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Lodha launches ‘The Reserve’ at Lodha Belmondo

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News Point: Conceptualized as finest luxury in a river side golf-based development, the project brings together world-renowned partners Greg Norman and Christopher Charles Benninger. 

Lodha Belmondo, Lodha Group, Holiday Homes, Weekend Homes, Luxury Developer of India, Mumbai Real Estate, India Real Estate News, India Property Market News, Track2RealtyExpanding its footprint in the weekend homes offerings, has launched ‘The Reserve’. Set within the 100-acre luxury resort of , on the banks of the Pavana River, The Reserve is an exclusive gated enclave with 28 villas and 6 residential towers, all commanding spectacular golf course views and offering the impeccable hospitality of a private members’ club.

Bringing world-renowned partners for the first time to the region, The Reserve at Lodha Belmondo offers luxurious 3 & 4 bed residences starting 1.6 crore and Sky Duplexes and Golf Villas starting 5.5 crore.

The development is strategically located on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. A short drive from Lonavala or Pune, and a breezy 2 hour drive from Mumbai, The Reserve is easy to reach, yet reassuringly private and secluded.

Residences at The Reserve, designed by world-renowned architect, Christopher Charles Benninger, offer extravagant views of a 45-acre golf course, 90-acre of lush green open spaces, Pavana River and Sahyadari mountains.

Project Highlights: 

6 luxury towers comprising of 3 & 4 bed residences, sky duplexes and 28 golf villas (2 towers of 3-bed luxe, 2 towers of 4-bed and 2 towers of sky duplexes 

45-acre, 9-Hole golf course designed by Greg Norman 

90 acres of lush green open space on the banks of river Pavana 

A private members’ club with a swimming pool, games room, gym, party lounge, library, 24×7 resident manager on call, Concierge and valet services 

50,000 sq. ft. Country Club managed by Evason – international hospitality group by Six Senses 

Equipped with 10,000 sq. ft. spa, games room, fully equipped gymnasium, a private theatre, restaurant and a party hall 

Multi-purpose courts for sports, a full-sized cricket ground, an organic farm, amphitheatre, helipad and more

The 9-hole golf course designed by the legendary golfer Greg Norman, exceeds global standards, enabling gradations from easy to moderate to challenging, and an opportunity to experience the finest professional equipment and training facilities.

Additionally, the Pavana River, which flows alongside the golf course will have a 1km long riverside promenade and boating facilities.

Speaking about The Reserve, Prashant Bindal, Chief Sales Officer, Lodha Group said, “In alignment with our vision of ‘Building a Better Life’, we are pleased to present ‘The Reserve’ as a perfect antidote to city life. The Reserve is a perfect weekend destination where one can simply come to unwind and recharge, preparing for the coming week. With its differentiated offerings, The Reserve at Lodha Belmondo has given a substantial impetus to demand within Mumbai and Pune. On construction front we are already at an advanced stage with various amenities like The Country Club with a private theatre, swimming pool, games room, fully equipped gymnasium, Juice bar and more are fully operational. We are now working towards completion of the golf course within few weeks along with other lifestyle amenities.”

Speaking about the lifestyle at The Reserve, its brand ambassador Deepika Padukone said “This is a perfect weekend getaway. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet not very far. And there is so much to do here, that it just can’t get monotonous. A game of golf at a 9-hole Greg Norman golf course or quality time with family by the riverside promenade is the perfect way to unwind. I can spend my weekends blissfully here as it perfectly fits my active and busy lifestyle, be it sports or leisure. I recently spent 2 days here and it was an absolute delight. I enjoyed every bit of it. I feel the vision that Lodha has setup with this weekend project will completely change the way people look at their weekends. One can simply get here over the weekend to rejuvenate and get geared up for the coming week.”

For an ultimate private luxury experience, The Reserve offers access to a private member’s club, a 5-star hospitality service with a dedicated 24×7 resident manager, a private helipad and the finest therapies at a world-class spa by Evason by Six Senses.

On account of large open spaces, the air quality in this neighbourhood (AQI of less than 70) is far better than any other city in India (including Mumbai and Pune) and even neighbouring regions, making it almost at par with leading cities like New York and London.

Mark2Market-Tata Myst promises luxury in Himalayas

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Project: Myst – 20 acre, Eco-Luxury Residences

Developer: Tata Housing Development Company

Location: Village Kalth, Near Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh

Price: Rs. 3.5-14 crore

Project execution lifecycle: July 2015- December 2017

Conceptualisation

Tata Myst, Kasauli Property, Shimla Property, Solan Property, Luxury Villa, Second Homes in Himalayas, Holiday Homes, Holiday Destinations, Indian real estate news, India real estate market, India property market, Track2Media Research, Track2RealtyMyst has been conceptualised on the basis of in-depth understanding of both stated and unstated needs of our customers. For the project Tata Housing has conducted Qualitative Research followed by Focus Group amongst a niche audience on the location, theme and project architecture. The design was finalised post integrating the design elements as suggested by the consumers.

