Rambagh Palace Wins Best Hotel in Conde Nast Traveller Reader’s Awards 2009

September 7, 2009

MUMBAI, India, September 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ –

– Voted Top Hotel in the World’s Top 100, Across Travel and Industry

– The Former Maharaja’s Residence Also Wins Best Overseas Leisure Hotel
for Asia & Indian Sub-continent

Rambagh Palace, Jaipur has been voted the Best Hotel in the World by
Conde Nast Traveller in the Readers Travel Awards for 2009 across travel and
industry categories, in the World Top 100.

This former residence of the Maharaja of Jaipur also tops the list of
‘Overseas Leisure Hotels for Asia and the Indian sub-continent’. Scoring an
overall 95.62, Rambagh Palace has the ‘best ambience/decor’ (98.12) and
‘location’ (96.5) of all hotels in the category.

The 11th successful Conde Nast Traveller annual Reader’s Awards were
announced on 2nd September and give the readers of the magazine the chance to
voice their views on all things travel.

The well-travelled and urbane readers of Conde Nast Traveller are amongst
the most demanding and discerning.

Over 40,000 entries were made this year with readers filling out
questionnaires in April 2009, either in print or online. The replies were
collated and analysed by an independent market-research company, Market
Management. The 26 categories include hotels from each continent, tour
operators, airlines, cities, countries, islands, spas and airports.

There were 7,000 hotel nominations and out of this Rambagh Palace is
No.1, in the hotel nominations alone.

Rambagh Palace, or the jewel of Jaipur, represents the finest tradition
of the Rajput hospitality with elegantly appointed rooms, airy verandahs,
marble corridors and majestic gardens set in 47 acres of land. Constantly
undergoing renovations to maintain its pristine condition, the interiors of
the 79 rooms and suites feature opulent furniture sensitively restored with
original textiles and hand painted motif adorning the walls.

The Royal Tented Jiva Grande Spa at Rambagh Palace opened in 2007.
Located in the grounds of the palace, the spa comprises two double spa suite
tents in the lavish Mughal leitmotif style to re-create the ancient Indian
royal tradition of luxurious encampments.

Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces scored highly in other categories. Taj West
, Bangalore was voted eighth best hotel in the ‘Overseas Business Hotels’
category and Taj Exotica Resort & Spa Maldives ranked eighteenth of all
‘Overseas Leisure Hotels for Middle East, Africa & the Indian Ocean Islands’.
Situated within 20 acres of verdant landscaped gardens, encompassing the
essence of the Garden City, Taj West End Bangalore is the corporate
travellers’ haven with impeccable accommodation and exceptional service. With
the idyllic beauty of the tranquil waters of the largest lagoon in the
Maldives as a backdrop, the intimate Taj Exotica Resort & Spa offers the
luxury of the Jiva Grand Spa, delightful dining and the romance of

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Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces

Established in 1903, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is one of Asia’s
largest and finest group of hotels, comprising 65 hotels in 45 locations
across India with an additional 15 international hotels in the Maldives,
Malaysia, Australia, UK, USA, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Africa and the Middle East
and South Africa. From world-renowned landmarks to modern business hotels,
idyllic beach resorts to authentic Rajput palaces, each Taj hotel offers an
unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world-class service and modern
luxury. The Taj, a symbol of Indian hospitality, has completed the centenary
of its landmark hotel, The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, Mumbai. Taj Hotels
Resorts and Palaces is part of the Tata Group, India’s premier business house.

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