The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, celebrated its 114th anniversary recently. A milestone well-deserved for one of the most iconic addresses in the country
– One of the most iconic addresses in the country, The Taj Ma hal Palace, Mumbai, celebrated its 114 th anniversary
Soaring high above the waterfront, its distinctive red dome is emblematic, embodiment of a success story, of the rise and growth of a nation and much more. The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, is not just one of the defining landmarks of Maximum City, it an institution that has pioneered luxurious hospitality in the country and in doing so has become India’s most widely-known name in its chosen idiom across the world.
This iconic address celebrated its 114th anniversary last month, which encapsulated a journey of innovation and excellence that began on the 16th of December 1903 when The Taj Mahal Palace was founded by Jamsetji Tata who envisioned a hotel that would set benchmarks for Indian hospitality.
Staying true to its founder’s vision, The Taj, as it is popularly known, notched up a series of firsts in its quest to create moments that history could justifiably be proud of. To take stock of but a few, The Taj was Mumbai’s first clear landmark that could be seen from the sea. The hotel, in fact, preceded the Gateway of India by more than two decades. It was the first hotel in India to have electricity, it boasted the country’s first ever 24-hour coffee shop, its first Sichuan restaurant and the city’s first licensed bar.
The exalted status which the hotel enjoys was further cemented in June 2017 when The Taj secured trademark rights for its hotel building and its very distinctive dome from the Government of India. There are just a handful of elite structures
across the world that have been able to do so and The Taj has now entered that very exclusive pantheon.
It is no wonder then that the hotel has hosted some of the biggest names in the world over the years. From Sarojini Naidu to Bill Clinton and Barack Obama and from Pandit Ravi Shankar Andrew Lloyd Webber and Mick Jagger, leaders of the world, stars and statesmen, have enjoyed The Taj’s inimitable hospitality and will continue to do so in the future.
“The Taj is woven into the lives of generations of Indians,” says Taljinder Singh, Area Director – Mumbai and General Manager, The Taj Mahal Palace. “We feel privileged in setting new benchmarks of fine living and serving our treasured guests for years to come.”
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