India's Most Exclusive Hotels
India's fortune as a luxury travel destination is finally catching-up its reputation as a growing centre for business, as a plethora of building projects which began a few years ago start to be completed. It is increasingly likely therefore that our clients will rely on us to help them find the best places to stay on the sub-continent.
Here are three of the most exclusive hotels in India that would make a great impression on first timers or seasoned South-Asian explorers alike.
Taj Mahal Palace and Tower, Mumbai
A truly legendary luxury hotel in India, the Taj Mahal Palace sits serenely on Wellington Bay, the historical landing-site of British colonial rulers. Kings, viceroys and governors disembarked, passed through the still-extant Gateway to India arch, and entered this famous hotel that looks onto the Arabian Sea.
With 1,500 staff, the Taj Mahal Palace is world-famous for its impeccable service. Burlington's are the hotel's expert in-house tailor and upstairs on the mezzanine level, celebrity chef Masaharu Morimoto (of Iron Chef fame) has established a terrific restaurant serving fine Japanese cuisine to guests and visitors, securing this historic hotel as a truly premium and exclusive leisure destination. Speak to our Luxury Travel Managers who will help you arrange your perfect get-away to this amazing city.
The adjoining Tower is the perfect place to conduct business when in the country. In the heart of India's business hub and professional services centre, the hotel offers extensive meeting, conference and clerk services. Speak to our Corporate Travel Managers now, they will help you to arrange your business trip to Mumbai.
The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur
One of India's finest 5-star luxury hotels, Jaipur's Oberoi Hotel is a sanctuary of sublime service, exclusively poised outside the beautiful ‘Pink City' of Rajasthan.
Rajasthan is named the Land of Kings and the Oberoi Rajvilas emulates the great royal palaces of centuries past with its fortified entrance, tranquil temple gardens and imposing domes. Inside, the level of service is magnificent and the décor marries modern sensibility with traditional furniture and fabrics.
The rooms are arranged in a cluster format, concurrently allowing freedom and privacy for couples, groups and families. Each cluster has its own private courtyard, although we would recommend the Luxury Villa for its private pool (with gorgeous blue-black check mosaic), personal butler and fabulous Italian marble bathroom.
Devi Garh by lebua, Delwara
The fortified historic exterior of the Devi Garh building, although fitting of the rulers of Delwara it once housed, masks one of the most modern luxury hotel interiors in India. Nestled in the Aravalli hills by the Delawar village, this 18th-century fort, guards one of the three main passes into the valley of Udaipur.
This former-palace is in a stunning location, and the way to make the most of it is from the eponymous suite. The Devi Garh Suite is 1100 sq ft of minimalist perfection. Do not be fooled – minimal does not mean Spartan. It means a pure black marble private pool, a white mosaic Jacuzzi and a private roof-top sun terrace.
Admirably, this luxury hotel embraces the local cuisine, offering an evolving menu of traditional and traditional-inspired dishes, as well as other international styles. The rooftop terrace offers a chance to try classic cocktails with an Indian twist while admiring the exceptional view of the Aravalli valley.
India is currently experiencing a rapid explosion in luxury hotels, meaning the options available will only grow over the coming years. Our Luxury Travel Managers are always keeping an eye on the latest hot-properties world-wide, so when you want to travel you can be sure she will be able to provide you with the perfect hotel choice.