Like the mythical Phoenix, the Oberoi Hotel Mumbai in India was reborn from its ashes. The hotel recently received the first place among the world’s best hotels in 2014, according to the Institutional Investor magazine. The publication surveyed top business executives to create a list featuring one hundred of the best-rated hotels in the world. Read more about luxury hotels and spectacular destinations.
The recognition was greeted with justifiable pride. After a terrorist attack that destroyed the facilities and left 164 people dead in 2008, the owners and executives of the Oberoi Mumbai made a commitment to rebuild it and restore its past glory. After a $45 million restoration, the grand establishment reopened its doors 17 months later, in 2010. Today, it is even more opulent and luxurious than before, and their monumental efforts have been justly rewarded.
The Oberoi Mumbai Hotel is located at Nariman Point, in Bombay´s financial district—India’s most relevant commercial center. The Oberoi combines utmost luxury, contemporary design and exquisite service—with professional butlers—in a superb setting: the stunning and exclusive Marina Drive, overlooking the ocean.
The main attraction at the Oberoi Mumbai is the atrium lobby, with plenty of natural light streaming through its large skylight and huge windows. With walls and floors covered with impeccable white Thassos marble and colossal black granite columns, the spectacular lobby is the focal point of the restaurants and the hotel spa.
“We are very proud that Oberoi Mumbai was selected as the Best Hotel in the World by Institutional Investor. This prestigious award reaffirms our unwavering commitment to providing world-class facilities and unsurpassed service,” said Prithvi Raj Singh Oberoi, chairman and CEO of The Oberoi Group. “I dedicate this award to our staff—our greatest asset—which works passionately to ensure that our customers always receive a warm, personal and attentive service.”
Taking the first place in the Institutional Investor magazine´s list is a prestigious milestone. The esteemed US publication focuses primarily on monitoring the financial sector and publishes monthly newsletters, research studies and surveys important to the hospitality industry.
The lists of Institutional Investor´s ratings are among the most respected of its kind. World’s Best Hotels features the Top 100 lodgings in major financial and business capitals globally, and is renowned among the most reliable reports in the financial and investment markets. This list is essential for fund managers, investors, business leaders and senior government advisers who frequently travel for business. To conduct the research, Institutional Investor surveyed senior executives from 42 countries, who spent 50 nights or more in hotels over the past year.
These are the ten top rated hotels in the aforementioned classification
1. Oberoi in Mumbai.
2. Grande Bretagne in Athens.
3. Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong.
4. Peninsula in Chicago.
5. Mandarin Oriental in Miami
6. Peninsula in Hong Kong.
7. Sofitel Legend Metropole in Hanoi.
8. Four Seasons Des Bergues in Geneva.
9. Four Seasons in Atlanta.
10. Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas.