My Cocoon: Enhancing the Comfort in Business Travels through Personalized Corporate Lodging

Meenakshi Dhar, Poonam Mirakhur and Poonam Poddar,Co-Founders
Meenakshi Dhar, Poonam Mirakhur and Poonam Poddar, Co-Founders

Today, businesses of all types are becoming increasingly globally connected, resulting in a huge demand for corporate travel market. According to Allied Market Research, the Business Travel Market size is expected to reach 1,657 billion USD by 2023, registering a CAGR of 4.1 percent during 2017-2023. With an astonishing growth rate, corporate lodging has become the most happening sector in the travel industry; from arranging hassle-free transportation services to allocating highly personalized lodging facilities, new trends are emerging in this field every year. Keenly following the latest trends in the corporate world, My Cocoon is a one such company that goes greater lengths to provide customized and high quality travel experience to guests. My Cocoon Co-Founder, Meenakshi Dhar shares, “My Cocoon is a luxurious and affordable alternative to the high priced hotels. Our crisp and hygienic apartments provide the business and corporate travelers comfort and facilities which one looks forward to after a day’s hectic schedule. We can render first-class Infrastructure, Wi-Fi and
caretaker facilities along with homely food. As the name suggests, ‘My Cocoon’ is a warm nest where one longs to get back.”

Incepted in 2017, My Cocoon is the fruit of three visionary women’s perseverance and adeptness. Its founders, Meenakshi Dhar, Poonam Mirakhur and Poonam Poddar are highly experienced corporate professionals and their journey with My Cocoon started with just two apartments in Powai. “During the initial days of My Cocoon, our main challenge was to create a brand image in the market. We had to roam around the localities where the corporate might need the flats, talked to the apartment owners, talked to clients and made them understand what we are doing. Our vast experience in corporate sector helped us to connect with many clients. Being a very professional team, we strictly follow the travel industry norms and regulations and leave no stone unturned to ensure a delightful experience to our guests,” narrates Meenakshi Dhar.

My Cocoon offers the finest and fully furnished serviced apartments, which are strategically located near major shopping, entertainment and business addresses with easy access to major modes of transportation. Great locations, first class and hygiene apartments with fully equipped kitchen, LCD / LED TV and a good sized dining area plus impressive hospitality covering 24 hours personal valet and round the clock security are some of the unique features that make My Cocoon a well sought-after lodging option in the market. Meenakshi
Dhar says, “Our elegantly furnished apartments come with benchmarked standard of service and offer best of both homely ambience and food with the comfort and convenience of hotels at less than half the cost. Basically, in this cut-throat competition, we give nothing less than the best and that's our strength.”

Driven by well-experienced women entrepreneurs, My Cocoon has grown by leaps and bounds from just two apartments to more than 35 apartments within a short span of 18 months. Being a stringent adherent of industry standards, the company caters best-in-industry services and also, constantly updates their team members with latest trends and best practices through various workshops. Their dedicated team could serve a good number of reputed corporate from the country and abroad. My Cocoon’s diverse clientele includes Ericsson, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Medtronic, emirates, Johnson and Johnson, Aranca Research and Merit Logistics. “The company is growing steadily and organically through word of mouth and re-visiting clients. Our dedication and patience helped us to carve a niche in Mumbai corporate sector. In the coming years, company is looking forward to expanding the staff strength and adding more tie ups with clients across India, thus creating a sturdy PAN India presence. Our team is also thinking about bring in new concepts like villas and more personalized services in corporate lodging,” Meenakshi concludes.