Sutra in Sanskrit is a ‘rope or thread that holds things together’.
At Le Sutra we’ve tried to weave thousands of years of Indian ethos and narrate it through contemporary Indian Art.
We gave ourselves a brief to take a small hotel nestled in one of the most vibrant streets in Mumbai and make it as significant as any other in the world – truly a pipe dream.
Fired by the concept, several artists, designers, curators, philosophers and visualizers were inspired to take on the challenge. What followed was a tomb of research and the team applying head and heart, amongst many works, rejections and re-works created Le Sutra – the world’s first Indian Art Hotel..
Taking from a palette of philosophy, myth, art form, and historic pride, it turned out to be quite a journey as we delved across time in our search of the illusive Indian-ness.
The three levels of the Hotel represent the Gunas which sum up worldview in Indian philosophy. Gunas are tendencies and attributes that exist within people, nature and things; their thoughts and emotions, so essential to the evolution of consciousness. It’s a way of qualifying objects – an artifact or a being.
The reception is based on the concept of the ‘kundalini’.
The lift is based on the ‘chakras’.
Art at Le Sutra
The 16 rooms at Le Sutra are based on ‘characters’ (Ravana, Ashoka, Buddha) or ‘characteristics’ (sensuality, love, purification) inspired by Indian mythos.
Every room is a virtual canvas where the story forms the guest experience. It is subtly composed through art – paintings, artifacts, chairs, inlays and sculptures; narrating their part, showcasing diverse themes and philosophies.
Gallery at Le Sutra
With a focus on the research and exhibition of contemporary art and its social questions about the exhibition of art and its publics the gallery is a multi-term laboratory of exhibition-making and theory in relation to the public sphere. A project room for contemporary art devoted to examining the exchange of ideas focusing on mounting exhibitions and hosting art stimulating observation that engages0 in collective and aesthetic discourses.
Established in 2011, the gallery focuses on both established and emerging artists from around the world. We are committed to giving a breath of fresh air to the Mumbai art scene by bringing works that can expand horizons, open minds and view the world and life in general through various different eyes, ideas and souls at the heart of the new emerging suburban Mumbai area.
It’s time to leave behind your stress and unwind at Le Sutra…. where the serene ambience transfers you to a different world, amiable staff help make your stay comfortable and a memorabilia ensures that the stay remains etched in your memoirs.
Angdai Day Spa
Time – 1100 hrs. to 2000 hrs.
Angdai in English means to yawn or to stretch after a good long sleep. And that is exactly what this day spa delivers, the right proportion of relaxation and rejuvenation coupled with excellent results.
Angdai offers the latest treatments and personalized attention. The highly professional therapists trained by Caressa spa, guide you on the massage depending on your regime and skin type. The services include a bouquet of body massages, exfoliation techniques, wraps, clean ups, rituals and hand and feet care.
Those pressed with time yet keen on seeing instant results can try the black mask. Known to have 380 active oligo (minerals and trace) elements it boosts the cells, helps in cellular metabolism and a brightened complexion amongst many other benefits.
These service apartments, just across Le Sutra, are designed for the discerning business traveler, company officials and expatriates, keeping in mind their taste and needs. The details can be found on www.sutradonyx.in
14 Union Park, Khar (W),
Mumbai – 400 052
Tel: +91 22 66420025/ (+91 22) 2649 2995/ +91 22 2649 2997
Fax: +91 2604 8911
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lesutra
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