How Ratan Tata Rebuilt Taj Mahal Palace Hotel

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How Ratan Tata Rebuilt Taj Mahal Palace Hotel

In an interview prior to the reopening of the Taj, Ratan Tata who had promised to build every inch of the hotel had said, “This flagship property, this venerable Old Lady, is going to reopen in the same glory, the same splendor of more than 100 years.”

More than a 100 years old, Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Palace hotel is a unique institution and the terrorist attack on it on November 26, precisely 10 years back, impacted the psyche of the Indians. However, Ratan Tata was determined to not only restore the structure but also send out a message that the terrorists had failed to kill the spirit of Mumbai.

Even though the Taj was reopened a month after it was attacked, the restoration project took 21 months. The cost of reconstruction is estimated to be $38 million. The heritage wing of the hotel was severely damaged. Hence, that part of the hotel opened in phases.

The iron pillars of the grand ballroom of the Taj got a gold touch, luxury suites were completely revamped; and the domed palace wing of the hotel got back its radiance after being badly damaged in the 26/11 attack. That’s not all. Attention was paid to the security system as well during the restoration process and the hotel got a modern security system.

In an interview prior to the reopening of the Taj, Ratan Tata who had promised to build every inch of the hotel had said, “This flagship property, this venerable Old Lady, is going to reopen in the same glory, the same splendor of more than 100 years.”

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