Built in 1903, Taj Mahal Palace and Tower is Mumbai's first harbour landmark and the site of the first licensed bar in the city. For more than a century, the Taj has played an intrinsic part in the life of the city, hosting Maharajas, dignitaries and eminent personalities from across the globe.
The hotel offers panoramic views of the Arabian Sea and the Gateway of India. The hotel is a gracious landmark of the city of Mumbai, showcasing contemporary Indian influences.
The hotel has 560 rooms in two wings; Tower and Palace wing. The categories of rooms at the hotel are:-
Taj Mahal Tower Rooms: These are newer rooms in the Tower Wing. Overlooking the city or the Gateway of India and the Arabian Sea, these rooms are designed with a combination of European and Indian architecture.
Luxury Grande Rooms: These are rooms in the Palace Wing. Guests have a choice of rooms that overlook the pool or face the Gateway of India and the Arabian Sea. All rooms in the Palace wing enjoy the personalized Taj Butler service along with a host of amenities.
The Taj Club Rooms: Located on the top floors of the Palace wing, The Taj Club Rooms offer breath-taking views of the city, pool or the Arabian. The rooms provide exclusive services and amenities to guests including access to The Palace Lounge, the 24-Hours Butler service and the meeting rooms in the Business Centre.
Taj Mahal Palace Suites: The Taj Mahal Palace houses 44 generously appointed suites further classified as :-
Taj Mahal Signature Suites: The two signature suites; the Rajput Suite in all its Rajasthani splendor and the classic Ravi Shankar Suite, a spacious duplex are an epitome of luxury with grand interiors, spacious living spaces and taj signature amenities.
The Presidential Suites: Named The Tata suite, the Presidential suite is a 5000 sq ft of sprawling space with 15 graciously appointed rooms offering the ultimate in luxury and elegance along with cutting edge modern technology. With 13 dedicated staff members to cater to the guests every need the Tata Suite marries architectural splendor with splendid service. The suite comes with a personal spa, equipped with a personalized Jiva spa menu, steam room, sauna and 2 professional masseurs.
All the rooms are equipped with 40-inch televisions with satellite programmes, digital clock with alarm features, in-room electronic safe, refrigerated private bar, personal tea/coffee maker and other contemporary luxuries.
The Taj Mahal Place, Mumbai has some of the most sought after restaurants in India. Guests are treated to diverse cooking styles and the most imaginative culinary traditions from India, Europe, the Middle East and the Orient.
Wasabi By Morimoto
Wasabi by Morimoto offers authentic Japanese culinary treasures, the ingredients, including seafood and Wasabi, are specially flown down from Japan. The guests can interact with the Chef at the Sushi Bar or watch him set the range ablaze at the Teppenyaki Counter. Complete your experience with an extensive selection of Japanese whisky, Sake and Plum wines.
Golden Dragon has been serving fine Szechuan and Cantonese cuisine in Mumbai since 1973. It features an elaborate a la carte menu, provincial specialties and a Sunday Dim Sum brunch buffet containing extensive varieties of Dim Sum. The restaurant is particularly noted for its live kitchen plating delicious steamed seafood, Peking Duck, and authentic Beggar's Chicken which is prepared over 24 hours of slow marinating and cooking.
Masala Kraft with its contemporary Indian cuisine is a balance of the classic with the modern. Blending aromatic Indian spices with modern cooking techniques, the traditional favourites from across the country are cooked in minimal oil with just the right blend of spices. They have live cooking stations, where guests can interact with the Chefs.
Souk is located at the rooftop of the Tower Wing with panoramic views of the Mumbai harbour, the Art District and the majestic Gateway of India. The restaurant offers a selection of authentic, light Eastern Mediterranean cuisine from Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Greece, Turkey and Egypt showcased by the Syrian Chef. It transports you to a relaxing world full of the essence and flavours of the Middle East with a selection of freshly brewed Moroccan Mint Tea and Turkish coffee.
Shamiana, the original coffee shop of the city, offers an all-day dining experience with an a la carte menu to suit every mood and palate, from breakfast through to dinner. It is best known for the elaborate weekend brunches with foot tapping music by live band. In the evenings one can choose from an a la carte selection of local, Asian, and Western favourites accompanied by India's first and only wine buffet featuring Indian and International wines.
Sea lounge is considered to be a city institution for traditional Afternoon Tea featuring an elaborate buffet spread of classic English delicacies and Local Indian favourites complemented with a selection of the world's finest teas and coffees. Sea Lounge is a favourite for its light lunch and dinner fare and Mumbai street food. In the evenings, guests may choose from a quiet glass of Champagne or a cocktail.
La Patisserie is a Delicatessen & Cake Shop. You can choose from a range of oven-fresh breads, croissants, muffins, danish and more or make a selection of sandwiches, puffs, quiches and light meals that are available, as well as soft beverages, beer and sparkling water. The wine list features handpicked Indian and International wine offering you an option to buy wines at attractive prices.
The Harbour Bar is a stylish lounge bar serving a selection of fine malts, international wines and global tapas. Unwind here with 'From the Harbour since 1933', the signature cocktail and explore fresh and exotic flavours with the Asian Spice cocktails like the Paan Flip, or enjoy a glass of champagne from the handpicked selection.
Aquarius is an outdoor poolside restaurant it has an exclusive dining option for the resident guests. The lounge offers a selection of light bites, delectable desserts and thirst-quenching drinks to be enjoyed by the poolside. They also serve a variety of refreshing cocktails, mocktails, smoothies, fruit juices and fine wines.
Taj Mahal Palace and towers offers many experiences for the guests. The experiences offered by the guests are :
Palace Lounge : The Palace Lounge offers exclusive access to the private lounge with tea service, hors de oeuvres, cocktails, and other special privileges.
Fitness Centre : The hotel has a fitness centre that is equipped with everything guests need to stay fit, healthy and refreshed.
Taj Salon : The hotel has a luxury Salon that offers a wide range of services for men and women including skin care and rituals and haircuts treatments and Hair rituals.
The hotel has a Jiva spa that offers the best in Indian rejuvenation therapies ranging from Indian aromatherapy massages, time-honored Indian treatments, body scrubs and wraps. The spa experiences are offered by trained experts using exclusive natural products in a fresh and harmonious setting.