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Taj Mahal Palace Hotel

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The Taj Mahal Palace is a heritage, five-star, luxury hotel in the Colaba area of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, situated next to the Gateway of India. Built in the Indo-Saracenic style, it opened in 1903 as the Taj Mahal Hotel and has historically often been known simply as "The Taj". The hotel is named after the Taj Mahal, which is located in the city of Agra approximately 1,050 kilometres (650 mi) from Mumbai. It has been considered one of the finest hotels in the East since the time of the British Raj. The hotel was one of the main sites targeted in the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

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The Taj Mahal Palace
The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel
Taj Mahal Palace Hotel is located in Mumbai
Taj Mahal Palace Hotel
Location within Mumbai
General information
LocationMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Coordinates18°55′19″N 72°50′00″E
Opening16 December 1903
OwnerTaj Hotels
Technical details
Floor count6 floors in The Taj Mahal Palace, 20 floors in the Taj Mahal Tower
Design and construction
Architect(s)Sitaram Khanderao Vaidya, D.N. Mirza
Main contractorShapoorji Pallonji Group
Other information
Number of rooms560
Number of suites44
Number of restaurants9
Official website

Part of the Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, the hotel has 560 rooms and 44 suites and is considered the flagship property of the group; it employs 1,600 staff. The hotel is made up of two different structures: the Taj Mahal Palace and the Tower, which are historically and architecturally distinct from each other (the Taj Mahal Palace was built in 1903; the Tower was opened in 1972).

The hotel has a long and distinguished history, having received many notable guests, from presidents to captains of industry and show business stars.[1][2]