JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar has become one of the most convenient options for business travellers since 2015 owing to its strategic location.
What’s it like?
As soon as I got out of my car, my luggage was sanitised, and my green status on Aarogya Setu App was checked. This was followed by thermal screening. After complying with these safety norms, I was welcomed by the spiral waterfall chandelier into this familiar space that I once visited frequently before the pandemic. While trying to understand the elaborate safety procedures that are being practiced across the hotel, I was informed that every 90 minutes, the hotel rings a
bell – a signal for the cleanliness check.
Where is it?
Located in Andheri East, this Marriott hotel is a few minutes away from the International airport and 15 minutes away from the domestic airport.
I stayed in a Deluxe suite (76 sqm) that houses an elegant living room, an expansive bedroom, and a balcony. The suite’s interiors are neatly done in white, grey and wood colours, and it has ample of natural lighting. The living room features a classy kitchenette with a coffee machine, a flat-screen and comfortable couch. A spacious work desk has all the necessary items, including power sockets that helped me work efficiently during the day.
The bedroom comes with an adjoining open bathroom consisting of a separate walk-in shower, a modern bathtub and a luxurious Forest Essentials’ Bitter Orange and Cinnamon collection toiletries.
Food and drink
A meal at Romano’s, the Italian specialty restaurant was one of the highlights of my stay. The dinner started off with the bar’s famous mocktail – Passion Fruit Basil Martini, an apple and passion fruit concoction. With its tangy flavours, the drink got me into a good mood.
The freshly prepared burrata cheese was heavenly, soft and creamy and was served alongside tomatoes and basil, with a drizzle of olive oil.
I tried the home dish, piadina al forno, a grilled flatbread stuffed with peperonata and greens. Mains include risotto al funghi, made with mushrooms, truffle oil, cheese and butter. Hands down, this was one of the best risottos I have had in a while.
My meal ended with tiramisu and raspberry sorbet that cleansed my palate after the scrumptious Italian fare.
The next morning, I chose to have my breakfast at the all-day dining JW Café. There were live counters – from eggs to order, paratha (Indian flatbread), dosa (rice pancake) to English breakfast dishes. I chose to keep it light and enjoyed a JW signature waffle with maple syrup.
My lunch was also at the JW Café where I opted for Indian delights like paneer butter masala and naan. The flavours of the gravy weren’t overpowering and blended well with the naan. I also ordered vegetable pad Thai that was rich with flavours. I used a QR code to check out the menu.
The Grand Ballroom is a stunning option for those looking for a massive space for their next corporate or social gathering.
Guests looking to rejuvenate or recharge are recommended to spend 30 minutes at the hotel’s impressive fitness centre. It allows five people at a time, so I suggest pre-booking the slot while checking in. After my afternoon meeting with the hotel’s general manager, I took some time off from work to hit the gym for workout with a sunset backdrop. Guests can unwind at the cabanas by the pool should they wish to.
Verdict: This airport hotel is recommended for anyone searching for a comfortable spot to work in Mumbai.
Price: Price is upwards of ₹8,250
Contact: JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, IA Project Road, Andheri, Mumbai 400099