“Our attempt was to infuse contemporary style with a trend-setting vision, hence the choice of materials. Overall, we chose to do a stylish mix of color hints, patterns, textures and art. In the conceptual lines of ‘Contemporary chic,’ we have definitely experimented with varied materials in this particular project, apart from other projects.”
The palette of each and every space, from lobby to restaurants and guest-rooms to suites, have been conceived to create a modern sense of luxury, finished with polished design and decor. Materials to name a few, like engineered oak wood floors, combined with Italian marble and tiles provide a grand sense of urban modernity. Subtle hints of plush furnishings, hand-knotted silk rugs and white ceilings with diffused lighting, blends contemporary styling and elegance as a statement. The bathrooms boast of a liberal use of Italian marble with stark white fixtures and rain-shower heads.
LEMONTREE PREMIER– JIM CORBETT
With peaks reaching a formidable meter, the dramatic Himalayan mountain range and the river Kosi deliver a spectacular backdrop for this retreat. Located in a small town Mohaan, situated in one of the oldest national parks, the Jim Corbett National Reserve of India, the Tiger Resort takes its name and identity from the surrounding landscape.
The client’s brief – “away from the crowds” takes on an entirely new meaning. Nestled at 1,132 feet above sea level, the 68 rooms and suites have panoramic views of the river and the majestic Himalayas. The resort’s ethos to offer a relaxed atmosphere with attentive service is well met by the pointto- point connections offered throughout the complex, which often begins even before the check-in.
Spread across five acres of land, the meandering pathways throughout the property leads into the complex with stunning elements of surprises, encouraging the guests to appreciate the natural surroundings. Finished in rough stucco paint, the exterior of this resort complex succeeds at blending in with its environment, whilst also standing as a bold design statement. The exciting self-contained complex with cottage style accommodation of varied styles includes private hut villas, furnished holiday apartments, shop, restaurant, bar and ballrooms for wedding/conference events – all arranged organically around landscaped avenues. Combining modern design with innovative uses of natural, local materials (such as river stone, local available marble), Tiger Resort’s exquisite interior effortlessly reflects its exterior, adding to the purifying immensity of the mountains.
There are plenty of perches from which to take in the surrounding magnificence, including balconies and outdoor seating that are dotted with hammocks and sun loungers; an outdoor pool; private bar, and the restaurant that serves local and seasonal cuisine along with regional beverages. The interiors capture the essence of jungle living and just the right touch of cosmopolitan flair with soft colours and textures, natural materials, and minimal, bespoke accessories. There is a perfect balance between hutment-style organic architecture and the theme of forest design.
Cosy spaces for wining and dining are peppered throughout the property such as the restaurant overlooking the outdoor pool, the bar like a machaan (elevated platform) right on the river face.
Modern furniture lend an inviting charm to the interior, while ubiquitous natural materials remind guests of the area’s outside elements. “Definitely, the dramatic setting at the foot of the Kumaon hill range and River Kosi deliver a spectacular backdrop (actually a surround) to this retreat.”
Earthy tones give the 68 rooms a feeling of warmth and cosiness. The elegant, sleek furniture and general design scheme is beautiful in itself, but its charm is in its submission to the incredible landscape and the entire jungle theme of the complex.