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Party zone reborn

Shisha Reincarnated just got (much) bigger and more diverse with the birth of Shisha Reincarnated Party Lounge & Banquets. The address (22 Camac Street) is the same but the look and feel — and purpose — of the space above good ol’ Shisha Reincarnated is all new.

“This is the one-stop solution for all your party needs. From bachelor’s night to lounge party, children’s birthday bashes to sangeet, we are equipped for all types of events,” said Nitin Kohli, founder of PDK Shenaz Hotels Private Limited, about the all-new Moroccan-themed 6,000sq ft destination.

You can either book one of the four zones — lounge, disco, banquet or open-air terrace — or integrate it all to throw one big party.

The key design aspect is lighting. “The lights can make or break the ambience. There are 50-odd LED lights set behind the wood panels. The place is simple and contemporary, so decorative lights add a touch of decadence,” said interior designer Sunil Tainwala. Enter, crystal chandeliers (these have a dimmer) and bright lights for banqueting ambience or psychedelic lights for the amped-up DJ zone.

The choice of F&B is vast. Besides the regular Ivory menu, the banquet will offer Japanese, Mexican, Lebanese, Creole and American cuisine.

“The idea is to provide a five-star facility at a much lesser price,” signed off Arvind Bhatnagar, executive director, PDK Shenaz Hotels.

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Total capacity: 400. It can be divided into three zones for small events and functions.

Theatre-style seating for 150 people in the pillar-less section .

Exclusive lounge area for 70 people. Live theatre kitchen and bar.

Open-air terrace for private events that can entertain 50 guests.

At the big opening night, both the young and young-at-heart met on the dance floor. With DJ Girish (inset) spinning some tracks from the ’70s and ’80s, the mood was set. We spotted 73-year-old Ravi Khettry (right), celebrating his birthday on the floor. “We are keeping the mood retro. We began the evening playing slow music and gradually moved to retro to get the crowd going,” said Girish.

“The massive space here makes it easy to move around without bumping into one another! People will certainly warm up to the idea of hosting private parties in this banquet hall,” said Nikhil Chawla of Mocha, with wife Ridhima.

“The ambience is lovely.

The food, music, crowd... everything rocks!” chorused Ambika Malhotra and Divya Himatsinghka.

For Ujjayini Banerjee, who struck a pose in a tangerine Forever New dress and contrast red clutch, it was the well-lit ambience that worked. “I like the bright lights. They add to the liveliness of the place.”

“The place looks beautiful with all the lights and couches in the lounge area. So much effort has been put into every detail,” said actress Ridhima, with Gaurav Chakrabarty by her side.