Mumbai, Dec, 2012: The Taj Group of Hotels proved to be a hot favourite at the Conde Nast Traveller India Readers’ Travel Awards 2012, sweeping away 5 key and coveted accolades not only for its hotels but also for the Taj brand.
The luxury hotel chain was conferred the Brand Excellence award for elevating Brand India to a global platform, while Taj Inner Circle bagged the numero uno spot for Favourite Hotel Loyalty Programme.
Among the hotels, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Maldives secured another feather it its cap in the form of the award for Favourite Overseas Leisure Hotel. Cocooned between a pristine beach and serene lagoon, this celebrated hotel is known to offer the finest in contemporary luxuries and services.
In addition to this, the iconic Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, which has played host to some of the worlds most popular Heads of State and dignitaries, won the First Runner-Up Award for Favourite Business Hotel, while Vivanta by Taj - Dal View, Srinagar, known for its breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains and the misty Dal Lake was awarded First Runner-Up for Favourite New Hotel in India.
The ever successful Condé Nast Traveller India annual Readers’ Travel Awards were announced in Gurgaon on 29th November 2012. The awards give readers of the magazine the chance to voice their views on all things relating to travel.
Readers filled out questionnaires either in print or online, and the replies were then collated and analysed by an independent market-research company. The categories included both Indian and overseas hotels, tour operators, airlines, cruise liners, cities, countries, islands, spas and airports.
About Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces
Established in 1901, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is one of Asia's largest and finest group of hotels, comprising 99 hotels in 57 locations across India with an additional 16 international hotels in the Maldives, Malaysia, Australia, UK, USA, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Africa and the Middle East. 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. For over a century, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, the iconic flagship has set a benchmark for fine living with exquisite refinement, inventiveness and warmth. Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is part of the Tata Group, India's premier business house.