Taj Santacruz, Mumbai
Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces has announced the opening of its luxury hotel Taj Santacruz, Mumbai…
The newest addition in Taj’s home city, and the fourth group hotel in the financial capital, Taj Santacruz is a tribute to the historic city of Mumbai and its pulsating cosmopolitan spirit.
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.
“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 Mr. Pankaj Sampat, General Manager, Taj Santacruz, Mumbai.
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. Local architects Hafeez Contractor and Malaysian-based interior design house Designwilkes, has ensured that the hotel features 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.
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.”
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.
Architect: Hafeez Contractor
Interior: Jeffrey A. Wilkes of Designwilkes
Landscape: Ravindra Punde of Design Cell
Lighting: Anthony Corbett Associates
Lighting: International Lighting Design