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The Park Hotels
The Park Hotels is a collection of contemporary luxury five-star
hotels in India belonging to the
Apeejay Surrendra Group,
headquartered in Kolkata, West
Bengal, India. These hotels are
located in Bangalore, Chennai,
Hyderabad, Kolkata, Navi Mumbai,
New Delhi, Visakhapatnam, Goa and
Vembanad Lake, Kerala Backwaters.
New properties are under
construction in Kochi, Kolkata
(E.M. Bypass), Pune, Coimbatore and
Amongst these, The Park Kolkata was awarded the
"National Tourism Award" (2003–04) for outstanding
performance as the Best Boutique Hotel in the country by
the Department of Tourism, Government of India. The
Park Bangalore has been designed by Terence Conran.
List of The Park Hotels in India
City/location Hotel Name Rooms Opening Date
Bangalore The Park Bangalore 109 2001
Chennai The Park, Chennai 214 15 May 2002
Chennai The Park POD Chennai 20 2009
Hyderabad The Park Hyderabad 268 2010
Kolkata The Park Kolkata 149 1 November 1967
New Delhi The Park New Delhi 220 1987
Navi Mumbai The Park Navi Mumbai 80 2007
Visakhapatnam The Park Visakhapatnam 66 1968
Goa The Park Calangute Goa 30 2011
Kerala The Park Vembanad Lake 10 2009
The hotel business was started by
Surrendra Paul in 1967, with the opening of
the Group's first hotel, The Park, a 150 room
hotel on the fashionable Park Street in
Kolkata, on 1 November; the hotel at
Visakhapatnam was added in 1968, while
The Park New Delhi commenced operations
in 1987. After the death of Surrendra Paul, his
daughter Priya Paul succeeded him in 1990.
Subsequently The Park Bangalore was added
in 2000, while The Park Chennai was
commissioned in 2002.
The Park New Delhi, took up the restoration
of the 1724 built astronomical observatory
, Jantar Mantar, in 2000, after an MoU
with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
In 2006, Forbes, listed "Atrium" in The Park Kolkata,
with its menu designed by Italian chef Antonio Carluccio,
amongst India's top 10 Most Expensive Restaurants. In 2010,
The Independent, listed The Park Hyderabad amongst its
list of "100 holiday ideas for 2010"
"The Park Hotels buys second hotel in Maharashtra". Business
Standard. 19 February 2008. "Business hotel chains use tech
to cut costs, keep customers". Mint (newspaper). 18 June
2007. "Priya Paul, the force behind Park Hotels". Rediff
Money. 23 July 2005. "Tourism award for The Park".
Business Line. 28 Jan 2005. "Aquazone at the Park Hotel,
Bangalore, India". London: The Telegraph. 9 Nov 2009.
Retrieved 25 May 2010. "The First Lady of boutique". Express
Hospitality (Indian Express Group). 16–31 March 2006.
"Innovating constantly...". Business Line. 18 Jan 2003.
"Reviving the magic of Jantar Mantar". Indian Express. 22
October 2000. Saabira Chaudhuri (2006-12-18).
"International Dining: India's Most Expensive Restaurants".
Forbes. Kinsman, Juliet (3 January 2010). "100 holiday ideas
for 2010: Hotels". London: The Independent. Retrieved 25
The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel
The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel is a five-star hotel located in
the Colaba region of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, next to the
Gateway of India.
Part of the Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces, this hotel is
considered the flagship property of the group and contains
560 rooms and 44 suites. There are some 1,500 staff
including 35 butlers. From a historical and architectural point
of view, the two buildings that make up the hotel, the Taj
Mahal Palace and the Tower are two distinct buildings, built
at different times and in different architectural designs.
The hotel, which many claim offers the highest level of service
in India, has hosted many notable guests, from presidents to
captains of industry and stars of show business.
History The hotel's original building was commissioned by Tata and first opened its doors
on 16 December 1903.
It is widely believed that Jamsedji
Tata decided to build the hotel after he
was refused entry to one of the city's
grand hotels of the time,
Watson's Hotel, as it was restricted to
"whites only". However, this story has
been challenged by some commentators
that suggest that Tata was unlikely to
have been concerned with 'revenge' against
his British adversaries. Instead they suggest
that the Taj was built at the urging of editor of
The Times of India who felt a hotel "worthy of
Bombay" was needed.
The Taj Mahal Tower, an additional wing of
the hotel, was opened in 1973. It was designed by
The original Indian architects were Sitaram Khanderao
Vaidya and D. N.
Mirza, and the project was
completed by an English
engineer, W. A. Chambers.
The builder was Khansaheb
Sorabji Ruttonji Contractor
who also designed and built its famous central floating
staircase. The cost of construction was £250,000 (£127
During World War I the hotel was converted into a
hospital with 600 beds.
William Warren, Jill Gocher (2007). Asia's Legendary Hotels: The
Romance of Travel. Singapore: Periplus Editions. ISBN 978-0-
It has also been mentioned in the short story "Sahab Bahadur" by
Indian writer Sultan Rashed Mirza, Farhat Ullah Baaaig, and in the
novel Delinquent Chacha by Ved Mehta.
It was portrayed as a dream destination for a schoolboy to visit in
the Marathi movie Taryanche Bait.
Hotel Grand Palace is the other name for Hotel Taj Mahal. This
name has been used by people as a translation of the Hindi version
of Taj Mahal, especially by authors. Such authors as Jeffrey Archer
have used this term in their novels.
The hotel was the subject of a four-part BBC Two fly on the wall
documentary series starting in August 2014, called Hotel India.
Town / City /
Africa South Africa Cape Town Taj Cape Town
Bangalore The Taj West End
Jaipur Rambagh Palace
The Taj Mahal
New Delhi The Taj Mahal Hotel
Udaipur Taj Lake Palace
Maldives Malé Atoll (South)
Taj Exotica Resort &
North America USA
Boston Taj Boston
New York The Pierre
Hotels in IndiaTown / City / Location Brand Hotel Name
The Gateway Hotel -
Agartala Ginger Ginger Agartala
The Gateway Hotel -
Ginger Ginger Ahmedabad
Vivanta By Taj -
Bandhavgarh National Park Taj Safari Mahua Kothi
Luxury The Taj West End
Vivanta by Taj - M G Road
Vivanta by Taj - Whitefield
Vivanta by Taj -
The Gateway Hotel -
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 brand is the erstwhile generic brand
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 Exotica - It is 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 by Taj - Vivanta is a contemporary-luxury hotel brand.
The brand 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.