Embassy in 2016
Embassy Group remembers a great year that was

2016 has been an exciting year for Embassy Group. We would like to thank all our stakeholders for helping us scale new heights in 2016 and look forward to your continuous support as we usher in the new year. The year ahead promises even greater success, as we raise the bar higher on our journey towards ‘Building Vibrant Communities’.

The Embassy Group believes that when people come together, great things can happen. We nurture and grow every one of our communities with unwavering integrity and unbridled passion. Be they communities of work, play, learning, sharing or living, they are the foundation of our growth, defining us in explicable ways. We are growing conglomerate that engages communities to shape our vision to enrich lives.

“Office landlord to beat” - Forbes India

By making the workspace his core business, Embassy Group's Jitu Virwani has beaten the residential blues that have bitten developers across the country.

Our Chairman and Managing Director, Jitu Virwani stands first amongst equals on the cover of Forbes India May 2016, Real Estate Special Edition. The article titled ‘The Workspace Meister’ sketches the journey of the office space Meister and describes him as India’s premier office space landlord. The Bengaluru-based magnate is expanding his presence into the residential arena with as much élan and sense of purpose that he has for his office spaces. Read more on the - Embassy Group Website

Embassy Group inks a landmark deal to buy stake in Le Meridien hotel, Bengaluru

Embassy Property Developments Pvt Ltd has acquired 73.41% stake in MAC Charles (India) Limited along with complete management and control of the Company, dated October 21, 2016.

Embassy Group announces the launch of Embassy Springs – Bengaluru’s largest integrated masterplanned city


Embassy Group proudly announced the launch of Embassy Springs on the 9th of June, in North Bengaluru, with the media launch being attended by over 40 journalists and more than 300 CPs from across India. Addressing the press, Embassy Group Chairman and Managing Director Jitu Virwani said: “The launch further reinforces our continued focus on creating a large residential portfolio with a strong focus on the North Bengaluru corridor.”

Reeza Sebastian, Vice President, Residential Marketing & Sales, Embassy Group, further added, “With Embassy Springs, we aim to redefine the meaning of suburban living in India by providing citizens a luxurious living experience.”

Largest dual branded hotels in India at Embassy Manyata Business Park

Embassy Group Strengthens Partnership with Hilton, Signs Management Agreement for One of the Largest Dual-Branded Hotels in India.

Embassy Group strengthens its partnership with Hilton, with the signing of a Management Agreement for one of the largest Dual-Branded Hotels in India, located within the Embassy Manyata Business Park, featuring the Hilton Hotels & Resorts and a Hilton Garden Inn brands. It will also feature 46,000 sq. ft. of flexible Meetings and Events spaces that can accommodate up to 1500 people. Developed and owned by Embassy Group and managed by Hilton, the hotel’s plan and design are in an advance stage of finalisation, targeted to start construction by 2017 and to be completed by 2020.

Stonehill International & Government School students enjoyed an interactive session with the British PM & World Land Speed Record holder Andy Green


On November 8th, Stonehill International School and Stonehill Government School were honoured to host a visit by British Prime Minister Theresa May and Royal Air Force pilot and World Land Speed Record holder Andy Green. The theme for the event was the promotion of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics study and careers for young people today—especially girls. Thirty SIS students attended the event, with some of them participating in a computer technology workshop and some participating in Andy Green’s workshop on the next generation of car intended to significantly break the sound barrier. Following the workshops, all students gathered in the Government School courtyard, along with the Prime Minister, Andy Green, and three female Indian Air Force pilots, to witness a flypast by the Indian Air Force.

Embassy Group launches flagship luxury branded residences by Four Seasons


Embassy Group launched their flagship residential project, Embassy ONE – a jewel in their residential portfolio in early February this year. Home to India’s first Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences, homeowners at Embassy ONE will also have access to exclusive retail at Central Plaza and inspiring office spaces at Pinnacle, all within the 7 acre enclosure in the heart of Bengaluru, at Mekhri Circle.

Embassy Splendid TechZone, Chennai

Embassy Group is developing a landmark property on a 30-acre land parcel on the Thoraipakkam-Pallavaram Road in Chennai.

