Inextricably Linked to City’s History, Experience the Landmark Hotels in India’s Key Cities

Mumbai, March 04, 2020: The Indian Hotels Company’s marquee brand Taj has the distinctive honor of holding the most iconic hotels in key cities of India in its portfolio. Taj’s legendary hotels in Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru and Kolkata are historic landmarks which are woven into the cultural fabric of these cities.

One of the significant landmarks of Mumbai’s cityscape, ‘The Taj’, as it is fondly called, is the great and lasting legacy of its founder Jamsetji Tata. It took its place in history 21 years before the Gateway of India and its iconic hotel building is the first in the world to have been accepted as a trademark. With its distinctive red dome that has defined Mumbai’s skyline since 1903, the silhouette of The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai has been a symbol of India as it established itself as country’s finest hotel. 

Taj Mahal, New Delhi, located in the heart of the city, stands as tribute to legendary hospitality and service, complementing the broad leafy boulevards of Delhi’s chief architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens. Central to the hotel’s prominence is its old-world grace and charm, blended effortlessly with contemporary comforts and amenities. For over four decades, the hotel has been a gracious host to royalty, heads of states, and travelers from across the world. 

Dating back to 1854, Taj Connemara, Chennai is South India’s oldest hotel. With a history of over 120 years, the hotel belongs to the glorious age of the Empire and is named after Lord Connemara, Governor of Madras during the 19th Century. Since it opened, the hotel has witnessed the city’s social and political journey, evolving from Madras – one of the first settlements of the British Empire to Chennai, the fourth largest metropolis in India. In 2018, the hotel reopened after undergoing a two year-long extensive renovation and redesign and remains the symbol of Chennai’s rich history.

Nestled amidst 20 acres of flora and defined by its illustrious heritage and colonial charm, Taj West End, Bengaluru is a lush sanctuary in Bangalore. The history of the hotel is entwined with the socio-cultural milieu dating back to early 1800 when the British chose to build military barracks in Bangalore. Home to the second-oldest tree in the city and a Victorian-era postbox still in use, the 125 year ambient hotel is a luxurious preserve in the city, still retaining the grandeur of the past. 

Taj Bengal, Kolkata is an iconic hotel in the city that more than lives up to its name. Built on close to four acres in the key residential district of Kolkata, the Taj Bengal transformed the landscape of the city when it unlocked its doors on October 10, 1989. It redefined the bar for five star luxury hotels in the city. With 230 plus rooms and a large banquets and iconic restaurants, the hotel has been a part of the city’s evolution in these three decades.

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