A timeless legend, a pioneering enterpreneur and an exceptional visionary; above all, a compassionate humanist whose vision and ideas helped shape the face of modern India. Our eminent founder, Mr. Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, began with a textile mill in central India in the 1870s and possessed of a spirit of entrepreneurial adventure and acumen never seen before or since in a native of colonial India. His vision inspired the steel and power industries in India, set the foundation for technical education, and helped the country leapfrog into the ranks of industrialised nations.
Incorporated in 1899 by the founder of the Tata Group Mr. Jamsetji Tata, IHCL opened its first hotel, The Taj Mahal Palace, Bombay (now Mumbai) – in 1903. Dubbed as the best hotel East of Suez, this hotel transformed the face of Bombay and introduced authentic Indian hospitality to the world while bringing global luxuries to the country. The founder, Jamsetji Tata’s efforts were always to show India what lies beyond the seas, making India’s dreams his own. His vision of being the best of the best continues to drive us even today, as we prepare ourselves for the bright prospects and disruptive challenges of tomorrow.
In a free enterprise, the community is not just another stakeholder, but is infact the very purpose of its existence.