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Cochin, April 1, 2015: The Taj Group is immensely pleased to announce the latest accolades in its many feathered cap. Vivanta by Taj - Malabar, Cochin has been bestowed with the honor of being the Winner of 'Best Luxury Resort' in India for 2014-2015 from Hotel Build Awards at the 3rd Annual Hotel Build Awards recently held at Gurgaon on the 20th of March'2015.

Commenting on this achievement, Mr. Suman Dutta Sharma, General Manager, Vivanta by Taj Malabar, Cochin, said, "We are extremely delighted that Vivanta by Taj - Malabar has been awarded the Best Luxury Resort in India. This award is a testimony of the impeccable service we provide to our guests and an encouragement to continue performing better."

Vivanta by Taj - Malabar strikes a fine balance between yesterday and tomorrow and is aptly situated on Willingdon Island offering a magnificent view of Cochin harbor. The hotel offers an array of luxury experiences like the onboard barbeque in a yacht in the deep sea on a moonlit night, a private destination island for nature culture activities and weddings, Royal welcome and also houses the exclusive Jiva Spa. The hotel's arrival zone sets the tone for guestrooms and banquet facilities that deliver the ultimate in urban relaxation. The heritage wing, built in 1935, has graceful Victorian interiors that reflect the inherent beauty of Cochin. And the tower wing houses newly renovated guestroom suites, each a delicate mix of the classic with the contemporary. Technology is woven through it all. Vivanta by Taj - Malabar, has all the entertainment and connectivity options today's traveler requires.

Considered as a 'Royal Abode' Vivanta by Taj Malabar, Cochin in the recent past has played host to various personalities and Heads of State like the then Honorable Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, Crown Prince of Bahrain, His Royal Highness Charles Philip Arthur George, The Prince of Wales & Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Prince & Princess of Kent, Princess of Savoie, Prince and Princess of Broglie, Bharat Ratna Shri Amartya Sen and a spectrum of personalities from various walks of life.

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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 30 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 hospitality. Informal, cool and embracing the unusual. With innovative cuisine, energetic spaces, unique motifs, distinct avatars, 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.

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About Taj Group

Established in 1901, Taj Group is one of Asia's largest and finest group of hotels, comprising 114 hotels in 61 locations across India with an additional 16 international hotels in the Maldives, Malaysia, 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.

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