Taj Mahal Palace Re-Opens

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    As India welcomes its 64th Independence Day, the iconic Taj Mahal Palace re-opens its doors to the magnificently restored Palace Wing in Mumbai.

    “When we open the Heritage Wing and do whatever it takes to get back its old glory we will send a stronger message – a message that strongly resonates among all of us that we can be hurt, but we cannot be knocked down”
    Mr Ratan Tata, Chairman, Indian Hotels Company Ltd, 21st December 2008
    Mr Ratan Tata’s promise made to the world in 2008 has been a compelling force and a testament to the Taj Group’s commitment to resurrecting India’s original luxury hotel. As promised, the hotel will continue to benchmark the best in hospitality and service.

    An extensive restoration by internationally acclaimed designers, Lissoni Associati, Milan, BAMO, San Francisco, LTW Design Works, Kuala Lumpur and James Park Associates, Singapore was carried out. The Palace Wing accommodation including the Taj Club rooms, Grande Luxury rooms, individually themed Grand Suites are graciously appointed with precious artwork and state-of-the-art technology. The architectural magnificence of the building makes any stay here an unforgettable experience, an experience which encapsulates a slice of history, legend and romance.

    The reinvigorated Palace Wing comes with stunning stay experiences. All guests in the Palace Wing will experience the highly attentive and personalized “Palace Butler Service” where the butler will discreetly and efficiently guide guests to luxuries that lie within and outside the hotel walls. The Palace Lounge acts as a private retreat, exclusive to residents of the Palace Wing, offering perfectly brewed tea or coffee, evening cocktails as well as after hour desserts and cognacs. Guests can look forward to an indulgent customized bath experience in the most luxuriously appointed bathrooms. High-end technology and media interactive systems at the touch of a button ensure that guest experiences are wired for efficiency and comfort. Taj Club rooms and suites come with Jaguar chauffeured transfers.

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    Daniel Fountain / 04.09.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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