One of the foremost tourist destinations in the world, Rajasthan, India, has for centuries been associated with immense royalty and the history of this glorious state is befitting testament to honor, sacrifice and unparalleled bravery. However, Rajasthan, the land of deserts is also well renowned across the for its mammoth royal architectures, especially palaces and a deep rooted culture, that gives you a glimpse inside India’s colorful past. Now, this beautiful has been given an all new hospitality venue, in the form of the all new RAAS, a luxury hotel from Design Hotels, which is the first of its kind inside a walled city, that has been renovated and completely refurbished from an 300-year-old mansion in Jodhpur, to a luxury hotel.
RAAS has been the culmination of restoration talents of owners Nikhilendra Singh and Dhananajaya Singh as well as the immense architectural creativity of Delhi based architects, Ambrish Arora and Rajiv Majumdar. The moment the guests enter this immense mansion, they are at once met with royalty and luxury that mark this phenomenal hotel and come face to face with an inner courtyard, that has the signature Mughal-style terraced gardens and an infinity pool. RAAS features a terraced dining room, giving a panoramic view of Jodhpur, while one side of this luxury hotel hosts the café and the al fresco terrace. The terraced dining room, also known as the Darikhana restaurant offers a variety of eclectic and authentic Rajasthani dishes and both the Darikhana as well as the Baradari Café also offer the guests with continental cuisines. Furthermore, RAAS also features the Serena Spa, that provides relaxing and soothing treatment rooms, a steam room, as well as a relaxation area. The spa treatment at the Serena Spa combines the ancient medicine art of Ayurveda, along with European style health treatments, along with aromatherapy.
According to Nikhilendra Singh (Co-founder, RAAS),
“Every red sandstone, every pebblewash terrazzo panel is the product of hundreds of hours of local craftsmen. I’d be very happy if people who stay here don’t perceive luxury from just a big bed, but the luxury of the handcrafted work done especially for this place.”