The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower to Shine Again
Re-opening Date Confirmed as December 21, 2008
MUMBAI (December 13, 2008) — On December 21st, the enduring symbol of the indomitable spirit of Mumbai, The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, will again play host to the world with the reopening of the rooms in The Taj Mahal Tower.
Acknowledging the massive efforts devoted to the Hotel’s swift re-opening, Raymond Bickson, Managing Director and CEO, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces said, “We dedicate our reopening to the city of Mumbai as affirmation of the values of courage, resilience and dignity.”
“To reopen the Taj Tower wing with such speed and attention to detail shows our resolve to commemorate all the innocent and brave people who lost their lives during the recent attacks. In their honor, the Taj will shine again in all its brilliance,” Mr. Bickson added.
“Everyone who works at the Taj stands in awe of the bravery and sacrifice shown by their colleagues. They have set a standard of selfless service that all of us can only aspire to.”
The Hotel will reopen its doors at 7 p.m. Sunday, December 21.
About Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces
Established in 1903, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is one of Asia’s largest and finest groups of hotels, comprising 62 hotels in 42 locations across India with an additional 16 international hotels in the Maldives, Mauritius, Malaysia, Australia, UK, USA, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Africa and the Middle East. From world-renowned landmarks to modern business hotels, idyllic beach resorts to authentic Rajput palaces, each Taj hotel offers an unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world-class service and modern luxury. The Taj, a symbol of Indian hospitality, has recently completed the centenary of its landmark hotel, The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, Mumbai. Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is part of the Tata Group, India’s premier business house.