The hotel on this piece of land was established in 1854 and was known as The Imperial Hotel
The hotel was re-named Connemara from Albany in honor of Robert Bourke, the Baron of Connemara, was also the Governor of Madras from 1886 to 1890 and contributed in a major way in the development of Madras
In 1984, the Connemara Hotel came under Taj Management.
It has been recognized as a heritage building in the landscape of Chennai.
In Sept 2010, It infused with the spirited style of Vivanta by Taj. A fresh new vibe that complements tradition.
Key USPs of the Hotel:
As the hotel being a heritage property it was one of the first structures of the city located at the heart of the city and also in one of the prime locations. The hotel is located within 100 metres of Chennai's best and popular wedding hall (Raja Mutthiah and Rani Meyammai) as well as the prime commercial area of the city.
It is equidistant to Major Tourist Attractions in the City as well as the Major Commercial Hubs. Well equipped facilities to handle weddings up to 600 people.
8000 sq.ft of banqueting space.
Old connections of the rich heritage are remembered through the names – Binny, Wallajah, Arcot, Natraj & the Ball Room. 24 hour liquor license