Naumi Hotels, part of the Singapore / Hong Kong based Hind group, are set to expand in the coming years throughout the southeast Asian region.
Laveena Mahtani, Regional Marketing Manager in Singapore told us that after opening its second hotel – Naumi Liora, in November 2012, the group will be expanding its portfolio with a new property in Auckland scheduled for early second quarter, and more are to come.
Today, Hind Group’s main division is run by two brothers. Surya Jhunjhnuwala runs the corporate office in Singapore, and Girish Jhunjhnuwala runs the corporate office in Hong Kong.
BACKGROUND TO HIND GROUP
In 2002, Hind Group opened its first flagship property, a serviced apartment in the heart of Hong Kong’s Central business district. This portfolio has now expanded to include an award-winning collection of all-inclusive boutique hotels across six locations in the SAR, as well as three properties in Australia. In 2014, the group opened its flagship property, Ovolo Southside in Hong Kong Island’s Wong Chuk Hang district. Further Ovolo Hotel expansion plans are in process across Australia and other global markets.
Hind Group has also undertaken a number of property developments primarily in Singapore such as Residences at 338a, as well as the Domain in Brisbane, Australia. In 2007, the Group launched its first luxury hotel, Naumi in Singapore, garnering numerous accolades from the Singapore Government and making international “Hot Hotel” lists.
NAUMI SINGAPORE GETS FACELIFT BY WHITE JACKET DESIGN STUDIO
Indeed, following a multi-million renovation in 2013 with interiors by the multi-disciplinary design studio, White Jacket, Naumi Hotel’s new look features 73 stylish guestrooms, several fully-equipped meeting and event spaces, the new destination restaurant Table by Rang Mahal, and a re-designed infinity pool offering spectacular views of the Singapore skyline.
The hotel provides a rejuvenating retreat for both business and leisure travellers. Indulgently designed rooms feature designer furnishings, functional work desks with built in phone chargers for Apple devices, Blackberry and Samsung phones, seven-layer bedding in 400 thread-count Egyptian Cotton, premium bath amenities from Australian Superfood Skincare brand SOAK, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, Apple TV’s AirPlay Mirroring allowing guests to screen what’s on their Apple devices to the television, as well as a complimentary well-stocked minibar. Other highlights include complimentary liquor shots from 4.30pm to 6.30pm in the Lobby to all hotel guests as well as sound-proofed rooms by a Parisian acoustic expert to ensure a great night’s rest.
For travellers seeking additional privacy, the hotel has dedicated an entire floor to these guests by adding an extra security access door that can only be accessed by guests staying on Level 3. For female travellers, they can also request for complimentary usage of hair straighteners, yoga mat and additional female hygiene amenities.
Naumi’s interiors offer original design furniture pieces by B&B Italia, Poltrona Frau, Zanotta, Tom Dixon and Artemide amongst others, to an impressive collection of specially commissioned art pieces such as a six-foot tall spray painted policeman by graffiti artist Tr853-1, Lenticular by Singapore based award-winning photographer Olivier Henry and That time of the day, you told me a story, a video installation by Aiman, which are exhibited throughout the hotel. The exclusive Chanel and Warhol inspired rooms encapsulate the new Naumi look as they have been styled with interesting shapes and a dramatic pop of colour, imitating the artists’ visions.
Table by Rang Mahal, the hotel’s new all-day dining restaurant extends a holistic dining experience that Rang Mahal Restaurants is best known for. Serving up a diverse range of contemporary cuisine with Indian influence, the menu begins the day with a healthy breakfast specially developed by Naumi Hotel for a fresh start as well as a unique power breakfast for business travellers. Breakfast highlights also include fresh fruit juice, beauty shots such as collagen and protein mixes. On top of breakfast, Table also features all day-dining and bento lunches designed for efficient, speedy lunches for business travellers.
Set amidst the Singapore skyline, Cloud 9, the already famous infinity pool has awe-inspiring views of the Singapore skyline and has been redesigned to accommodate 10 to 50 guests, perfect for private events and intimate solemnisations by the pool. Serving up champagne and wine all day long, a refreshing drink by the pool is an experience not to be missed.
The Naumi is part of (among others) the TEMPTINGPLACES group: