Recently, I was invited to stay and review one of the heritage hotels of India. It is one of the most prestigious hotels, which has hosted who's and who's of the world. It was a privilege for me to review it and showcase it for my readers. This hotel is considered the flagship property of the Tata group and contains 560 rooms and 44 suites. There are some 1500 staff including 35 butlers. From a historical and architectural point of view, the two buildings that make up the hotel, the Taj Mahal Palace, and the Tower are two distinct buildings, built at different times and in different architectural designs. It was the city’s first harbour landmark. It was built in 1903, 21 years before the Gateway of India.For over a century, this luxury hotel has been the residence of choice for maharajas, dignitaries and other famous personalities.The hotel has hosted many notable guests, from presidents to captains of industry and stars of show business.
This painting wasmade by Ratan Tata. It was auctioned and gifted back to the hotel by its buyer.
And there is a Memorial wall of the hotel with names of people who died in the tragic terrorist attacks of 26/11. There is a bronze tree that survived the attack. It was earlier in palace wing on 6th floor. This survived the attack and is now called tree of life.