NewsOctober 16, 2018

Royal Palaces of the Taj take lead at the Conde Nast Traveler US Readers’ Choice Awards

The Indian Hotels Company Limited’s (IHCL) iconic brand, Taj has stood a firm favourite at the annual Conde Nast Traveler US Readers’ Choice Awards 2018.

Five Taj hotels ranked among the 50 Best Hotels in the World with Hyderabad’s ‘Mirror in the Sky’, Taj Falaknuma Palace at number four. Followed by Rambagh Palace, once home to the revered Maharani Gayatri Devi; 270-year old Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur set amidst landscaped Mughal gardens; the world’s sixth largest private residence Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur; and Taj’s flagship hotel The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai also featured on the list.


Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) said “It is a proud moment for us to have the iconic Taj palaces recognized by our guests. Intrinsically bound with the country’s history, Taj has long been heralded as a custodian of Indian heritage. This recognition is a testament to our commitment to offering our guests a highly personalized experience amplified by the grand scale, rich history and majestic design of these landmark hotels.”

With the most hotels included from one singular brand – Taj led the category of Top 20 Hotels on the Indian Subcontinent, securing eight positions with Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad ranking number one. Followed by Rambagh Palace and Jai Mahal Palace in Jaipur, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur and The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai. Additionally, Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur; Taj Bengal, Kolkata; and Taj Lands End, Mumbai were recognized as well.

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives featured on the list of the 50 Best Resorts in the World and Top 20 Resorts in the Indian Ocean. Whilst The Pierre, New York ranked amongst the Top 40 Hotels in New York City.

Almost 5 million readers of the US publication participated in the Readers’ Choice Awards survey which ranked hotels and resorts from across the world based on a variety of criteria including service, facilities, design and food and beverage quality.

Established in 1903, Taj is Indian Hotels Company Limited’s (IHCL) iconic brand for the world’s most discerning travellers seeking authentic experiences in luxury. From world-renowned landmarks to modern business hotels, idyllic beach resorts to authentic Grand Palaces, each Taj hotel offers an unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world-class service and modern luxury. The unique portfolio comprises hotels across the globe including presence in India, North America, United Kingdom, Africa, Middle East, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bhutan and Nepal.