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23 October 2015, Mumbai: Eleven hotels by Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces have been ranked among the top hotels across India, Africa and the USA in the Condé Nast Traveler US Readers' Choice Awards 2015.

Eight Taj hotels were included on the Top 20 Hotels in India and the Himalayas list. These hotels include captivating heritage palaces and luxury city hotels which celebrate local culture by blending the timeless warmth of Indian hospitality with modern-day luxury. Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur; The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai; Taj Tashi, Bhutan; Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur; Rambagh Palace, Jaipur; The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi; Taj West End, Bangalore and Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur were ranked second, fifth, eight, eleventh, twelfth, fourteen, sixteenth and eighteenth respectively in the category.

The Pierre - A Taj Hotel, New York ranked seventeenth in the Best Hotels in NYC category. Judges commented on its impressive art collection as well as the splendid décor of guest rooms, calling it "a satisfying and unusual mix of old world elegance combined with South Asian warmth."

The quintessential San Francisco hotel, the Taj Campton Palace, was ranked in fifth place in the Top 10 Hotels in San Francisco. An intimate boutique hotel with classical European style and modern sophistication, Taj Campton Place has been a sanctuary for discerning travelers from around the world for over 100 years.

Taj Cape Town, which is located in the vibrant heart of one of the world's most scenic cities, took the twentieth place on the Top 25 Hotels in Africa list. The hotel is architecturally striking and combines historic, elegant landmark buildings with ultra-modern floors perfectly positioned for Table Mountain views.

More than 128,000 readers of the US publication participated in the 28th Readers' Choice Awards survey which ranked hotels and resorts from across the world on a variety of criterion including service, facilities, design and food and beverage quality.

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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