Incorporated in 1903, by the founder of the Tata Group, Mr Jamsetji N Tata, the company opened its first property, The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Bombay. The Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces comprise the Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) and its subsidiaries and is recognised as one of Asia's largest and finest hotel company.
The IHCL operate in the luxury, premium, mid-market and value segments of the market through the following: Taj (luxury full-service hotels, resorts and palaces), Taj Exotica (resort and spa brand), Taj Safaris (wildlife lodges), Vivanta by Taj Hotels & Resorts (for the work-hard-play-hard traveller across metropolitan cities, other commercially important centres), The Gateway Hotel (upscale/mid-market full service hotels and resorts) and The Ginger (economy hotels) brand of hotels.
Presently, the Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces comprises 93 hotels in 55 locations across India with an additional 16 international hotels in the Maldives, Malaysia, Australia, UK, USA, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Africa and the Middle East.
Taj Hotels: India’s Grandest Hotel Chain
|2009||Announces their new premium hotel, "Vivanta by Taj - Panaji, Goa", slotted in the "upper upscale" segment.|
|2008||Joins hands with Tashi group to create the new benchmark for premium hotels in Bhutan – Taj Tashi Bhutan|
|2004||Opens its first Jiva Spa at the Usha Kiran Palace in Gwalior and its first economy hotel under the brand "Ginger" in Bangalore|
|2001||Gets awarded the management contract for the "Taj Palace", Dubai.|
|1980||Opens its first hotel outside India, the "Taj Sheba Hotel" in Sana'a, Yemen|
|1974||Opens its first five star deluxe beach resort, the "Fort Aguada Beach Resort" in Goa|
Updated: June, 2014