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Maharashtra is a state in the western part of India. It occupies a substantial portion of the Deccan Plateau. Maharashtra is the second most populous state in India. Mumbai is the state’s capital which is also the most populous urban area in India. Marathi is the most widely spoken and official language of the state. Mumbai, the biggest and the most cosmopolitan city in India attracts tourists from all over the world for its many attractions including colonial architecture, beaches, movie industry, shopping, and an active nightlife. Pune, called the cultural capital of Maharashtra, also attracts many visitors during the annual Ganeshotsav festival. With two metro cities in the state, many branded hotels and resorts are present in Maharashtra. Let’s take a look at the Top 10 5 star hotels and resorts in Maharashtra.
10. ITC Maratha, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mumbai
Built over an area of 5.5 acres in the heart of Mumbai, ITC Maratha is inspired by the Maratha Dynasty. It is a 5 star business hotel, comprising of 380 elegantly appointed spacious guest-rooms. Paying tribute to Mumbai’s colonial roots and the spirit of Maharashtra and the Marathas, the property infuses local culture and themes in its interiors and architectural design. Guests can choose from 5 dining options ranging from Indian and Continental to Pan-Asian cuisine. Facilities include Kaya Kalp Spa, an outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre.
9. Marriott Suites, Pune
Marriott Suites Pune is a pet-friendly hotel located in the Koregaon Park neighborhood. This all-suite hotel consists of 199 accommodations ranging from 1-bedroom suite to 3-bedrooms suite. Each spacious suite features an expansive living room, full kitchen, a private balcony, a washer and dryer, plush bedding and top-quality entertainment options, as well as a well-lit, ergonomic work-space. Dining options include Senses, an all-day multi-cuisine restaurant, Sorriso that serves authentic Italian delicacies and Oak Lounge, the Cognac & Cigar Lounge. Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, a 24/7 fitness centre, tennis and squash court, a Japanese-inspired spa, kids play area, game room, business centre and on-property night club.
Website: Marriott Suites, Pune
Marriott Suites, Pune, also features in my Top 10 list of 5 star hotels in Pune.
8. Le Méridien Mahabaleshwar Resort and Spa
Le Méridien Mahabaleshwar Resort and Spa is located on Medha Road in Mahabaleshwar amidst 27 acres of pristine evergreen forests in Western Ghats. The hotel has 122 guest rooms and suites offering forest or valley views. All the accommodations come with a private balcony. Guests can indulge in a fine-dining experience at Chingari Restaurant that serves Indian delights. Regional cuisine delicacies are served at Latest Recipe while alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages can be enjoyed at Longitude 73. One can also enjoy Pan-Asian dining in a Forest setting at Woods. Rooftop Plunge Bar is an idyllic spot for a refreshing beverage or light bite. Facilities include a games room, a infinity heated outdoor swimming pool, a leisure pool, a spa and wellness centre, a sauna, a 24/7 fitness centre, jogging/fitness trail. barber/beauty shop and a full service business centre.
7. JW Marriott Sahar, Mumbai
JW Marriott Sahar Mumbai is located in Andheri, less than 1 kilometre from Mumbai Airport’s Terminal 2. The hotel accommodations feature 588 spacious rooms. Dining options include JW Cafe – an all-day dining restaurant serving Indian and international cuisine, Romano’s – an Italian restaurant, JW Lounge – offers classic drinks and eclectic cocktails and JW Baking Company – offers a range of pastries and cakes, fresh-baked bread, gourmet sandwiches and artisanal retail products. The hotel’s Spa By JW, fitness center and poolside lounge area with cabanas offer the perfect places to unwind and soak up the warm sun.
JW Marriott Sahar, Mumbai, also features in my Top 10 list of 5 star hotels in Mumbai and in my Top 10 list of Marriott Hotels and Resorts in India.
6. Conrad, Pune
Conrad Pune is located near Koregaon Park area. The hotel echoes the glamour of the Art Deco era and consists of 340 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites. Guests can recharge with a quick bite and a refreshing cup of tea or coffee at Pune Sugar Box or enjoy Indian, Asian and Mediterranean food at Coriander kitchen. Zeera is the Indian fine dining restaurant while Koji offers a taste of Asian cuisine including Japanese and Thai. An outdoor temperature controlled swimming pool, a 24/7 fitness centre, a business centre, a spa, executive lounge, a salon, meeting rooms and 1,124 square meters of total event space are present at the hotel.
Website: Conrad, Pune
Conrad, Pune, also features in my Top 10 list of 5 star hotels in Pune.
