The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel hosts a Blood Donation Camp paying homage to The Leela Group Founder Chairman


Landmark destination for business and leisure travellers in Delhi, The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, hosted a blood donation camp in memory of the late Founder Chairman Captain CP Krishnan Nair of The Leela Group. The objective was to pay tribute to their late Founder Chairman who was an avid advocate and ardent supporter of contributing to the welfare of the society. The camp was organised in partnership with The Lions Blood Bank, Shalimar Bagh.


Speaking on the importance of the organisation of the blood donation camp Mr. Jaideep Anand, General Manager of The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel said, “This is the third death anniversary of our Founder Chairman Captain CP Krishnan Nair, and he would have been 95-years-old today. To celebrate this momentous milestone, 95 employees from each of The Leela hotels have donated blood that will contribute towards saving lives. We hope to follow the principles of our founder and are confident that this feeling of gratitude will stay with us and guide us to always do and aim for the better.”


The Leela Ambience Convention is a strong believer of ‘change begins at home’ and coupled with the encouraging ideals of their late Founder Chairman, the hotel aims at bringing about a change in the society in the best possible ways that they can.


About The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel


The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Delhi (formerly known as Kempinski Ambience Hotel Delhi), is strategically located near the historic Old Delhi as well as the central business districts of Delhi, Ghaziabad and Noida. The hotel is a landmark for both business and leisure travellers in the city.


The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel offers 480 rooms and suites; 70,000 square feet of multi-purpose meeting and banqueting space, including a pillar-less ballroom a with pre function area in excess of 30,000 square feet. One of the largest in a luxury hotel in India, the ballroom can accommodate more than 6000 guests in a cocktail format and 2500 in theatre-style. The Ballroom can be divided into 5 smaller rooms with flexible seating and adjacent to the Ballroom are 4 VIP guest rooms which are used as break away areas. The hotel also offers a second ballroom with an area of 3500 square feet and an exclusive 1100 square feet outdoor patio, 2 exclusive boardrooms and 3 meeting rooms.

Ambience Spring Carnival – a three day extravaganza concluded successfully

Fashion Flea Market at Ambience Spring Carnival

The three-day Ambience Spring Carnival drew to a close yesterday evening amidst much fanfare at the Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj. The carnival was hosted by Ambience that showcased the best in entertainment, music and live performances. Spring carnival drew one of the largest crowds the events ever saw on weekends and ended on a very successful note.

The spring carnival offered a vast array of delights ranging from street food to refreshing shakes and ice creams. Shopping was one of the major highlight at spring carnival and drew maximum crowd at the event. With a wide range of fashionable products on sale at the ‘Fashion flea’, the carnival was a delight for the fashion conscious shopaholics, be it be Indian wear or western wear. The live music drew enthusiastic participation from the visitors. The various entertainment programs at the carnival managed to set a lively tune and added glitz to the carnival.

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The three day carnival saw musical performances from various artistes and bands like Sanjeeta Bhattacharya & Rafiq Khan Langa, Sivana-The Band & Zoroon – Bollywood/Sufi Rock Band and PAN!C & Zaeden – DJ/music producer. The eclectic mix of performers and Genre’s set the crowd swaying to their beats. The ‘Food Flea’ saw exhibition from Food Trucks, Pop Stick Pop, Row, Food stalls, Burger king, Kolkata Biryani House, Pie Italian Pizzas n ice creams, Cafe Habit, Frozen ice cream rolls, The Waffle Studio and Lucky’s.


“It is amazing to look at the incredible response the carnival has managed to generate. We will continue to work towards making these kind of family events bigger and better in terms of the food, fashion and entertainment.” said Mr. Arjun Singh Gehlot, Director, Ambience Malls.


With top of the line performance from musicians and other entertainers along with amazing deals and latest fashion accessories, the Ambience spring carnival enthralled a wide array of mall visitors, making it an ideal and fun family experience.


About Ambience Mall:


Ambience Pvt. Ltd. is a real estate development company focused on premium developments. Ambience has proven track record of executing large, premium and innovative projects. The Group has successfully completed Ambience Mall- Gurgaon (the largest operational retail shopping mall in India (Source: Jones Lang LaSalle Meghraj) popular all over India for one km of shopping experience on each floor, the Lagoon residential complex, an eight-floor corporate office tower, which are all part of the premium Ambience Island township at Gurgaon and Ambience Mall – Vasant Kunj. In addition, Ambience constructed Leela Kempinski (a hotel with 322 rooms and 90 service apartments) owned by a Group Entity as part of “Ambience Island”. Apart from above, Ambience has also developed various residential/commercial properties in posh colonies of South Delhi.

