Last Updated: October 22, 2018 Kamlesh Nayal
Mumbai is the capital of Maharashtra and it is also known as the commercial and entertainment capital of India.
Top business houses of India like Reliance, Tata, Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) and Godrej are based in Mumbai. Also, important financial institutions like Reserve Bank of India, SEBI, National Stock Exchange of India, and corporate headquarters of many Indian and multinational organisations are located in Mumbai.
The Hindi film and television industry primarily operates out of Mumbai. The Marathi cinema and television industry is also very active.
The city of dreams has many popular tourist attractions like the caves of Ajanta and Ellora, Gateway of India, Haji Ali, Juhu and Marine drive chowpatty, temples and various heritage structures.
Following are twenty luxury hotels in Mumbai which cater to a huge number of national and international guests who come here for business and leisure purposes:
Standing by the Marine drive, overlooking the Arabian Sea is the stunning and stylish Oberoi Hotel. Located at the Nariman Point, Mumbai’s famous business hub, the hotel is close to all major commercial and entertainment sites. There are certain services which a guest can access all hours of the day like dining, spa, fitness centre and business centre.
The Taj Mahal Palace & Towers
Built by Jamsetji Tata in the year 1903, this palatial structure has welcomed numerous dignitaries, celebrities and other bigwigs. It stands next to the famous Gateway of India. A new tower wing was erected adjacent to it in 1973 to accommodate more rooms. The Taj has 560 luxury rooms and all of them reflect a perfect blend of old as well as contemporary charm. It provides numerous lavish facilities like luxury cruise on a yacht, business and fitness centres, lounge and spa.
The Trident Bandra-Kurla
It is located in the Bandra Kurla Complex of North Mumbai and is surrounded by many financial and business organisations. The Trident has 436 plush rooms designed in a contemporary style. The hotel renders the guests with all the essential and modern amenities encompassing internet connectivity i, 24 hours business centre and meeting rooms, spa and fitness centre, outdoor swimming pool, reference library to make their stay pleasurable and memorable.
The Gordon House Suites (3/4 star)
It is a small but beautifully designed and furnished hotel. The Gordon House Suites has 102 rooms which have been tastefully created with Mediterranean, Country and Scandinavian themes. It is located in Mumbai on 5, Battery Street, Apollo Bunder, Colaba. Every corner of the hotel speaks of the creative indulgence of the makers. Even the names of the eateries are interesting, like All Stir Fry, The Big Cuppa, Birdys and Dosa Diner.
The Grand Central Mumbai
The architecture of the Grand central has been based on the old colonial style which existed in Bombay of the earlier days. This structure, possessing old world charm, stands at 287, Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Road, Parel. There are 242 rooms, from which some of the rooms are exclusively designed for guests coming on a business trip. There are certain floors which are exclusively meant for independent women guests, keeping in mind their security and other needs. All the modern and luxurious amenities are provided to the guests.
The Leela Kempinski
The premises of this luxury hotel cover 11 acres of area in which there is the building of the hotel, which is surrounded with lush green gardens and a cascading waterfall. There are two tennis courts and a mini golf course. Located on Sahar Road, Andheri-East, the Leela Kempinski is just 1.5 km from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. There are around 400 rooms which are elegantly styled and furnished. The hotel offers numerous state-of-the-art facilities and services.
The Maratha Mumbai
This hotel ranks among the most luxurious 5 star hotels of Mumbai. The old art and design of Maharashtra are combined with the sophistication of Europe to present a truly world class hotel. Every floor of the hotel has been given a theme which is displayed through exquisite artefacts, replicas, jewellery and handicrafts brought from different parts of India. There are 386 luxury rooms in the hotel which are categorised into various classes of luxury and comfort.
InterContinental Marine Drive Mumbai
There are 58 sea facing rooms which are classified into classic and executive rooms and suites. It is placed on the NSC Bose Road, Marine Drive, which is close to Nariman Point which is the business district of Mumbai. It has a business centre, 24 hour fitness centre and lounge, in-room spa facility, roof top swimming pool, among other modern and comfort-giving amenities.
The Lalit Mumbai
Standing elegantly on the Sahar Airport Road, Mumbai, Lalit hotel is just 1 km away from international airport. Its 368 rooms offer a business and leisure traveler many options of accommodation to choose from. Among various amenities the hotel has a business centre, concierge and box office (a 45 seater movie theatre). Hotel Lalit also possesses the award winning and popular Rejuva spa. There are many food joints in the hotel offering Indian and international fares. There is also a nightclub and bar for people to unwind.
Hilton Mumbai International Airport Hotel
The name of the hotel aptly reflects the proximity which the hotel has with the international airport. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is just 5 minutes drive away. The hotel has been built to resemble the summer palaces which were constructed in the 19th century in Europe. The hotel interiors, including 171 rooms and suites, look grand, royal and have an old worldly appeal to them. It boasts of a poolside restaurant and bar along with other eateries and lounges. There is a business centre, 24 hour fitness centre, and swimming pools surrounded with lush gardens in addition to other comforts.
