Taj Hotel to throw open 268 rooms, renowned restaurants Sunday

December 17th, 2008 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower Hotel that reopens Sunday will offer 268 guest rooms, including nine suites and 26 Taj Club Rooms, all in the tower wing, a hotel spokesperson said Wednesday evening.In addition, the hotel’s renowned restaurants and eateries like The Zodiac Grill, Souk, Masala Kraft, Acquarius, Shamiana, Starboard and La Patisserie, located in the old heritage wing and the tower wing, will also be re-opened.

The Rooftop Rendezvous Banquet Hall and the Chambers, which offer a magnificent view of the Mumbai harbour and city skyline, will also start bustling with activity from Sunday, the spokesperson said.

The hotel’s fleet of vehicles will now be joined by two Jaguars to enable transfers of guests and visitors in luxurious comfort, the spokesperson added.

Located just opposite the Gateway of India, the hotel bore the brunt of the Nov 26 terror attacks and was the scene of a 60-hour long battle between combined security forces and holed up terrorists.

The terror attacks at 13 different locations, mostly in south Mumbai, left 179 people dead, including 26 foreign nationals and 18 security personnel, and another nearly 300 injured.

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