Ambience started its journey with the development of high quality residential apartments in South Delhi. Later on, diversified into larger development and commenced acquiring land in the prime location of Gurgaon on Delhi Border, NH-8 for the development of our signature integrated township namely ‘Ambience Island’, with Residential, Commercial, Retail, Hotel, 9 hole pitch & putt golf greens and community facilities.

The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel hosts a special movie screening for the children of Noida Deaf Society


The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, a landmark destination for both business and leisure travellers in the city, organised a special screening of the movie ‘Chota Bheem’ for the students of the Noida Deaf Society.

The objective of the initiative was to celebrate Valentine’s Day with the children of the school and make it special for them. However, due to an annual celebration at the school the activity had to be postponed. 35 children from the Noida Deaf Society visited The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, bringing with them the joy and excitement of watching their favourite cartoon character on the big screen along with popcorns and appetizing refreshments.

Seeing the eager and enthusiastic faces of these children Mr. Jaideep Anand, General Manager of The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel said, “We are very happy to be hosting these beautiful children at The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel today. They bring so much happiness and innocence with them. They help us see and understand the world with an entirely different and fresh perspective.”

He further added, “We have been in a long-standing relationship with NDS and often recruited students from the organisation. It gives me immense pleasure in saying that several such recruits still hold crucial roles at The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, and are a valuable part of our workforce. We hope to continue our association and strengthen our relationship by recruiting more students from NDS in the future.”

The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel believes in working towards the advancement of the community and in giving back to the society; and what better way than to bring a smile on the faces of these lovely spirited children.

About The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel

The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Delhi (formerly known as Kempinski Ambience Hotel Delhi), is strategically located near the historic Old Delhi as well as the central business districts of Delhi, Ghaziabad and Noida. The hotel is a landmark for both business and leisure travellers in the city.

The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel offers 480 rooms and suites; 70,000 square feet of multi-purpose meeting and banqueting space, including a pillar-less ballroom a with pre function area in excess of 30,000 square feet. One of the largest in a luxury hotel in India, the ballroom can accommodate more than 6000 guests in a cocktail format and 2500 in theatre-style. The Ballroom can be divided into 5 smaller rooms with flexible seating and adjacent to the Ballroom are 4 VIP guest rooms which are used as break away areas. The hotel also offers a second ballroom with an area of 3500 square feet and an exclusive 1100 square feet outdoor patio, 2 exclusive boardrooms and 3 meeting rooms.

Fun City, Ambience Mall-Gurgaon gets a makeover

Fun City, Gurgaon gets a makeover – set to be India’s best indoor entertainment centre. New rides, world-class attractions bring the theme park experience indoors!

 Harshali Malhotra_Vishal Kapur, President of Citymax, the hospitality arm of Lanmark group_Silvio Liedtke_COO Landmark leisure during ribbon cutting

Bollywood Child Actor Harshaali Malhotra inaugurates the new, refurbished Fun City at Ambience Mall, Gurgaon


Gurgaon is going to get more than its share of fun this summer! Fun City, the global leisure and entertainment division of the iconic Landmark Group, has revamped and officially relaunched its Ambience Mall, Gurgaon entertainment centre.

At a glittering launch event, which was attended by a host of prominent personalities, latest Bollywood child acting sensation, Harshaali Malhotra, of BajrangiBhaijaan fame, inaugurated the new look Fun City, along with children from a local NGO. Harshaali is a sensationally talented child actor who has taken the popularity charts by storm with her wonderful performance in BajrangiBhiajaan, a film that is among this year’s biggest hits.

Fun City at Ambience Mall in Gurgaon, now a humongous 15000 sq. feet play destination for families has been a huge hit ever since it launched. With the recent makeover, Fun City is the only family entertainment brand in India to have introduced the country’s largest soft play area called Play Zone. Designed for children ages 3 to 10, Play Zone offers kids the space to slide, run, climb, jump and develop their physical, social, mental and emotional skills. The multi-leveled structure inside the Play Zone is a combination of climbing frames, interactive elements, crawl tunnels, padded obstacles, rope bridges, ball pools and slides which provides freedom to children to use their imagination in exploratory play.