5. JW Marriott Juhu, Mumbai
Located along Juhu Beach, JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu provides easy access to the business district and is approximately 4.8 km away from Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport. The 355 refurbished rooms at JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu feature fine beddings and furnishings. Guestrooms are luxurious and offer breathtaking views of the Arabian Sea. Lotus Café overlooking the blooming lotus pond and the Arabian Sea is a 24-hour dining restaurant offering a variety of Indian and International delicacies along with a sumptuous buffet spread. Guests can relish an array of exotic freshly baked homemade breads, sandwiches, cakes, pastries, lavish breakfast dishes and festive treats from all around the world at Bombay Baking Company. Dashanzi offers Asian cuisine and uniquely crafted cocktails, while Saffron is the fine dining Indian restaurant that specialises in traditional royal recipes. Guests can enjoy Italian flavours at Mezzo Mezzo or a drink at Reflections – the sea-facing lobby lounge and bar. The hotel features 3 outdoor pools and the award-winning Quan Spa. Guests can enjoy free fitness classes or be pampered with indulgent massages and body treatments at the spa. A salt water pool is also offered.
Website: JW Marriott Juhu, Mumbai
JW Marriott Juhu, Mumbai, also features in my Top 10 list of 5 star hotels in Mumbai and in my Top 10 list of Marriott Hotels and Resorts in India.
4. The Ritz–Carlton, Pune
Located conveniently and offering access to business and leisure destinations in Pune, The Ritz-Carlton Pune overlooks the 100-acre, 18-hole Poona Club Golf Course. The hotel consists of 198 elegantly appointed guest rooms including 35 spacious suites. They are the largest guest rooms in Pune. Dining options include Three Kitchens Restaurant and Bar – offers three distinct kitchens serving Indian, Western and Asian cuisines, Aasmana – serving Indian cuisines and specialty cocktails at the futuristic rooftop bar overlooking the Golf Course, The Ritz-Carlton Tea Lounge – offers a variety of fine teas from around the globe, Ukiyo – serving traditional Japanese cuisine and Alta Vida – offering grilled food, light bites and refreshing cocktails. Facilities include an outdoor temperature-controlled swimming pool, The Ritz-Carlton Spa and a 24/7 fitness centre and movement studio.
Website: The Ritz Carlton, Pune
The Ritz-Carlton, Pune, also features in my Top 10 list of 5 star hotels in Pune and in my Top 10 list of Marriott Hotels and Resorts in India.
3. St. Regis, Mumbai
Experience traditional elegance with a modern touch at The St. Regis Mumbai. Situated in Lower Parel, in Mumbai’s tallest building, the hotel brings the storied history and exceptional service of The St. Regis to this vibrant area. The hotel offers 368 exquisitely styled and lavishly appointed guest rooms and 27 residential suites. At Seven Kitchens guests can savor Italian, Oriental, Indian, Japanese and Mediterranean cuisines from a variety of live cooking stations. Inspired from the lavish and vintage decadence of the colonial era, The Sahib Room boasts robust Indian delicacies and flavors. Leading into the restaurant is the aptly named ‘Kipling Bar’, inspired by the iconic writer and philosopher Rudyard Kipling. Awarded the city’s finest Asian restaurant, Mekong takes you on a culinary journey through the districts of Yunan and Sichuan in China, and through Thailand and Vietnam. While in residence, guests enjoy discreet signature 24-hour St. Regis Butler Service and extensive dining offerings. The St. Regis Mumbai boasts the height of relaxation and rejuvenation in the form of a dedicated wellness floor. This exquisite oasis on Level 10 captures the Athletic Club, outdoor swimming pool overlooking the cityscape, Iridium Spa and the Salon by Jean-Claude Biguine.
Website: St. Regis, Mumbai
St. Regis, Mumbai also features in my Top 10 list of 5 star hotels in Mumbai in my Top 10 list of Marriott Hotels and Resorts in India.
2. The Oberoi, Mumbai
Centrally located in Mumbai’s business district, close to South Mumbai’s shopping and entertainment areas, The Oberoi offers luxury and modern architecture that lifts you up over Marine Drive to enjoy magnificent views of the ocean and ‘Queen’s Necklace’ lights along the shoreline. The hotel’s 337 elegant rooms feature wooden floors, large windows offering beautiful views and en suite bathroom separated by a glass panel with electronic blinds. It also features 5 food and beverage options offering a variety of cuisines. Facilities include an outdoor heated swimming pool, 24-hour spa and a fitness centre.
Website: The Oberoi, Mumbai
The Oberoi, Mumbai also features in my Top 10 list of Oberoi Hotels and Resorts in India.
1. The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
The Taj Mahal Palace opened in Mumbai, then Bombay, in 1903, giving birth to the country’s first harbour landmark. Strategically located in Mumbai’s prime historical and commercial hub, The Taj Mahal Palace is walking distance from Colaba Causeway, known for its touristy tiny roadside shops. Each of the 285 rooms & suites are a striking blend of nostalgic elegance, rich history and modern facilities. Guests can choose from 9 restaurants and bars, renowned for delectable cuisines from India, Europe, the Middle East and the Orient. Facilities include Jiva Spa, an outdoor swimming pool, Taj Salon and a 24-hour fitness centre.
Website: The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, also features in my Top 10 list of 5 star hotels in Mumbai.
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