Taj Connemara Reopens After Renovation
The property reopened after a year-long extensive renovation and redesign.
INDIAN HOTELS Company Limited (IHCL) has announced the reopening of Taj Connemara, Chennai, after renovations. A century old heritage property, the Taj Connemara is a proud relic of the colonial era and is named after Lord Connemara, the then Governor of Madras.
Taj Connemara’s refreshed design has eclectic architectural influences of Classic Colonial, Art Deco and distinctive elements from the celebrated architect, Geoffrey Bawa’s ‘Tropical Modernism’ style coupled with a timeless refreshing interior design.
The hotel’s 147 rooms and suites spread across the Tower and Heritage wings are each appointed with elegant four poster beds, vintage prints and objets d’art. Sensitive preservation of the Art Deco façade and interiors will showcase the hotel’s original features including wooden carvings sourced from the 16th and 17th century temples of Mahabalipuram.
Unique for a city hotel, guests will enjoy 4.5 acres of landscaped greens and enclosed atrium gardens.
On the reopening of Taj Connemara, Puneet Chhatwal, MD & EO of IHCL said, “Taj Connemara is another jewel in the Taj portfolio of iconic heritage hotels. We are committed to continuing our century-old legacy of restoring historical treasures across the globe for our guests. The newly renovated Taj Connemara draws on the hotel’s illustrious past whilst offering patrons a distinctive, modern and individualistic experience. We are happy to announce that Taj Connemara will resume its place in the cultural heart of Chennai.”
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