Realization of a Dream
This project began for us with a spontaneous decision to move from Boston, USA to New Delhi, India in March of 2004. We left our respective jobs, rented our house and flew to New Delhi with a few suitcases to begin our new life in India, which coincidentally was just one block away from Bnineteen in Nizamuddin East.
One of our goals was to have a home in New Delhi where Rajive grew up. For the first year in India, we looked all over Delhi for a place where we could feel at home, but nothing compared to Nizamuddin East. Then, an advertisement in the paper came in June of 2005 and Bnineteen was for sale. We rang the doorbell and asked the owners if we could buy the house and that was the beginning of this project Bnineteen Luxury Hotel.
After a long and tedious permitting process the work finally began in October 2005 to renovate and transform the old house into what it is today. We lived in the house towards the end of construction with the dust, the heat, the noise and many workers on site. It was an exciting time to live there and see the house come up day by day with a lot of dedication and devotion. In December of 2006 B nineteen was finally completed.
There are many people to thank for their efforts and resolve in making it happen. Through each part of the construction phase came new workers and new families who lived on site. Some of their portraits are here below.
Janis McClinch and Rajive Chaudhry
Owners and Architects of Bnineteen Luxury Hotel, New Delhi