Taj group selects Dubai for its ME hub

Published April 16th, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

The Indian hospitality chain, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, has made Dubai its hub leading the way for the group's international expansion into the Middle East and Africa, reported Gulf News


According to Rajiv Gujral, the vice-president of Taj International Luxury Hotels Division, the focus for Taj growth at present is international expansion, and the chain intends to concentrate on five-star hotels in key source markets. In the Middle East region it already operates facilities in Yemen and Oman. 


Taj’s latest Middle Eastern Hotel is the Dubai Taj Palace Hotel, which features 159 rooms and suites and 90 apartments, and is owned by the Juma Al-Majid Group. It is due to be completed by the end of this month.  


The Dubai Taj Palace Hotel will be the UAE's first five-star to be managed by the Indian Hotels Co Ltd (IHC), India's largest chain with 8,759 rooms worldwide, operated under the Taj brand. 


The Taj Group of Hotels was launched in 1902 by Jamshetji Nusserwanji Tata. The first hotel in the chain was the legendary Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai. The Taj Group’s operations today include more than 60 hotels in India and abroad, encompassing a number of brands across various price segments. — (Albawaba-MEBG)

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