November 12, 2003

Taj Exotica wins Thomas Cook award

The Taj Exotica, Goa has won the coveted Best Winter Long Haul Hotel 2003 award within the JMC / Thomas Cook brands. The award was presented to Helmut Meckelburg, general manager and area director, Goa, by the chairman of Thomas Cook, at the Partners in Excellence Awards 2003 held at Madame Tussaud’s in London, on November11, 2003.

The Taj Exotica scored an unbeatable 100 per cent score in the questionnaires filled out by guests who had stayed at the hotel during the last year.

The award comes on the heels of the 'Hotel of the Year 2003' award that the Exotica won in the leisure division of the Taj Group of Hotels. A 140-room property, the hotel is located on the pristine beaches of South Goa, India, and offers exclusive luxury and international standards of services to its guests.

The hotel's three speciality restaurants have won it the Taj Business and Excellence Award 2003, and has been rated among the top 10 Taj restaurants in the country. A fourth restaurant, The Lobster Shack, operates during the peak season, and is a hot favourite among the charter tourists.

The hotel has also been conferred the ISO 14001 award, for achieving and maintaining the set standards of environmental excellence laid down by the international governing ISO body.

Among the hotel’s other attractions are its two nine-hole golf courses, the new authentic ayurveda spa, Taamra, which offers stress-relief packages, and it’s exciting TEX Kids Club that offers children a chance to explore and learn while on holiday.