Taj Mahal celebrates 40 years of hospitality
The hotel gave Delhi its first 24-hour international eatery, and the first Chinese restaurant in a five-star
Standing tall in the heart of the capital city, the iconic Taj Mahal, New Delhi recently celebrated forty glorious years of timeless hospitality, elegance, and charm.
The hotel with its landmark location has been a bedrock of fine living and legendary hospitality. To thank its patrons for their overwhelming support and to commemorate this milestone, the hotel hosted a reception at the spectacular poolside lawns showcasing treasured memories since 1978.
The evening witnessed a nostalgic culinary trail with 40 dishes dedicated to the year of opening, photographs of the hotel's luminous history and glimpses of its innovations today. The façade of pink Dholpur sandstone has been dramatically lit up in celebration with the hashtag#TajMahalNewDelhiForever.
The spirit of celebration was witnessed across the Taj Delhi-NCR Hotels as they have come together with a week-long culinary commemoration from October 11–17, showcasing 40 dishes comprising of old favourites from Machan, House of Ming and Haveli. The seven participating hotels – Taj Palace, New Delhi; Taj City Centre, Gurugram; Vivanta Ambassador; Vivanta Dwarka; Vivanta Surajkund; The Gateway Resort Damdama Lake Gurugram – have also recreated the nostalgia of 1978, at the all-day dining restaurants with a themed lunch buffet on October 11 at an exclusive price of INR 1978*.
Speaking on the momentous occasion, Satyajeet Krishnan, Area Director – North and General Manager, Taj Mahal, New Delhi said, "As Taj Mahal, New Delhi turns 40, we are deeply privileged to celebrate this special milestone of our hotel. The hotel has been a preferred destination and has played host to heads of state, dignitaries, celebrities, and corporate chieftains. We are grateful to our guests for their unconditional support and our employees for their relentless commitment."
"With an illustrious journey of 40 years, Taj Mahal, New Delhi has pioneered many innovations in hospitality, from stellar culinary excellence to guest services, offerings, and destination experiences. Our hotel is indeed an ambassador of the legendary Taj hospitality and is a hotel that truly defines the destination," he further added.
From having chronicled trends and setting benchmarks in hospitality, to being the house of firsts, this legendary hotel gave the city its first 24-hour international eatery, 'Machan' and the first Chinese restaurant in a five-star, 'House of Ming' that still continue to delight patrons. It has also opened the doors to one of the city's most popular discotheques, 'The Number One', and further became home to stellar restaurants - 'Haveli', 'Casa Medici' and 'The Captain's Cabin'.