Friday, September 3, 2010

Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai - A Must Visit Site on Your India Holiday

Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai is one of the must-see jewels of India. It has recently been re-opened on the 63rd Independence Day of India, 15th August 2010. The Palace wing of this old hotel was closed down for operations pending its renovation after the terrorist attack in November 2008.

According to media reports, the 107 year old architectural marvel that bore witness to myriads of events on the heart of Mumbai was renovated at a cost of $37 million. Living up to its grandeur, Taj Mahal Palace Hotel re-opened its door with grand celebration. Ranked amongst the most expensive and most luxurious hotels in the world, this landmark at the Apollo Bunder (port) of Mumbai does merit a visit by every traveler booking flights to India.

Over the years the hotel has played host to Hollywood celebrities, members of the royal families from Britain, renowned international political figures, tycoons, top-notch executives, popular Indian and international musicians and singers amongst distinguished guests.

Invaluable art collections, antiques and artefacts from all over the world are housed in the hotel and appeal to the international travellers who have a penchant for art. Restoring the hotel’s grandeur fell in the hands of BAMO San Francisco, DesignWilkes, Malaysia, James Park Associates, Singapore and Lissoni Associati, Milan.

The gorgeously modified Taj Mahal Palace has surpassed the state of its former glory in that it boast opulence of the highest order and far many facilities and activities to actually make its guests feel the touch of world class luxury. The hotel is more technologically equipped to provide the ultimate customer experience blended with the unmatched Indian hospitality.

The Taj Mahal Palace has re-opened its palace wing on 15th August 2010 following a two-year restoration. The most popular hotel in Mumbai underwent massive reformation and rebuilding work was done utilizing the services of acclaimed designers worldwide. The hotel now stands as the essence of the firm audacity, buoyancy and fortitude of the people of India. It has now surpasses its former glory and is all set to welcome the national and international visitors who are traveling coming in Mumbai for family holidays, professional tours or other business or personal reasons. There are a number of changes and additions have been made on the inside to offer a superlative experience to its varied patrons. There are multiple changes have been done in the interior design of the hotel but the outside appearance is almost the same as have been in the past prior the attack.

Although, there have been no changes to the traditional fa├žade of the hotel, major additions and changes can be experienced on the inside by those who have visited this marvel in the past. The food joints in this hotel complex have also received a remarkable facelift; and gourmets and epicureans have more reasons now to indulge here at Sea Lounge and Golden Dragon. Morimoto gave a magical touch to the Taj Ballroom, designed by LTW; and to the Harbour Bar and Wasabi, designed by the Rockwell Group.

Taj Hotels Resort and Palaces, a collective name for The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) and its subsidiaries, comprises more than 60 hotels in 45 locations across India. There are additional 15 international hotels in the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Africa, the Middle East and Australia.

So if you are planning to visit India in the near future do include a trip to Mumbai to witness the new found glory of the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. This Taj property is unique and is way ahead of all its counterparts including the Taj Hotel in Delhi or any other city of the world.

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