Taj Mahal Palace & Tower Reopens Palace Wing

One of India’s hospitality icons is once again ready to welcome guests with its legendary service. Following a USD 37.3 million repair, restoration and upgrade, Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Palace & Tower has reopened its Palace Wing, over 18 months after it was stormed by terrorists. Ratan Tata, head of parent company Tata Group, posed with the hotel’s staff on the cantilevered staircase under the hotel’s distinct red dome as a cascade of red rose petals, cheers and loud applause signaled the return of the 107-year old flagship property.

 

A team of 20 consultants from internationally-acclaimed designers Lissoni Associati, BAMO, DesignWilkes and James Park Associates were responsible for the extensive restoration, during which the wing’s accommodations, including the Taj Club and Luxury Grande rooms, Grande Luxury Suites and new additions such as the Ravi Shankar Suite, were filled with precious artifacts, antiques and state-of-the-art technology. The guestrooms and suites feature luxury bedding, marble bathrooms, home entertainment systems and other amenities, offering views of the city or the Gateway of India and the Arabian Sea.

 

The hotel’s restaurants, including the Sea Lounge, Golden Dragon, Wasabi by Morimoto and the Harbour Bar, have also been renovated. To commemorate the reopening, each offers new menus and dishes in addition to timeless favorites that have made the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower a perennial favorite amongst international travellers and locals alike. Exclusive to guests of the Palace Wing is a private retreat known as The Palace Lounge, where they can enjoy a cup of perfectly brewed coffee or tea, evening cocktail or chocolates and cognac.

 

Since it opened in December 1903, the hotel has played host to Maharajas and Princes, presidents and legends, as well as performers and world figures. The Palace Wing at the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower will receive guests from Sunday, coinciding with India’s Independence Day and beginning a new chapter in its illustrous history.

 

For more information, visit www.tajhotels.com.

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