Two leading Asian hotel groups, Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts and Mumbai-based Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces, announced today they have formed a ground-breaking strategic alliance to broaden their reach and offer more unique experiences to guests across Asia and the world.
Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is opening the Taj Bangalore, the latest addition to the group’s luxury portfolio and the sixth Taj group hotel in the Garden City. Conveniently located minutes from Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru, Taj Bangalore will offer guests a world of sophisticated luxury.
St. James’ Court - A Taj Hotel is a quiet masterpiece, discreetly hidden from the crowds, yet so close to the centre of the city that many of the capital’s landmarks are just footsteps away. In a country that values understatement, this is an English classic typifying the discreet charm of one of London’s finest hotels. Here Breaking Travel News calls for a visit.
Taj Group has announced the opening of its highly anticipated luxury hotel Taj Dubai, located in the prestigious Burj Khalifa downtown area. The Taj group, established in 1901, is a pioneer and market leader with 128 hotels, resorts and palaces spanning sixty four locations in India and fifteen international locations in four continents. “We are delighted to enhance the nobility of Indian heritage and hospitality in one of the world’s most vibrant cities,” said Rakhee Lalvani, director, public relations, Taj Group.
Jade Ajwani, sales manager, 51 Buckingham Gate, Taj Hotels talks to Breaking Travel News at ITB 2015.
Delna Jasoomoney, Inbound Leisure, Taj Group talks to Breaking Travel News at ITB 2015 about the Taj Palace hotel in New Delhi.
The Taj Group has introduced complimentary Wi-Fi connectivity for residential guests across its 125 hotels around the globe. A first-ever all brand-inclusive initiative in India, guests at any of the Taj Group of hotels - The Taj, Vivanta by Taj, Gateway Hotels and Ginger will now be able to enjoy free Wi-Fi connectivity for the duration of their stay on up to three devices as soon as they check-in to the hotel.
The Gateway Hotels & Resorts, part of the Taj group, has announced the opening of the Damdama Lake Gurgaon, the first Gateway branded resort in India, increasing the brand portfolio to 25 properties. Situated in the outskirts of Gurgaon in the NCR region of Delhi, the 78-room Gateway Resort Damdama Lake Gurgaon is an urban sanctuary nestled in the heart of the Aravalli hills.
Taj Safaris’ luxury wildlife lodges in India, Mahua Kothi, Baghvan, Banjaar Tola and Pashan Garh will reopen for the winter season on October 15th 2014 with a series of new themed experiences. Guests are invited to embrace the magic of Madhya Pradesh and enjoy ‘Soul Safaris’, a series of bespoke adventures that allow visitors to immerse themselves in the beauty of the Indian jungle.
More than forty of South Africa’s most prestigious wine producers will be digging deep into their cellars to source their big-format bottled wines for the fourth annual Big Bottle Festival. The event begins with an exclusive gourmand dinner at The Reserve, Taj Hotel Cape Town on Friday, August 29th, and is followed by the walk-about tasting on August 30th.
Rakesh Sarna will join Indian Hotels Company as managing director and chief executive September 1st, 2014. He will take over from Raymond Bickson, who will step down after 11 years in the roles.
Breaking Travel News here talks with Taj Hotels & Resorts chief executive Raymond Bickson about the continued success of the World Travel & Tourism Global Summits, the importance of China as a market for the brand and what the future holds for the brand.