Chennai Taj Connemara reopens after renovation

Chennai | Updated on September 11, 2018 Published on September 11, 2018

A view of the pool side of the renovated Taj connemara

Taj Connemara, one of the oldest hotels in Chennai, reopened on Tuesday after undergoing a year-long renovation and redesign.

The 120-year-old Taj Connemara is a legacy of the colonial era and is named after Lord Connemara, the then Governor of Madras.

“The newly renovated Taj Connemara draws on the hotel’s illustrious past whilst offering patrons a distinctive, modern and individualistic experience. We are happy to announce that Taj Connemara will resume its place in the cultural heart of Chennai,” Puneet Chhatwal, MD and CEO of The Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL), said in a statement Taj Connemara’s refreshed design has eclectic architectural influences of classic colonial, art deco and distinctive elements from the celebrated architect Geoffrey Bawa’s ‘Tropical Modernism’ style coupled with a timeless refreshing interior design. The hotel has 147 rooms and suites spread across the Tower and Heritage wings.

Sensitive preservation of the Art Deco façade and interiors will showcase the hotel’s original features, including wooden carvings sourced from the 16th and 17th century temples of Mahabalipuram. Guests will enjoy 4.5 acres of landscaped greens and enclosed atrium gardens.

Taj Connemara has restaurants Verandah and Raintree and the bar The Lady Connemara Bar & Lounge, the city’s first licensed bar.

Published on September 11, 2018
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