Oberoi Mumbai Has Reopened, Glass Bathrooms And All
Nearly 18 months after the terrorist attacks, the Oberoi Mumbai reopened on Saturday. Not even the volcano stopped proceedings (although it meant the European contingent couldn’t make it over for the do).
According to the press release:
The hotel has been transformed and will now offer a contemporary, luxurious ambience.
The new pictures do look gorgeous – especially the rooms that look out over the water. The only thing is that, for a business hotel, we’re pretty taken aback by the glass-walled bathrooms (lovely to look at the sea from the bath; not so nice to have your colleague in between).
There are three restaurants in the new hotel - Indian restaurant Ziya (run by Michelin-starred chef Vineet Bhatia), Vetro, an Italian gaff, and Fenix, an “all day dining restaurant serving world cuisine” which sounds suspiciously like a posh buffet to us.
For the boozers, there’s a brand new bar called Eau, a champagne lounge in the lobby and a “glass-encased wine library” of 1200 bottles in Vetro, so you can point and pick as you order your food.
As we pointed out before, lux doesn’t come cheap – rooms start at £460 ($711) per night. Yikes! Let’s hope the business world can shoulder the cost.