Indian Hotels Company is India's largest hotel chain that operates under the brand of "Taj Hotels, Palaces and Resorts". It is one of the leading chains of luxury hotels and resorts that have their establishments in several countries across the world.
An initiative from the prestigious Tata Group, one of the largest business houses in India, the Indian Hotels Company has 76 hotels, 7 palaces, 12 resorts & spas and 6 private islands spread over 52 destinations in 12 countries across 5 continents. Apart from its base in India, Indian Hotels Company also has its establishments in other countries like the U.S., the U.K., Australia, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Maldives, the Middle East, and Africa.
Indian Hotels Company started its journey on December 16, 1903 when Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, the founder of the Taj Group, opened its first hotel, the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower in Mumbai. An incident of racial discrimination, where he was denied admission into the Watson's Hotel in Mumbai, made him determined to open the hotel. He went to London, D?sseldorf, Berlin and Paris to import best materials, furniture, interior artifacts and pieces of art for using in his hotel. It soon got huge popularity and became Mumbai's most iconic hotel.
The business of Indian Hotels Company is based on ownership of hotels and strategic partnerships. It continuously works towards creating more marketing alliances to grow its business. In 2004, Indian Hotels Company went for a strategic marketing alliance with the renowned hotel group Raffles International, which markets under two brands –12/30/2009 Raffles and Swiss?tel. In 2006, Indian Hotels Company went into a marketing alliance with the Korean company Shilla Hotels & Resorts. It also has marketing alliances with Silversea Cruises and Okura Hotels & Resorts.
Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHL), under its brand “Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces”, has its hotels in various countries across the world. The hotels of IHL are classified into 3 categories in general.
Luxury Hotels: These hotels are for those who love ultimate luxury in their accommodation. Besides lavish accommodation, these hotels offer specialty restaurants and bars, well equipped fitness centers and spas and state-of-the-art business and banquet facilities.
Leisure Hotels: These hotels target the travelers who are in family holidays. Leisure hotels include beach resorts, palaces, and garden retreats etc. These offer various activities for different age groups including sports, culture, music and entertainment.
Business Hotels: These hotels target the business visitors. You will be assured of contemporary business facilities and latest conveniences from these hotels.
There are a number of reasons why the Indian Hotels Company has consistently been successful over the century. Not only in the domestic market, Indian Hotels Company has also got success in its global operations at the same time. Following are the factors which have played major roles in its global success.
- Ultimate luxury in its accommodation, facilities and amenities
- High quality of services
- Strong Sales and Marketing
- Innovative product ideas
- Marketing alliances
- Creating pool of talented people
List of Hotels
Following are the list of hotels from the Indian Hotels Company (in India and abroad).
|India||Agra||Gateway Hotel Agra|
|Ahmedabad||Taj Residency Ummed|
|Bandhavgarh National Park||Mahua Kothi|
|Bangalore||Vivanta by Taj|
|The Taj West End|
|Taj Mount Road|
|Chikmagalur||Taj Garden Retreat|
|Coonoor||Taj Garden Retreat|
|Goa||Fort Aguada Beach Resort|
|Taj Holiday Village|
|Vivanta by Taj, Panjim|
|Gwalior||Usha Kiran Palace|
|Taj Deccan (earlier Taj Residency)|
|Jaipur||Jai Mahal Palace|
|Jodhpur||Taj Hari Mahal|
|Umaid Bhawan Palace|
|Kumarakom||Taj Garden Retreat|
|Madurai||Taj Garden Retreat|
|Mumbai||Taj Lands End|
|Taj Wellington Mews Luxury Residences|
|Taj Mahal Palace & Tower|
|New Delhi||Taj Palace Hotel|
|The Ambassador Hotel|
|The Taj Mahal Hotel|
|Pench National Park||Baghvan|
|Pune||Taj Blue Diamond|
|Sasan Gir||The Gir Lodge|
|Sawai Madhopur||The Sawai Madhopur Lodge|
|Thekkady||Taj Garden Retreat|
|Taj Green Cove Resort (at Kovalam)|
|Udaipur||Taj Lake Palace|
|Varkala||Taj Garden Retreat|
|Vijayawada||The Gateway Hotel|
|Langkawi, Malaysia||Rebak Island Resort|
|London||Crowne Plaza London - St. James|
|51 Buckingham Gate|
|Lusaka, Zambia||Taj Pamodzi|
|Maldives||Taj Coral Reef Resort|
|Taj Exotica Resort and Spa|
|Mauritius||Taj Exotica Resort and Spa|
|New York||The Pierre|
|San Francisco||Campton Place|
|Thimphu, Bhutan||Taj Tashi|