Industry Update
Press Release17 October 2007

Taj Hotels Resorts And Palaces Becomes The First “Trans Fat” Free Hotel Chain In India

All Taj Hotels eradicate ‘unhealthy’ Trans fats from their cooking

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The Taj Group of Hotels

Mumbai | Dedicated to providing the highest standards of quality, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is the first Hotel chain in India to announce the elimination of “Trans fat” from all its F&B offerings across its Hotels. A type of unsaturated fat with trans isomer fatty acids, Trans fats are injurious to health and will no longer be used for cooking purposes in any Taj Hotel, including it’s restaurants and in-room dining.

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Taking cognizance of the ill-effects and health hazards that surround Trans fats, the Master Chefs of the Taj have made every effort to ensure that this move will have no impact whatsoever, on the taste and texture of the food.

Commenting on this initiative, Mr. Raymond Bickson, Managing Director and CEO, Indian Hotels Company Limited, said, “While we set high benchmarks for outstanding culinary experiences at all our Hotels, we also consider the wellbeing of our guests as a top priority. The removal of ‘Trans fats’ from all cooking processes at the Taj will allow us to offer guests a healthier choice in food and beverages.”

Hydrogenated oils (like margarine and Indian Vanaspati Dalda) that can withstand high heat, longer, Trans fat is the worst form of fat that is full of artery clogging substances that elevate the risk of coronary heart diseases.

About Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces | Established in 1903, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is one of Asia's largest and finest group of hotels, comprising 59 hotels in 40 locations across India with an additional 16 international hotels in the Maldives, Mauritius, Malaysia, Australia, UK, USA, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Africa and the Middle East. From world-renowned landmarks to modern business hotels, idyllic beach resorts to authentic Rajput palaces, each Taj hotel offers an unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world-class service and modern luxury. The Taj, a symbol of Indian hospitality, has recently completed the centenary of its landmark hotel, The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, Mumbai. Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is part of the Tata Group, India's premier business house.

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