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The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower, Mumbai, India

The Taj Mahal hotel in what was then known as Bombay was built by Indian industrialist Tata in a stand against the colonialism and snobbery that had once seen him denied entrance to one of the better known British-Bombay hotels. Which is why, unlike other legendary Asia hotels it isn't built in colonial style. When it opened its door in 1903 visitors were greeted by a feast of Indian, Moorish and Florentine influences with mosaics, vaulted alabaster ceiling and gilded colonnades everywhere. The victim of a terrorist bomb blast in December 2008 it has since re-opened its doors. The Presidential Suite and the Rajput Suite have been home to many Heads of State, Celebrities and CEO's. Both of these top suites have a grand living room, a private patio with port harbour and city views, a master bedroom and a private balcony overlooking The Gateway of India. The opulent old-world design includes original paintings and antiques.

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