CONCEIVED BY J N TATA on a grand scale, The Taj Mahal
Palace, Mumbai didnít just open its doors in 1903. It opened
them to a history of firsts. Electric lights, fans, bells and
clocks and 4 electric passenger lifts ensured their early
patronage of design and technology. The hotel even had its
own power plant with electricity, a cooling system, Turkish
baths and modern sanitation.
The imposing edifice that preceded the Gateway of India,
was designed to incorporate multiple design influences -
Indo Saracenic balconies, Victorian columns, Moorish domes
and Florentine flooring. Home to a global clientele, The Taj
Palace stands testament to the finest forms of creativity in
India - with chandeliers, Kashmiri hand-knotted silk carpets,
exquisite chests and cabinets, and an enviable collection of
chairs and loungers from the last hundred years.