W Hotels Announces Plans for the Namaste Tower in Mumbai
W Hotels has just announced plans for the Namaste Tower, a new W Hotel in Mumbai that is due to open July 2015. To follow the long tradition of great Indian architecture, the striking 984-foot-tall building will house 62 floors combined into a hotel, office, and retail space. It will stand as a landmark structure representing the burgeoning economic and cultural significance of India.
The architecture of the building was inspired by the traditional Indian greeting “Namaste,” which translates to “I bow to you” in Sanskrit. The gesture, in which one’s hands are clasped together in greeting, will be conveyed in the building architecture by the two wings of the hotel coming together as if they were hands extending the Namaste greeting to the city. This design will stand as the ultimate symbol of hospitality and welcome.