Embassy Group is developing a landmark property along the lines of India’s largest Office Park, Embassy Manyata in Bangalore. The initial plan is to develop the park on a 30-acre land parcel on the Thoraipakkam-Pallavaram Road, just 4 km from the International Airport. The project features excellent connectivity, located just 1.5 km off the National Highway and 1.6 km from the Pallavaram railway station. The total potential is over 4. 5 m sq ft, out of which phase 1 of 1.1 m sq ft, spread over 2 blocks is expected to be completed by 2018.

Embassy Extends Footprint in Hyderabad

In Hyderabad, Embassy has joined hands with Phoenix Group to build parks in the most happening micro market of Gachibowli.

In Hyderabad, Embassy has joined hands with Phoenix Group to build three parks in the most happening micro market of Gachibowli. The total extent of land under consideration is over 30 acres, spread across three land parcels with an estimated potential of over 7 m sq ft. Gachibowli is a major IT hub of Hyderabad, well connected by roads to another IT hub, the HITEC City and to the rest of the city. Phase 1 of 1.5 m sq ft is expected to be completed by 2019.

3rd Edition of Embassy Pedal for the Planet

The 3rd Edition of Embassy Pedal for the Planet saw the inclusion of the Pro-Elite category for men and women in a first

The 3rd Edition of Embassy Pedal for the Planet saw the inclusion of the Pro-Elite category for men and women. Held at Embassy Springs on the 28th of August 2016, the event attracted over 700 participants “Cycling for a Cause”. All proceeds raised were donated to Colours of Life, a non-profit, providing education to children across under-served government schools in Bangalore, impacting over 4000 lives. The next edition will build on this momentum, with the aspiration of being India’s premier cycling event.

Inauguration of Embassy Corporate Office


Embassy Group formally opened the new corporate office, Royal Oaks, at Embassy GolfLinks on 18th January 2016. The inauguration was marked by the auspicious lighting of the lamp at 4:30 PM by the guests of honour: Mrs. and Mr. Mohan Virwani. Several other business associates, investors, friends and well-wishers were part of this momentous occasion.

NDTV Prime Exclusive feature on Jitu Virwani & Embassy Group

Jitu Virwani - Chairman and MD, Embassy Group was featured on NDTV Prime talking about his journey with the Embassy Group.

Jitu Virwani - Chairman and MD, Embassy Group was featured on NDTV Prime talking about his journey with the Embassy Group. The program titled ‘Against All Odds’, details his meteoric rise, drawing parallels with the Real Estate Boom in the IT capital.  The Embassy Group was the first to capitalise on the concept of mega Office Parks in the city, overcoming the toughest of real estate scenarios.  The Group has developed over 37 million sq feet of office, retail and residential spaces and is taking the future head-on.

FEI World Dressage Challenge 2016


This event was held between 7th - 9th November 2016, the aim of this competition was to give the less experienced Dressage riders the opportunity to compete internationally without having to leave their own home country. Embassy International Riding School is chosen host to this annual event recognised internationally between.

EPL Grand Finale & Foal Championship


Sundown November 27th, 2016 Embassy International Riding School hosted the Grand finale of the Equestrian Premiere League & 2nd Warmblood Foal Auction. EPL completed 7 years stepping up the standards and increase in participation showcasing itself as the premier equestrian event in the country.

Embassy Drives Faster Delivery through Offsite Construction


Supported by Dubai-based KEF Holdings, Embassy Office Parks has pursued the path to faster delivery through innovative technologies like precast and modular construction, enabling our prospective clients in obtaining the office premises faster. The 1.5 m sq ft Embassy 7B project is the first office building to be constructed completely using offsite technology. The building components are being manufactured at KEF’s facility at Krishnagiri in Tamil Nadu and will be pre-fabricated, transported and assembled on-site in just 13 months.

Escalator Skywalk at Embassy Manyata


Embassy Group reiterates its commitment to support neighbouring communities and developing social infrastructure like the Escalator Skywalk in association with civic agencies such as BDA/BBMP in Bengaluru. The escalator skywalk, a first in the area is designed to encourage pedestrians to use it and provide the facility of crossing the junction safely and smoothly. The skywalk provides a hassle free solution to pedestrians ranging from office park users, residents of the surrounding areas and the general public using this junction. This junction sees over 15000 people crossing the road on weekdays, with Friday’s being the busiest with over 19000 people. The entire construction cost of about 7 crores has been funded by the Embassy Group. The skywalk also provides easy access from and to the bus stop on the south side of Outer Ring Road.

