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Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
Published: 2012/06/15
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Taj Group of Hotels, Resorts and Palaces
Published: 2015/09/22
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How Taj Hotel Was Founded (Revenge?) | Resorts And Palaces | Company | Jamsetji Tata | Tata Group
Published: 2017/12/30
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Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces
Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces
Published: 2017/01/17
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Taj Hotels India Royal Heritage
Published: 2011/06/30
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Taj hotel attack 26/11
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TAJ Hotels Campaign
Published: 2012/09/03
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The Taj of Apollo Bunder
Published: 2008/07/02
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Virat and Anushka reception, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces
Virat and Anushka reception, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces
Published: 2017/12/21
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TAJ HOTELS RESORTS AND PALACES, LONDON
Published: 2016/05/13
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India Luxury Hotel and Resort, Taj Resorts and Palaces, video
India Luxury Hotel and Resort, Taj Resorts and Palaces, video
Published: 2008/06/12
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Vivanta by Taj Hotels & Resorts Launched
Published: 2010/09/15
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The Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces luxury group
Published: 2016/04/03
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Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces in London (2m 18s)
Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces in London (2m 18s)
Published: 2014/05/07
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Many Goas. One Taj.
Published: 2017/08/23
Channel: Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris
Taj hotels in India
Taj hotels in India
Published: 2010/09/16
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Explore Bangalore with Taj Hotels
Explore Bangalore with Taj Hotels
Published: 2017/06/22
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Tajness: Experience the Royal Welcome
Tajness: Experience the Royal Welcome
Published: 2016/10/10
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Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces in London (40 sec)
Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces in London (40 sec)
Published: 2014/05/07
Channel: St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel, London
THE GATEWAY HOTEL JODHPUR TAJ GROUP
THE GATEWAY HOTEL JODHPUR TAJ GROUP
Published: 2015/09/17
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Quintessential TAJ - Hotels Resorts and Palaces
Quintessential TAJ - Hotels Resorts and Palaces
Published: 2012/01/23
Channel: DesignerTours
interview with Deepa Harris of Taj Hotels
interview with Deepa Harris of Taj Hotels
Published: 2013/09/11
Channel: Aura
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GiancarloBar at Fisherman's Cove, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, Chennai, India
Published: 2009/08/09
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Jewels and Marble Palaces - TAJ Hotel Resorts and Palaces
Jewels and Marble Palaces - TAJ Hotel Resorts and Palaces
Published: 2012/01/23
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Taj Exotica Resort and Spa Andamans
Taj Exotica Resort and Spa Andamans
Published: 2017/01/17
Channel: Taj Voyages
Welcome to the New Taj Hotels Mobile App
Welcome to the New Taj Hotels Mobile App
Published: 2017/01/23
Channel: Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris
TAJ HOTELS RESORTS and PALACES :: HAUTEOC TRAVELER EXQUISITE COLLECTION
TAJ HOTELS RESORTS and PALACES :: HAUTEOC TRAVELER EXQUISITE COLLECTION
Published: 2010/08/27
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Quintessential Taj - Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces
Quintessential Taj - Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces
Published: 2012/07/18
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Luxury Hotels - Taj Lake Palace - Udaipur
Luxury Hotels - Taj Lake Palace - Udaipur
Published: 2016/01/04
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Taj Hotels Website - Now Available in 4 Different Langauges
Taj Hotels Website - Now Available in 4 Different Langauges
Published: 2017/11/23
Channel: Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris
BEYONDLOGO #1.3: Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces (Part 3 of 3)
BEYONDLOGO #1.3: Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces (Part 3 of 3)
Published: 2011/03/23
Channel: Landor
Taj hotel in Srinagar
Taj hotel in Srinagar
Published: 2014/12/14
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Taj hotel, which was attacked last month, partially reopens
Taj hotel, which was attacked last month, partially reopens
Published: 2015/07/21
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How Taj Hotel Was Founded Revenge   Resorts And Palaces   Company   Jamsetji Tata   Heartbeat
How Taj Hotel Was Founded Revenge Resorts And Palaces Company Jamsetji Tata Heartbeat
Published: 2018/01/29
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Mumbai taj hotel
Published: 2018/01/12
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Taj Hotel owner discusses attack
Published: 2008/11/30
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Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces - Director Procurement Feedback on Competitors View
Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces - Director Procurement Feedback on Competitors View
Published: 2018/01/29
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Tajness – You can feel it with your eyes closed
Tajness – You can feel it with your eyes closed
Published: 2016/08/05
Channel: Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris
BEYONDLOGO #1.1: Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces (Part 1 of 3)
BEYONDLOGO #1.1: Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces (Part 1 of 3)
Published: 2011/03/23
Channel: Landor
The Enchanting Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad
The Enchanting Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad
Published: 2011/11/09
Channel: Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris
Taj Lake Palace | Taj Hotels
Taj Lake Palace | Taj Hotels
Published: 2017/08/08
Channel: The Indian Salad
Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces - Director Procurement Feedback on Competitors View
Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces - Director Procurement Feedback on Competitors View
Published: 2017/09/06
Channel: Competitors View
Kid playing with Pigeons near Mumbai Taj Hotel
Kid playing with Pigeons near Mumbai Taj Hotel
Published: 2016/03/19
Channel: Ameer Hussain
The Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai (An Unforgettable Experience)
The Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai (An Unforgettable Experience)
Published: 2012/02/18
Channel: Apoorv Duggal
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Published: 2017/01/29
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Taj Hotels
Taj Hotels
Published: 2016/07/21
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Mr. Prashant Khullar, Director, Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces at CLO Summit India 2013
Mr. Prashant Khullar, Director, Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces at CLO Summit India 2013
Published: 2014/12/22
Channel: CLO Chief Learning Officers Summit India
Thousand of pigeons in front of Taj Hotel Mumbai ,India Gate
Thousand of pigeons in front of Taj Hotel Mumbai ,India Gate
Published: 2017/04/03
Channel: Sajal Sasmal
How Taj Hotel Was Founded (Revenge?) | Resorts And Palaces | Company | Jamsetji Tata | Tata Group
How Taj Hotel Was Founded (Revenge?) | Resorts And Palaces | Company | Jamsetji Tata | Tata Group
Published: 2018/02/01
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The Indian Hotels Company Limited
Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris
Public company
Traded as BSE500850
NSEINDHOTEL
ISIN INE053A01029
Industry Hotels
Founded 1903; 115 years ago (1903)
Founder Jamsetji Tata
Headquarters Express Towers, Nariman Point, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Number of locations
98 Hotels
Key people
  • N Chandrasekaran (Chairman)
  • Puneet Chhatwal (MD & CEO)
Revenue 4,706.27 crore (US$730 million)[1][2] (2016)
Profit -60.53 crore (US$−9.4 million)[1][2] (2016)
Total assets 10,944.57 crore (US$1.7 billion) (2016)
Parent Tata Group
Website www.tajhotels.com

