THE TAJ MAHAL PALACE, MUMBAI - Conceived by J N Tata
on a grand scale, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai didn’t just
open its doors in 1903. It opened them to a history of firsts.
Electric lights, fans, bells and clocks and 4 electric passenger
liftsensured 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.