After what seemed like an endless commute and maddening afternoon traffic, reaching the hidden boutique – AIR Conscious Living – was a well deserved respite. Set in the middle of the Gurugram enigma, but completely alienated from the grind, AIR Conscious Living is the neighborhood’s newest boutique hotel. With a contemporary and chic design (interior and exterior), the property is perfectly camouflaged behind the tree-lined avenues. We found ourselves at the property over the weekend and posted a quick and smooth check-in, we were shown to our room on the third floor, overlooking the main street.
While the lobby exudes a modern, chic vibe, the rooms are minimalist and are well-equipped with modern amenities, including a voice assistant to take over basic in-room commands. Saving travelers the hassle of fiddling with lighting controls, the rooms also feature a touchscreen with all controls at their fingertips and best of all – simple. The 58 rooms have also been tastefully appointed, with wooden floors and contemporary architecture and design. Well-suited not only to business travelers, but also those seeking leisure travel, quick getaways and city breaks, the interiors of the rooms feature hues of green and gray, with artwork interactive art and is home to modern amenities — think plush sofas, a dedicated and minimalist work space, and a soaking tub.
Moving on to the culinary offerings, it is the simplicity yet flavor of the meals that stands out here. With Chef Robin at the helm of culinary operations, the menu is extensive, largely includes Indian and Chinese cuisine and food is served in the privacy of your room or at the all-day cafe – Cafe Breeze.
Keeping sustainability at the heart of operations, the property has implemented eco-friendly inclusions. The building is energy efficient, with an EV charging station for vehicles, a 33kv solar photovoltaic and solar water heater system and LEDs installed for efficient lighting. Not only that, there is also a food waste composting machine installed for zero solid waste discharge. AIR people are also invested in collecting rainwater. Travelers also won’t see the miniature toiletries bottles, but instead will see refillable shower dispensers. The property has also made optimal use of natural resources, successfully facilitated the effective use of water conservation and energy efficiency, thereby meeting the green attributes required to certify the property as a hotel. green’.
Keeping in mind the times we live in and the need for healthier lifestyle choices, Jaideep Ahuja has implemented a unique concept. The air purification system in the building is such that the property boasts an air quality index (AQI) of 50 or less in the premises regardless of particulates and air pollution. outside. The property is also ready to receive its Green Building certification soon.
The property also houses a 2,000 square foot banquet hall that can accommodate up to 120 people and two meeting rooms equipped with the latest smart meeting technology for hybrid meetings. In addition, the property also aims to meet the needs of travelers from all backgrounds, with a friendly and comfortable design for guests with reduced mobility and the elderly.
Things to do
If you are looking for that cozy and quiet corner of the property, head to the Zen Lounge on the ground floor and find yourself detached from the world, even temporarily.