New luxury Taj hotel opens in Mumbai’s Santacruz


Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces has taken another significant growth in the city of its birth. The group has just announced the opening of its luxury hotel Taj Santacruz, Mumbai.

The facade of the newly opened Taj at Mumbai’s Santacruz

Strategically located just off the Western Express Highway, the hotel offers a vantage point of access, with proximity to the city’s financial and entertainment centres. The hotel is located next to the domestic terminal of Mumbai’s airport. The area around the airport has been a popular one, with many leading hospitality brands already operating large format hotels, though most of them are near the international terminal, T2.

The newest addition in Taj’s home city, and the fourth group hotel in the financial capital. Besides the iconic Taj Mahal Palace, there is also the Taj Lands End and Taj Wellington Mews in Mumbai.

“We are delighted to extend the legendary Taj hospitality with the opening of Taj Santacruz in Mumbai. With its distinctive design, spacious rooms and warm service, Taj Santacruz is a luxurious new addition that is symbolic of the cultural melting pot that is quintessentially Mumbai. The hotel captures the spirit of the city and offers curated experiences to its guests, deep rooted in its culture,” said Pankaj Sampat, General Manager, Taj Santacruz, Mumbai.

A view of the Junior Suite Bedroom

Farhat Jamal, Senior Vice President – Operations (West-India) & Africa, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, said: “Taj Santacruz will set a benchmark for luxury in North Mumbai, with its unparalleled Taj service, elegantly appointed rooms and contemporary restaurants. It will be an oasis for business and leisure travellers alike. It is the new jewel in the Taj crown.”

With the domestic and international airports in its vicinity and being minutes away from the city’s new shopping, business and dining hubs, Taj Santacruz is the perfect spot for fly-in fly-out meetings, conferences and events, as well as travelers looking for a central place to stay in Mumbai. With flexible business offerings, hotel offers indoor and outdoor locations perfect for business conferences and private functions.

The Boardroom at the hotel, expected to draw a significant number of business visitors

The hotel comprises 279 rooms and suites which are among the largest in the city and blend contemporary elegance with touches of traditional Indian style. The modular design of rooms and luxuriously appointed amenities make them perfect for both business and leisure. The cushioned window seats in spacious rooms give the traveller the flexibility for in-room meetings.

The Taj Club Rooms, located on the dedicated Taj Club Floor, are designed to meet the specific needs of the international business traveller, with a 24 hour cyber butler, high speed Wi-Fi and private check-in service. The two lavishly appointed grand suites—the Presidential Suite and Grand Luxury Suite—each has its own separate living spaces and kitchenette.

Taj Santacruz reflects Mumbai’s spirit and captures its essence through its exceptional dining experiences and varied culinary offerings. Local meets global at Tiqri—the expansive split-level atrium restaurant offering comfort food that foregrounds freshness, delicious street food from around the world and regional cuisine.

Rivea offers guests a refreshing take on the famed French and Italian Riviera palate in a modern coastal fusion of the best dishes from the South of France to North West Italy. The menu is designed to reflect the seasons, showcasing locally grown and internationally sourced ingredients which evoke the colours of the Riviera. Enoteca, Rivea’s wine tasting room, offers guests a taste of exquisite table wines paired with cheese, bread and antipasti.

Designed to rejuvenate the senses, the hotel features a beauty salon, outdoor swimming pool and state-of-the-art fitness centre.

Mumbai is a smorgasbord of cuisines, languages, art, cinema and festivals. Taj Santacruz’s architecture mirrors this unique sensory blend with colours and styles to reflect Mumbai within its walls. The soft references to Art Deco pay homage to the historical architecture of south Mumbai while maintaining the trademark Taj elegance. The chandeliers in the double height lobby give a modern edge to the city’s European legacy. Jali-esque pattern, layering and colour – all integral to the Indian design ethic – give Indian overtones to the contemporary styling. Throughout the hotel, paintings and traditional sculptures by Indian artists provide local accents to reception spaces.

Musafir Namah Bureau


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