Travelers in india might want to stay under a taj roof when bedding down for the night. the indian hotels company (ihcl) operates the taj hotels resorts and palaces, also known as the taj group. the company operates approximately 60 luxury, leisure, and business lodging facilities in india; it has an additional 15 overseas locations in africa, asia-pacific, europe, the middle east, and north america. included in its portfolio is the pierre hotel on new york's fifth avenue. most properties are owned by the company or its affiliates and subsidiaries, but some are managed under contract. ihcl is part of indian industrial conglomerate tata group.