Tag Archives: Grand Hotels

The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Bombay (Mumbai)

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The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel was and still is the grande dame of the Bombay/Mumbai hospitality scene. It appears, like a mirage at the edge of Apollo Bunder, facing the Arabian Sea. In fact, the best view of the hotel … Continue reading

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Le Colonial, Fort Cochin

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Fort Cochin doesn’t have a grand hotel in the tradition of the Grand Tour of the East, but it does have a quaint little gem of a boutique heritage hotel by way of Le Colonial. Nominally managed by the Neemrana … Continue reading

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Galle Face Hotel, Colombo

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Finally… after some thirty cities on my Grand Tour, I’m here, at last, at the grandest of the grande dames East of Suez, the Galle Face Hotel Colombo. Built in 1864 by four English gentlemen, Galle Face Hotel is believed … Continue reading

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The Connemara Hotel, Madras

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The Connemara Hotel was the grande dame of the Madras hospitality scene. Its earliest incarnation was a private residence bought in 1815 by one of the foremost merchants of the city at the time, Mr John Binny. The road on which … Continue reading

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Hotel New Grand, Yokohama

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Hotel New Grand is the grande dame of Yokohama’s hospitality scene, and the only European-style grand hotel in Japan that still exists in pretty much condition as in the 1920s. The hotel was opened in 1927, four years after the … Continue reading

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