Justifying the location of the hotel, Mr Saraf said that the hotel management would work along with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for developing the surrounding area. He added that once the Vakola-Chembur Link Road is constructed, the approach to the hotel would improve.
The other reason for setting up the hotel in north Mumbai is the demand for hotel rooms, said Mr Saraf. According to him, the hotels in north Mumbai enjoy a 25 per cent higher occupancy that those in south Mumbai. He said: North Mumbai is growing much faster and with tourism happening, there is enough scope for absorbing the stock of rooms available. Grand Hyatt Mumbai general manager Josef Kufer said that the unique selling proposition for the customers, in spite of the inconvenient location, would be elaborate food and residential apartments.