Overlooking the Arabian Sea and India’s historic monument, the Gateway of India, the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower boasts probably the best view of any hotel in Mumbai. The history of Mumbai and The Taj Mahal Palace are dramatically intertwined. The hotel is Mumbai’s first harbour landmark (built 21 years before the Gateway of India) and the site of the first licensed bar in the city. For more than a century, the Taj has played an intrinsic part in the life of the city, hosting Maharajas, dignitaries and eminent personalities from across the globe. Today it is a world leader in hospitality and a favourite destination for discerning business travellers. The hotel has 582 centrally air-conditioned rooms including 49 suites spread into wo wings – the tower wing and the palace wing. The rooms in the tower wing have a contemporary design and have an easy access to the business center. Guests have a choice of rooms that overlook the city or face the Gateway of India and the Arabian Sea. These rooms in the palace wing are renowned for their architecture and exude an aura of old-world elegance. Each corridor in this Wing resembles an art gallery, and the design, dÃ©cor and furnishing ensure that no two rooms are alike. Guests have a choice of rooms that overlook the city or pool or face the Gateway of India and the Arabian Sea. A treasure-trove of invaluable memorabilia, there is a story to tell behind every pillar, a landmark deal in every boardroom, and a storied celebration under every awning.