Raffles Hotels & Resorts will open its maiden property in India next week with the doors opening for Raffles Udaipur, slated for 3 August 2021.
Spread across a private island, Raffles Udaipur lies on Udai Sagar Lake and is reminiscent of a country estate, with manicured, ornamental gardens and panoramic views of the surrounding hills and a 400-year-old temple. Arrival is via a scenic 20-minute drive from the airport, followed by a boat ride.
The hotel features 101 rooms, suites and signature suites that are an ideal blend of modern and local elements., with guestrooms opening to sweeping views of the lake. Adding to it are the private gardens, balconies, plunge pools and an East-West design aesthetic with murals, handcrafted furniture and other crafts by local artisans.
The property features The Raffles Spa and offers recreational amenities such as a well-equipped fitness centre and swimming pool.
Raffles Udaipur, as with every Raffles hotel around the world, reflects the cultural and natural heritage and mood of its location, and offers unforgettable experiences, from a celestial cruise under the moon to guided farm tours, astronomy, yoga and meditation. Raffles’ legendary service is delivered by private butlers and thoughtfully tailored to individual travellers’ needs.
Puneet Dhawan, Senior Vice President of Operations – India & South Asia, Accor, said: “India is a strategic market with long-term growth potential for Accor and it’s an exciting time for us as we present the iconic Raffles brand to the ‘Venice of the East’.
“The rich cultural heritage, the regal past and the grand architecture that gives the city its splendour all contribute to the Raffles Udaipur experience. Discerning travellers will now be able to experience the bespoke and immersive hospitality that is quintessentially Raffles. We look forward to warmly welcoming our guests and allowing them to discover what we have created, a confluence of Raffles’ global ethos and local Indian sensitivities.”