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6th October 2015, Mumbai: Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad has been awarded Number One position in the Best Palace Hotels in the World 2015 category by the world's most renowned travel and tourism website - TripAdvisor. Honoring excellence in hospitality, this accolade is bestowed on organizations that have consistently achieved positive traveler's reviews.

TripAdvisor's highly coveted award is given to hospitality industry's best that have attained outstanding reviews from discerning travelers across the world. After ten years of sensitive restoration, the Taj presented this sixty room private palace to offer its guests a glimpse of the imperial lifestyle of the Nizams who governed the legendary city of Hyderabad. It is amongst the most luxurious of all Baroque mansions in India. The interiors of the Taj Falaknuma Palace are a statement in royal opulence, replete in its large Venetian chandeliers, rare furniture, grand marble staircases, priceless statues and objects d'art and murals encased in ornate frames along with a Palace Library, which is a collector's envy and home to rare manuscripts and an acclaimed collections of books.

Celebrating this proud moment, Girish Sehgal, General Manager, Taj Falaknuma Palace said, "We are extremely proud to have been recognized by TripAdvisor. It is our constant endeavour to offer unique and impeccable experiences to our guests. This award is really a testament to our staff's efforts to accord world-class service, deeply rooted in India's rich tradition of Indian hospitality delivered with warmth and sincerity to our guests. Taj Falaknuma Palace was also recently acknowledged by Conde Nast Traveller UK Readers' Travel Awards for being amongst the world's best hotels and Travel + Leisure India & South Asia's India's Best Heritage Hotel Awards 2015."

About TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 260 million unique monthly visitors, and over 150 million reviews and opinions covering more than 3.7 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions. The sites operate in 39 major countries worldwide. Winners of such excellence awards represent the discriminating and sophisticated echelon of businesses.

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 96 hotels in 61 locations across the globe, including presence in India, North America, United Kingdom, Africa, Middle East, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Bhutan. 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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