Over a month ago, I gave up my apartment in Delhi, sold most of my belongings, and hit the road (Read: I’m Hitting The Road, Indefinitely). It’s been a roller coaster ride, one that has left me craving a weekend of pampering. The last two days at JW Marriott in Bombay have given me exactly that.
Presenting to you, 6 ways to indulge yourself and your taste buds at JW Marriott, Mumbai:
Breakfast at BBC
A charming bakery with books, teas, home-baked breads, and pastries, the Bombay Baking Company has the perfect recipe for a lazy day of indulgence. Their artisan sandwiches are a must try, and if you believe that it’s never too early for wine, they have an extensive list to choose from.
The Royal Lotus Suite
The first thing that struck me about the Royal Lotus Suite was the view from its glass panels, of the swimming pool below and a stretch of Juhu Beach beyond. The living area and the bedroom are spacious yet cosy, with wooden floors, a glass-walled bath tub, a giant rainforest shower, and Bose speakers. You know, the finer luxuries of travelling!
Italian Brunch at Mezzo Mezzo
What’s a Sunday without a lazy brunch? Chef Davide, from the Tuscan region of Italy, personally welcomes his regulars for a taste of Southern Italy right here in Bombay. The pesto gnocchi is my personal favorite, though I recommend you try a little of everything; the breads and cheeses, raviolis, thin crust pizzas, and the wines. You must leave space for the melt-in-the-mouth Tiramisu, a chef specialty.
Rejuvenation at Quan Spa
A really good spa can almost magically rejuvenate a constant traveller like myself, especially if it happens to be Quan’s ultimate spa treatment. Sixty minutes of aromatherapy with stress relieving oils, followed by a Swedish massage, made me feel like a whole new person, ready to embrace bumps on the road again!
High tea over sunset at the Executive Lounge
The last time I was at Juhu beach, many years ago, I reveled in the roadside munchies. The feeling of being close to the sea remains the same, albeit from the comfort of JW Marriott’s Executive Lounge, which only guests from the suites and executive rooms have access to. Indulge in a cup of hot tea with pocket sandwiches, as the sun slowly sinks beneath the horizon. Graduate to a glass of wine as the lights start to flicker in the ensuing darkness.
Cocktails at Arola
I’ve heard so much about the nightlife in Bombay, and Arola finally gave me a glimpse. A female DJ spun feet-tapping music as we lounged in the balcony, sampling Arola’s signature gin and tonic cocktail and patata bravas that made me nostalgic about Catalunya. And Chef Manuel, a michelin two star chef, certainly transports you to Spain’s finest tapas bars with his ravishing good looks!
How would you like to pamper yourself at JW Marriott?
Note: I was hosted on this trip by JW Marriott. Lucky me!