Walking down the streets of Mumbai, you just can’t miss the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. It dominates the street corner where it’s situated, at once impressive and imposing. Opened in 1903, this historical property has welcomed a parade of celebrity guests from The Beatles to the Obamas, from Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to Mick Jagger.
Once inside the grand lobby, it’s easy to see why the who’s who of the world come here to stay. Modern luxuries and all the amenities that make this a five-star hotel combine with a sense of the hotel’s rich history. “The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai has mastered the art of keeping one foot firmly planted in a glorious past, even while the other steps gracefully along with the times,” says Gaurav Pokhariyal, General Manager of The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai. “Today, it is a hotel recharged with energy and an indomitable spirit.”
With rooms overlooking the Arabian Sea and the famous landmark The Gateway of India, a stay at the Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai is one visitors won’t soon forget. “The hotel is an architectural marvel and brings together Moorish, Oriental and Florentine styles,” says Gaurav. “It is a gracious landmark of the city of Mumbai, showcasing contemporary Indian influences along with beautiful vaulted alabaster ceilings, onyx columns, graceful archways, hand-woven silk carpets, stunning chandeliers, a magnificent art collection, an eclectic collection of furniture, and a dramatic cantilever stairway.”
The award-winning hotel style boasts 560 suites and rooms and there’s a delightful mix of history and modernity. “The corridors stand testimony to a century old heritage, with genuine artifacts and antiques gracing the aisles,” says Gaurav. “Each of the 19 theme suites come with a personality that is distinct and distinguished. They have been sculpted by some of the most revered names across the world. They draw inspiration from the sea they face or the heritage they proudly mirror. They are modern in their amenities and facilities and charmingly traditional in terms of their tenure in time.”
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