People who have experienced Taj Hotels hospitality have always recommended it as a must-visit, at least once. The breathtaking ambiance of the inn is marvelously commendable. The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel is a heritage, five-star, luxurious and lavish hotel built in the Saracenic Revival style in the Colaba area of Maharashtra, India. It is situated next to the Gateway of India.
A while ago, the Taj Hotels’ quality and hospitality were acknowledged at the international level, with Taj rated as the Strongest Hotel Brand in the World by Brand Finance. But little do we know what exactly led to the foundation of this iconic Indian hotel.
It is said that Jamshedji Tata was inspired to build the hotel after he was averted from entering one of the grandest hotels of British time, Watson’s Hotel, which was restricted to ‘whites only’. This was an insult to Jamsetji Tata, who took it as an offense to Indians. This incident led him to kick start his idea of building a hotel where not only Indians but foreigners could also visit and stay without any restrictions, and the rest is history.
In the present times, Taj is a center of attraction all over the world. The hotel has a long and distinguished history, having received many notable guests, from presidents to captains of industry and stars of show business.
Regardless of all the wax and wanes after the 2008 Mumbai attack, the Taj luxury hotel chain scored very well on Brand Finance’s ‘Global Brand Equity Monitor’ for consideration, familiarity, recommendation, and reputation, especially across its home market India.