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100 Taj Inner Circle points bonus for booking Taj Hotels via website

I’m sure a lot of my readership travels and stays around India in the Taj Hotels. Taj Hotels run their own loyalty program for their hotel chains across the world (brands include Taj, Vivanta & Gateway). They offer 100 bonus TIC (Taj Inner Circle) points per continuous stay, if you book it via the websites of the Taj Hotels (www.tajhotels.com, www.vivantabytak.com or www.thegatewayhotels.com). Since Taj redemption stays start only 350 TIC points, a 100 TIC points seem to be very valuable, and if you redeem them for Taj Gift Certificates, they are worth INR 500 (or $8 approximately). Live From A Lounge is present on Facebook, Twitter & available via email, RSS.

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Taj hotels in Mumbai offer dining discounts to Inner Circle members

The Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai is offering two special discounts to Inner Circle Members for drinks and dining: At the Starboard, the bar at the Taj Mahal Palace overlooking the Gateway of India, Inner Circle members are being offered happy hours at 50% off, on presentation of their Taj InnerCircle membership cards between 5 PM to 8 PM, till September 30, 2013. If you’re like Sunday brunches, the hotel is offering 20% off on a Sunday brunch (you can get family & friends along!) between 12:30 PM to 3 PM, till August 18, 2013. Offer available to Gold and Silver card members for a table of up to 12 people. You need to present your membership card at the time…

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Taj offers promotional redemptions at the new Vivanta at Gurgaon

The Indian Hotels company (Taj Group) recently launched their 100th hotel, under the Vivanta brand at Gurgaon. The 208-key hotel has the added, in their own words, the iconic Thai Pavilion restaurant as well, apart from the Jiva Spa which offers ancient Indian and new-age rejuvenation. To encourage more people to try out the property, Taj is offering its Inner Circle loyalty program members a few lucrative promotions till May 31, 2013. You get to earn 100 Bonus Points, per night, for all eligible stays between now and 31 May 2013. For redemption stays, TIC is offering redemptions at 1500 Taj InnerCircle Points instead of the regular 2000 Points, or Points + Cash at 1000 Points + INR 5000 with…

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Holidaying in India? Taj offers Early Bird rates [Book by 15-Apr, stay by 30-Sep]

The Taj group of hotels, owners of some of the most iconic hotels such as the Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai and Taj Falaknuma Palace Hyderabad, has brought out a new vacation promo at some of their properties at tourist hotspots in Kerala and Rajasthan. Wrapped under the Taj Holidays brand, it offers a package for stays and meals at some of their off-beat properties. The promo, available for a single- or a double-occupancy stay offers 2 nights of stay, breakfast + 1 day meal and a 20% discount on F&B across the properties participating in the offer (taxes inclusive). You can extend the stay on a pro-rata basis and the weekday/weekend rates offered are the same. None of the palace…

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What makes the Taj Mahal hotels so special!?

I must admit I have never stayed at the Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai, but every time I’ve walked in for a client meeting, or a lunch, or an event being hosted, or just a casual drink after work, I’ve felt the warmth more than any other hotel I’ve stayed in around my travels so far. At the Taj Mahal Palace, which was under siege for about 3 days from 26th November 2008 to 28th November 2008, it was a different picture than it exists today. Having been very close to one of the venues of this unfortunate event, I only feel lucky to have not been sucked into the tragedy by a whisker. Rated as one of the best hotels of…

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Trip Report: A short vacation in Sri Lanka

Introduction Check-in: Chatrapati Sivaji International Airport, Terminal 1 (Mumbai), Carnations Lounge Domestic Airborne: Flight 9W 469 (BOM – MAA), Jet Airways, Economy Check-in: Chennai International Airport (Chennai), Clipper Lounge International Airborne: Flight 9W 254 (MAA – CMB), Jet Airways, Economy Taj Samudra, Colombo Exploring Colombo Exploring South-west Sri Lanka Check-in: Bandaranaike International Airport (Colombo) Airborne: Flight 9W 253 (CMB – MAA), Jet Airways, Economy Check-in: Chennai International Airport (Chennai), Jet Airways Premiere Lounge Airborne: Flight 9W 489 (MAA – BOM), Jet Airways, Economy Conclusion In Feb I decided to take a quick couple of days off from work and hop over to Colombo for a four day vacation. This was going to be rest and recuperation for me, and labelled as a ‘do-nothing’…

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