Taj Connemara has reopened after undergoing a year-long renovation.
Dating back to 1854, the hotel’s history has been brought to life with fresh and modern sensibilities.
Over a century old, the Taj Connemara is a proud relic of the colonial era and is named after lord Connemara, the then governor of Madras.
Taj Connemara’s refreshed design features eclectic architectural influences of classic colonial, Art Deco and distinctive elements from the celebrated architect, Geoffrey Bawa’s Tropical Modernism style coupled with a timeless refreshing interior design.
The hotel’s 147 rooms and suites spread across the Tower and Heritage wings are each appointed with elegant four poster beds, vintage prints and objets d’art.
Sensitive preservation of the Art Deco façade and interiors will showcase the hotel’s original features including wooden carvings sourced from the 16th and 17th century temples of Mahabalipuram.
Unique for a city hotel, guests will enjoy 4.5 acres of landscaped greens and enclosed atrium gardens.
Puneet Chhatwal, managing director at the Indian Hotels Company, said: “Taj Connemarais another jewel in the Tajportfolio of iconic heritage hotels.
“We are committed to continuing our century-old legacy of restoring historical treasures across the globe for our guests.
“The newly renovated Taj Connemara draws on the hotel’s illustrious past whilst offering patrons a distinctive, modern and individualistic experience.
“We are happy to announce that Taj Connemara will resume its place in the cultural heart of Chennai.”