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Gutted on 26/11, Taj ballroom ready to open its doors again

Sixteen months after four terrorists killed 36 people at the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel over 59 hours, the hotel will once again open the doors of its Ballroom to the sound of music and laughter.

mumbai Updated: Mar 30, 2010 01:33 IST
htmetro@hindustantimes.com

Sixteen months after four terrorists killed 36 people at the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel over 59 hours, the hotel will once again open the doors of its Ballroom to the sound of music and laughter.

During the 26/11 terror attacks, it was in the Ballroom — located in the first floor of the hotel’s 107-year-old heritage wing — that attendees of a corporate party had taken refugee while several members of the staff were killed in the hotel’s restaurants and kitchen.

On Tuesday night, yet another corporate party will mark the reopening of the 250-seater Ballroom that has been refurbished by a Kuala Lumpur firm.

“We are excited about throwing open the doors of the Ballroom to parties, weddings, corporate meets and receptions once again,” said Karambir Singh Kang, general manager.

Kang lost his wife and two young sons to the attack on the hotel; he has worked with the Taj group for 19 years.

Other restaurants at the hotel had reopened between March and December last year. The restored rooms in the heritage wing will be reopened in May.