ITC MARATHA, MUMBAI
Symbolising ITC Hotels’ philosophy of responsible luxury, the ITC Maratha, Mumbai also pays homage to the Maratha dynasty of the region, which reflects in its architecture and design, service rituals and cuisine. A LEED Platinum-certified building, the entire electrical energy needs of the hotel are met through wind energy.
USP – The interiors are adorned with Maratha-inspired art, the local tribal art form of Warli, Paithani silks and artefacts, coins and jewellery—all evocative of the region’s rich heritage. The local culinary favourites are presented at Peshwa Pavilion, the hotel’s restaurant, in an exclusive menu called Local Love. Complementing these are Food Sherpa trails enabled by the hotels’ chefs, which trace the city’s most iconic dishes and the influence of the locale’s history and culture on its cuisine.
HERITAGE PICK – The hotel’s exterior is in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture, seen in prominent landmarks such as the General Post Office, Ballard Estate, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Railway Station, Prince of Wales Museum and Gateway of India. The dome roof outside has been inspired by Bombay University and Victoria Terminus (now the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Railway Station).
BLENDING HISTORY WITH LUXURY – The hotel’s Presidential Suite, the Shivaji Suite, draws inspiration from Chhatrapati Shivaji. The rooms have been beautified with Paithani silk bolsters, silk curtains and photographs of Mumbai’s landmark buildings. The architecture and design of the hotel has been inspired by the region and includes indigenous art forms and artefacts. Guests can experience authentic Maharashtrian cuisine in the luxurious environs of the Peshwa Pavilion.
PRIZED ARTEFACT – The Warli paintings that adorn the wall of the hotel’s Executive Club wing on the 11th floor This tribal form of art originates from the North Sahyadris in Maharashtra and dates back to the mythical Mahabharata and Ramayana eras.