The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
Apollo Bunder, Colaba,
Mumbai 400 001
Established in 1903, TAJ is one of Asia’s largest and finest group of hotels, comprising 101 hotels in 64 locations across the globe, including presence in India, North America, United Kingdom, Africa, Middle East, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bhutan and Nepal. From world-renowned landmarks to modern business hotels, idyllic beach resorts to authentic Grand Palaces, each Taj hotel offers an unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world-class service and modern luxury. For over a century, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, the iconic flagship has set a benchmark for fine living with exquisite refinement, inventiveness and warmth. TAJ is part of the Tata Group, India’s premier business house. For more information, please visit www.tajhotels.com
IHCL is South Asia’s largest hospitality focused enterprise with true Indian origins. Backed by a 115-year plus legacy across consumers and businesses, it was originally incorporated by the founder of the Tata Group, Jamsetji Tata, in 1902. The company opened its first hotel, The Taj Mahal Palace, in Bombay (now Mumbai) in 1903. Perhaps the grandest and most recognized of Jamsetji Tata’s tributes to his beloved city remains to be the hallmark of Indian hospitality, even today.
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Mr. Taljinder Singh
5-star Luxury Palace
Public Ltd Company
THE TAJ MAHAL PALACE, MUMBAI
History & Story
The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai was born out of Jamsetji N. Tata’s dream. Mr. Tata believed that Bombay (now Mumbai), the commercial capital of India, required a grand hotel, one that would enhance its reputation amongst the great cities of the world.
The hotel reopened after painstaking restoration in 2010.
Top international designers helped in the redesign while retaining the essence of the hotel
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Since 1903, The Taj epitomizes timeless luxury, discreet and attentive service and meticulous attention to detail. Our legendary hospitality is always genuine, attentive, passionate, caring and warm.
The Taj Mahal Palace is a Mumbai landmark, situated close to the bustling Colaba Causeway, near Regal Circle and minutes away from the commercial hubs of Fort and Nariman Point. Close to The Taj is Mumbai’s historic precinct, with its Indo-Saracenic and Victorian architecture and tree-lined roads that lead to the sweeping seaside promenades of Apollo Bunder and Marine Drive. The area is peppered with myriad entertainment options from dining to drinking, cinema and sports to centres of culture. Ideally situated, the Taj is a sought after address for the tourist or business traveller.
• The hotel was the first clear landmark of the city
• The first maharaja to stay at the Taj was His Highness Major Sir Ganga Singh Bahadur, KCIE, the magnificently mustachioed Maharaja of Bikaner.
• The magnificent central stairwell that had been inspired by F. W. Stevens’ design for his central dome in the Victoria Terminus.
The rooms in the Palace and Tower wings reflect the heady fusion of true Indian hospitality and the Taj’s world-class service and facilities. The world traveller’s every need has been subtly incorporated into the luxurious environ. Though conjoined, the wings have distinct personalities and will appeal to those with disparate requirements. Art and grandeur accompany you even as you walk down the hotel’s corridors or along The Taj Mahal Palace’s iconic cantilevered staircase. To paraphrase the hit Eagles song: “You can check-out any time you like, but you can never leave”.
Restaurants & Bars
The Taj prides itself on consistently leading and pioneering innovative dining options. This extends to the remarkable range of food and beverage options available between the Palace and Tower, many of which enjoy the distinction of being firsts: first ever licensed bar and first all-day-dining restaurant included. Recognising the adventurous spirit of its well-travelled patrons, The Taj notched up another first by opening an exceptional Japanese restaurant. The cuisines on offer throughout the hotel span the globe from Indian to the Mediterranean, French to Sichuan.
Indian wellness treatments, yoga and meditation are available in the calming ambience of the Jiva Spa, the ideal way to unwind and enjoy some me-time.
Corporate & Celebration Events
Imagine conducting discussions and debating future strategy with a view of the Gateway of India. The tastefully decorated, modern and advanced business centre and conference rooms are equipped with updated communication and business equipment and resources, along with discreet hospitality to allow your meetings to be most productive. Provisions can be made for small meetings up to large conclaves of 500- plus people. Along with Corinthian pillars and crystal chandeliers, the latest technology, high-end conferencing requirements and remote controlled facilities seamlessly coexist with a classic style.
Extra Notable Features
Masterpieces from the Collection of the Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
Stretching back to 1903, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, enjoys one of the grandest histories of any building in South Asia. The art at the Taj has always been a defining feature of the hotel. Adorning corridors, public spaces and the grand suites, the art collection traces the history of Indian modern and contemporary art since the mid-20th century.
Since being founded in 1963, the Taj Art Gallery has operated at the heart of all art-related activities at the property. For many decades this gallery was one of the most important spaces in the country for artists to display their work. The re-opening of the Taj Art Gallery in 2016, with its strategic location in the heart of the city’s art district, coincides with a moment of great artistic activity in India, especially amongst emerging artists working with painting, sculpture and a range of experimental media.
Hotel & Restaurants Awards
Conde Nast Traveller UK & US Readers Choice Awards, #9 Hotel in Asia (September 2019)
Conde Nast Traveller India Readers Choice Awards, #9 Hotel in India (October 2019)
DestinAsian Reader’s Choice Awards, Best Hotel in India (February 2018)
S. Pellegrino List – Top 50 Restaurants in Asia, Ranked ‘Wasabi by Morimoto’, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai as No. 49 (April 2018)
National Geographic Traveller (UK)’s, Far Flung Fancy 2018 (June 2018)
Conde Nast Traveller UK Readers Traveller Awards 2018 #4 in the World’s Top Hotels & #2 In Asia & India (September 2018)
India Wine Awards 2018, The Chambers (September 2018)
Distinguished Restaurant Award by Rocheston 2018, Harbour Bar (September 2018)
Conde Nast Traveller US Readers Choice Awards 2018, Top 50 Hotels in the World (October 2018)
DestinAsian Reader’s Choice Awards
Best Hotel in India
S. Pellegrino List – Top 50 Restaurants in Asia
Ranked ‘Wasabi by Morimoto’, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
Times Food Guide-Mumbai Awards 2017
“Golden Dragon” – Best Chinese Restaurant (South Mumbai)
“Wasabi by Morimoto” – Best Oriental & Japanese Restaurant (South Mumbai)
“Shamiana” winner -Best 24-Hour Dining (South Mumbai)
Flight Network – Worlds 100 Greatest Hotels (#29)
The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
L’Oreal Hairdressing Awards 2017
Taj Salon – Best Cut & Colour
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