Radius7 meets Rustomjee Oriana – A New Beginning

Twenty years ago, concierges developed on a manic scale, in order to answer every request for help. Information was generally sourced from libraries, telephone books, atlases, five inch thick guides to hotels around the world, a dictionary to cater to multilingual requests, flight schedules for national and international travel, restaurant guides and an incredible amount of brochures on local attractions and so on. Almost all of which are now replaced by computer access.

Over the years, the profession has gone through a major transition, more so after the advent of the internet. For instance, hotel guests who in the past placed blind trust on the concierge at their destination to orient them to their new surroundings and connect them with tourist destinations, local shopping, street food joints and serve a myriad other needs — have started independently scouring the internet for reservations and more. And why wouldn’t they? When along with access to pictures of the rooms, authentic information about owners etc. is given along with unbelievably attractive rebates on advance bookings.

Before the internet age, when an unusual request was made to a concierge, it could sometimes take innumerable hours of research, countless telephone calls, digging through endless books. An example comes to mind, there was one time a request was made by a certain VIP guest from the Middle East. He’d read about a cane with laser beams. It was specifically designed to aid a blind person and emitted laser beams to sense the person’s surroundings. He wondered where he could purchase one for his father. You can imagine the amount of research and man hours that must’ve gone into procuring this very article. But the internet age has changed the entire game. From hours and hours of manual effort — that sometimes got no results — we’ve reached an age where we can simply “Google it” as we say. And voila you’ve got your answer in less than a micro second. Why then would you need a concierge? Another valid question.

And here’s the answer:

1) Because humans trump over technology:
Keeping all Terminator references aside, ask yourself, for something as simple as which new sushi joint you should try, would you rather trust a friend’s suggestion or an internet based poll?
Point being, we’re constantly looking for someone who can understand us. Someone who’s really listening to us. That one person who notes the highs in our expressions and the lows in our voices. When you’re commanding a computer, it’s mechanical. Its knowledge is restricted to what you’re feeding into it. But when you’re communicating with a human being — they understand you at a whole different level. They can sense your impulses. They can relate to your reasons, your choices. And out of years and years of experience know what to advise. For instance, they’ll recommend a restaurant to you, not because it’s got the highest ratings or an Oscar winning movie — but because they can sense you would appreciate it — at a natural, human level. It is the human contact, the sympathetic ear that makes the impact on the guest.

2) For personalised, proactive and honest service:
When you’ve had a long day at work and want to hit the bar with your friends, you don’t want a technical ‘no results found’ (or worse, 404 error) response to your query. You want quick recommendations and a table waiting for you when you reach.

Users, worldwide, prefer to rely on someone with experience. Whether they need help planning a budget trip abroad, tips on where they can find the antique vase they’ve been hunting for since ages or even for the more mundane but essential things, like quickly getting a shoe repaired or which bar is open till 6 in the morning — what they’re looking for is someone with the expertise, wisdom and a hands-on experience to guide them. They need help from the one person whose sole aim is to fulfill their requirements. And that’s exactly the kind of insight that the concierge loves to share with its users.

3) To save valuable time:
Mainly the most important reason people still use the concierge, despite the guests’ own prowess with the internet, is time, or the lack of it. Juggling high profile careers and family responsibilities leave no time for anything else. It can be excruciatingly time-consuming to do research on a computer. Also what you may find on the information highway is not always accurate or timely. All of us have heard the horror stories that family and friends have related to us about the hotel or inn that looked gorgeous online, only to be dirty, dilapidated and in some cases, even dangerous. If only they had checked with a trusted, knowledgeable concierge, especially one with local or international connections, they could have saved themselves both time and grief. A professional concierge has expertise and access to colleagues all over the world and can get accurate information through that network to avoid disappointments that come with misleading advertising.

4) For first hand knowledge:
While we’ve all got access to the search engines, half knowledge is a curse. Why shoot in the dark on the internet when you can ask for a personal recommendation from a reliable local expert? Your concierge service will be able to remove the unknown element and give you trusted information out of experience. Which roads to avoid during the rains, how to get an instant travel visa for business trips abroad and the like. The internet is not always a reliable, real time source.

