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.
Breaking Travel News speaks to MD & CEO, Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces at WTTC 2014.
The Taj Group has introduced its two newly rebranded London hotels - St. James’ Court, A Taj Hotel and Taj 51 Buckingham Gate, Suites & Residences. The hotels will now be promoted within the Taj Group’s portfolio of luxury hotels, resorts and palaces, and the Taj Group has sole ownership and management, as well as operational and marketing control of both properties.
The Taj Group has announced the launch of its 100th hotel in India with the opening of Vivanta by Taj in the Millennium City of Gurgaon. The Group now has 117 hotels globally, with 26 in the Vivanta by Taj – Hotels & Resorts portfolio.
Vivanta by Taj will see its rapidly-growing portfolio increase further with the opening of the Vivanta by Taj – Gurgaon, March 7th 2013. The hotel is strategically located in one of India’s largest business hubs, Gurgaon, the booming industrial and financial centre of the Haryana state, just 30 kilometres south of New Delhi.
Later this month, 51 Buckingham Gate, Taj Suites & Residences, London will unveil its new Cinema Suite created by acclaimed Indian designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee.
Subhash Thaker, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Taj Hotels and Resorts, India, talks to Breaking Travel News at World Travel Market 2012