The Four Seasons Mumbai
Standing tall at 114 Dr. E. Moses Road, Worli is the Four Seasons hotel offering a panoramic view of the city from its rooftop lounge AER (situated at 34th floor). It has 202 lavish rooms and suites which have been made with a modern sensibility. Restaurants of Four Seasons offer delectable range of cuisines from across the world like Italian, Mediterranean and Indian. Its business services and fitness centre are available 24 hours of the day. The hotel gives special attention to the children of the guests by offering a plethora of facilities like complimentary infant amenities, specially designed food menus, board games and babysitting services.
Grand Hyatt Mumbai
With 547 rooms, 111 apartments (for guests looking for a longer stay), two outdoor swimming pools,, the hotel does everything to make the guests’ stay comfortable and contented. . This luxurious 5 star hotel is located in Santacruz East on the Western Express Highway and is close to many famous sightseeing places and happening points of Mumbai. Grand Hyatt offers plenty of high-end luxury brands for a wonderful shopping experience. Moreover, it has many award-winning restaurants offering sumptuous and delectable meals from across the globe.
Located on Sahar Airport Road, Hyatt Regency is very close to both international and domestic airports making it an apt luxury destination for business travellers. The hotel also tenders a facility of accommodating a large number of people for any conference or meeting. Hyatt Regency has 401 rooms and suits offering a range of luxurious amenities like wifi-enabled high speed internet, Coffee maker, in-room safe, ipod docking station and mini bar. It is also popular for being a wedding locale and both outdoor and indoor spaces can be utilized for the purpose. Along with business services, the hotel also provides an international size squash court and tennis court, swimming pool, sun deck, award-winning Prana spa and fitness-centre.
Hotel Marine Plaza
Placed at the southern end of the famous Marine drive of Mumbai, Hotel Marine Plaza offers amazing views of the queen’s necklace, i.e. the crescent of Marine Drive from the rooftop of the hotel which also accommodates a glass bottom pool, coffee shop and a garden. The hotel provides 68 rooms (40 suites and 28 sea facing rooms). All rooms are luxuriously furnished and the needs of business and leisure are sought to be fulfilled through amenities like broadband, voicemail phone system, coffee and tea making facilities, in-room safe and mini-bar. There are two popular restaurants and a famous English bar known as Geoffrey’s which are counted among the best in Mumbai.
Hotel Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach
The hotel is located at Balraj Sahani Marg at Juhu Beach. There are 203 rooms which are furnished with the modern luxury décor and are equipped with latest gadgets and comforts like LCD TV, Internet access, mini bar, voice mail, rain shower, separate work area and safe. Besides this, it brings four restaurants offering pan Indian, Chinese, Italian and international cuisines. ). For the relaxation and health of the guests there are spa, sauna, and fitness centre along with a swimming pool.
Rodas, an Ecotel Hotel (3 Star)
Rodas is a 3 star budget hotel at Central Avenue, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai. The hotel has acquired an ECOTEL certification which implies that it strives to reduce the ill-effects of its business on environment. This is done through various measures like proper waste management, proper utilization of resources, implementation of certain building standards to maximise energy efficiency and other such steps. There are 36 well-furnished rooms with wifi internet connectivity, refrigerated minibar, tea/coffee maker, electronic safe and many other comforts. Rodas’s well designed restaurants, a resto bar and a cafe, cater to the needs of every guest. . The hotel has a well-equipped banquet hall which can entertain up to 400 guests at one time.
The hotel is placed on the opposite side of the domestic airport of Mumbai. There are 223 rooms, created with contemporary luxuries. Offering a wide assortment of international cuisines and drinks, Sahara Star boasts of 9 food and beverage outlets. From among them the Ocean restaurant is a must visit purely for the pleasure of having the largest aquarium of India in the backdrop. Sahara Star has 5 banquet halls and an open air banquet which is spread over an area of 18,000 sq ft, which makes it a perfect place to host meetings, conferences, seminars and big celebrations.
Juhu beach is just a stone throw away from the outdoor swimming pool of Sun-N-Sand. Built in 1962 the hotel is famous for hosting beachfront wedding which takes place by the pool side of the hotel. The courtyard area near the pool can accommodate up to 900 people. There is a team of experts which assists in the planning of various aspects of a party like menu selection, seating arrangement, etc. There is a 24 hour coffee shop called Aqua and Kabab Hut an eatery serving authentic Awadhi cuisine. Overlooking the sea is the Ocean View health club which is properly equipped with the latest health machines. There is a spa called sohum which is frequented by bollywood celebrities.
Ramada Powai & Convention Centre
Ramada Powai & Convention Centre, located on Saki Vihar Road in Powai near the Residence Hotel and Apartments, is a business hotel. The business travellers can easily access the business hubs of Powai, Andheri, Goregaon, Hiranandani and Bandra-Kurla Complex through their stay in the hotel. Within the premises of the hotel is a building which has been designated as the convention centre. Events like conference, seminar, meetings and wedding can take place inside the halls. The hotel offers spa, fitness centre, games room and an Ozone swimming pool for the recreation of its guests. There is a rooftop restrolounge and bar called Skky along with a stylish Uno Bar and Grill which overlooks the hills which surround the hotel.
The above-mentioned hotels promise to facilitate the needs of a person on a business trip while taking care of his/her pleasure and recreation. Those on a holiday are sure to be delighted with the lavish treatments and amenities which would be showered on them.
Published: 26 Sep, 2013