo where Lodha has partnered exclusively with Greg Norman, a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame and expert golf course designer, and Evason, the world’s premier hospitality group, to take luxury lifestyles to new heights in the city.
The finest golf courses,full -sized swimming pools, manicured landscapes, and exclusive clubs are a few of the unique privileges that luxury residential estates around the world are known for. It is rare, however, to find onequite like Lodha Belmondo – a luxury estate that offers all of these, and more. Over its extravagant 100-acre expanse along the river Pavana, of which 90 acres are open spaces , there are stunning landscapes, charming water bodies and leafy pathways – creating a veritable haven of luxury. From active sports like golf, cricket and tennis to spiritual pursuits like yoga and meditation, from restaurants of the highest culinary standards to a globally renowned sp-a Belmondo is the estate for the discerning to come home to.
Greg Norman, the world’s most legendary golfer and most awarded golf course designer, has meticulously designed Lodha Belmondo’s 45-acre, 9-hole, riverside golf course. The course conforms rigorously to global standards, with turf imported from the US and a short game area including a putting green, chipping green and a driving range. Norman’s strategic design challenges both the amateur as well as the experienced pro. And to complement one’s game, Lodha Belmondo offers the full armoury including a well-equipped pro-shop as well as professional golf coaches.
The extravagant 50,000 sq. ft. clubhouse at Lodha Belmondo has been exquisitely designed by the illustrious Hirsch Bedner Associates, and will be managed by the international lifestyle group Evason. The Six Senses Group is globally renowned for having created some of the world’s finest resorts and spas. From Six Senses comes Evason- a luxury spa chain, bringing the legendary hospitality of the Group exclusively to Lodha Belmondo. The Evasonspa andc lub is anoasis of tranquility with 4 distinct zones that offer the perfect balance of active fitness, soothing therapies and creative fulfillment, helping residents attain a state of sublime welnl ess . A stunning outdoor pool, an indoor games room and a private theatre offer recreation and comfort.
Abhinandan Lodha, Deputy Managing Director of the Lodha Group, says: “We believe that Pune is a city with a great history and a great future. Given the economic growth and high levels of entrepreneurship, the city is well on course to becoming one of the most prominent economic hubs in the country. Not only does Lodha Belmondo offer a great living experiencefor Pune denizens, but by virtue of being situated at the entrance to Pune and within a 15 minute proximity to Lonavala, it is also the perfect getaway destination for Mumbaikars”.
Talking about the luxury residenceast Lodha Belmondo he says, “Each beautifully appointed residence at Lodha Belmondo will combine impeccable style, cutting- edge technology and the finest materials and finishes to provide residenwtsith a world-class living experience unparalleled in Pune.”
Strategically located at the entry point to Pune at the beginning of the Pune-Mumbai expressway, Lodha Belmondo enjoys the best of both worlds- the active business, cultural, and spiritual life that Pune is known for, with easy access to the city’s reputed schools and health facilities, as well as the serene privacy of a luxury resort. Residents can conveniently zip down to the commercial hubs of Pimpri, Chinchwad, Talegaon or Hinjewadi,each of which is just a few minutes’ drive away. Pune airport is easily accessible, while the p roposed new international airport at Panvel (Mumbai) is just an hour’s drive away. The Osho Ashram,the Sadhu Vaswani Mission, Pune’s famous floriculture park, and several weekend getaways are also within easy reach . The Pune-Bangalore highway (NH4) is just minutes away, while one can get to Mumbai in just 1.5 hours.
All this even while all you would desire would be to stay comfortably ensconced within your luxury resort home along the gentle greens of the golf cours,ethe breathtaking Pavana river gracing your borders, and the misty Sahyadri range in the distance.
