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Mumbai Hotels Determined to Rebuild and Re-open

Where: Mumbai, India
December 2, 2008 at 10:10 AM | by | ()

After last week's devastating terrorist attacks on the Taj Palace Hotel and the Trident-Oberoi in Mumbai, the affected hotels have vowed to rebuild and re-open as quickly as possible.

According to a report from Reuters, the Trident Hotel is set to re-open in 10 or 15 days looking just as good as it did before the attacks:

Trident, the tower block of EIH Ltd's the Trident-Oberoi Hotel, is being cleaned and its broken windows and doors replaced, said Ketaki Narain, director of corporate communications for the Oberoi Group.

Employees have returned to work, and new security measures are being put in place, she said, without giving details.

The lobby of the Trident is already "sparkling clean," and the employees are ready to go. Unfortunately, the older Oberoi wing of the hotel suffered much more damage, so it may take quite a bit longer to reopen — it should still be a few months now.

The Taj Mahal Palace nearby (pictured), which was nearly destroyed in the attacks, has been constantly updating a webpage devoted to news about condition of the hotel here, and the front page of the hotel's website displays a single bold red statement: "We are working to restore the symbol of Mumbai’s enduring spirit and dignity."

[Photo: Julian Herbert / Getty Images via Denver Post]

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