5) All you need to do is just ask:
What’s the difference between a dedicated concierge and a web service? It’s that all you need to do is just ask. It rules out the need to go through a whole list of complicated processes and procedures. All you need to do is simply pick up the phone and communicate your requirements and rest assured that it’ll be taken care of. For instance, say you need to surprise your girlfriend with a bouquet of flowers, You don’t need to scroll through endless pages online, trying to find the exact bouquet that fits your budget and your girlfriend’s choice. You just need to either email, text via phone or call your concierge and ask them to send flowers to a particular address and the rest of it will be tailored to your needs.

Lastly, a concierge service is not for everyone — some people will always choose to do things themselves, others will enjoy spending hours on research and some will feel they just don’t need external help. Concierge services are for people who lead busy lives, who need someone to help with running their lives. It’s for people who would rather spend their time actually enjoying life instead of planning to enjoy life. And for those in the know, there are countless benefits of a concierge service that can help clients with every travel, lifestyle and leisure needs that they don’t have the time, expertise or inclination to do themselves.

Several Rustomjee residents often have requirements that can be handled by concierge services, but due to busy schedules, it is usually hard for them to reach out to the necessary agencies and then manage it on their own. We understand how time consuming it can be to do things perfectly, with high standards and attention to detail. This is why Rustomjee Oriana has partnered with Radius7.

What’s Radius7 and what do they do?
Radius7 is a members only concierge service for high end properties – perfect for those who are interested in the finer things life has to offer. With a team of passionate experts, Radius7 bridges the gap between retailers and you, the customers. They provide members with the most fulfilling human experiences – including last minute reservations, travel itineraries, clubhouse bookings etc.

Now, we’re proud to announce that Radius7 is also available to you, the residents of Rustomjee Oriana. They are dedicated to delivering a flawless experience, so that you can focus on what’s really important: spending quality time with your loved ones. Whether you need someone to plan, organise and execute your anniversary party – or just some help with smaller but essential daily tasks, they’re here to assist you from dawn to dusk.

How to raise a request:
If you’ve attended the launch party last week, you must have received a customized welcome kit. Use your access credentials to log into the app. If you haven’t received your kit yet or are having trouble while signing in, feel free to contact the Radius7 help-desk inside the Rustomjee Oriana premises.

Once you login, scroll through the eclectic experiences on the platform and book services from the Radius7 app (available for IOS and Android), through their website directly (www.radius7.in) or by phone. For bespoke services, you can chat with the Radius7 team. There is literally nothing they can’t do!

For now, the Radius7 team will be operating from the 4th floor, near the entrance of the gym. Residents will be able to raise their requirements through the app or by visiting the lifestyle expert on the building premises. Cheers!

Rustomjee launches concierge services at its luxury BKC project, Rustomjee Oriana

A painting session in line with the concept of My Spaces was organized for the residents of Rustomjee Oriana over the launch of the services

For the discerning and time-pressed residents, Rustomjee recently launched concierge services, curating every aspect of their professional and personal lives. From day-to-day chores to bespoke experiences, the concierge services bring alive Rustomjee’s ‘My Spaces’, with exclusive experiences that revolve around the themes of Music, cuisine, photography, art and anything that depicts popular culture and passion.

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In line with the launch of the concierge services, a painting session named ‘Pallet of Dreams’ was organized in association with Bombay Drawing Room on 15th January 2017, Sunday, to help relive Rustomjee Oriana resident’s passion for painting.

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Painting is a passion everyone wants to explore. The painting session created a joyful experience by giving life to their passion, asking them to paint their own canvas of 2017.

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The members were welcomed and briefed on the concierge services and handed over a personalized welcome kit. The residents were then ushered in by Bombay Drawing Room team of dedicated artists who helped everyone paint a canvas. The painting session was enjoyed over some scrumptious finger food and sangria.

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The concierge services in partnership with Radius7 will cover a host of essentials and luxury offerings; right from last-minute restaurant reservations, bespoke travel itineraries or smaller yet essential jobs like clubhouse bookings, home needs and maintenance; offering a completely flawless experience to the residents.

Rustomjee redefines luxury living, unveils lifestyle gallery at its BKC project,Rustomjee Seasons

Designed by Singapore-based interior designer, David I Tay, spread over 3,500 sq ft, the gallery houses a lounge, recording studio and coffee shop

Rustomjee unveils a lifestyle gallery at Rustomjee Seasons, its luxury project located in the business hub of Bandra-Kurla complex. Designed by David I Tay, the renowned Singapore-based interior designer; the gallery spread over 3,500 sq. ft. and it builds on the ‘My Space’ proposition of Rustomjee. Elegant, understated and sophisticated, the gallery houses a lounge area and a coffee shop for its residents. With the finest finishes and most stately amenities, the gallery has been designed to offer rare privileges to the select few. It also boasts of a full-fledged recording studio to inspire the residents to reclaim their passions and interests. Every space is designed with a unified ethos in mind and is aimed at establishing new benchmarks in bespoke living.

