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Taj Milestones



Milestones achieved by the Company since incorporation are listed below:

YearEvent
1903The Company opens its first hotel, the "Taj Mahal Palace" in Mumbai, India.
1974The Company opens its first five star deluxe beach resort, the "Fort Aguada Beach Resort" in Goa. 

The Company begins business in metropolitan hotels by opening the five star deluxe hotel, the "
Taj Coramandel" in Chennai.
1980The Company opens its first hotel outside India, the "Taj Sheba Hotel" in Sana'a, Yemen.
1984The Company entered into a licence agreement to operate the "Taj West End" in Bangalore, "Taj Connamera" in Chennai and the "Savoy" in Ooty.
1989The Company opens a five star deluxe hotel in Calcutta, the "Taj Bengal."
1990The Company establishes the Taj Kerala Hotels and Resorts Limited with the Kerala Tourism Development Corporation.
1998The Company opens the "Taj Exotica" in Bentota, Sri Lanka.
2000The Company establishes Taj GVK Hotels and Resorts Limited with the GVK group to operate three hotels in Hyderabad.
2001The Company is awarded the management contract for the "Taj Palace", Dubai. 

The Company launches the "
Taj Exotica Spa and Resort" in Maldives.
2002The Company obtains licences to manage and operate two leisure hotels: the "Rawal-Kot" in Jaisalmer and the "Usha Kiran Palace", Gwalior. 

The Company acquires an equity interest in "Regent Hotel" in Bandra, Mumbai which is later renamed as the "
Taj Land End."
2003The Company relaunches its flag ship property as the "Taj Mahal Palace and Tower."
2004The Company launches its first luxury serviced apartments, "Wellington Mews" in Mumbai. 

The Company opens its first economy hotel under the brand "Ginger" in Bangalore.
2005The Company obtains a management contract to operate "The Pierre" in New York, USA. 

The Company entered into a management contract to operate the "Taj Exotica" in Palm Island, Jumeirah, Dubai. 

The Company obtained the operating agreement for the "
Umaid Bhavan Palace" in Jodhpur.
2006The Company acquires the "W" hotel in Sydney, Australia which is later renamed as the "Blue Sydney". 

The Company commences operation of its first wildlife lodge at
Mahua Kothi, Bandhavgarh.
2007The Company acquires the "Ritz-Carlton" in Boston, USA which is later renamed as the "Taj Boston." 

The Company commences operation of its second wildlife lodge at
Baghvan, Pench.
2008Taj's flagship property in the United Kingdom, 51 Buckingham Gate's South Indian restaurant, Quilon has received the ultimate culinary accolade - a Michelin star. 

Taj Hotels Partner with Saraya Islands to Operate Taj Exotica Hotel in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. 

Taj Hotels and the Tashi Group join hands to create the new benchmark for premium hotels in Bhutan - 
Taj Tashi Bhutan. 

ALDAR Hotels and Hospitality and Taj Hotels enter into an exclusive agreement involving a number of hotel projects. The first hotel to be developed by ALDAR Hotels and Hospitality under the agreement is a five-star, 500 room luxury resort hotel which will be in a spectacular waterfront location on ALDAR's mega entertainment destination, YAS Island. 

The Taj Safaris circuit will be complete in Madhya Pradesh with the addition of two more luxury lodges in Panna, 
Pashan Garh and Kanha, Banjaar Tola.
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