Architecture, urbanism and design practice Broadway Malyan announced the opening of its Mumbai office, meaning the practice now boasts 14 international bases and a network stretching from São Paulo to Shanghai.
The Mumbai office will be led by director Ian Simpson and associate director Shweta Ranpura, who will spearhead the practice’s strategic push into India and targeting of the masterplanning, mixed use, hospitality, residential, healthcare and retail sectors.
The move follows the practice’s appointment to design the 250-key ‘Double Tree’ Hilton hotel in Hyderabad, for a joint venture client comprising Hilton Hotels and Saptrishi Hotels, with construction starting in Autumn 2011.
Broadway Malyan’s new office will also support the practice’s existing projects across the country. These include two Novotel hotels – a 400-key hotel at Delhi International airport, for a joint venture client of ACCOR and Interglobe Hotels, which is due to open in 2012, and a 170-key hotel in Chennai, for a joint venture client of ACCOR and Accent Hotels, which is scheduled to open in 2013.