Lifestyle Gallery at Rustomjee Seasons

Lifestyle Gallery at Rustomjee Seasons

Lifestyle Gallery at Rustomjee Seasons

Lifestyle Gallery at Rustomjee Seasons

Lifestyle Gallery at Rustomjee Seasons

Lifestyle Gallery at Rustomjee Seasons

From elegance coupled with a quiet eloquent wit that refine a lifestyle made gentler in an urban jungle, Rustomjee has endeavored to project Seasons being expressive of a home and not a house – a home inspiring a kaleidoscope of cherished emotions woven into the spaces being prepared for not the buyer of a house but a home, a space that Rustomjee believes that the potential residents can identify of as “MY SPACE” and even if the resident is away on travel for leisure or business, will always carry their home at Rustomjee Seasons in mind.

Show Flat at Rustomjee Seasons

Show Flat at Rustomjee Seasons

Show Flat at Rustomjee Seasons

Show Flat at Rustomjee Seasons

Show Flat at Rustomjee Seasons

Show Flat at Rustomjee Seasons

Show Flat at Rustomjee Seasons

Show Flat at Rustomjee Seasons

Seasons is being designed as a space measured not by space, but by the quality of life that appeal to the mind in pursuit of a home from a house. Each corner of this privileged Lifestyle Gallery revolves around each space being designed not as an interior design plan but an expression of spatial experience.

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About Rustomjee Seasons:

Located in the heart of tomorrow, the BKC Annexe, Rustomjee Seasons features 3, 3.5 and 4 bedroom bespoke residences designed by eminent architect Sanjay Puri. The contemporary technology is reflected in every corner of the project, setting it apart from all the residential projects in BKC. Spread across an expansive 4 acres, it invites you to a new kind of life. Where twelve-hour workdays still leave you will still leave you with enough time for you. Where your interest don’t take a backseat to your commitments. And where the phrase ‘so much to do’ so little time, takes an entirely more pleasant meaning. Rustomjee Seasons is built on the simple principle that work shouldn’t get in the way of having a life.

Apart from the Lifestyle Gallery, the project believes in creating a wholesome living experience for its residents with amenities like Gymnasium, Yoga Deck, Meditation Pod for the health conscious; special amenities like Adventure Playground, reading alcove, indoor gaming room for children and other facilities like Poolside Cabanas, Outdoor Lounge, Barbeque Pit and Mini Theatre.

For additional information on Rustomjee Seasons, click: http://www.rustomjee.com/rustomjee-seasons-flats-in-BKC

Rustomjee – Where Children are a Priority!

In these hectic times where competition is mounting and being the best is a constant pressure that children have to face, we find that many parents stress on the academic and tend to ignore developing the other talents in their children. However, the true growth and development of a child involves so much more than the marks on a report card. Rustomjee knows this and therefore stresses on creating an atmosphere which focuses on the holistic development of children. Not only are the projects thoughtfully developed with amenities that are child and family oriented, but also ensure enough open space and green coverage to allow children to connect with nature and experience their early years unbridled. As a part of their quest to get children to realize their true potential, Rustomjee organized two amazing programs especially for children, from the very young to even the mothers, everyone came away enriched.

Born Smart’s Mother Toddler Programme at Leon’s World, Rustomjee Urbania:

As the name suggests, the program was based on the important premise that all children are born smart, it is important to channel and nurture that intelligence in the right way. As the mother is an integral and indispensable part of every child’s formative years, the mothers were also a part of this program. The session of 60 minutes involved interactions between mothers and toddles that featured thoughtfully designed activities to nurture and build motor abilities, language, socio-emotional skills and cognitive skills in toddlers. It was an opportunity for mothers to learn how to stimulate their child’s growing brain and nurture and hone their parenting skills.