Key amenities and features at Lodha Belmondo
50,000 sq. ft. spa and club by Evason
45-acre golf course by Greg Norman Golf Course Design
Over 100 acres of lush riverside expanse of which more than 90 acres are open spaces Worldwide concierge services by Club Concierge
Private helipad with charter helicopter services
Full-sized cricket ground
1 km riverside promenade Riverside jetty and boating facilities Jogging / walking track
Multiple play areas for children Picturesque barbecue and picnic spots
Sheltered cabanas, sit-outs and social spaces
World standard spa by Evason
State-of-the-art gym and aerobics centre Yoga and meditation centre
Kids zone Private theatre
Gourmet restaurant with holistic food options Elegant party hall and open-air lawn
Indoor games room with carrom, table tennis and snooker Cards room
Library lounge with business centre Art and culture exhibit zone Outdoor 25m swimming pool Separate kids’ pool
Interiors and finishes
Italian marble flooring in living and dining rooms, master bedroom, master bathroom, pooja room and passages*
Laminated wooden flooring in bedrooms
Air conditioned homes with split units (except for kitchen, store, bathrooms, terraces and utility areas)
Fitted modular kitchen with hob, chimney, sink and sink mixer* Duravit / Grohe / Jaquar bath fittings*
Toilets finished with fine marble and designer tiles Motion sensors for automated lighting in bathrooms Video door phone in each apartment
CCTV monitoring of key common areas Gas detector in kitchen
Provision for cable, telephone and internet connectivity
*Only in select residences
Greg Norman Golf Course Design (GNGCD)
Founded by Greg Norman, one of the most prolific international players and most respected personalities in the history of golf, GNGCD benefits greatly from the master’s experience playing in many of the world’s greatest golf courses over the span of his 25-year career. Headquartered in Florida, GNGCD has created more than 75 golf courses on six continents, garnering many prestigious awards for design.
Greg Norman’s golf course designs are known to be environmentally sensitive, adhering to a ‘least disturbance’ approach right through the design, pre-construction and construction processes. With a design that is challenging, playable and aesthetic, a GNGCD golf course creates a memorable golf experience for players of all skill levels, blending seamlessly with its surroundings so that it seems to have been part of the landscape for generations.
A part of the globally renowned Six Senses Resorts and Spas group, Evason is guided by its philosophy of Redefining Experiences. Along with a Six Senses spa, an Evason resort experience offers contemporary style, personalised service, traditional and modern dining and entertainment options and true grace. Evason is also known for its strong family orientation, creating specialized services and encounters for youngsters. Headquartered in Thailand, Evason blends ancient Asian hospitality with modern luxury, to offer guests an unforgettable experience.
The Lodha Group
Established in 1980, the Lodha Group ranks as Mumbai’s No. 1 real estate developer, and one of the top 3 in the country. The Group is currently developing inexcess of 3 5 million sq. ft. of prime real estate, with over 40 projects in and around Mumbai, from Napean Sea Road to Dombivali. The Group has further extended its promise of luxury living with successful projects in Hyderabad and Lonavala and now, with its grand entry into Pune.
The Lodha Group has several landmark developments to its credit, including World One – the world’s tallest residential tower with interior design by Armani Casa, New Cuffe Parade – Mumbai’s new city centre being developed post the biggest land deal (Rs. 4053 crores) in Indian real estate history and includes Lodha Evoq, the designer tower with interior design by yoo inspired by Starck, Lodha Fiorenza – India’s first signature residences by Jade Jagger for yoo, Lodha Bellis simo – the only Indian residential development to feature amongst the top 1000 landscapes in the world, and Pala-va India’s most livable city, spread over 3,600 acres and located close to the upcoming Navi Mumbai international airport.
Pioneering new trends in the market, the Group introduced CASA by Lodha, offering the mid-income consumer luxury homes within easy reach. The Group also introduced the concept of branded office spaces, with offerings at every level, from world-class corporate offices to large-scale office campuses to signature boutique offices for growing businesses.
Attracting the best talent, the Group’s size and growth has broadened its competitive landscape and stature. The Top 500 list published by Economic Times in 2011 ranks India’s largest companies by turnover. With a turnover of more than INR 5,000 Cr in 2011, this makes Lodha one of India’s largest private companies which can be compared with the top 150 public companies.
Competing beyond the real estate industry and Mumbai market alone, Lohdahsa also made a significant commitment to giving back to societyT.he Lodha Foundation is a CSR initiative by the Lodha Group which is currently operational across Mumbai. The core focus of the Foundation is to make families self- reliant by making at least one member of the family emplobylea by means of education (school and vocational). More than 5000 students are benefitted by the Foundation’s subsidy program which ensures that school fees can be afforded by the economically poor sections of society. Additionally, almost 4000 deserving students are awarded scholarships. Besides education, it also carries out extensive work in the areas of healthcare and women’s empowerment, and conducts the ‘Joy of Living Program for Senior Citizens’.