1903: Taj Mahal Palace Hotel Inauguration

1903 taj opening
In the late 19th century, when Jamsedji Tata was refused entry in Mumbai’s posh hotels because he was an “Indian” (posh hotels were restricted only to “whites” back then), he decided to build a grand hotel for Indians. It was named Taj Mahal Palace Hotel and was inaugurated on 1st December 1903. Tata promoted it as a desi hotel with “Latest Comforts”, “International Standards” & “Moderate Charges” as its USP, with room charges starting from Rs 6.