- August 17, 2021 / 5 min readThe new partnership will bring Playboy hospitality experiences to major metropolitan areas in India, with the first flagship venue expected to open in Gurgaon in December 2021.
Leading pleasure and leisure lifestyle company and owner of Playboy, PLBY has announced the expansion of its global consumer products and lifestyle business in India, in partnership with Jay Jay Capital and Investments.
The new partnership will bring Playboy hospitality experiences to major metropolitan areas in India, with the first flagship venue expected to open in Gurgaon in December 2021.
"We are thrilled to partner with the best-in-class operators at Jay Jay Capital and Investments to build upon Playboy's long history creating unrivalled hospitality experiences," said Ben Kohn, CEO, PLBY Group, Inc.
For nearly seven decades, Playboy has delivered unrivaled hospitality experiences around the world, from the original Playboy Clubs to the legendary Playboy Mansion.
Today, Playboy hospitality offerings include the Playboy Club and Lounge in Jaipur, India, the Playboy Club and Casino in London, and celebrity- and influencer-hosted parties and events in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Miami and more.
“We are delighted about our appointment of the exclusive master license for Playboy franchise venues in India. We will roll out innovative concepts that 21st century Indian tastemakers and professionals are yearning for, including stylish Playboy lounges and inviting Playboy beer gardens and cafés, whilst delivering a unified, consistent customer experience and standard of quality under the Playboy brand umbrella,” added Dr. Rohit Malhorta, CEO of Jay Jay Capital and Investment by adding that the first flagship venue will be a fun and modern Playboy beer garden environment scheduled to open in Gurgaon by this December and Bangalore in February 2022.
From there, the brand is planning to expand into major metropolitan cities such as New Delhi and Mumbai.
In recent years, beer gardens, hotel rooftops and lounges have become increasing popular with young Indian consumers who seek more elevated and intimate settings over more expansive dance-club nightlife settings. More and more young adults in India value experiences outside the home and spaces that allow for creative self-expression across social media.
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