"We felt that it was time that Siliguri too had a comprehensive lifestyle destination which would cater to the many needs of its society under one umbrella."
- Harshavardhan Neotia, Chairman, Ambuja Neotia
What inspired you to build a third City Centre, this time in Siliguri?
Siliguri is the gateway to the East and one of the larger towns in the East after Kolkata. We have already created two City Centres, both in Kolkata and have seen how both the malls have not only gained popularity amongst customers and users but have also opened up enormous opportunities and offered a world of convenience to several people. We felt that it was time that Siliguri too had a comprehensive lifestyle destination, which would cater to the many needs of its society under one umbrella. The answer lay in creating City Centre Siliguri.
So what does City Centre Siliguri offer?
City Centre Siliguri really aims to be a one-stop shop for all your needs. It aims to cater to all age groups and segments of society offering everything from food, entertainment, leisure, shopping to sports, clubbing and healthcare needs. In short, it addresses the various lifestyle needs of a metropolitan city and brings it under one aesthetic roof, offering convenience and a lifestyle quotient.
How does City Centre Siliguri compare to the City Centres in Kolkata?
We have two City Centres in Kolkata, one in Salt Lake and the other more recent one in New Town. Over the years, there are certain things that a customer expects from brand City Centre. Typically, we are known to offer open and closed spaces, great architecture and design that is contemporary yet in sync with local tastes, a vast mix of branded and unbranded stores and a destination that is brimming with activity through the year. City Centre Siliguri too fulfills these criteria. Besides all of this, it will also boast of a 135 rooms, 5-star business hotel and 3-lakh sq ft of world class office space.
How will all this translate into a value proposition for the space owners?
We believe we enjoy a great mix of major anchors, national brands and local retailers. Our comprehensive mix worked wonderfully for retailers at City Centre Salt Lake and New Town and I am sure it will also work well at City Centre Siliguri.