The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai. The Indian industrialist Jamsetji Tata commissioned the hotel after the plague struck Bombay. His goal was to to boost the morale of the ravaged city with a new landmark. The hotel opened in 1903.

MUMBAI, INDIA – APRIL 09: Mumbai Police barriers outside the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel on April 9, 2016 in Mumbai, India. Security is tight as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive tommorow for the first day of a week long tour to India and Bhutan. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)