Location is the key
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.
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He chanced upon the “To Let” sign outside the fire station, by then outdated and earmarked for sale by the British authorities.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.
The Residency Fort has the good fortune of having on board a team of loyal staff members. Many of them have been with us for two decades, while some are approaching their third.
It is our privilege to build lasting friendships with our guests and so you may often find us interacting with guests on a first name basis. While we are a strength of (numbers), these are some of whom you will be interacting with more often.