Aug 22, 2010

Taj Palace - Old Wing reopens

Following the terrostist attacks by Pakistani cowards, and after 21 months of reconstruction and renovation, Mumbai's The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower is ready to reopen its rooms.

Taj Palace Ballroom - Mumbai
Taj Palace Old Wing Passageway
The stately old rooms and hallways of the hotel will reopen for guests on Sunday,said Ratan Tata, chairman of the Tata Group. While most of the hotel reopened less than a month after the attack, the oldest part of the 107-year old hotel – the palace wing which bore the brunt of the fire, water and bullet damage from the battles in its hallways - has been under reconstruction since the fighting started Nov. 26, 2008.

Taj Palace Old  Wing Room
Taj Palace Dolphin Room
Taj Palace Restored to its Old Glory

As a new bonus for guests, some will now be provided with chauffeur-driven Jaguars for transfers to the airport. The Tata Group’s auto arm, Tata Motors Ltd. bought U.K.-based Jaguar and Land Rover for $2.3 billion from Ford Motor Co. in 2008.