Taj Hotels has announced plans to open 15 hotels over the next ten years, five of which will be in Dubai. The Indian Hotels Company Limited’s managing director and chief executive officer, Puneet Chhatwal, revealed their plans on the sidelines of the formal launch ceremony of the new Taj Exotica Resort & Spa on the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai.
Taj’s next hotel will be in the Deira Waterfront, followed by a new resort under construction in Makkah’s holy city.
“The organization is also considering other locations in Saudi Arabia and Qatar.”
The Taj Exotica Property & Spa, a luxurious beachfront resort in the heart of Palm Jumeirah, was recently opened by the company. This is the UAE’s third Taj-branded hotel. The resort has 325 rooms and suites, a variety of gastronomic experiences, and a Jiva spa, as well as a private beach and the longest pool on Palm Jumeirah.
“Dubai is among the top five travel leisure business-pleasure destinations of the world. Occupancies have remained high because of all of the privileges that Dubai has to offer. It has stood out in terms of demonstrating resilience, which is the most assuring factor for any brand, any business in the world to be present in Dubai,” said Chhatwal.
Hirsch Bedner Associates designed modern interiors, which include traditional craftsmanship influenced by the surroundings. Guests may dine on Indian fine cuisine at Varq, gastropub fare at Roaring Rabbit, an Arabesque setting at Raia, the rooftop bar and lounge, a variety of foreign flavours at Palm Kitchen, and specialities at The Coast, a coastal café.
The 325-key facility, located on the Palm Jumeirah’s East Crescent, is the first in the Middle East to bear the branding of Taj’s signature collection ‘Exotica,’ and the hospitality group’s fourth property following the Maldives, Andamans, and Goa.
After the end of Expo 2020 Dubai, India’s leading hotel firm hopes to ride the demand and wave of optimism.