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  • Launched 1st hotel in India in 1903
  • 93 hotels across India
  • 16 international hotels
  • Operates Taj Air, a luxury private jet operation
  • TajSATS caters to 39 international airlines

The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) and its subsidiaries, collectively known as Taj Group, is one of Asia's largest and finest hotel groups. The company was incorporated by the founder of the Tata group, Jamsetji Tata and launched its first property, the Taj Mahal Palace, in Bombay in 1903.

IHCL has 93 hotels across 55 locations in India, and 16 international hotels spread across Maldives, Malaysia, Australia, UK, USA, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Africa and the Middle East, offering traditional Indian hospitality, modern luxury and world-class service.

IHCL operates in the luxury, premium, mid-market and value market segments through various brands such as Taj, Taj Exotica, Taj Safari, Vivanta, Gateway Hotel and Ginger. The company also operates Taj Air, a luxury private jet operation and Taj Sats Air Catering Ltd, the largest airline catering service in South Asia.



2011 Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces opens a new hotel ‘Vivanta by Taj’ – Dal View, Srinagar.
2010 IHCL is chosen as one of the 27 'Great Brands of Tomorrow' by the Credit Suisse Research Institute.
2009 Taj launches ‘Vivanta by Taj’ in Maldives.
2008 Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces unveils a new world-class premium hotel in Chennai.
2004 The company launches its first luxury serviced apartments, ‘Wellington Mews’ in Mumbai.
Tourism and Hospitality
In FY20, 39 million jobs were created in the tourism sector in India, which was 8.0% of the total employment in the country.