Final touches are being given to the Taj and Trident Hotels, sites of the November 26 terror strikes, as they prepare to welcome guests again after their grand reopening.
As the heritage Taj Palace and the Trident continue to undergo renovations, employees are working frenetically to prepare the two other buildings (Tower Wing and Oberoi) for guests who are expected to stream in from Sunday.
The management of both hotels has not revealed the number of bookings but the Taj would be opening 268 rooms in its Tower Wing, including nine suites. The Trident would make available 550 guest rooms and suites.
Neither of the hotels has made any significant reductions in their fares but the Taj is offering a 15 per cent festive season discount on some of its rooms.
The hotels are also expected to introduce new security measures. Ratan Tata-managed Taj has announced they would bring in new measures to counter possible terror strikes in the future. Hotel officials were, however, tight-lipped on the measures.
Despite opening for the festive season the hotels have decided not to host Christmas or New Year Eve parties.
"We are not having any celebrations. The hotel is not making any bookings for Christmas or New Year Eve parties because it was in mourning (for the dead and injured)," an employee at the Trident told PTI.
However, the culinary feasts and shopping facilities will continue to be available at both luxury hotels.