The revamped Fun City at Gurgaon has brought the theme park experience indoors with a slew of new rides such as the DiscO’16, an elaborately designed game that comes with a back restraint which leaves both arms and legs free to move while the platform movesback and forth along a half-pipe track while spinning, leaving everyone shaken and stirred! The other rides in store, which are all the rage internationally, include the Bumper Cars, the quintessential bump-into-each-other car ride that is hugely popular globally; the Drop N Twist, the high tower drop with a twist; the Flume Ride where seal shaped cars shimmy down a channel much like a polar sled; and the Mini Convoy, a chain of different vehicles including jeeps, Formula One cars, bikes, even animals all moving in tandem along a themed course.

Established in the year 1999 in the Middle East, Fun City has over 40 centres across nine different countries. With 17 outlets already operational in India, Fun City is looking to expand its base in the country with new attractions, games, rides and entertainment modules. With the relaunch of one of its most popular outlets, Fun City is all set to create a new benchmark in the indoor leisure and entertainment industry in India, bringing world class entertainment and edutainment options for kids and creating more family centric retail-tainment centres within shopping malls.

Speaking on the occasion,Silvio Liedtke, COO Landmark Leisure said, “Our core business model is to give children an exciting and challenging entertainment environment. In the era of mobile phones and tablets, Fun City is a positive diversion towards physical activities and parents love it as much as children do for that reason. With our new-look, revamped Fun City at Ambience Mall in Gurgaon we are bringing the world’s latest in entertainment and recreational activities for the entire family.”

Vishal Kapur, President of Citymax, the hospitality arm of Landmark Group said, “The kids entertainment sector is seeing unprecedented popularity due to the deeply felt need for kids to involve in physical activities. The combination of world class rides, soft play structures with more than 100 plus activities and exciting prizes on games makes Fun City a unique experience for children and families. The quality and safety standards at Fun City are of global benchmark and we expect to add another 3 e big Fun City centres in the next 3 years“.

Speaking at the launch, child actor Harshaali Malhotra said, “I like going to malls and whenever I get to travel I love visiting Fun City, especially in Gurgaon, Chennai or Bangalore! I love the new look colours and cool rides at Fun City and I’m very excited with this association and can now visit Fun City all the more with my family and friends”.

Located on the third floor of the Ambience Mall, this Fun City outlet has added 15000 sqft of entertainment space to the mall, and promises to play a community-centric role by encouraging children to learn whilst they play along with their families.


DLF Mall of India – The mall that India deserves announces its official opening


Positioned as India’s Destination Mall, DLF Mall of India stands for Happy Mallidays which will offer customers a never-before mall experience at par with international malls

DLF Mall of India, country’s first destination mall officially opened its doors for customers on April 27, 2016. DLF Mall of India soft launched in mid December 2015 and saw the fastest ever build up to launch with 250 brands in just 4 months. The mall houses over 330 brands in total which will be opening within the next quarter.

The essence of the mall is that of a destination, which encapsulates not just shopping but a never-before food & entertainment experience, which is thoughtfully and craftfully divided in 5 zones spread over 7 floors. The concept of Happy Mallidays has been derived from the fact that in a mall so big and fulfilling, a customer will experience the feeling of a holiday. The campaign positions DLF Mall of India as the ultimate destination for individuals across all age group looking for an international experience in a mall.

Location: Spread over 2 million square feet, DLF Mall of India is strategically located in the upscale sector 18 in Noida. The mall is easily accessible by road and metro from all across Delhi-NCR.

Speaking on the occasion of the mall launch, Sriram Khattar, Chief Executive Office, DLF Rental Business, said, “At DLF Group, our objective is to provide best in the class projects that make a positive impact on the community and DLF Mall of India is a shining example of that. DLF Mall of India is a game changer in the retail real estate business that focuses on providing an international experience that is second to none.”

Speaking at the launch of the mall, Pushpa Bector, Executive Vice President and Head at DLF Mall of India, said, “We are proud to announce the official launch of the mall that India deserves. DLF Mall of India has all the qualities on an international mall that will provide the visitors a global experience they have been waiting for. DLF Mall of India is a destination mall that will gainfully engage Delhi—NCR with endless options of shopping, food & entertainment.”

She further added, “DLF Mall of India stands for Happy Mallidays which will offer customers an experience of a happy fun-filled day trip they could take anytime within the city.”

Besides shopping options, approximately 40% of space in DLF Mall of India is dedicated to food and beverage brands, casual dining and indoor entertainment experiences. It boasts of a total of 73 F&B options to choose from besides a stylish Food Court which encompasses a seating capacity of over 1,000 people.


Zones: DLF Mall of India is categorised into five ‘Zones’, a concept which focuses on making a mall experience convenient and enjoyable more than ever before.

