Residency Hotel Fort Mumbai
By Maulik Gordhandas
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Business or pleasure, the Hotel is ideal for corporate honchos, businessmen and tourists. It’s no surprise because the Hotel is located amidst places of historic, touristy and financial interests.
It’s true; it’s in the very heart of Mumbai’s pulsating business district. Close at hand is the world heritage – the Victoria Terminus at CST. The entire are is dotted with gothic structures – indeed pleasing to the eye!
The busy D.N. Road, a shopper’s haven is also within walking distance. Various Indian emporiums selling ethnic Indian handicrafts and costumes are also dotted along this area.
Further on, you’ll reach Flora Fountain and a myriad of shops and eateries dotting the landscape.
The Mumbai Stock Exchange where fortunes and fates are made is just in the vicinity.
Further south, you’ll find the Jehangir Art Gallery and the Museum to satiate those connoisseurs of Art.
Onwards, is Colaba – a shoppers haunt and you’ll be privy to the much in the news Taj Intercontinental Hotel!
The train terminus is at Churchgate which connects South Mumbai to the North. Nariman Point is another thriving district which will never fail to impress. A walk down Marine Drive is a must to complete the Mumbai experience.
But, that’s not all! There are a number of eateries – a food connoisseur’s paradise! You can savor various cuisines ranging from Indian, Chinese, Mexican, Thai, Continental – and of course the irresistible street food!
Transport is easily available. You could use the bus or train or hire a local cab else get the Hotel to arrange for your transportation.
The Inside Story
Over the years, the Residency Fort has earned a reputation for maintaining an elegant manner of service forgotten by today’s designer hotels. Many of our staff members have personal recollections of famous and infamous leaders, travelers and film stars of eras when the world was different and everything was in black and white. It’s this experienced hand and knowing smile that will cater to your needs while you stay with us.
Proud of our heritage, we at, the Residency Fort provide up-to-date technology and services required by a modern traveler.
The hotel got off the ground in 1941. This is when the Mehra family took charge. Residency Fort came into being through sheer providence. The Mehra patriarch was looking towards expanding his successful catering business and was scouting around for a well located place near the erstwhile Victoria Terminus.
He chanced upon the “To Let” sign outside the fire station, by then outdated and earmarked for sale by the British authorities. It was situated near a busy junction and came with sound construction … a perfect fit. However, the sale was conditional in that the station had to be demolished. However, it took a new twist! The two new acquisitions were joined by some ingenious architecture and masonry to be restructured as one lot and the Residency Fort. This accounts for the eccentric corridors (passages). The lift shaft is the meeting point of the two buildings.
Extensive care has also been taken to maintain as much of the fire station as possible. Updating the plumbing and electrical facilities were a challenge since the buildings are of different materials and design. There was fair success in blending the facade, while keeping the original layout and design in sync with the modern hotel.
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- Category: Travel
- Released: Feb 11, 2013
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 14.5 MB
- Languages: English, German, Northern Sami, Spanish
- Seller: Maulik Gordhandas
- © 2013, Residency Hotel Fort Mumbai
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