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Home away from home

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Published : Feb 28, 2019, 1:34 am IST
Updated : Feb 28, 2019, 1:34 am IST

A members’ only club that pays homage to vintage all that is in its own unique way.

A part of the place named ‘The Den’
 A part of the place named ‘The Den’

Bespoke is the in thing, be it in fine-dine, fashion or travel. Entertainment is the latest entrant to this bandwagon with PVR cinemas bringing that HOME experience away from home.

Nestled in the heart of South Delhi at Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj, it is a social and live entertainment club that bends the rules by creating a bespoke space to unravel itself layer by layer. Opening its’ doors on February 21, 2019, intrinsic to the place’s philosophy is an invite-only membership program, which builds a discerning community of like-minded bon-vivants, industry leaders and forward thinkers. In a city flush with house parties,  stands above all others as the centre, intending to attract the influential from all the creative fields in the country. the club offers five rooms meshed together by a common thread, all under one roof, each designed in a distinct genre and with a specific intent, altogether telling a story, laying out a journey for the guests to ultimately make it their own. Envisioned like a house, every room caters to different moods at different times of the day and is a collection of treasured memories, quirky objects and timeless artifacts gathered during a lifetime of travel.

 

The upper deckThe upper deck

With an eclectic calendar of live performance events, the place features a top-notch kitchen, an international cocktail bar, a cozy, library-style wine-tasting lounge and adjacent private dining room harboring a collection of artworks, a lush alfresco rooftop lounge for sundowners and cigar aficionados, and one of the largest professional sound stages in the city.

It is open to members and their guests every day of the week except Tuesdays, featuring a curated film club on Mondays, and live performances through the week, including music, stand-up comedy, close up magic and other entertainment delights. Wednesdays are non-member nights where guests are enjoy the unique experience paying an entry fee. It exudes warmth and is designed as a fluid venue that transforms through the day with private dining alcoves, a cozy library-style wine lounge as well as a lush rooftop lounge with the stage as the centerpiece of it all and hence, the layout and seating formed around it. Whether you wish to congregate at the high-energy bar or wrap up an important business meeting over dinner, there’s a space carved out just out for you.

 

Renaud Palliere, the man behind HOME, said, “HOME, a members only social and entertainment club located in the heart of South Delhi, is the culmination of a quest for understated luxury. Every corner is bespoke, worn-in carefully over time and curated from artisans, vintage stores and craftsmen from around the world. Designed as a mansion whose every room serves a purpose and gives out a certain mood, decorated with quirky objects and timeless artifacts gathered during a lifetime of travel, reminiscent of treasured memories, the place is designed and definitely is a product of love.” Renaud add, “Taking inspiration from the true Gentlemen’s Clubs, our bar keeps pace with our modern Asian kitchen by re-introducing a long forgotten era of cocktails with contemporary overtones. At the heart of it though, Home is also a place to reignite your love for music with a stage that is the heart of the venue and an eclectic calendar of live performances.”

 

The gallery (Private dining room)The gallery (Private dining room)

The vintage club is an essential part of PVR’s assiduous strategy to scale up its business. Typified by world-class hospitality and a dedicated concierge service, every member can expect perks like drop-off facilities, free valet parking, private party bookings and customised dining options – all done with a personal touch to give a homely feel to all.

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