5 Luxurious Hotel Suites That Promise You The Taste Of Modern Royalty
MAHARAJAH’S PAVILION, THE RAJ PALACE, JAIPUR
This 16,000 sq. ft suite is a four-floor apartment with a private entrance through the Charbagh and the victory corridor. Yes, you should read that again. The Pavilion has a private elevator connecting all four floors. The first floor has a private lounge and the entrance leads you to your personal secretarial space and a luggage storage area. The Pavilion’s second floor was the private floor used by the ruler himself and overlooks the inner courts of the palaces and the Charbagh gardens. The gold-leaf painted walls, mirror work and gold and silver furniture pay homage to the Thakur Sahib who used it as a sleeping chamber. The third floor has a library with a lavish dining room and the fourth floor of the Pavilion is called the Pleasure Pavilion — it comes with a private roof terrace which offers a panoramic view of the city and contains a jacuzzi. There is also a swimming pool adjoining a large soft seating lounge area, a private bar, a library and an elegant dining room complete with a separate butler entrance.
Rs 31,43,992 per night.
TATA SUITE, THE TAJ MAHAL PALACE, MUMBAI
Top-notch architecture, authentic colonial furniture, priceless paintings and exotic artefacts are just a few of the highlights experienced by those who choose to reside at the Tata Suite in the Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai. This Taj property, of course, is located at one of the most enviable locations in India – the Colaba Causeway, just a few steps away from the Gateway of India. This 5000 sq. ft suite has hosted royalty, celebrities and esteemed dignitaries. Guests can enjoy complimentary cocktails, 24/7 tea and coffee at the Palace Lounge and the suite also comes with a private valet who’s more than willing to escort you to the many sights in Mumbai from the Hanging Gardens to the Bhau Daji Lad Museum. The suite hosts private complimentary afternoon tea, evening cocktails, post-dinner cognac and chocolate service.
Rs 10,83,147 per night.
KOHINOOR SUITE, THE OBEROI UDAIVILAS, UDAIPUR
If you ever wanted to feel like royalty, the Kohinoor Suite at The Oberoi Udaivilas should be on your list. First off, you’ll be ferried across Lake Pichola and welcomed with rose petals when you enter the lobby. With its gold-domed ceilings, mirror mosaics and hand-carved marble privacy screens, the Kohinoor Suite is truly a rarity. A master bedroom and twin bedroom, a spectacular dining room, living room and private pool occupy a tasteful 2650 square feet. Along with old-world royalty, experience the latest technology, including three home theatre entertainment systems, bringing a touch of modernity to this true classic. What’s more, you can go swimming in your own private pool before heading to dinner where traditional Indian dance performances will be organised for you. The views from the suite include expansive views of Lake Pichola, the Aravalli Hills and the City Palace.
Rs 9,79,864 per night.
NIZAM SUITE, THE TAJ FALAKNUMA PALACE, HYDERABAD
This stately duplex comes with a private pool, exclusive access to the Jiva Spa overlooking the gardens and a personal butler. Forest Essentials bath amenities, a stocked minibar, 24-hour in-room dining and posturepedic mattresses with Egyptian cotton bed linen tie up the list. Also, the Carrara marble bathroom has its own Jacuzzi. The Nizam, after whom this suite is named, was once said to be the richest man on Earth. The suite’s unique blend of Rajasthani, Mughal and European designs is enhanced by a personal touch from Princess Esra, the first wife of Mukarram Jah, the last Nizam of Hyderabad. The dining room comes with custom-designed crockery by Versace — we had to mention that.
Rs 8,17,275 per night.
PRESIDENTIAL SUITE, THE LEELA PALACE, NEW DELHI
One word: opulent. Spanning over 4,800 sq. ft, the suite is designed in such a manner that it epitomises the palatial grandeur one has come to associate with the royal heritage of India. The intricacy of the gold leaf ceilings, the delicate woodwork, the art pieces decked with pure silver and semi-precious stones and the rich tapestry is complemented by state-of-the-art functionality and exclusive facilities. What are these exclusive facilities? The eight-bay suite comes with complimentary airport transfers in the hotel’s luxurious BMW fleet, 24-hour butler service, Asprey London toiletries, a private gym, two separate living rooms with a powder room, private study room, private dining room that seats 12 guests, 24-hour in-room dining, fully-functional butler’s pantry, a separate bedroom with a spacious walk-in wardrobe and (phew) a sprawling bathroom, jacuzzi, rain showers and a couple spa suite. That’s not all – the suite is also equipped with bullet-proof glass. Go figure.
Rs 6,28,254 per night.