Saturday, March 22, 2014

Take refuge at Palladium's Asilo rooftop lounge

Asilo, meaning a refuge or shelter in three different languages (Spanish, Portuguese and Italian), is Palladium Hotel's impressive rooftop lounge.

Nestled on the 38th floor (actually it's 39th because you go up a flight of stairs after getting off the elevator), it is higher than Four Seasons Hotel's Aer, which is on the 34th floor.
A private dining area at Asilo
Nevertheless, Aer seemed classier. The ambiance, the decor, the staff - everything at Aer reflects elegance... a sort of refinement. For one, Asilo seems to be covered by glass on one side and bar counters on two sides. So, it doesn't give that feel of being in the open like Aer does.

When we visited Asilo, most tables were occupied and we were given the option of sitting at the bar or taking the small table next to the entrance. It was like being between a rock and a hard place. I must add though that we were there on a Wednesday night and half of Asilo was cordoned off for a Page 3 party: Henry Holland's KOOV party. 
View of the race-course and Worli sea-face from Asilo
So if you're going there on a Wednesday, Friday or a Saturday, a reservation would be a good idea.

I was expecting a lot more from Palladium Hotel though. Still, it was a good night. And the view from there is nice.   

Read another review of Asilo on Mumbai Boss.

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