Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), the parent company of Taj Hotels, has announced the signing of 100th Taj Hotel. This marks a major milestone for the 120-year old luxury hospitality brand.
Established in 1903, Taj with its world-renowned landmarks from modern business hotels, idyllic beach resorts to authentic Grand Palaces, offers authentic fusion of warm Indian hospitality and world-class service. It has been ranked as the World’s Strongest Hotel Brand and India’s Strongest Brand as per Brand Finance Hotels 50 Report 2022 and India 100 Report 2022.
This is a momentous occasion as Taj’s portfolio will offer 100 hotels across India and in key international destinations. This growth is a testament to the unwavering trust our stakeholders have consistently placed in us. I would like to thank all our owners, partners, guests and employees who have supported us in this journey.said Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director & CEO, IHCL.
The 100th hotel signed under the Taj Hotels’ portfolio is a hotel in the city of Kochi in the Indian state of Kerala in partnership with Cochin International Airport. The 112-room will be located at a short distance from the airport. It will offer an all-day diner, a bar, a lounge and an open-air specialty restaurant. It will feature banqueting spaces and meeting rooms, a spa, a swimming pool and a gymnasium.
With signing of our second Taj hotel in the city, we look forward to offering yet another address in the port city of Cochin. We are delighted to partner with Cochin International Airport.added Puneet Chhatwal.
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A major hub for commerce in southern India, Kochi is also well – renowned for its rich cultural heritage. It is one of the most visited tourist destinations in India with its picturesque beaches on the southwest coast of Kerala.
With the addition of this hotel, IHCL will have 17 hotels across Taj, SeleQtions, Vivanta and Ginger brands across Kerala including five under development.
Taj Hotels’ journey began with The Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai in 1903. Since then, the company has not looked back and during its 120-year journey till now, the brand has opened iconic properties like Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur, Taj Falaknuma Palace Hyderabad among others.
Taj Hotels has helped define the world-famous hospitality that India is renowned for and was the first luxury hospitality brand in India.
It’s good to see an Indian-origin brand go from strength to strength at a time when international hospitality brands are dominating world-wide and in India too. Here’s wishing Taj Hotels many congratulations on this auspicious milestone of 100 hotels worldwide.
Meanwhile, IHCL recently announced the opening of The Yellow House Goa, a SeleQtions hotel.
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