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The Taj Palace Hotel Pride of India



30th June 2018


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On December 16, 1903, the foundation of a legacy was laid. The five-star Taj palace hotel in Colaba, Mumbai, next to the Gateway of India, took birth.
Its magnificence matches that of a monument, and tourists all across the world make sure to visit the hotel.
The story behind its origin is controversial; some say it arose after Jamsetji Tata was refused entry to one of the city’s grand hotels of the time, The Hotel, because of racial discrimination.


However, this story has been challenged by some who suggest that Tata was unlikely to have gone down to petty ways against his British adversaries. Instead, they suggest that the Taj was built at the urging of the editor of The Times of India who felt that a hotel “worthy of Bombay” was needed.



When it was started, the rental was Rs 13 for rooms with fans and attached bathrooms, and1970s. The first palace to be converted into a luxury hotel was the Lake Palace in Udaipur. In 1974, the Taj opened its first international five star deluxe resorts, the Fort Aguada beach resort in Goa. Within a decade, the Tata group went international, with The Taj Sheba hotel in Sana’a, in Yemen.
The Taj has hosted the legendary Jazz musician Mickey Correa, “the sultan of swing”, from 1936-1960. Originally the clientele was mainly the Europeans, the maharajas, and the

In a free enterprise, the community is not just another stakeholder in business, but is, in fact, the very purpose of its existence.

– Jamsetji Tata

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