At the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai Every Suite Tells a Story

Photograph of Taj Mahal Palace hotel’s notable visitors

Every great city deserves its own iconic cultural edifice, one that is an integral part of it and bears testimony to its glorious history. In Bombay, now Mumbai, in 1903 the Taj Mahal Palace hotel was completed and it truly became one of the original grand hotels of the world. Since the day it opened its doors it has played host to heads of state, demanding connoisseurs, monarchs, maharajah”s, ebullient bon vivants, flamboyant captains of industry and iconoclastic artists.

Taj Mahal Palace is as renowned for its history of fine living as it is for its resplendent architecture and interior design. This legendary hotel has enriched, entertained and enthralled guests for generations. Today, while much has changed inside, its acclaimed grandeur remains untouched, as does its status as Mumbai’s landmark hotel.

Though the structure is a massive edifice with unique elevation profile, on the outside it does not suggest the opulence that is found within its walls. And with an exceptionally wide range of suites on offer, the guests are spoilt for choice at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel indeed!

Nineteen extravagant themes find expression in the interior design of these 44 abodes of lavishness. Exquisite pieces of art adorn the walls within these indulgent habitats, and every piece of furniture is a carefully chosen masterpiece.

Indeed, the Taj Mahal Palace suites are as much a symbol of superlative hospitality as they are tributes to a way of life in luxury, one where your experiences are only limited by your imagination.

The luxurious Presidential Suite was created and named in honor of the man and his vision, the founder of the Bombay Taj, Jamsetji Tata.

The Signature Suites hail the Rajput magnificent past, and the memory of India’s legendary musician, Ravi Shankar, who within the walls of the suite that now carries his name in 1966 taught sitar to one of the memorable Beatles, George Harrison.

All the suites at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel, with names such as Bell Tower, Gateway of India, Dolphin, Elephanta, Dutch, Spanish, Primrose, Neptune, Sea Gull, Bella Vista, Maratha, Lotus, Aquarius, Coral, Harbour, or Gulmohur, present

the ultimate in comfort and luxury, whether their names bespoke the images of famous monuments, admired species, cherished symbols or remarkable cultures.

Within the walls of this magnificent hotel you will find truly extraordinary  furnishings, as well as vendors that cater to tastes of the hotel’s special guests. And a partial list of the Taj Mahal Palace hotel’s notable visitors is on display in cabinets containing commemorative photographs of such distinguished personalities as Nicolas Sarkozy, George Harrison, John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Ravi Shankar, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Michael Douglas, Barack Obama, Ratan Tata, Oprah Winfrey, to name a few.

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