Indian Hotels Company Limited has announced the reopening of Taj Connemara in Chennai. Over a century old, this Taj property is named after Lord Connemara, a former Governor of Madras.

After a year-long refurbishment, Taj Connemara’s refreshed design is inspired by the colonial era, art deco and unique elements from the celebrated architect, Geoffrey Bawa’s ‘Tropical Modernism’ style.

Spread across the Tower and Heritage wings, the 147 rooms and suites of this property include elegant four-poster beds, vintage prints, and artworks. Wooden carvings sourced from the 16th and 17th-century temples of Mahabalipuram still feature in the interiors of this redecorated hotel.

Its F&B offerings include Verandah, an all-day dining restaurant serving Anglo-Indian dishes and regional Madras specialties, Raintree serving authentic Chettinad food, and The Lady Connemara Bar and Lounge offering a fine collection of spirits and cocktails.

Puneet Chhatwal, managing director and chief executive officer at The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), said “Taj Connemara is another jewel in the Taj portfolio of iconic heritage hotels. We are committed to continuing our century-old legacy of restoring historical treasures across the globe for our guests. 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.”