Embassy Garners SEZ Excellence Award


Embassy Manyata Business Park and Embassy TechVillage were both notified as Special Economic Zones in 2006 and now, they have not only been bestowed with the Certificate of Excellence, but have also been recognized as two of the best performing SEZ’s in the country. Both have clearly lived up to the objectives of the SEZ regime, which is to promote infrastructural development, generate employment and promote exports.

As of Dec 2015, Embassy has been successful in developing three SEZ’s with a total investment of Rs. 4,700 cr with built-up areas of 9.8 m sq ft, generating 172,000 direct jobs within 84 SEZ units and exports in excess of Rs. 60,000 cr.

Hilton Bangalore Embassy GolfLinks Wins APAC 2016 Quality Award


At Hilton Bangalore Embassy GolfLinks, ‘Customer Service’ is our biggest USP, as the entire team is empowered to innovate the products and supported to provide the most memorable guest experiences. We were recently presented with the APAC 2016 Quality Award by Chris Nassetta - Global CEO & President of Hilton and Martin Rinck - President of APAC, for introducing various best practices on Customer Service and delivering a record growth in Customer Satisfaction Index score. Our 2016 (year to date) Customer Satisfaction score has grown by over 30% compared to the same period last year, the highest across all Hilton brands including the luxury segment.

Embassy Industrial Parks Office Inauguration


Embassy Industrial Parks inaugurated its new office in Pebble Beach, Embassy GolfLinks on the 22nd of August. The ceremony started with a puja followed by a ribbon cutting by Mr. Jitu Virwani, Chairman and Managing Director of Embassy Group, who presided over the occasion. This was followed by the distribution of certificates of appreciation to the team responsible for the development of the new facility. The event was a rousing success and marked another milestone in Embassy Industrial Parks’ journey of growth and expansion.

India Warehousing Show


Embassy Industrial Parks was proud to be the official warehouse partner for the 6th India Warehousing Show (IWS) held in Delhi from the 8th to 10th of June. IWS is the premiere warehousing event in the country and the strong Embassy Industrial Parks presence at the event underscored our growing standing in the industry. This was reinforced further by Sandeep Chanda, Head of Strategy & Acquisitions, being a part of the keynote panel discussion on opportunities and challenges in the current supply chain sector.

Embassy ONE tops out South Tower and reaches 29th floor on the North Tower


For centuries, builders have celebrated the moment the building structure reaches its topmost point. The age-old tradition, originally conceived to bestow good luck and ward off evil spirits is now more commonly recognised as an opportunity to thank the workforce and celebrate the progress made.  The South Tower of Four Seasons Private Residences at Embassy ONE, topped out in February this year. A ‘Topping Out’ ceremony was held, with the last section of concrete being poured into the highest point of the South Tower structure. Construction at the North Tower has reached the 29th floor and the commercial tower is ready for fit-outs.

Embassy Group signs with Coldwell Banker for residential sales in the US market


Consistent with Embassy Group’s vision to expand sales of their residential homes into International markets and continue International outreach programs, Coldwell Bankers India was appointed to handle the NRI sales and marketing of the Group’s coveted residential portfolio this week. Real estate has been seen as a lucrative investment option for many NRIs in these markets and many are looking for a place in India’s Silicon Valley to come home to. The Coldwell Banker Group has a rich history of representing some of the top properties in the world, handling more than $133 million in luxury homes sales every day. Activity is set to commence by January 2017. Watch this space for more on the developments in these markets.

Embassy Group at AKKA World Conference 2016 at Atlantic City


Embassy Group were gold sponsors at the 9th AKKA World Conference held in Atlantic City, USA in September. Members of the Association of Kannada Kootas in America attended the convention from all across the United States. The 3-day extravaganza with cultural, business, alumni, and entertainment and lifestyle interactions ended with a tribute to Ambareesh by the South Indian film fraternity. Embassy Group showcased their luxury residential portfolio to the members who are looking at investment opportunities or a home in Bangalore to come back to. Reeza Sebastian, Vice President Embassy Residential had a very special message to the Kannada Kootas, inviting them to be part of the Good Life story by Embassy.

