The Taj Group is honoured and privileged to welcome the Premier Li Keqiang of the Peoples Republic of China and his delegation on their official visit to India. The Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai hosted His Excellency, the Premier of China Li Keqiang of the Peoples Republic of China along with his entourage from May 21 to May 22, 2013.
The team at The Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai welcomed the Premier Li Keqiang an ethnic Indian ceremony complete with the auspicious aarti, tikka and garlanding along with the melodious tunes of the sitar and tabla introducing him to the country’s rich culture.
Premier of China Li Keqiang was fascinated by the façade of the hotel and was delighted by the quintessential Taj service.
During his stay in Mumbai Premier Li Keqiang resided at the acclaimed ‘Tata Suite’, a unique expression of splendour and sophistication, which has played host to eminent personalities across the globe including President Barack Obama, President Hollande, President Sarkozy, Tom Cruise among many others. As part of the customised preparation for the Premier, 13 dedicated staff members catered to his every need, ensuring a taste of royal living – a luxury and extravagance that was once the sole preserve of kings! Coinciding with the Premier’s visit the celebrated Golden Dragon has launched a delectable Sunday Dimsum brunch in his honour.
China & Taj
Taj’s association with China dates back to 1973, with the opening of India’s 1st Sichuan restaurant Golden Dragon at The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, followed by the launch of House of Ming at Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi in 1978. Since then we have been privileged to host several Chinese dignitaries including His Excellency Hu Jin Tao and His Excellency Wen Jiabao, Premiers of the People’s Republic in China, Ms. Wang, acclaimed Chinese classical pianist and several others. Furthering this association we have recently established our brand presence in China. China will see the launch of a Taj Luxury Hotel, Taj Temple of Heaven, Beijing in 2014 and a property in Hainan Island, the premium resort destination in China.
The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
Built in 1903, the hotel is an architectural marvel bringing together Moorish, Oriental and Florentine styles. Offering panoramic views of the Arabian Sea and the Gateway of India, showcasing contemporary Indian influences along with beautiful ceilings, graceful archways, hand-woven carpets, magnificent art and a dramatic cantilever stairway. For dining, there is no equal: Wasabi for contemporary Japanese, Golden Dragon for authentic Sichuan, Masala Kraft for Nouvelle Indian, Souk for Lebanese Mediterranean, The Zodiac Grill for fine French dining and the legendary Harbour Bar. Recipient of several notable awards such as: S. Pellegrino – Top 100 Restaurants in the World : Ranked ‘Wasabi by Morimoto’ as No. 20, Travel & Leisure : Nominated “Wasabi by Morimoto” as the Best Restaurant , The Connoisseur Circle Hospitality Awards 2013 : Voted The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai as the Best Grand Hotel , Business Traveller Asia-Pacific 2012 : Voted The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai as the Best Business Hotel, Conde Nast Traveller – Readers Travel Awards 2012 : Voted The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai in the top 3 Overseas business hotels, The Taj Mahal Palace has defined the Mumbai skyline for over a century.