Market Place (Lower Ground Floor), houses the hypermarket and a home furnishing zone along with value fashion players. The well detailed travelators allow for convenience and easy movement of trolleys for the shoppers. This level hosts Big Bazaar Gen Nxt and Home Centre as anchors.

International Boulevard (Ground & First Floor) houses the best of international fashion & beauty brands. This zone includes the largest H&M store in the country with the entire range the brand has to offer along with the flagship stores of Zara, F21 and M&S as anchor brands.

High Street (second floor) offers cherry picked high street Indian-ethnic brands for wedding, occasion and Indian-ethnic shopping. The zone is anchored by Bombay Selections and houses other cult brands like Meena Bazaar, Greenways, Perfection House, Kalpana Sarees, Zardozi, Anita Dongre, Anokhi, Tarini, Suvasa, etc.

Family World (third floor). This floor houses a zone for kids and casual dining offering 20 restaurants covering all popular cuisines. Anchored my Hamley’s & Mothercare, Family World also houses the best from the world of food, like Shree Ratnam, Pirates of Grill, Mama Goto, Pizza Express, Soda Bottle Opener Wala, famous & cult – United Coffee House and many more.

Leisure Land (Fourth & Fifth floor). The top two floors of the mall house the largest indoor entertainment zone of the country. Offering indoor entertainment that surpasses anything available in the country, is the mall’s unique and large-scale gaming concepts like Smaaash, Ski India (an indoor snow park modelled after Ski Dubai) and Funcity. The 7-star DT Star Cinemas also has special treat for kids in the form of a unique auditorium for children with a specially designed kids candy bar. Leisure Land also includes a massive food court which offers refreshing mix of brands covering all popular food court cuisines.

About the DLF Group:

DLF is India’s largest real estate developer with projects spread pan India. DLF has over 60 years of track record of sustained growth, customer satisfaction, and innovation. The company has 332 million sq. ft. of planned projects with 62 Million Sq.ft of projects under construction. DLF’s primary business is the development of residential, commercial and retail properties. The company has a unique business model with earnings arising from development and rentals. Its exposure across businesses, segments and geographies, helps mitigate any down-cycle in the market. From developing 22 major colonies in Delhi, DLF is now present across 15 states-24 cities in India. DLF forayed in retail in the year 2000 and delivered successful projects like DLF promenade, DLF Emporio, DLF Place Saket and DLF City Centre Chandigarh. The total area of DLF’s leased operational shopping malls is approximately 1.4 million sq.ft. and in the next 24 months, a robust growth up to 3.7 million sq.ft. is projected.

About DLF Mall of India:

DLF “With an expertise of more than six decades in the industry, brings DLF Mall of India the first destination mall of the country, a marquee project set to create a benchmark in the retail business of India. It is an 1800 crore project, spread across the retail space of 2 million (sq.ft. GLA) which is going to double the total DLF’s retail portfolio. Business and brings the unique concept of ‘Zoning’ for the first time in India for the ease of Customer’s shopping experience. The property also epitomizes the ‘Digital Mall’ experience with digital directories that have been designed keeping global best practices in mind. In addition, the mall is the first LEED GOLD certified mall in North India. This makes the property an eco-friendly and sustainable construction, further cementing the position of DLF as a leader in responsible development.

“SAIESTA”- Style Savvy Christmas

   Saiesta Sets New Rules To Make You ‘Style Savvy’ This Christmas


New Delhi: It’s Christmas time and that means lots and lots of parties and what’s a holiday season without the best looks for the multiple celebrations! So a bit of glitz and glamour is a must and can be incorporated in your Christmas outfit in a number of different ways and through different styles. Colours are a crucial aspect of pairing together an outfit with accessories and outwear, for any themed party, especially Christmas. Sonal Abrol, the lead stylist at Saiesta, the India’s premiere e-tail studio designing clothes exclusively for women, makes it easy to get party-ready this December!


5 Complete Looks For A Christmas Party


  1. When it comes to parties, nothing beats an elegant dress. It’s the most party-like garment to wear and perhaps also the most simple. So invest in a red or green dress with your favourite pair of heels to get the perfect party look. If you need more warmth, combine it with a chic cardigan or jacket.
  2. Leather jacket are always in this season as they give your outfit a certain edge that sets you apart but also keeps you on-trend. So you can pair a green maxi dress with a leather jacket or try a green off-shoulder dress for a touch of sensual style.
  3. If you’re looking for a bold statement, go for a black body con dress with red lipstick, red pumps and a red short jacket! You can even pair a red maxi dress extends all the way to the floor with a black or blue crop embroidered jacket, with red lipstick and black pumps!
  4. Embellished sweatshirts are in this season, so if you are heading out for a fun rooftop party, this should be your go-to option. You can pair it with slim fit jeans and leather or ugg boots, and a pretty woolen cap or beanie!
  5. For a stunning divaesque look, pair a delicate red shift dress with white diamonds and red spiked pumps! You can even wear a black cocktail dress with red stone neck piece, lipstick and a red pump to stand out at a party!