Driving force

With an aspiration to delight the homebuyers Tata Housing wished to provide quality life spaces through continuous innovation, and in the process they conceptualised India’s first residential development designed using biophilic architecture. It is an approach that brings residents closer to the pristine nature of the Kasauli Hills, while presenting them with every luxury. This exclusive gated community has been designed by the world’s leading expert in sustainable architecture, Llewelyn Davies Yeang. Located on a high promontory, Myst blends contemporary design seamlessly with the unique ecology of the area.

Drawing board to on-ground

It took Tata Housing around 6-9 months for the project to hit ground after the entire planning process was complete. Tata Housing claims that as a standard operating procedure, they conduct both primary and secondary market research before signing any new project. So, they conducted an in-depth analysis of the demand supply ratio along with the development potential and expected infrastructure development of the project before hitting the ground.

Defining demand

In order to define the demand in this market the company got into concentrated and focused market research to determine consumer needs and then the project was designed and implemented according to those preferences. They claim to have noticed an increasing demand for holiday homes in the Hills of Kasauli and thought that Myst would be a perfect fit blending contemporary design seamlessly with the unique ecology of the area.

Challenges

Landscape design has been a key challenge in order to create a place of high built density for people; those are also rich in wildlife. At least 30% of the area left over after deducting the building footprint from the site area will be soft-scaped. All open parking areas will be planted in the space between parking slots with fast growing varieties such that will provide shade when fully grown. To make the site better for the less common and more threatened native species of plant and animal than it is now, species planted shall be selected from local native species and those capable of resisting drought.

Insights

Tata Housing realised that heat islands is a critical area of concern. Choice of roofing materials and greening of roofs was estimated to reduce heat island effects. Roofing material other than turf therefore has to be selected of high albedo material and high SRI. To avoid or minimize damage to sensitive ecosystems and despoiling of landscapes Tata Housing hence adopted best practice norms for infrastructure construction like planning the services according to the site gradients and then superimposing the Masterplan for effective functioning.

Market feedback

Tata Housing’s Myst has witnessed an overwhelming response from consumers across the country. The developer has already managed to sell more than 50% of the available inventory within the first two years of the launch.  Myst has been conceptualized and designed with the specific purpose of offering a new dimension to luxury living. For this they claim to have employed the practice of pilot testing, comprehensive research of the market and the landscape and then testing the concept before launching the formal project. The property has witnessed an overwhelming responses from Indian buyers as well as the NRI community. Testament to this is the recent online sale of a Rs. 5.5 crore villa at Myst.

Project differentiator

Myst is an exclusive gated community that blends contemporary design seamlessly with the unique ecology of the area. The eco-luxury residences, born from a joint venture between Tata Housing and Impacts Projects, are an organic addition to the magnificent Kasauli Hills — the result of a blissful blend of luxury and splendour, adding a new dimension to the luxe life. Easily accessible, Myst is located on a high promontory — a hill top with gradient — and is a mere 65 kilometres from Chandigarh, the city of Le Corbusier. Surrounded by the lush indigenous foliage of a pine forest, Myst is a way of life — in harmony with natural beauty that is both pleasurable and sustainable.

Investor outlook

As against the general perception of investors buying in luxury second homes, Myst has received an overwhelming response from the end users. Being the only project created on the principles of Biophila, a design ethos to create grand living spaces that are invigorating, inspiring, and comforting with the nature. Biophilic design lessens stress and  enhances  well-being  as  our  minds  and  bodies  gravitate  towards certain configurations and  natural layouts. With flowing water, green roofs, and airy open living spaces, Myst eliminates stark distinctions between built up structures and natural surroundings.

Marketing strategy

Tata Housing has adopted a 360 degree marketing approach for the marketing and since this is one of the most luxurious projects, they had a perfect blend of outdoors at strategic locations, print advertisement with leading dailies and constant burst through the premium online websites. Along with the above mentioned routes they have also invested a considerable amount of money through sponsorships of on-ground events in the micro market and creating a storng reference scheme for our customers.

Hits & misses

Tata Housing has implemented multi-channel sales strategy with a proper mix of brokers, online portals, customer references and company sales team. This has resulted in a positive word of mouth amongst the prospective customers leading to incremental awareness and sales.

Learning

Projects created basis the needs and requirements of the consumers will be in demand irrespective of market conditions.

Launch2Sales ratio

Despite the fact that Myst is a niche project to fulfil the aspirations of a segment that desires luxury living at par with international standards, Tata Housing has sold 50% of its villas and continues to receive an encouraging response.