Business Taj to re-open iconic 127-year-old property, Taj Connemara Updated : October 18, 2018 12:05 AM IST Taj Connemara reopens on October 20, after being shut for renovations in November 2016, the hotel will bear testimony to its own heritage. One of Chennai’s first hotels, and certainly the first-ever luxury hotel in the city, the Connemara opened as The Imperial Hotel in 1854. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.