Glimpses from Born Smart’s Mother Toddler Programme at Leon’s World, Rustomjee Urbania

Glimpses from Born Smart’s Mother Toddler Programme at Leon’s World, Rustomjee Urbania

Winter Camp at Leon’s World:

Leon’s World at Rustomjee Urbania hosted a fun-packed Winter Camp which had activities for kids and their families. Ensuring that children would have a memorable winter vacation, the activities were planned to encourage skill enhancement and personality development. Primarily targeted at children between the ages of 4 to 14 years, the winter camp included a plethora of activities, including:

• YO Workout Sessions: In collaboration with the Mickey Mehta 360degree Wellness Temple this comprised of a free Yoga session conducted by instructor Karen Doongaji to create a balance in the body and mind.

• Handwriting Improvement Session: Write Right provided handwriting tips to beginners, students, adults and professionals. As we all know, the ability to write legibly affects the quality of a child’s written output and his/her overall academic career. Their innovative methods not only work on handwriting improvement, but also assist in overcoming the technical errors in one’s handwriting.

• Healthy Buddies Program: Children should be encouraged to be physically active and in keeping with this the Healthy Buddies program included cricket training, athletic training and a sports preparedness program for the young ones.

• Outshine Program: Organized by Rollercoaster Edutainment this program was presented as a toolkit to help multi-tasking moms move from where they are to where they want to be real fast. It offered children a fun workshop to boost their self-esteem – every child’s ticket to a lifetime of mental health and social happiness.

Glimpses from Leon's World Winter Camp 2016

Glimpses from Leon’s World Winter Camp 2016

According to Ms.Sareeka Shimoga, a resident of Rustomjee Urbania, who participated in the Outshine Program, “Leon’s world is a fun world provided by Rustomjee builders to their residents. It’s a great gift which each resident having a child will approve off. This winter, they came up with a winter camp for all – kids, parents, oldies. I attended the outshine program – a mother toddler program with the goal to outshine together. Believe me, it was really good. This program is a program for kids to outshine and also for mother’s to outshine. It opened up a lot for me. I went there with my daughter so that she could have some fun and outshine in her life but came back being open to millions of possibilities for myself. My daughter enjoyed too. Life at Rustomjee is different. It’s fun.”

The 7 day Leon’s World Winter Camp concluded on 30th Dec 2016 with some fantastic closing day activities, which again saw active participation by kids and parents alike.

The 2016 Rustomjee Saga

The year 2016 has been a momentous one for India and the world. Rustomjee too has gone from strength to strength, setting new benchmarks in quality, construction and design. We take a glance at the year that was and trace the journey so far:

PROJECTS PAR EXCELLENCE:

In the year 2016, Rustomjee has, unwaveringly, continued with its sound business practices and unstinted dedication to providing the best homes for its end users, across different segments of the real estate market, which included the Rustomjee Meridian, a mid-segment project in Charkop village, Kandivali(W). At the integrated township of Rustomjee Urbania, Majiwada, Thane (W), Sky Homes at the tallest tower in Thane (W), Azziano, received a very good response for the 2 and 3 BHK apartments. Another tower in the same project, Aurelia, offers aspirational 2BHK homes and has witnessed an overwhelming response since its pre-booking sales. The project also witnessed a deluge of 7 retails brands occupying space in the township until recently.

Rustomjee also set a record of sorts when it won the 33-acre Abhyudaya Nagar redevelopment project in south Mumbai, worth Rs 5,000 crore. This was achieved by getting the majority approval of 26 out of the 48 co-operative housing societies, a feat in itself!

THE DEMONETISATION WAVE:

As a testament to the faith that buyers and investors have in the Rustomjee Group, the company witnessed record sales bucking the downswing in the realty market brought on by demonetization. The sales were recorded for its marquee projects, ‘Rustomjee Elements’, Juhu, ‘Rustomjee Paramount’, Khar ,‘Rustomjee Seasons’, Khar(W) and ‘Rustomjee Urbania’,Thane(W) in last 3 months.

Mr. Percy Chowdhry, Director, Rustomjee Group felt that demonetization will have a positive impact, “demonetization will increase transparency in the real estate sector and curb unaccounted cash transactions. Being a professionally run organization, Rustomjee has carved a niche for itself in the ever-growing real estate sector over 20 years and has always believed in transparent transactions which are for the benefit of the buyer and society as a whole.”

THOUGHTFULLY YOURS:

Living up to its tagline, ‘Its Thoughtful, Its Rustomjee’, the company unveiled a My Space amenities floor, with world class facilities for its residents at Rustomjee Oriana, BKC. The most amazing thing about it was that it came as a complete surprise to the residents as it was not a part of the promised project plan. At the Rustomjee Paramount, Khar (W), the B Wing at Rustomjee Paramount has been thoughtfully christened Vogue Residences, a name that immediately conveys the image of a residence that exudes style and panache. The residents of Rustomjee Urbania got a pleasant break from the ennui that sets in during the summer holidays with the Urbania Summer Fest 2016. This exuberant fest witnessed participation of nearly 1000 families from Thane and other parts of the city.

