Mumbai, the city of dreams, a city that draws millions with stars in their eyes to its fold. The city with its glitz and glamour and innumerable opportunities for work and business attracts people in droves. Some come in search of livelihood while many come to experience the sights and sounds of the city as tourists. Mumbai sees about 6 million tourists every year. Mumbai is well connected to the major metros of India like say Bangalore with over 250 Bangalore to Mumbai flights taking off every week. Given the high influx of visitors that Mumbai sees every year, it is but natural that it has a host of accomodation options for guests. Mumbai has a range of options from the budget friendly to the uber luxurious. Here are some of the top luxury hotels to head to if you have the dough and are in the mood for some indulgent pampering.
The St. Regis, Mumbai
In the heart of Mumbai and in the tallest skyscraper of the city is situated an oasis of ultimate luxury and grandeur. The St. Regis, Mumbai which lays claim to be the tallest hotel in India. The luxury hotel is set in the area of Lower Parel which is fast emerging an entertainment and commercial hub. The hotel has spectacular views of the iconic Mahalakshmi race course and the Arabian Sea. The St. Regis has 395 luxuriously appointed rooms including residential suites. The location of the hotel is ideal for business travellers to get around the city on business. The hotel has spectacular gold and ornate decor and unplugs all stops in terms of service including doormen and butlers. A swimming pool on the tenth floor, spas, and fitness centre are area where one can relax and be pampered. The hotel offers multi-cuisine dining options and regional and international flavours. A rooftop bar provides the right atmosphere for a relaxing and romantic drink.
The Taj Mahal Palace
Another luxury hotel that in many ways is identified with the spirit of Mumbai is the Taj Mahal Palace. The hotel stands in grand style bang opposite the Gateway of India and offers some spectacular views of the boats bobbing in the Arabian Sea across the road. The hotel has 560 rooms and 44 suites and is serviced by a 1600 member strong staff that includes some 35 odd butlers. The hotel has a rich history and has hosted numerous national and international dignitaries. The hotel is one of the most prestigious address in Mumbai city. The hotel was the target of a terrorist attack in the past but has shown great resilience and it is business as usual for one of Mumbai’s iconic hotels.
The Oberoi is regarded as one of the best hotels in the world. The Oberoi is located in the vicinity of Nariman Point which is the centre of business in Mumbai. The famed Marined Drive also known as the Queen’s necklace is just across the road to the Oberoi. The Oberoi was where Michael Jackson stayed in when he was in India and left a message on the hotel pillow. The Oberoi has an ethereal ambience created by original artworks, water bodies and greenery.Service is impeccable and includes personalized butler services. A luxury retail arcade, spa and fitness centre add to the luxury experience of the hotel. The hotel has 287 luxurious rooms that include suites. The rooms are well appointed with oak floors and specially commissioned art work which gives an individual character to each room.
A resort style business hotel and the only one of its kind in Mumbai is The Leela. The hotel has three hundred plus luxuriously furnished rooms and Eighty eight suites make the hotel a destination for ultimate luxury and pampering. A Club lounge, butler service, fitness centres and swimming pools make The Leela a much sought after address in Mumbai. Multi cuisine restaurants that serve some of the best fare from Indian, French, Italian, and Chinese cuisines add a touch of international flavour and aroma to the gastronomic experience. The Leela is a great destination for business or for a staycation.
JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar
If you are looking for a contemporary and luxurious hotel not far from the airport then the JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar is the place to head to.The hotel is strategically located near the domestic and international airports and makes for a convenient and comfortable stay. The JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar offers the finest of luxury and unparalleled service.Pillow top beds, bathrooms in marble, rejuvenating spas and much more ensure the relaxation of body, mind, and soul after a long flight. The Marriott also provides venues for hosting a meeting or event. The hotel promises a luxury experience and stay immediately on landing in Mumbai.
So if you are heading to Mumbai and looking for a luxury stay option, you know where to head.