Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), India’s largest hospitality company today announced the opening of Sawai Man Mahal in 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.
Mr. Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, IHCL said, “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.”
Sawai Man Mahal is inspired by the rich Rajputana heritage. Each of the aesthetically designed and spacious 51 rooms open into private courtyards laced with greenery. The palace’s façade is an ode to Amber Fort and also showcases the 187-year-old Golden Gate, Rambagh Palace’s original gold gilded entrance in the lobby. 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.
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. The palace offers outdoor pool, fitness centre and a Jiva Spa for rejuvenation.
Maharaj Jai Singh and Maharaj Vijit Singh, Directors, Rambagh Palace Hotel Pvt. Ltd. said, “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.”
With this addition, IHCL now has eight hotels in Jaipur with two under development.