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Prince William and Kate Middleton are set to kick off their tour of India and Bhutan from April 10 to April 16, 2016.
Taj Mahal Hotel Palace is the luxurious hotel the royals will be residing in while in Mumbai.
Opened in 1903, the high-end hotel is renowned for its professional service and rich history, although it experienced a dark chapter in 2008 when it was attacked by Islamic militants.
The 1,500-square foot Rajput Suite replicates an opulent Rajasthani palace with arches, a royal colour palette and a peacock centerpiece.
Work and play mix in the Rajput Suite’s study, which features a detailed work desk and a swinging bench under a crystal chandelier.
Set on the Arabian Sea, the hotel comprises the palace wing (left) and a tower built in 1973 (middle) next to Gateway of India (right).
With stunning views of the Arabian Sea and Gateway of India monument, the 560-room Taj Mahal Palace – comprising the original palace wing and a tower built in 1973 – is the flagship hotel of Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces.
During their stay at the hotel, Will and Kate will lay a wreath in memory of the victims of the 2008 assault, meet staff who protected guests and attend a Bollywood charity gala.
Of its 560 rooms and suites, the 15-room Tata Suite is the most extravagant, at 5,000 square feet.
It has welcomed presidents, including Barack Obama, kings and Hollywood film stars such as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.
This room in the newer tower wing overlooks the Gateway of India, a waterfront basalt arch that is Mumbai’s top tourist attraction.
When hunger strikes, the hotel has 10 restaurants serving cuisine from all over the world, including Wasabi by Morimoto (Japanese), Golden Dragon (Chinese), Masala Kraft (contemporary and Indian) and Souk (Eastern Mediterranean).
Taj Mahal Palace was built at a cost of £250,000 (nearly £27.5million in today’s currency) in the early 1900s and underwent extensive renovations following the bombing and shooting attacks, which left 164 people dead at multiple locations in Mumbai.
The hotel has stunning views of the Arabian Sea (left) and incredible detail within its corridor (right) and 560 guest rooms and suites.
It also boasts a 24-hour multi-cuisine coffee shop and 24-hour room service. Additional amenities include a spa, salon, outdoor pool, 24-hour fitness center and 24-hour on-call doctor and nurse.
Priced at £10,600 a night, the suite has marble floors and its own private spa, and a butler and chef to take care of every need.
- Address: Apollo Bunder, Colaba, 400001 Mumbai, India