The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, situated on Colaba waterfront overlooking Arabian Sea, is a famous landmark of Mumbai. This mesmerizing colonial hotel built by J.N. Tata in 1903 has caught the imagination of many dignitaries and visitors over past several decades. Famous author George Bernard Shaw couldn’t stop himself being over awed with his stay in the hotel. He then instantly remarked that he no longer felt the need to visit the original Taj Mahal in Agra.
The monumental 5-Star Taj Mahal Palace Hotel is a heritage in itself. The hotel has been intricately built featuring myriad architectural styles. This includes a modern Moorish aesthetic, a Florentine dome and Gothic window frames with Oriental engravings. The period rooms in the magnificent Palace Wing, which provide accommodations to the visitors, are filled with antiques.
For more than a century now, the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel has hosted the Maharajas, celebrities, dignitaries and other famous personalities from around the world. Important personalities who have stayed at the hotel include Lord Wedgewood, Robert McNamara, David Rockefeller, William Jefferson Clinton, Jacqueline Onassis, Prince Charles, Margaret Thatcher, Mick Jagger, Andrew Lloyd Weber, Yehudi Menuhin, Baz Luhmann, Sir Richard Attenborough, Douglas Fairbanks, Barbara Cartland, Irving Stone and George Bernard Shaw, just to name a few.
The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel overlooks Mumbai’s another prominent landmark the Gateway of India. It offers a scenic view of the bay. The hotel has 560 rooms, including 44 suites. Each room here is equipped with modern convenience perfectly blending with rich history. There are various kinds of accommodations available at the hotel. These include The Presidential Suite, Taj Signature Suites, The Taj Mahal Palace Suites, The Taj Club Rooms, The Taj Mahal Palace Rooms and The Taj Mahal Tower Rooms.
The visitors are offered various amenities and services here. The Taj Mahal Palace is equipped with a Palace Lounge, a business center and a fitness center. The visitors are provided exclusive access to the private lounge in the Palace Lounge area. Here they are offered tea service, cocktails, hors de oeuvres, and many special privileges. A wide range of administrative, professional and technology services are available round the clock at the business center. The visitors can also make use of the fitness center to keep themselves refreshed, healthy and fit.