Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces is a Firm Favourite at the Condé Nast Traveller Readers' Travel Awards 2011

Sep 12, 2011, 08:00 ET from Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces

BANGALORE, India, September 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces scored highly at Condé Nast Readers' Travel Awards 2011, cementing the iconic status of the group's flagship, Taj Mahal Palace, and recently-opened jewel in its crown, Falaknuma Palace.

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Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad, was the winner in the Overseas Leisure Hotels category for Asia & the Indian Subcontinent, and was voted seventh-best in the World's Top 100. Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, was voted second Overseas Business Hotel and ranked twelfth in the World's Top 100.  

Falaknuma Palace opened last year after a ten year restoration, bringing this famed home of the Nizams back to its former glory and putting Hyderabad firmly on the traveller's trail.

Taj Mahal Palace also had a big year.  Following a meticulous restoration of the heritage wing, the flagship for the entire group, it re-opened as an icon of India and a favourite for business and leisure travellers alike.

The 14th successful Condé Nast Traveller annual Readers' Travel Awards were announced on 31st August. The awards give readers of the magazine the chance to voice their views on all things relating to travel.  

Readers filled out questionnaires during April 2011, either in print or online.  The replies were collated and analysed by an independent market-research company.  The categories include hotels from each continent, tour operators, airlines, cities, countries, islands, spas and airports.

Both hotels have also received numerous other awards, including being featured in the Condé Nast Hot List 2011.

About Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces

Established in 1903, Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces is one of Asia's largest and finest group of hotels, comprising 91 hotels in 52 locations across India with an additional 17 international hotels in the Maldives, Malaysia, Australia, UK, USA, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Africa and the Middle East.  From world-renowned landmarks to modern business hotels, idyllic beach resorts to authentic Grand Palaces, each Taj hotel offers an unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world-class service and modern luxury.  For over a century, The Taj Mahal Palace, the iconic flagship has set a benchmark for fine living with exquisite refinement, inventiveness and warmth.  Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces is part of the Tata Group, India's premier business house.

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