Embassy Showcases the Goodlife Portfolio at Sumansa Property Exposition in Dubai


The Embassy Group participated this year in two India Property Shows in DXB (Sumansa) that was held on the 2nd- 4th of June and on the 8th- 10th of December, at the Dubai World Trade Centre. With the plans for entry in GCC market, this participation was an important step for Embassy Residential portfolio to engage with the local target group. Along with media rollout that included an advertisement in Gulf news, radio jingle and an aggressive digital campaign on social media platform also was rolled out to promote the brand and its association with Sumansa.

Embassy Group partnering with NDTV Profit as presenting sponsor for the prestigious NDTV Property Show


The Embassy Group has entered a sponsorship agreement with NDTV, to promote Embassy Springs on the NDTV Property Show. The sponsorship extends from 16th November 2016 to 11th January, 2017. The elements of Embassy to be featured include a total of 15,000 seconds of FCT (free commercial timings) on NDTV Profit / Prime and a 3-minute segment on the Embassy Group to be shot by the NDTV team, which would air on Property – It’s Hot.

300+ Contributors to Our Success Story


Embassy Springs has garnered more than 300 proud owners and investors, and still counting. We feel extremely proud to have enabled our customers find their masterplan for happiness; their future home at Embassy Springs. With the launch of Embassy Springs mid-June through press meet and CP meet, the project went on-air with the media plan for the South market. A teaser rollout through Advertorial was followed by more than 50 hoardings throughout Bangalore city and promotions through advertisements in various leading newspapers of Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad, followed by rest of the South. The effort was also supported by a radio jingle, with the leads generated crossing 8000 in the first 6 months.

The Springs ‘Masterplan for Happiness Tour’ with Raghu Dixit Project – across 4 countries with 17 concerts


For the first time, the Embassy Group ventured to take the Embassy Group and Embassy Springs brands to a focused audience in a more experiential way. The Masterplan for Happiness Tour saw the coming together of two iconic brands in today’s India: The Embassy Group, one of the leading real estate developers and The Raghu Dixit Project, one of India’s most renowned and successful independent bands. The tour covered 4 countries with 17 concerts that entertained thousands and worked wonderfully to connect with NRIs in the US, Canada, UK and Australia.

Four Seasons Private Residences featured in GQ Luxe Addresses for 2016


An address where luxury knows no bounds and where contemporary living meets legendary service, Four Seasons Private Residences Bengaluru at Embassy ONE is a powerful sculptural statement that is poised to transform Bengaluru's skyline forever. The December issue of GQ's Luxe Addresses 2017 has listed the iconic Four Seasons Private Residences at Embassy ONE as one of India's finest luxury homes for 2017.

Embassy Group hosts Embassy Pristine first Diwali Party


The Festival of lights glowed distinctly brighter for homeowners of Embassy Pristine. To celebrate Diwali and the handing over of apartments to residents, Embassy organized an evening to thank homeowners for their heart-warming trust and to welcome them into the 'Pristine' community. The warm glow of diyas and smiles lit up the Embassy Pristine project site on Saturday, 12th November, as 120 families gathered for an evening of light, joy and the good life. Jitu Virwani, Chairman and Managing Director, Embassy Group, graced the evening with his presence to greet the residents and share his joy on a promise delivered.

Embassy Pristine handover


With over 100 Apartments delivered on time, handovers at Embassy Pristine have been received with a lot of warmth by our home owners. The number of residents continues to grow with each passing day, with the project being witness to a dream transformed into reality when our clients visited the site on the night of the recently hosted Diwali celebrations by The Embassy Group. This night of ‘light and glory’ was a reciprocation of our clients’ trust in Embassy and their enthusiasm to move into their new homes.

Energize – Building vibrant communities


Energize, our exclusive occupier outreach and park user engagement programme aimed at creating vibrant communities across the parks provided all users with a truly 21st century experience through a myriad of sports, cultural, lifestyle and CSR events, drawing large numbers of participants and spectators.

