PVR launches luxurious, tech-enabled property in South Mumbai

MUMBAI: Film exhibition chain PVR Cinemas has launched what it claims is India’s first ultra-luxurious, tech-enabled cinema, at Phoenix Mall in Mumbai. In addition to the launch of the rebranded luxury digital format PVR Luxe and IMAX Kotak, PVR is redefining its hospitality services by introducing a specially curated food menu by celebrity chefs.

The new flagship property comes with advanced assistive equipments for patrons with complete immobility. This also marks the launch of the first PVR Icon in South Mumbai.

PVR CMD Ajay Bijli said, “It is a proud moment for us to introduce the truly modern and enigmatic cinema format in India. Entertainment is an experience and it can only be enchanting when it is intriguing, innovative and inclusive. This property is created to redefine luxury. A team of internationally acclaimed professionals offered their expertise to create India’s first next-gen multiplex. I would like to congratulate the team, our partners and patrons for their trust which motivates us to keep setting new benchmarks of excellence.”

PVR Cinemas CEO Gautam Dutta said, “The Phoenix property holds immense significance for us and we have ensured that nothing but the best goes into it. Committed to redefining cinematic experience, our strategy is to introduce a futuristic concept, designed with a global outlook. This is the most advanced, premium and luxurious multiplex in the country and we are confident that our audience will love the experience. In addition to theatrical excellence, we have associated with creative leaders for architectural distinction and have invested in our food and hospitality offerings to ensure the experience is truly holistic.”

Architectural excellence: Following the futuristic theme, internationally acclaimed architects have offered their vision in the modern interpretation of Art Deco design to create innovative, intuitive and engaging spaces. The integration of modern styles with fine craftsmanship and premium resources induces an effect of grandeur. The IMAX lounge is handcrafted with exquisite features in blue and silver, in line with the IMAX colours.

Gourmet menu: With an elaborate, specially curated global gourmet, the new PVR Icon has focussed on gastronomic innovation to redefine luxury. A delectable range of curated cuisines by celebrity Chef Sarah Todd is sure to leave an extraordinary culinary impression. Enhancing the experience of big screen entertainment, the property also offers a special menu by Chef Yutaka Saito that serves authentic Japanese cuisine with a modern twist.

Furthermore, master mixologist Yangdup Lama created a range of mocktails, in addition to the introduction of four new food and beverage concepts – Blends, Local, Wok and Grill, and Oven Fresh.

Accessible Cinemas: Committed to promoting a culture of inclusive entertainment for all, PVR Cinemas mark the launch of the second phase of the Accessible Cinema Program. Expanding its audience base, the brand extends its offerings to address complete immobility in addition to visual and hearing impairment. Advanced assistive equipments have been introduced to ensure that differently-abled patrons are able to experience theatrical excellence without anyone encroaching upon their personal space.

New-age hospitality services: The integration of technological innovation and human excellence is sure to provide a differentiated experience through augmented consumer convenience, increased safety and accessibility and digital cinema environment. Redefining premium, ultra-luxurious experience, the new PVR ICON has professionals for customer engagement ensuring hospitality offerings of the highest accord.

With this opening, PVR stands at a total screen count of 771 screens at 165 properties in 67 cities.

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