Rustomjee also proudly associated with TEDxGateway as an associate sponsor bringing to Mumbai some of the most creative and active thinkers from across the globe. 500 people participated in the ‘Pinning your hopes’ activation organized by Rustomjee at TEDx Gateway 2016 which benefitted the ‘Educate A Child Initiative’.

Glimpses of some key events from 2016

Glimpses of some key events from 2016

SOCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY:

Rustomjee Academy for Global Careers (RAGC) is a part of Rustomjee’s corporate social responsibility and the students of Construction and Hospitality from RAGC once again emerged as winners and won Bronze medals in the Bricklaying and Restaurant Services respectively, at the national finals of India Skills Competition 2016. At the Skill India Exhibition held in Kanpur recently, Rustomjee Group alongside other major organizations signed a memorandum of understanding with The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to skill 10,000 employees working in the construction sector where Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the country’s first ever Indian Institute of Skills in Kanpur. Another feather in the cap for team Rustomjee.

CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE:

To promote holistic growth in children, Rustomjee initiated Leon’s World which has myriad activities not just for children but for families as well. Some of the outstanding programs organized at Leon’s World in 2016 included the Born Smart’s Mother – Toddler Programme and Leon’s World Winter Camp 2016 at Rustomjee Urbania.

Looking to the future, Mr. Boman R. Irani, Chairman and MD, Rustomjee Group on his overview for 2016 and outlook for 2017 said: “2016 has been an eventful year with announcement of major policy reforms like implementation of Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Act, softening of home loan rates and the rise in FDI in real estate & construction sector. The government has taken various steps to enhance customer confidence and bring transparency in the sector. With proposals like the Benami transaction act, GST in the pipeline, the trend is surely likely to improve in 2017. Demonetisation will also bring better results to reputed developers by making the market a level playing field. We are also hoping that Union Budget 2017 will bring significant reforms in the real estate sector and the future looks promising.”

Awards bagged by Rustomjee Group in 2016

Awards bagged by Rustomjee Group in 2016

Rustomjee Group signs MoU with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to skill workforce in the construction sector

At the Skill India Exhibition held in Kanpur today, Rustomjee Group alongside other major organizations signed a memorandum of understanding with The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) where Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the country’s first ever Indian Institute of Skills in Kanpur. At the conference, Rustomjee Group signed a memorandum of understanding with NSDC to skill 10,000 employees working in the construction sector. These employees would undertake special projects at International Migration Centres to train 5,000 construction workers, training them to service international markets and set up centres of excellence.

At the event, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Kaushal Pradarshani (Skill Exhibition) for the youth and also launched a number of skill development initiatives including Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras and Drivers’ Training Institutes. The exhibition showcased state-of-the-art vocational training practices across different sectors and strategic partnerships with various industries. The Prime Minister also inaugurated Indian Institute of Skills in Kanpur, which aims to train unemployed youth and make them self-reliant. As a part of the initiative, 4 RPL (Recognition of Prior learning) students from four different sector skill councils will be awarded certificates by the Prime Minister. They also inaugurated a 765 and 400 KV power grids in Kanpur to provide better electricity facility across Uttar Pradesh.

Mr.Percy Chowdhry,Director,Rustomjee Group exchanging MoU with Mr.Manish Kumar,Managing Director & CEO, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)

Mr.Percy Chowdhry,Director,Rustomjee Group exchanging MoU with Mr.Manish Kumar,Managing Director & CEO, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Boman R. Irani, Chairman and Managing Director, Rustomjee Group said, “We commenced our skill development initiative in 2012 with a long-term vision of developing and placing India’s talent pool on the world map. We are delighted that our Prime Minister and NSDC has shown faith in Rustomjee to take this journey forward. We take immense pride for Rustomjee Academy for Global Careers (RAGC) to be a part of such a magnificent endeavour of providing a platform for various employees and youth in the country to excel in their careers and achieve their dreams.”

The event also witnessed joint partnerships with various industries that will train and employ nearly four lakh youths over the next 3 years.

