The Taj Mahal Palace Reopens In Mumbai
Yesterday was India's Independence Day so it was a fitting day to welcome back the Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai, which reopened its Palace Wing yesterday. This part of the beloved hotel had been closed since the terrorist attacks of November 2008, which killed 166 people and also hit Oberoi Hotels & Resorts, a railway station and a cafe.
The Tower Wing of the hotel has been open for more than a year but now, with $37 million worth of renovations, the Palace Wing is now back in business as well. Part of the restoration project included work on the Taj's extensive art collection, which has been painstakingly restored for the reopening—with over 300 important pieces now hanging in the banquet hall, the lounge, and a bar off the main lobby.
To celebrate this milestone, the Taj Mahal is wooing guests with some pretty outstanding deals.
Between now and September 15, guests who a night in a Luxury Grande Room in the Palace Wing will receive a second night free of charge. (Booking deadline is August 31). These rooms include the service of a 24-hour butler and access to the Palace Lounge. Rates start at $503 a night.
A similar 'Stay 1, Get 1 Night Free' deal is available for the brand new suites, between September 1–October 31. This deal also includes a one-way airport transfer in a chauffeur driven car. Rates start at around $1,000 a night.
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