The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL),[3] branded as Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris,[4] is an international chain of hotels and resorts headquartered at Express Towers, Nariman Point in Mumbai.[5] Incorporated by the founder of the Tata Group, Jamsetji Tata, in 1903,[6][7] the company is a part of the Tata Group, one of India's largest business conglomerates. The company employed over 13,000 people in the year 2010.[8][9]

As of 2017, the company operates a total of 99 hotels and hotel-resorts, with 83 across India and 16 in other countries, including Bhutan, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, UAE, UK, USA and Zambia[7]

History[edit]

Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata (1839 – 1904)

Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, founder of the Tata Group, opened the Taj Mahal Palace, a hotel in Mumbai (formerly called Bombay) overlooking the Arabian Sea, on 16 December 1903. It was the first Taj property and the first Taj hotel. There are several anecdotal stories about why Tata opened the Taj hotel. According to a story, he decided to open the hotel after an incident involving racial discrimination at the Watson's Hotel in Mumbai, where he was refused entry as the hotel permitted only Europeans.[10] Hotels which accepted only European guests were very common across British India then. According to another story he opened the hotel when one of his friends expressed his disgust about the hotels which were present in Bombay then. But a more plausible reason was advanced by Lovat Fraser, a close friend of the Tata and one of the early directors of the IHCL group, that the idea had long been in his mind and that he had made a study on the subject. He did not have any desire to own a hotel but he wanted to attract people to India and to improve Bombay. It is said that Jamsetji Tata had travelled to places like London, Paris, Berlin and Düsseldorf to arrange for materials and pieces of art, furniture and interior artefacts for his hotel.[11] The Taj group has since then developed and flourished, under the Tata Group.

The Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai is the first hotel of Taj, opened in the year 1903

In 1974, the group opened India's first international five star deluxe beach resort, the Fort Aguada Beach Resort in Goa. In 1970s, the Taj Group also began its business in metropolitan hotels, opening the five-star deluxe hotel, Taj Coromandel in Chennai, in 1974, acquiring an equity interest and operating contract for the Taj President (now Vivanta by Taj - President), a business hotel in Mumbai, in 1977, and also opening the Taj Mahal Hotel in Delhi in 1978.

The group has been converting royal palaces in India into luxury hotels since the 1970s. The first palace to be converted into a Taj luxury hotel was the Lake Palace in Udaipur, in 1971. Other examples include the Rambagh Palace in Jaipur, Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad and Nadesar Palace in Varanasi.

A part of the Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur is a Taj luxury hotel and it is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World

In 1980, the Taj group opened its first hotel outside India, the Taj Sheba Hotel in Sana'a, in Yemen and in the late 1980s, acquired interests in the St. James' Court Hotel (now comprising Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites and Residences and St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel) in London. In 1984, the Taj group acquired, under a license agreement, each of the Taj West End in Bangalore, Taj Connemara (now Vivanta by Taj - Connemara) in Chennai and Savoy Hotel in Ooty. With the opening of the Taj West End in Bangalore, the Taj Group made its foray into Bangalore. The five star deluxe hotel, Taj Bengal in Kolkata, was opened in the year 1989, and with this the Taj group became the only hotel chain in India with a presence in the six major metropolitan cities of India, namely Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai.