Through Energize, close to 40 events have been conducted in the last year, many of which are our annual properties like the Cricket Park Premier League, 5-a-side Football Tournament, World Environment Day, Christmas – Gift A Smile campaign, the Quiz Whiz show, Embassy’s Got Talent to list a few. These events along with our community clubs like the Board Game and Run Club have seen more than 21,000 participants actively engaging with each other creating a unique workplace experience.

Some of the unique initiatives were the ‘Leading Ladies’ program conceived to honour the women achievers where aspiring women leaders like Nandita Das, Ashiwini Nachappa shared their experience and tales of resilience. The CEO workshop with Mr. David Allen, Globally acclaimed productivity Guru and founder of ‘Getting Things Done’ methodology was another such initiative to bring together the top executives from the Embassy Group.

Launch of Embassy Plus


Embassy Plus (www.embassyplus.in) is an employee engagement portal for the users of Embassy Office Parks. The numerous features of the portal include Park information: The destination for all park related information, Blogs: Access to industry level insights, Deals: Exclusive curated deals from across the city, Contests: The opportunity to participate and win prizes, and Classifieds: An online market for buying and selling used household products within the trusted community

Embassy Community Mobile App, WAYS – World At Your Service


Embassy Services has always aimed to always up the delight for our residential clients while adding to their convenience. In this context, we have come up with the Embassy Community mobile app on iOS and Play Store and WAYS – World At Your Service, which facilitates handyman services for all our residential properties, embodying the trust and convenience that the Embassy name has become synonymous with over the years.

Carpooling, Cycling our way to eco-friendliness


As an organization, our commitment to the environment is reflected in campaigns like “It’s cool to carpool”, initiated to promote carpooling among the Park users, which saw an improvement in the passenger to car ratio from 1.29 in January’16 to 1.39 in December’16, while a fleet of cycles have been introduced in each of our Parks, embodying our emphasis on green living.

The handing over of the keys for the first resident of “Embassy Oasis”

The handing over of the keys for the first resident of “Embassy Oasis” took place in early December, 2016, with the onsite signage being replaced with the message “Ready to Occupy”.

Embassy Group has adopted 15 government schools, transforming the lives of over 4000 children by providing holistic education


In the academic year 2016-17, Embassy Group has adopted 5 more schools increasing the number 10 to 15, with about 4000 students benefitting from this program. Mentioned below are the new schools in the list:

  • Govt. Model Higher Primary School – Hunasamaranahalli
  • Govt. Higher Primary School - Sonappanahalli
  • Govt. Lower Primary School - Dasarahalli
  • Govt. Kannada Higher Primary School - Hegdenagar
  • Govt. Urdu Higher Primary School – Hegdenagar

Colours of Life Sinchana 2016 – Children’s Day Celebration


On 14th of November 2016, the Children’s Day celebration was held at the Ambedkar Bhavan in which 14 Schools and a Hostel participated by giving the children a unique opportunity and a platform to showcase their talents. A packed auditorium, 2000 cheering children, strobe lights, foot-tapping music and energetic dancing made for an unforgettable event.

Embassy Group's association with Cerner Healthcare Solutions Private Limited


Cerner Healthcare Solutions provided health screening for Government Schools, the findings resulting in 6 students who needed spectacles and a girl in Grade 5 needed an ear surgery to restore her hearing were both provided by Cerner.

Embassy Group in association with the Parikrma Champions League sponsored the CEO club match


Parikrma is a non-profit organization with the simple vision that quality education should be accessible to the less fortunate members of society. The endeavour of this event was to give Parikrma’s children, who come from the slums, access to the best opportunities in sport and to continue raising the quality of football awareness by inviting the best teams from Bangalore and beyond.

Stonehill Senior Girls Football team won gold at the ISACI Round I competition


Stonehill hosted the ISACI Girls’ Football tournamenton 23rd & 2sth Sep. 2016 at Sotenhill International School, and I enjoyed every amazing second of it, especially the part where we bought home the gold! This has been one of the best experiences, and I could not be happier with the outcome. Each and every one of my teammates deserved this gold as we all played our hearts out for those two days and put in so much effort, and our victory is a testament to the fantastic support and dedication of our coaches, Mr. Orlando, Ms. Tilton and Anthony.

Student, D1, Stonehill International School