Christmas is just the beginning of the party season that goes on till the New Years! The golden rule is to wear your outfit with confidence, so try these outfit combinations to add the festive spirit to your outfit and make a statement at every party!


About Sonal Abrol, Design & Operations Head, Saiesta:

With specialisation in textile designing and export management, Sonal Abrol, The Chief Operations Officer at Saiesta, is a veteran in the international fashion industry and her career is best described as a kaleidoscope of designing, production, operations, marketing and management. Her expertise lie in designing apparels, accessories and home furnishing, and her team of proficient designers strive round the clock to deliver collections inspired by global runway trends and street fashion. All her designs and creations have a unique blend of western silhouettes with an essence of embellishments, prints and patterns connecting them to the country’s fashion ethics. With her rich experience, incredible entrepreneurial skills, commendable vision and extensive knowledge of the trade of fashion, Sonal makes for an ideal choice to take the brand to the next level.




About Saiesta:

Saiesta, a premiere e-tail studio exclusively for women, is a concept turned to reality by Saivana Exports Pvt. Ltd., a star export house headquartered in  New Delhi. Saivana Exports Pvt. Ltd has over 20 years of experience, working with hottest fashion brands from Paris, Milan and New York. The soul of the brand Saiesta transcends all boundaries of ethnicity and culture. The extremely versatile collections from the house of Saiesta are an amalgamation of colours, designs, fabrics and cuts. The designs feature a wide range of exquisite prêt and evening wear for formal or social occasions, mirroring the personal style of today’s fashionable young women.


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Nau! Brings in innovation in the Indian eye- wear segment; launches country’s first Green- Eye wear collection

–          Emphasising on its India growth story and commitment, Milan Headquartered brand on the sidelines announces the launch of its second store

–          Announces a whole new category of Hyaluronic Gel base contact lenses


Gurgaon, 2nd December 2015: Nau! the Milan headquartered hi- street eye wear brand today announced the launch of one of its kind product segments– Green Eye Wear and Hyaluronic Gel based contact lenses for the Indian market. The green eye- wear collection is made of 96% recycled plastic material and is in line with company’s commitment towards protecting the environment.




The announcement comes at the onset of the second store launch by the company in the Gurgaon region at Ambience mall and promises a fusion of style and comfort. The new eco- friendly, colourful, funky, and quintessentially NAU! range includes both sunglasses as well as the optical frames that provides 100% UVA/UVB sun protection. The contact lenses with Hyaluronic Gel helps re-hydrate the surface of the cornea, for improved comfort.



Mr. Vaibhav Sharma, India operations and Strategy Head- Nau! & Director at Trinity Group said, “India having the youngest population of the world is a great market and we believe that we can offer the best products to meet their needs. The recent launch highlights how fashion is not just about style but also conscience and a shared responsibility. Since the launch, we have been able to do some tremendous work on the customer experience front and remain committed towards the same.”

Adding to the Vaibhav’s remark, Mr. FabrizioBrogi President and Founder of NAU! Italy said, “Today I am even more pleased than three months ago to consolidate the partnership with Trinity Group. I saw their enthusiasm and their passion in practice. Thanks to them, to a market with great potential and a positive response from customers, we are here today and we are even more confident that the future together will be positive.”

Ms. Monica Salvestrin Creative Director at NAU! added, “Customer responses confirm how Indian market is appreciating our style and design, which represent the latest shapes and colours of the Italian fashion eyewear.  In line with our trend of coming out with fresh collection in every 2 weeks and our commitment to the environment, we take the opportunity to launch this new eyewear collection that in Italy has already become a ‘must have. Another stride we’ll be taking in India towards providing a quality and innovative product portfolio will be the launch of the all new category of contact lenses that have hyaluronic gel. We are optimistic about the response for both the collection”

Established in 2005, NAU! is the first Italian brand with its own stores across the globe. With a work force of 500 people, the brand has over the passage of time progressed to 90 stores that are located in most sought after cities of Italy and other parts of the world. With NEW COLLECTIONS EVERY 2 WEEKS ALWAYS IN LIMITED EDTIONS, NAU! aims to offer styles that are trendy while offering a unique shopping experience.