Mumbai’s terror-hit Taj hotel to reopen Sunday

December 20th, 2008 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Dec 20 (IANS) The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel here will reopen Sunday, exactly 25 days after terrorists laid siege to its heritage building, setting it on fire and holding guests hostage. A spokesperson for the hotel said 268 guest rooms, including nine suites and 26 Taj Club Rooms, located in the tower wing will be on offer to guests.

In addition, the hotel’s renowned restaurants and eateries like The Zodiac Grill, Souk, Masala Kraft, Aquarius, Shamiana, Starboard and La Patisserie, some located in the old heritage wing, will also be reopened.

The Rooftop Rendezvous banquet hall and the Chambers restaurant, which offer a magnificent view of the Mumbai harbour and city skyline, will also restart Sunday, the spokesperson said.

He added that the hotel also added two new Jaguar cars to its fleet of luxury vehicles.

The Taj hotel, situated close to the Gateway of India, was one of the key targets the terrorists attacked and took over Nov 26, leading to three days of mayhem that killed around 170 people in the city.

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