Indian Hotels Company Limited opened their first hotel, Taj Mahal Palace and Tower in Mumbai. In India, the Taj is recognized for their premier hospitality, excellence in dining, business facilities, interiors and world-class personalized service. In cuisine, Taj was the first to introduce Sichuan, Thai, Italian, Mexican and Californian cuisine into the country. IHCL has also created hotel chains under different brands such as Taj Hotels, Taj Safari, Taj Exotica, The Gateway Hotel and Ginger. The company also owns three personal jets under the name, 'Taj Air'.