<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Keeping in tandem with the elitism associated with Lutyens’ Delhi, the coveted area is set to get its first shopping mall in Chanakyapuri in August. Called The Chanakya, the mall is all about bespoke luxury, which will bring top international brands in couture to the central part of the capital—home to bureaucrats, diplomats and frequented by foreign travellers.Spread across 2,50,000 square feet earlier known for Chanakya cinema, it has been developed by real estate giant DLF, as a destination for luxury shoppers and retailers in the country. Hence, the space is replete with names American, Italian, French, British and Indian fashion brands, all catering to the high net worth gentry of Lutyens’ Delhi.The Chanakya will be home to American fashion brand Tom Ford for women, Italian Brunello Cucinelli, British luxury houses Ted Baker and Thomas Pink, Grassroot by Anita Dongre. French luxe player Hermes will open its New Delhi flagship store in Chanakya while German brand Mont Blanc, manufacturers of luxury writing instruments, jewellery, leather goods are also slated to open doors at the mall.Replacing the iconic single screen cinema which stood tall against travesties of time till 2000, will be a multiplex by PVR with three screens. Expecting a heavy footfall and mindful of limited parking space in the adjacent Yashwant Place, the developers have also constructed a 150-vehicle underground parking for four and two wheelers. Confirming the development, a senior official from New Delhi Municipal Corporation said that the project was awarded to DLF long back and the company plans to launch it sometime this year.The Chanakya will also host a 20,000 square feet dining area which has been designed by Shawn Sullivan of New-York based Rockwell Group. A treat for gourmands of Delhi, it will offer live-cooking theatre, gastronomic journey through world cuisines, extensive collection of international wines, tea and coffee. Talking to DNA, Dinaz Madhukar, senior vice president, DLF Luxury Retail & Hospitality, stated, “With The Chanakya, our objective is to take retail evolution beyond its largely singular, product-based definition to encompass experiences. So, it is all about world-class food and beverage offerings to a state-of-the-art cinema here.”

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Lutyens’ Delhi to get its first ever mall called The Chanakya