It had come to the attention of Mr. P.R. S. Oberoi, Chairman of the Oberoi Hotels group that their chief competitor, Taj Hotels & Resorts were producing virtual tours of all their properties worldwide (being photographed by PhotoWeb). PhotoWeb were also selected by Mr. Oberoi as the vendor for this important project and commissioned with producing the highest quality virtual tours in the world, to match the level of hotel they were photographing. ‘It was the most challenging and rewarding photography project we have completed in our 23 year history, stated Andrew Meli, PhotoWeb, President & CEO. Oberoi hotels resorts often extend over many hundreds of acres and the number of areas to showcase would often exceed 50 per resort. Each room was meticulously prepared and the level of detail and care required was eye opening. “We learn’t so much from this project, in terms of preparation, timing, and working around the guests so that they were not disturbed in any way’. The project lasted just over 4 years in total (2008 – 2012) and covered 32 hotels and resorts, two Nile cruisers in Egypt, and a stunning motor vessel in the backwaters of Kerala, India. The project expanded to include the Trident Hotel brand, under the umbrella of Oberoi. PhotoWeb hope that Mr. Oberoi saw in them a reflection of his own work ethic. “The lessons self- taught, the inevitable mistakes made, the wisdom gained, the prestigious awards won” (Oberoi.com).