Unknown Things About Taj Hotel Mumbai

Architectural Elegance :

Taj Hotel Mumbai has two wings. the original The Taj Mahal Hotel (Old Wing). And the newer Tower (Multi Storied structure).

The Taj Hotel Mumbai original building was commission in Ind-Saracenic style by Tata. First opened its doors to guests on 16 December 1903.

Taj Hotel Mumbai is an architectural marvel. Whichis brings together Moorish, Oriental and Florentine styles.

Taj Hotel Mumbai showcasing contemporary Indian influences. along with beautiful vaulted alabaster ceilings. Onyx columns, graceful archways, hand-woven silk carpets, crystal chandeliers. A magnificent art collection, an eclectic collection of furniture, and a dramatic cantilever stairway.

The interiors of the Tower wing were conceive by Dale Keller, a Hong Kong based Swiss designer. Who ensured that an ‘Indian-ness’ manifested. itself in the new building too, with detailing like a relief panel in Udaipur style. Tanjore pillars in the Indian restaurant and the like.

The 1970s saw the addition of the Tower block. Which near doubled the Hotel’s room inventory and added to public areas and F&B outlets. With its arched balconies topped by a jagged diadem. The new wing stands in harmonious contrast to the Heritage building. The Tower wing was conceiv by Melton Bekker, a renowned American architect.

For more than 50 years after it was build. the Taj Hotel Mumbai’s 240-foot-high dome was the first clear marker of Bombay Harbor. that could be visible from the sea. The Gateway of India wasn’t built until 20 years later. The dome is still an official triangulation point. along with a chimney and a rocky island, for ships of the Indian Navy to fix their position in the harbor.

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  • I worked in India with a British East India Company from 1961 to 1995 and often travelled through Bombay on a thrice yearly sales tour around India. Being a Junior Sales Rep in those days the company always booked me into Greens Hotel at a cost of around $5/6 dollars per day (a lot of money) which included breakfast,which was taken in the Taj Hotel,you also had use of all of the Taj facilities all you had to do was to cross over on the connecting covered walkway between the two buildings. When in Mumbai we still visit to dine or stay at the Taj.

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