About RAGC (www.ragc.in):
Rustomjee Academy for Global Careers (RAGC), established in 2008, is a Rustomjee Group CSR initiative and a part of the Rustomjee Knowledge City Private Limited. RAGC is a provider of vocational education with an objective to make India “the capital of skilled manpower” by enlightening, empowering, and engaging the underprivileged youth with vocational skills and employment opportunities. RAGC now wants to make vocational education as a prime choice in the career path of a child. RAGC have been able to transform lives of almost 10000 students by skilling them to a gainful employment. Today RAGC have successfully been able to make vocational education a prime choice in a students’ career and make them industry ready, globally. Some of the reputed companies where RAGC students are currently employed are Kalpataru, Ajmera Realty, Godrej Constructions, Shapoorji and Pallonji, Keystone Realtors, L&T, amongst many others.

About Rustomjee:
Rustomjee has carved a niche for itself in the ever-growing real estate sector, with a portfolio that includes 12.5 million square feet of completed projects; 15 million square feet of ongoing development and another 30 million square feet of planned development in the pipeline, spanning across the best locations of Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). Their portfolio currently includes two very large townships, residential spaces, office complexes, retail developments, spaces for healthcare and education spread across BKC Annex, Khar, Upper Juhu, Kandivali, Borivali, Virar and Thane.

Rustomjee lays emphasis on adding value to the lives of their homeowners through their core business, their CSR initiatives and philanthropy. They have strived to ensure that every blueprint includes child-friendly spaces for parks, playgrounds, and learning rooms and thereby encouraging families to spend quality time with each other.

To know more about Rustomjee, please visit us www.rustomjee.com

About NSDC:
National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), under the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, is a public private partnership with a mandate to train 150 million people by 2022. NSDC has a partner network of 290 training organization with more than 5000 training centers spread across 550+ districts across the country.

5 Reasons to buy a 2 Bedroom Home

When living in a city, it is always a privilege to own your own home. In fact, many would consider themselves to have reached a certain level of success if they are the proud owners of property. In a growing city like Thane there are a number of options when it comes to home size and square foot area. The one bedroom hall kitchen, popularly called the 1BHK, may seem like a good idea when you are first setting out in life, but if you have the finances and can find a good 2BHK in a perfect area by a reputed developer, like the Aurelia tower of 2BHK apartments at the Rustomjee Urbania township, then it is always better to go for a 2 BHK, this is why:

1)Future Perfect: No matter if you are single or a newly married couple, for now while a 1BHK may seem sufficient, there will be a time when your family will grow, at that point of time you will be glad for a 2BHK and not having to go house hunting again. While considering the future it would also be a good idea to think about the location and purchasing a flat in an area that is ideally located in terms of connectivity and also has schools and other facilities nearby. In this regard, Majiwada in Thane and the Rustomjee Urbania township are a perfect fit.

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2)Added space: When you are purchasing a 2BHK, it is not that you are getting only an additional bedroom. The total square foot area of the home will also increase giving you more space in the home. You can take advantage of this by creating niches in the home which could work as a home office or a small library alcove or studio. The bottom line is that greater space allows you to pursue your hobbies.

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3)Income Source: Until such time that you have need to use the spare bedroom, you can use it to generate some income for yourself. Consider having a room-mate or a paying guest in your home. Else, for those who are proficient with running a home business, the spare room could offer a myriad of possibilities from being a place to conduct classes for children, to tailoring or even a catering service.

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4)Perks and Amenities: Very often most developers offer certain amenities and perks as per the home you are occupying. Thus, more parking space will be offered to those who have a 2BHK apartment, or perhaps special club benefits. For instance, in the 30-storey standalone tower, Aurelia offers aspirational 2BHK apartments ranging from 599 – 612 sq ft (Carpet Area) coupled with world-class residential amenities. From rooftop infinity swimming pool to a stargazing deck and an alfresco dining area, Thoughtfully designed to cater to every generation cutting across age groups, the best-in-class include reflexology pathway, rooftop gym, Sky party deck, senior citizen zone, zen garden, indoor games room and a lotus pond to add to the aesthetic quotient.

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5)Resale value: Think about it, while you may purchase a home with the intention of living in it forever, there may be circumstances where you may have to move to a different city or any other change in your life which will require you to sell your home. A 2BHK apartment is much easier to sell and will have better appreciation value as well, especially if you have purchased one in a location like the Aurelia tower of Rustomejee Urbania which has great connectivity to all parts of Mumbai and Navi Mumbai, malls and entertainment avenues close by as well as world class amenities.

