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Jaipur’s Rambagh Palace featured in the list of World’s top 10 heritage hotels

This hunting lodge of Jaipur Maharaja was converted into a hotel in 1957.

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April 21, 2017, 6:20 pm

Rambagh Palace

Taj Rambagh Palace in Jaipur.

Jaipur: A UK-based travel publication has declared Taj Rambagh Palace in Jaipur among the top 10 heritage hotel properties in the world. The list published by ‘Travel Weekly’ declares the Rambagh sixth top heritage hotel. It is the only heritage hotel in the country to feature in this list.

Suvarna Mahal in Rambagh Palace.

Suvarna Mahal in Rambagh Palace.

The magazine quotes  travel company, Cox & Kings which describes the 19th century Palace as one of the bestselling hotels among higher-end clients. A hunting lodge of the Maharaja of Jaipur, the property was converted into a hotel in 1957.

Grand Presidential Suite - Sukh Niwas.

Grand Presidential Suite – Sukh Niwas.

The magazine further adds that “The Palace now houses 78 restored rooms and suites with elaborate décor filling the interiors, hand- carved marbles latticework, sandstone balustrades and ornate cenotaphs. Guests can explore the Mughal Gardens and dine in what was once the Palace Ballroom, complete with crystal chandeliers and 18th century French architecture… or try yoga, meditation and Indian treatments at the Spa, safe in the knowledge they’re staying somewhere that is, quite literally fit for a prince.”

The General Manager of the hotel, Manish Gupta said in a statement, “the ranking has only reiterated their conviction of providing top class luxury and services. Delighting the customer has always been the forte at the Rambagh Palace managed by the Taj Group”.

Polo Bar at Rambagh Palace.

Polo Bar at Rambagh Palace.

The Rambagh Palace had also been declared as the best hotel in the world by Conde Nast Traveller Reader’s Awards in 2009.

Among the other top heritage hotels announced by the Travel Weekly are – Omni Shoreham Hotel (US), Treetops Lodge (Kenya), The Don CeSar (US), Hotel de Rome (Germany), Parador de Santiago de Compostela (Spain), Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Canada), Raffles Hotel (Singapore), Inkaterra La Casona (Peru) and Intercontinental Marseille Hotel Dieu (France).

First published: April 21, 2017