While the nation celebrated the 64th Independence Day, Hotel Taj Mahal Palace became fully functional, as its heritage suites reopened for the guests and travellers.

India’s legendary The Taj Mahal Palace, a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, has re-opened its Palace wing following an extensive two-year’s restoration. Mr Ratan Tata, Chairman of Indian Hotels Company, promised two years ago to restore The Taj Mahal Palace to its former glory – and sent a message to the world that “we can be hurt, but we cannot be knocked down”.

The iconic Mumbai landmark has welcomed maharajas and princes; presidents and world leaders; and generations of celebrities since opening in 1903 – it offers guests an unforgettable experience that encapsulates a slice of history, legend and romance.

With signature ‘Palace Butler Service’ ensuring a highly individual guest experience, The Taj Mahal Palace Club rooms, Grande Luxury rooms and themed Grande Suites in the Palace wing are each appointed with original artworks, state-of-the-art technology and interactive multi-media at the touch of a button.

The Palace Lounge is a private retreat exclusively for Palace wing guests to relax over afternoon tea and evening cocktails whilst a fleet of Jaguar/ Bentley limousines will provide stylish airport transfers. Renovations were completed by internationally acclaimed designers Lissoni Associati Milano, BAMO Spain, LTW Design Works of Kuala Lumpur and James Park Associates, Singapore. The restoration also included facelifts for the hotels acclaimed Restaurants Sea Lounge, Zodiac Grill, Souk, Masala Kraft, Aquarius, Shamiana, Starboard and La Patisserie.

A special Taj Mahal Palace relaunch promotion of 10% off the Best Available Rate with breakfast is being offered to Leaders Club members until 31 December 2010.

Those taking cheap flights to India keen on visiting the hotel make the most beautiful trip, with regular cheap flights available from Manchester, Birmingham and London Heathrow.