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<sic> The property of Taj Connemara was originally a house bought by John Binny from The Nawab of Arcot in 1799. The property was later bought by T. Somasundara Mudaly and built as the Imperial Hotel in 1854 under the proprietorship of Triplicane Rathinavelu Mudaliar, renamed Albany in 1886 when it was leased to two other Mudaliar brothers, and re-established as The Connemara in 1890, named after the then Madras Governor during 1881-1886, Robert Bourke, baron of Connemara, a rural area in Counties Galway and Mayo in the West of Ireland, later becoming a Spencer’s hotel. In 1891, Eugene Oakshott, owner of Spencer’s, then a little shop near Anna Circle, bought the hotel and its nine acres to build a showroom. Oakshott wanted to give Spencer’s a facelift, so he decided to build one of Asia’s biggest departmental store. <sic>

Some history about the recently renovated Vivanta by Taj aka Taj Connemara in Wikipedia.

You find this new carpet welcoming you at the entrance.

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