Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) has announced the opening of Sawai Man Mahal, Jaipur. The heritage palace set in the environs of the majestic Rambagh Palace, pays tribute to Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II, the last ruler of the princely state of Jaipur.
Sawai Man Mahal is inspired by the rich Rajputana heritage. The palace’s façade is reminiscent of Amer Fort, its hall of 24 pillars mirror those at City Palace, while the grand lobby which predates even the Rambagh Palace, with which it shares its premises, showboats heritage, including the 187-year-old Golden Gate – Rambagh Palace’s original gilded entrance. Delicate thikree work, hand painted murals, the medley of tiles & stones, carefully preserved artifacts, vintage photographs and a subdued but colourful livery marks out this palace as special.
The hotel features 51 aesthetically designed and spacious guest rooms and suites. All of the accommodations open into private courtyards laced with greenery.
We are delighted with the addition of Sawai Man Mahal to IHCL’s magnificent collection of royal palaces. IHCL is proud to have showcased India’s glorious past with some of the country’s most celebrated palaces that date back to the pre-independence era. This also marks a significant milestone of completing 50 years of managing the legendary “Jewel of Jaipur”, the Rambagh Palace. We remain grateful to Maharaj Jai Singh and Maharaj Vijit Singh for having reposed their trust in us and look forward to continuing this association to enhance the region’s tremendous tourism potential.said Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, IHCL.
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Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II served as the first ambassador to Spain and the influence is reflected in La Mesa; the Spanish themed all-day-diner and La Terraza, an elegant al-fresco dining choice. Guests can enjoy prized malts at 1835; the library-themed cocktail lounge with books dating back to more than 200 years for company.
Facilities at the hotel include an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and signature Jiva Spa for rejuvenation. The pièce de résistance of the palace is Maharani Mahal, the gold-accented ballroom overlooking the expansive Maharani Bagh, affording guests a rare opportunity to celebrate events in the backdrop of the regal splendour of a bygone era. Silver themed Chandra Mahal and the lavish Sabha Niwas are perfect for intimate gatherings.
Our family has shared a close relationship with IHCL since 1972. We have journeyed together for 50 years with IHCL managing the iconic Rambagh Palace, Jaipur. We went on to strengthen our bonds when they took over the management of both Ramgarh and Sawai Madhopur Lodges under IHCL-SeleQtions in 1988 and now the Sawai Man Mahal. IHCL is truly the custodians of Indian hospitality on the world stage.said Maharaj Jai Singh and Maharaj Vijit Singh, Directors, Rambagh Palace Hotel Pvt. Ltd..
With this addition, IHCL now has eight hotels in Jaipur with two under development.
Featured image by IHCL
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