Grand Hyatt hotel manager booked, fined
A Vakola police officer said the event in question was orgnised at Lobby Lounge at the Grand Hyatt.
On Tuesday, Newsline reported that Dhoble had cut short celebrations in one of the venues at the Santacruz (east) hotel for not having the licence for the party to go on after midnight.
“We booked the manager under section 33 (W) of the Bombay Police Act. He had to pay a fine of Rs 12,500. If the case has not been contested, the Vakola police station must have begun the chargesheeting process,” said Dhoble, in-charge of the Vakola division.
Section 33 (W) pertains to licensing or control of places holding public amusement or entertainment. Part (iv) of the section specifically relates to “regulating the hours during which and the places at which such performances may be given”.
While spokespersons for the hotel insisted that they had the necessary licences for all functions held within its premises on December 31, Grand Hyatt’s corporate communications as well as Mali declined to comment on the charge.
Britta Leick-Milde, hotel manager, Grand Hyatt Mumbai, said, “Grand Hyatt Mumbai supports and adheres to mandated government laws. China House Lounge had valid licenses, which permitted operations until 3 am on January 1. The festivities at China
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