RAGC conducts the fourth edition of ‘NISARG’ to support ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’

Rustomjee Academy for Global Careers (RAGC), CSR initiative of Rustomjee Group, organized three day event called ‘NISARG’ which was held in Thane and Dahanu from 30th September to 2nd October, 2016. With the intent of increasing awareness of the students towards Safety, Health and Environment, at the same time supporting Indian Government’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and taking forward Mahatma Gandhi’s vision of clean India; students and faculty of RAGC came together to host this special event.

Cleaning activity around the RAGC vicinity in Thane

Cleaning activity around the RAGC vicinity in Thane

NISARG, now in its fourth year, aims to take moral education into practice and shape the young minds of India into responsible citizens of tomorrow. The event focused on three broad themes – Health, Safety, and Environment (S.H.E) which are imperative in today’s times.

Cleaning activity around the RAGC vicinity in Thane

Cleaning activity around the RAGC vicinity in Thane

The first day of the event began with a grand inauguration ceremony and dance performance by students of Manovikas- special school for the mentally challenged. Expert lectures on ‘Safety’ were held for student on fire safety and other occupational hazards by industry experts on campus premises. The safety session was followed by Self-defense workshop for girls and “Alcoholism and Drug Addiction” seminar for boys. Additionally, counselling session on mental health issues such as depression and suicide was organized for all the students at Dahanu center. More than 1500 students and faculties attended these sessions at our Dahanu and Thane center.

Awareness drive on Women Harassment

Awareness drive on Women Harassment

To increase awareness about ‘Health’, a free dental camp and special yoga class was organized for students at Thane center. As a part of responsibility towards ‘Environment’, sapling planting and cleaning activities were conducted in the vicinity of the academy and Wagle Police Station. The cleaning activity was conducted by students and faculty together, showcasing their support towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of Swachh Bharat. Students also engaged in competitions like wall painting and creating best out of waste items. As part of the event – a 5.5 km fitness run marathon was also organized by RAGC Dahanu center, in which more than 300 people participated raising awareness health issues.

Cleaning activities were undertaken by the RAGC Students at Wagle Police Station

Cleaning activities were undertaken by the RAGC Students at Wagle Police Station

Mr.Percy S. Chowdhry, Director, Rustomjee Group said, “Over the past four years, NISARG has reached 50000 people, spreading awareness on safety, health and environment among masses. We are very proud to say that our students and faculty have showed great enthusiasm towards supporting and conducting various activities that are for the benefit of the society. We believe that imbibing social values to children at an early age will reflect well on their behavior in later stages of life. Hence, this is one of our initiatives that has helped to create responsible citizens.”

Flash mob on road and rail safety by RAGC students

Flash mob on road and rail safety by RAGC students

On 2nd October 2016, Gandhi peace exam was conducted for the 2nd year MSBVEE students to spread the message of Gandhian values. Students made handmade paper bags which were distributed in schools, colleges, and commercial areas of Dahanu. Also, students performed flash mobs in shopping malls nearby to spread message of women empowerment, road and rail safety.

Rustomjee unveils My Space amenities floor for its residents at Oriana

Rustomjee recently unveiled a floor dedicated to luxurious amenities for its residents at Rustomjee Oriana, BKC. The inauguration ceremony was an exclusive wine & cheese experiential evening for the residents, their friends and families. With over 130 residents and a wine tasting session with over 13 splendid wines conducted by Sommelier Nikhil Agarwal for Wines of India. The opening of the amenities floor came in as a pleasant surprise for its residents as this was not a part of the promised project plan.

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The amenities floor boasts of world class facilities like music performance arenas, barbecue stations, spa and salon, bar and lounge, dart and archery, air conditioned ballroom and a play area for children.

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Residents can now spend some ‘me time’ at the steam room & spa/ massage room and treating themselves to some appetizing food at the barbeque station and the outdoor bar and lounge. Occupants can now play their favorite music on the classic-style jukebox or just drum away to glory in the performance room or just dance to their favorite ballads in the air conditioned ballroom. To add to that, the amenities floor also includes an indoor games arena with a pool table, chess, carom board, dart and archery.

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Commenting on the unveiling of the My Space floor, Mr.Percy S. Chowdhry, Director, Rustomjee Group said, “Keeping in line with Rustomjee’s Vision to continuously add value to the lives of our customers, it gives us immense pleasure in delivering amenities never promised for in the plan and also learning that the residents were impressed by the new set of offerings at Oriana. The My Space Amenities constitutes for comfortable and aesthetically pleasing environment that contributes to the emotional well-being of residents.”

