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Vivanta by Taj - Madikeri, Coorg on the Conde Nast Hot list

~ Vivanta by Taj - Madikeri, Coorg makes it to the coveted " Hot list 2013" -Conde Nast Traveller UK and US for the best new hotels in the world ~

Mumbai, April 2013


Mumbai, April 2013:Vivanta by Taj - Hotels & Resorts is immensely pleased to announce the latest accolade in its many feathered cap. Within a short span of time after its launch Vivanta by Taj - Madikeri, Coorg, has been included in world acclaimed Conde Nast Traveller UK and US Best New Hotel Award of 2013and has been featured in its prestigious "Hot List" for 2013.

Speaking about the recent award Deepa Harris, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, said, "We are delighted that Vivanta by Taj - Madikeri, Coorg has won this coveted award both in the US and UK. It validates the hotel's unique position in two of our biggest feeder markets. Taj has a history of pioneering new tourism destinations however in this case we believe we have unveiled one of India's most scenic and verdant rainforests and imbibed it with an almost fairytale experience.

"It's an honor to be listed alongside the best in the world within a very short period since inception. The experiential Vivanta motifs of experiential and the many secrets that the rainforest retreat possesses serve to enhance the guest experience. We are deeply committed to ensure that the hotel continues to be the leading resort in this region said Mr. Veer Vijay Singh, Chief Operating Officer, Vivanta by Taj - Hotels & Resorts.

Spread across a 180 acre living, breathing rainforest with more than 250 odd species of flora around it, pristinely private and perched on an idyllic hill-side nearly 4000 feet above sea level, the resort promises a veritable Eden. It offers unparalleled services along with the signature Vivanta hospitality and is a soul sanctuary for travelers seeking sensorial experiences. It houses a full-fledged Jiva Grande Spa and a host of rejuvenation options: a climate controlled indoor swimming pool and another open-air in the woods. An amphitheatre, a 2500 sq feet pottery studio, a Coorg conservatory and a private label adventure outfit called the Backpackers offering lessons in urban renewal.

Adding to the rapidly expanding Vivanta portfolio, Vivanta by Taj - Madikeri was launched in October 2012, and is the 25th property of the brand in India.

Discover Vivanta

Work hard and play hard. Relax and energize. Ideate and confer. Evolve and transform. Revel in a spirit that presents the normal with an unexpected twist. Stylish and sophisticated, Vivanta by Taj delivers premium hotel experiences with imagination, energy and efficiency. Currently comprised of 27 hotels and resorts in India and the Indian Ocean region, Vivanta by Taj is represented across key metropolitan capitals as well as popular holiday destinations like Goa, Kerala, Rajasthan, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Vivanta by Taj offers an imaginative, vivacious and stylish take on 'cool luxury'. With innovative cuisine, energetic spaces, unique motifs, the smart use of technology and experiences that seek to constantly engage, invigorate and relax, it appeals to the cosmopolitan world-traveler immersed in a sensory lifestyle.

The Conde Nast Traveler Hot List

The Conde Nast Traveler Hot list showcases some of the most authentic havens for travelers across the globe. The publication publishes the list every year and the final selection is made from hundreds of suggestions from magazine correspondents worldwide.

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About Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces
Established in 1901, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is one of Asia's largest and finest group of hotels, comprising 100 hotels in 58 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, Mumbai, the iconic flagship has set a benchmark for fine living with exquisite refinement, inventiveness and warmth. Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is part of the Tata Group, India's premier business house.

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