Indian Hotels Company

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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.

Business Alliances

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.

Success Formulas

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).

Country City Hotel
India Agra Gateway Hotel Agra
Ahmedabad Taj Residency Ummed
Aurangabad Taj Residency
Bandhavgarh National Park Mahua Kothi
Bangalore Vivanta by Taj
Gateway Hotel
Taj Residency
The Taj West End
Calicut Taj Residency
Chandigarh Taj Chandigarh
Chennai Fisherman's Cove
Taj Connemara
Taj Coromandel
Taj Mount Road
Chikmagalur Taj Garden Retreat
Cochin Taj Malabar
Taj Residency
Coonoor Taj Garden Retreat
Goa Fort Aguada Beach Resort
Taj Exotica
Taj Holiday Village
Vivanta by Taj, Panjim
Gwalior Usha Kiran Palace
Hyderabad Taj Banjara
Taj Deccan (earlier Taj Residency)
Taj Krishna
Jaipur Jai Mahal Palace
Rambagh Palace
Jaisalmer Rawal-kot
Jodhpur Taj Hari Mahal
Umaid Bhawan Palace
Khajuraho Hotel Chandela
Kolkata Taj Bengal
Kumarakom Taj Garden Retreat
Lucknow Taj Residency
Madurai Taj Garden Retreat
Mangalore Manjarun Hotel
Mumbai Taj Lands End
Taj President
Taj Wellington Mews Luxury Residences
Taj Mahal Palace & Tower
Nashik Taj Residency
New Delhi Taj Palace Hotel
The Ambassador Hotel
The Taj Mahal Hotel
Ooty Savoy Hotel
Pench National Park Baghvan
Pune Taj Blue Diamond
Sasan Gir The Gir Lodge
Sawai Madhopur The Sawai Madhopur Lodge
Surat Gateway Hotel
Thekkady Taj Garden Retreat
Thiruvananthapuram Taj Residency
Taj Green Cove Resort (at Kovalam)
Udaipur Taj Lake Palace
Vadodara Taj Residency
Varanasi Taj Ganges
Varkala Taj Garden Retreat
Vijayawada The Gateway Hotel
Visakhapatnam Taj Residency
Sri Lanka
Bentota Taj Exotica
Colombo Airport Garden
Taj Samudra
Boston Taj Boston
Dubai Taj Palace
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
Sydney Blue Sydney
Thimphu, Bhutan Taj Tashi

Alphabetical List of Indian Companies