The St. Regis Mumbai is Marriott’s luxury five-star property in Mumbai.
What’s it like?
You know you have entered one of the city’s top addresses, or as the hotel likes to call itself — “the best address” — when you see some of the most exquisite automobiles rolling in and out of their driveway frequently, watch business conversations happening in their elevators and catch a glimpse of families having good time across their venues.
As soon as I entered the hotel, I was welcomed with open arms by the signature Marriott hospitality. Safety protocols including sanitisation and temperature checks were carried out in a coherent fashion and didn’t seem too burdensome. My luggage was collected at the entry and I was given a tag that I submitted at the reception while checking-in.
Needless to say, the check-in process, which included filling a health declaration form, was quick and smooth.
Where is it?
Located in the bustling neighbourhood of Lower Parel, the hotel offers easy access to Mumbai’s popular tourist attractions and business centres. For the ultimate retail debauchery, head to the Phoenix Palladium which is a stone’s throw away from the property.
I stayed in the plush Caroline Astor suite that features a living room, a bedroom, an elegant bathroom with Laboratoire Remède amenities. Overlooking the Mahalaxmi Racecourse, the suite exudes a regal aura that is carefully enveloped in modern furnishing, clean design and subtle hues.
The suite was well-equipped with all the essential amenities for a comfortable business stay. I utilised the spacious work desk to complete my daily work commitments. Keeping me company, were eagles flying alongside my window and the dazzling Mumbai skyline that I can never get enough of. My personal butler Caesar Araujo took care of all my needs, and was available round-the-clock for assistance.
Food and drink
My lunch was at the Indian restaurant The Sahib Room & Kipling Bar where I enjoyed a plethora of Indian delicacies including gosht ki gilawat, ground lamb marinated with Master Chef Asif Qureshi’s 25 handpicked spices from Lucknow; sahib ki nihari, overnight simmered lamb chops and shanks with stock flavoured with 32 spices and lamb biryani. The layering of flavours was spot-on and the fragrance from each recipe was divine.
I then indulged in a pretty afternoon tea ritual which is organised in The Drawing Room. Sundown was at Luna Nudo where I sipped on a fine cocktail complemented by the glittering city vistas.
My dinner experience at By the Mekong was an absolute delight. Arabian sea prawns; lotus root and water chestnut; chicken wings; edamame and Sichuan dumplings and truffle sea-bass are a few of the many creations that I relished. The dishes were a perfect amalgamation of fresh produce, deep flavours, artistic presentation and expert culinary skills. The buffet breakfast at Seven Kitchens comprised all of my favourites like hash browns, sausages, Indian dishes and waffles completed with a good cup of cappuccino.
I must say that each and every meal that I had at the hotel was well-curated, and intricately served.
From grand ballrooms to elegant banquet spaces and outdoor venues, The St. Regis Mumbai serves as an ideal destination for business events and lavish weddings.
Recreational amenities include a well-equipped fitness centre, a swimming pool and a spa.
Verdict: One of Mumbai’s prominent addresses, The St. Regis Mumbai offers a safe stay without compromising on luxury and opulence.
Price: Upwards of ₹11,000
Contact: The St. Regis Mumbai, 462, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai 400013