Ethereal Elegance – Vinti Lodha

by pavan
Lodha With Gauri Khan (31st August 2021)3675AA

Lodha is one of the biggest real estate companies in India. Their residential and commercial buildings are found in all major metros of the country. Abroad, Lodha has acquired one of the most prestigious addresses in London – No. 1 Grosvenor Square in Mayfair. The Lodha Altamount in Mumbai which is part of the  ‘Lodha Luxury Collection’ recently made headlines for acquiring Pablo Picasso’s “La plage, Juan-les-Pins” at a Christies auction, and is displayed in the ‘Tea Room’ of the building. The woman leading the luxury arm of the company is Vinti Lodha, wife of Abhishek Lodha, Managing Director of the Lodha Group. We chatted with the successful and charismatic woman to know more about her role in the company and more…

Lodha is one of the biggest real estate companies in India. Their residential and commercial buildings are found in all major metros of the country. Abroad, Lodha has acquired one of the most prestigious addresses in London – No. 1 Grosvenor Square in Mayfair. The Lodha Altamount in Mumbai which is part of the  ‘Lodha Luxury Collection’ recently made headlines for acquiring Pablo Picasso’s “La plage, Juan-les-Pins” at a Christies auction, and is displayed in the ‘Tea Room’ of the building. The woman leading the luxury arm of the company is Vinti Lodha, wife of Abhishek Lodha, Managing Director of the Lodha Group. We chatted with the successful and charismatic woman to know more about her role in the company and more…

You married into the Lodha family and have been an active part of the company’s endeavours. Can you tell us a bit about yourself and what you do currently? How has the journey been so far?
I am the advisor to Lodha Luxury. This brand is the luxury arm of the Lodha group. It was set up seeing the natural pulse of the luxury consumer in UK and India. We realised that there was a need for a real estate brand to provide more to the consumer than just luxury infrastructure. Tailor-made experiences, hospitality, and a unique living experience is what we aim to offer at Lodha Luxury. I am a mother of three kids aged 13, 9 and 4, so I juggle my life between them and work. The journey has been quite rewarding in terms of collaborations with like-minded brands and experiences provided for clients.

What does luxury mean to you?
Luxury to me is something that is unique, rare and tailor-made according to your needs. 

What is Lodha’s relationship with luxury? Can you tell us what your experience of working with Gauri Khan on Lodha Park in Worli was like.
At Lodha Luxury, we have had many collaborations with like-minded brands. Some of them include the secret apartment with Louis Vuitton in London, a special preview of the Dior exhibit at the V&A museum in London, the Balmain fashion show, and the Bovet watch exhibit in Mumbai. Working with Gauri was a breeze. She understood our design aesthetic well and delivered within the timeline during the pandemic. What I loved most was the study/ office in the apartment; seeing the current times (Work from Home), it is the most used room in every house.

When it comes to your own home, what is the one luxury you can’t do without?
One thing I can’t do without is natural light in the house; I think it’s the most important element that defines the energy of a house. Large rooms, storage, and bathrooms are added luxuries. 

Which Lodha property is your favourite and why?
One Grosvenor square in London is an unmatched address with the most magnificent amenities. I love it for how iconic the structure is and also for the history behind the facade.

You play many roles as a woman. How do you balance them all?
Every woman juggles her life and it’s always a struggle to maintain a balance between one’s work, social and family life. In my case, my kids are my priority and they don’t get neglected irrespective of the mayhem at work. Balance is not impossible if one can prioritise.

What is your favourite luxury travel destination?
It has to be the Maldives. Some of the resorts there transport you to another world. 

What is the one piece of advice you would give to your younger self?
Make lots of mistakes and learn from them before you grow up, so you can learn wisely from your own mistakes.              – By SUNEELA  KIRLOSKAR

 

 

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