The St.Regis Mumbai is the city’s most sought-after lifestyle destinations owing to it’s buzzing night clubs, stylish bars and outstanding restaurants. I was recently invited to this luxurious hotel with its refined elegance and came back impressed with the ambiance, food and service.
Approximately 45 minutes away from the international airport, The St. Regis is a prestigious address where everyone in Mumbai aspires to be. The hotel’s design captures an urban aristocratic style, complemented by warm tones and specially commissioned artworks which lend an elegant and stylish touch to guest rooms and public spaces. With 386 well appointed guest rooms including 27 suites and 33 residential suites for extended stays which feature a kitchen, a spacious living room and the option of one or two bedrooms, The St. Regis Mumbai is very well equipped to host the well heeled traveler.
After a hassle free check-in, I was escorted to a luxurious suite in the hotel. An eclectic mix of classic and contemporary décor, designed with Indian tikri work specially commissioned from master craftsmen of Rajasthan, makes all the rooms at The St.Regis Mumbai a visual treat. A hand-written note by Anuraag Bhatnagar, Multi-Property Vice President, Luxury, India and General Manager St. Regis Mumbai, a box of fine chocolates and other goodies made me feel very welcome. The windows of the Caroline Astor suite where I was hosted offered a breathtaking view of the Arabian Sea as The St.Regis Mumbai is located in the tallest hotel tower of the city.
On Wednesdays and Fridays, a guest can witness a session of the Champagne Sabering evening ritual which is a tribute to the timeless legacy of The St. Regis hotels. The art of sabrage has an interesting history which dates back to more than 200 years. It is a practice associated with Napoleon Bonaparte who once opened champagne with his sabre to announce his victory.