a contemporary ‘big city hotel’ ambience, the impressive JW Marriott
Hotel Mumbai is any business traveller’s dream, discovers Kishore
with the reputed JW branding, Mumbai plays host to this new icon
in luxury - the 20th JW Marriott hotel worldwide and the first in
India. The sheer expanse and imposing design of the hotel lobby
makes for an extremely royal first impression. However,
the no-nonsense ideology of a JW Marriott is very apparent
in their surprisingly small but compact rooms. No frills and fancies,
but a down-to-earth Room That Works concept points to
the businesslike intent of the hotels executive club rooms,
an enormously well-equipped working and living space that heads
the accommodation options on the hotels two executive floors.
Equipped with dataports and modems for round-the-clock Internet
access in each room, the propertys prime asset is arguably
its executive floors. The expansive and elegant lounge offers some
breathtaking views, and guests are treated to all the expected extras,
in-room and otherwise. If thats not enough, theres a
butler on hand to take care of just about everything else. More
compelling reasons to fork out a tad extra on suite accommodation
are the private check-in and check-out services, exclusive cocktail
hours, conferencing and brainstorming alcoves and airport transfers.
state-of-the-art business centre and hi-tech conferencing rooms
are just some of the hugely-popular draws for corporate clientele.
For leisure times, the hotel boasts a 12-store shopping gallery,
while the three outdoor pools with beach access and a health club
should satisfy most fitness buffs. This property hedges its bets
by chasing the corporate market as aggressively as it woos the locals
with several interesting F&B speciality outlets.
at a convenient distance from the Mumbais downtown business
district and the international airport, the 358-room JW Marriott
Hotel Mumbai is probably torn between making a statement in luxury
and focussing purely on premier business clientele. Even though
it ranks amongst the elitist hotels in the city, with almost nothing
to compare with its sheer range of services and amenities, the room
tariffs are probably an overstatement. With other arch rivals in
the vicinity wooing the business traveller with competitive prices,
it would be smart for the hotel to rethink its pricing strategy.
For reservations contact:
JW Marriott Hotel, Juhu Tara Road, Juhu Beach, Mumbai 400049.
Tel: 91-22-6933000, Fax: 91-22-6933100