April 27, 2010
The landmark Oberoi hotel, in Mumbai, India, that Pakistani terrorists targeted in November, 2008, killing 32 people, has reopened with a brand-new look, 287 guestrooms and tighter security.
The five-star hotel at Nariman Point underwent extensive restoration and renovation. Hotel executives said they already had bookings for 37 rooms. The reopening is good news for incentive travel groups and meeting and event planners.
Ten Oberoi employees were among the 32 people killed in the hotel when terrorists went on a killing spree after sneaking into the city on Nov. 26, 2008.
The Oberoi was one of the pre-determined targets where they killed people at will, leaving a total of 166 Indians and foreigners dead in three days that shocked the world.
An official said the new-look Oberoi will offer contemporary, luxurious ambience with a touch of Indian charm. Predictably, it will also have a tighter security cover.
The new hotel has 287 guestrooms, down from the earlier 327. The number of suites has been increased to 73 from 22, including two presidential suites called Kohinoor and Golconda.
There are 37 room bookings for the coming week, and all three restaurants of the hotel were booked for the opening weekend, the official said.
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