Concurrently with the expansion of its luxury hotel chain in the major metropolitan cities, the Taj Group also expanded its business hotels division in the major metropolitan and large secondary cities in India. During the 1990s, the Taj Group continued to expand its geographic and market coverage in India. It developed specialized operations (such as wildlife lodges) and consolidated its position in established markets through the upgrading of existing properties and development of new properties. Taj also set up the Taj Kerala Hotels and Resorts Limited in the early 1990s along with the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation.[12]

Ten hotels of the Taj group are members of the Leading Hotels of the World.[13]

Notable hotels[edit]

Two hotels of the Taj group, namely Rambagh Palace in Jaipur and the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower in Mumbai, were ranked in 2013 by Condé Nast Traveler among its "Top 100 Hotels and Resorts in the World".[14] In late 2013, the Indian Traveller magazine ranked Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur and Taj Exotica Resort & Spa in Maldives as numbers 34 and 98, respectively, on its list of "100 Best Hotels & Resorts".[15] Condé Nast Traveler also ranked the Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai as number 13 on its list of "Gold Standard Hotels" in 2014.[16]

Hospitality brands[edit]

Since the late 2000s, the Taj hotels' group started organising its hotels into different brands, in a market segmentation strategy.

  • Taj/Taj luxury - The luxury flagship brand is the erstwhile designation of the Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces. These hotels cover business destinations, landmarks, palaces, resorts and forest destinations. Most of Taj's oldest and most prestigious hotels have been retained under this brand.
  • Taj Luxury Residences (non-hotel properties)
  • Taj Exotica -The resort and spa brand of Taj Hotels.
  • Taj Safaris - The wildlife lodges amidst the Indian national parks and national parks come under this brand label. The brand has modelled on the concept of sustainable eco-tourism.
  • Vivanta - Vivanta bij Taj is a contemporary-luxury hotel brand. It caters to an upscale market and is positioned a step below the flagship Taj brand. Vivanta Hotels are found business and vacation destinations as well.
  • The Gateway Hotels & Resorts - Gateway is a mid-market brand, positioned below the Vivanta. It contains properties in business and vacation destinations like Vivanta does. The Gateway Hotel brand was created by Taj in its earlier market segmentation effort and has been retained and expanded in the current wave of brand-segmentation.

Other ventures[edit]

  • Institute of Hotel Management, Aurangabad - IHCL has been operating the Institute of Hotel Management at Aurangabad since 1993. The institute offers a four-year degree, designed with the help of faculty from the hospitality background with an affiliation to the University of Huddersfield in the United Kingdom.
  • Jiva Spa - It is the spa brand of the IHCL group and consists of the spas at some hotels of the IHCL group.
  • Taj Air - IHCL operates Taj Air, an air charter company.
  • Taj Khazana - It is a chain of stores located across India, in cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, and Goa, in select Taj Hotels. It sells artefacts, collectibles, apparels, garments and accessories created by Indian craftsmen and designers.
  • Taj SATS - Taj SATS Air Catering Ltd is the largest airline catering service in South Asia, as a joint venture of IHCL with SATS.
  • Taj Yachts - The IHCL group also operates Taj Yachts and has two three bedroom luxury yachts.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Indian Hotels Company Profit & Loss account, Indian Hotels Company Financial Statement & Accounts". www.moneycontrol.com. 
  2. ^ a b http://www.tajhotels.com/corporate/resources/pdf/about_us/investor_relations/financial_reports/annual_reports/TAJ%20AR%202013-14%20For%20Web.pdf
  3. ^ Home. Taj Hotels. Retrieved 14 November 2012. " 2012 The Indian Hotels Company Limited All rights reserved."
  4. ^ "TAJ presents Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris". Corporate. Retrieved 2017-05-08. 
  5. ^ "Corporate Office". Corporate. Retrieved 2017-05-08. 
  6. ^ "Contact Information" (select "Corporate Office"). Taj Hotels. Retrieved 14 November 2012. "Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces Oxford House 15/17 N.F. Road Apollo Bunder Mumbai 400,001 India"
  7. ^ a b "The Indian Hotels Company (IHCL)". tata.co.in. Tata group. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  8. ^ "Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces: Private Company Information - BusinessWeek". Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Retrieved 15 September 2010. 
  9. ^ 21 Jun 2010, 12.35AM IST,ET Bureau (21 June 2010). "Crowne Plaza, Dow Corning & Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces - The Economic Times". The Economic Times. Retrieved 15 September 2010. 
  10. ^ "From Parsee priests to profits: say hello to Tata - Asia, World". The Independent. 1 February 2007. Retrieved 15 September 2010. 
  11. ^ http://www.hotelassociationofindia.com/HJ_Oct-Dec_09-Final.pdf
  12. ^ "About Us". Corporate. 
  13. ^ "Hotel List". lhw.com. Leading Hotels of The World. Retrieved 6 September 2014. 
  14. ^ "Top 100 Hotels & Resorts in the World". cntraveler.com. 15 October 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  15. ^ "100 Best Hotels & Resorts". internationaltravellermag.com. 7 December 2013. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 
  16. ^ "GOLD STANDARD HOTELS 2014". cntraveller.com. Retrieved 8 September 2014. 

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