Itå‘s official! The Taj Palace Hotel Dubai hit a perfect 100% occupancy on a daily basis since end July and for the whole month of August 2003. The enthusiastic French Hotelier, Yannick Poupon, General Manager of the Taj Palace Hotel Dubai, comments å” Not often achieved by any hotel entity in a busy metropolis like Dubai, achieving a full 100% on a daily basis for a full month seemed an impossible accomplishment. Itå‘s a rarity here when you are within a very fierce competitive market. This endeavour represents a solid manifestation of what the Taj Palace Hotel Dubai is capable of achieving. This record success exceeded our very own forecast made from last year; indeed a big leap from 80% in 2002 to this yearå‘s 100%; all within the traditionally hot summer period. Our mother company, the Taj Group of India, is particularly proud of this achievement we have accomplished, as a relatively new comer in Dubai. å”
In Dubai alone, there are now approximately a total of 254 hotels with 35 of those, comprising five star hotels. Given this scenario, Poupon adds, ” With a good mix of hotel properties offering varied services and standards, it is good to note that the Taj Palace Hotel Dubai has managed to stir the competition by acquiring a huge chunk of the market share, especially during summer where results indicated a sizable portion of the leisure group preferred the Taj Palace Dubai amongst many other choices available in the market”.
In conclusion, Yannick Poupon said, “What is particularly interesting here is the fact that we have not only raised the 100% full mark during the summer months; likewise, we achieved a record growth of our business performance overall this year by posting increase in our average room rate and building an upward trend in our RevPar respectively”.
About the Taj Palace Hotel Dubai: The Taj Group of Hotels manages the Taj Palace Hotel Dubai. The hotel has 147 executive rooms (the largest in the city), 12 suites and 90 apartments. Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces, is India’s largest and finest global hotel company. It comprises 54 award-winning hotels in 39 locations throughout India and an additional 13 hotels in key international destinations outside India. From world-renowned landmark hotels to modern business properties, idyllic beach resorts to authentic Rajput palaces, each Taj hotel offers an unrivalled fusion of world-class service and modern luxury. Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces is part of the Tata Group, India’s premier business house. The Taj Palace Hotel Dubai is owned by Juma Al Majid Establishments. For more information on Taj Group of Hotel, please log on to www.tajhotels.com . Alternatively visit www.tajpalacedubai.co.ae for more information about the Taj Palace Hotel Dubai.
Please contact Bessie Salomon, Marketing Services Manager at Taj Palace Hotel Dubai, PO Box 42211, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Direct phone at +9714.2113014, fax at +9714.2113003 or email at [email protected]