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The Wine & Cheese experiential was a great way for Rustomjee to engage with its residents, redefining luxury living with a gift of world-class amenities.

Rustomjee launches ‘Aurelia’ at its township, Rustomjee Urbania in Thane(W)

- Aspirational 2BHK homes at an economical pricing of Rs 1.05 Cr + Taxes
– World class amenities on the rooftop, a first for Thane residential real estate

Rustomjee recently announced the launch of its new 30-storey standalone tower, Aurelia, in its 127 acre integrated township, Urbania in Thane(W). With an existing occupancy of 2000 families, Aurelia has witnessed an overwhelming response in its pre-booking sales with over 160 families having expressed their interest through pre-bookings within a month itself. The tower boasts of world class amenities on the rooftop, a first for Thane residential real estate.

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Building on the aspirations of young buyers, the 30-storey standalone tower, Aurelia offers aspirational 2BHK apartments ranging from 599 – 612 sq ft (Carpet Area) coupled with world-class residential amenities. From rooftop infinity swimming pool to a stargazing deck and an alfresco dining area, Aurelia has it all to choose a life not limited by square feet. What makes Aurelia perfect for families is that it caters to every generation cutting across age groups with best-in-class amenities like reflexology pathway ,rooftop gym, Sky party deck, senior citizen zone, zen garden, indoor games room and a lotus pond to add to the aesthetic quotient.

Infinity edge Swimming pool

Speaking on the launch and inception of the tower, Percy S. Chowdhry, Director, Rustomjee Group said, “The demand for 2BHK has gone up considerably in the last few years and Thane has gradually become a preferred investment option for aspirational housing. It is very heartening to see the interest of home buyers in Rustomjee Urbania and given the overwhelming response, we have launched the 30-storey standalone tower, Aurelia at a price that this segment is comfortable with. What differentiates this tower from the rest in Thane is the rooftop amenities that promise to deliver a bespoke living experience to its residents as well as its strategic location within the 127 acre township that has an operational IGSE school, retail, gardens, open spaces, proposed healthcare and commercial offerings.”

Roof top party area

Located in Majiwada, Thane, Aurelia offers its residents an easy access to the public amenities. While on one hand there are several corporate parks in the vicinity, on the other there are best-in-class hypermarkets and shopping malls like Korum, Viviana and Hypermarket that will solve the shopping woes of the residents. The proposed 11-km long tunnel between Thane-Borivali and the proposed metro lines connecting Ghodbunder to Wadala are set to make Thane one of the most well-connected suburbs in the Mumbai metropolitan region (MMR).

Senior citizen area

Sprawled in an area of 127 acres, Rustomjee Urbania is aesthetically designed by the most renowned architect in India, Hafeez Contractor. The township houses a Multi-Sports Arena and an Urban Farming Zone which is artfully composed within the project to engage its users in a healthy and refreshing environment. The new micro environmental condition will not only provide for a healthy environment for the residents but also cast a positive effect on the surrounding parts of the city. Rustomjee Urbania is the only township in Mumbai that has received Gold Rating from IGBC (Indian Green Building Certificate) and is the most awarded township project in India.

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Rustomjee Urbania houses the Rustomjee Cambridge International School, the first school in the integrated township and brings forth a solution to issues of access to good educational institutes faced by students and parents in crowded metro cities like Mumbai. Affiliated with International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) Program of University of Cambridge, it makes global level of education available to students, at walking distance from their homes.

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It also houses ‘Leon’s World’ which is a space developed, in consultation with experts, to provide children a stimulating environment. It caters to different aspects of growth and development. Mentors present at the center guide children in exploring various fields including arts, mathematics and science and language through play way learning methods. In the past two years, Rustomjee Urbania has organized activities such as a Summer Fest, Adventure Carnival, Urban Farm Fest, among other monthly workshops that encourage children and parents to come together and spend quality time.

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Over 50% of the township has green spaces with 7,500 trees and a sewage treatment plant which recycles 90% of used water for gardening, washing and sanitary purposes. Also keeping in mind the heavy rainfall that Mumbai experiences during monsoons the area is built higher than the High Tide and High Flood levels recorded in the region. Systems installed to harvest rain water and light reflecting windows that help save energy help to economize on natural resources and aim at creating a zero-waste township.