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The Taj Group, India’s largest hospitality group, today announced the launch of its 100th hotel in India with Vivanta by Taj, in the Millennium City of Gurgaon. The Group has 117 hotels globally. This takes the overall portfolio of Vivanta by Taj – Hotels & Resorts to 26 hotels.
Gurgaon (PRWEB) March 09, 2013
The Taj Group, India’s largest hospitality group, today announced the launch of its 100th hotel in India with Vivanta by Taj in the Millennium City of Gurgaon. The Group now has 117 hotels globally, with 26 in the Vivanta by Taj – Hotels & Resorts portfolio.
An homage to Gurgaon’s ‘bustling’ lifestyle, the new Taj is a metropolitan marvel of avante garde design. Iconic features include the Thai Pavilion offering the best of Siam cuisine, the expansive Latitude and the Tease bar. The hotel also offers stylized accommodations with business amenities, a work and play ‘Rhythm’ lounge, banquet spaces, a Jiva Spa and unique Vivanta motifs. 19 miles south of New Delhi, Vivanta by Taj – Gurgaon, is close to the business district and visitor hotspots - Kingdom of Dreams, DLF Golf Course and Gurgaon’s ubiquitous malls.
“With the launch of Vivanta by Taj – Gurgaon, NCR, not only have we expanded the footprint of the brand into the business district, but also accomplished a significant milestone in the group’s journey, by becoming the 100th hotel in India in our portfolio,” said Mr. Raymond N Bickson, managing director and chief executive officer at Indian Hotels Company Limited, at the launch. “It further reinforces our commitment to expand our service offerings to newer destinations in the country. It also supports the company’s objective of achieving growth through domestic dominance. Vivanta by Taj is a testament to the dynamism and innovation that the Taj is renowned for.”
Ms Deepa Misra Harris, senior vice president, sales & marketing at Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces also mentioned, “The occasion marks a distinct celebration for the Group and inspires us to achieve even greater milestones. Reaching our 100th hotel milestone in India and a total of 117 globally reinforces our faith in our guests across geographies, who have amplified their preference for our brands across all locations we are present in. Designed to deliver vibrant experiences to its guests, Vivanta by Taj Hotels & Resorts is a brand with a contemporary, energetic and vivacious twist.”
Singapore-based architecture firm Warner Wong Design | WOW Architects is responsible for the design and architecture of the hotel. A mix of glass and stone creates the impression of a sharp, yet beautifully robust structure that’s avant-garde by design. The innovative concept and fine detailing extends through the 189 guest rooms with city and pool views, 18 suites as well as a presidential suite with an executive lounge on the 10th floor. Every room comes equipped with innovative technology like video conferencing facilities, continuous, undisturbed internet access and over 10,000 square feet of meeting spaces.
"The Vivanta brand is growing at a rapid pace. With its strategic location and the Vivanta brand features, Gurgaon is best poised to service the traveler looking for a unique and contemporary experience,” said Mr. Veer Vijay Singh, chief operating officer, Vivanta by Taj Hotels & Resorts.
Latitude, the all-day diner at Vivanta by Taj - Gurgaon, offers an international food theater, showcasing the dramatic play of spices and flavors from six different cuisines. The iconic Thai Pavilion – the country’s first signature Thai cuisine restaurant opens its door for the food connoisseurs visiting Gurgaon. Filled with high-octane energy, Tease, the bar is designed to lift the spirits and opens onto a large alfresco dining space that keeps the vibe alive. For the globetrotting, party hard traveler, Taj provides its signature Jiva Spa.
Work hard and play hard. Relax and energize. Ideate and confer. Evolve and transform. Revel in a spirit that presents the normal with an unexpected twist. Stylish and sophisticated, Vivanta by Taj delivers premium hotel experiences with imagination, energy and efficiency. Currently comprised of 26 hotels and resorts in India and the Indian Ocean region, Vivanta by Taj is represented across key metropolitan capitals as well as popular holiday destinations like Goa, Kerala, Rajasthan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Vivanta by Taj offers an imaginative, vivacious and stylish take on ‘cool luxury’. With innovative cuisine, energetic spaces, unique motifs, the smart use of technology and experiences that seek to constantly engage, invigorate and relax, it appeals to the cosmopolitan world-traveler immersed in a sensory lifestyle.
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About Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces
Established in 1901, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is one of Asia's largest and finest group of hotels, comprising 100 hotels in 58 locations across India with an additional 17 international hotels in the Maldives, 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 Grand Palaces, each Taj hotel offers an unrivaled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world-class service and modern luxury. For over a century, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, the iconic flagship has set a benchmark for fine living with exquisite refinement, inventiveness and warmth. Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is part of the Tata Group, India's premier business house.
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