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Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur
Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur
Client
The Indian Hotels Company Ltd
Category
Interiors
  • Project finalised in 2006
  • Interior design themes in keeping with Indian and Art Deco architectural style
From a royal palace to a luxury hotel

Perched high above the desert capital of Jodhpur, the Umaid Bhawan Palace is the last of the great palaces of India. Set amidst 26 acres of lush gardens and named after His Highness Maharaja Umaid Singhji, the palace and has served as the principal residence of the Jodhpur royal family, and even today a section of the palace is still the private residence of the royal family of Jodhpur.                 

The palace is a blend of Eastern and Western architectural influences. Its 105-foot high cupola is influenced by the Renaissance, while the towers draw inspiration from Rajput tradition. Lavish interiors with gilt furniture and elegant artwork follow the Art Deco style and are complemented by exotic murals.

Set amidst 26 acres of lush gardens, with dancing peacocks and a subterranean Zodiac Pool, the luxury five-star heritage hotel offers 64 utterly breathtaking Art Deco style rooms and suites.

The interior of the guestrooms and suites are inspired by the art deco designs featured in the palaces’ Royal Suites, while carefully selected artworks from the palace’s collection ensure that each room conveys a sense of the history of the space, its royal occupants, and their pastimes. 

Bathrooms are opulent, both in size and finish; the Maharini Suite bathroom features the original bath carved out from a single piece of pink Italian marble.  Corner suites feature grand, turret bathrooms with high, domed ceilings. While staying true to the art deco theme, the rooms also feature the latest technology integrated seamlessly into the décor.

Soaking in the original architecture of a fascinating bygone era and discovering the rich history of a palace that has enjoyed actual royal company.

The Risala restaurant is furnitshed with items originally commissioned for the palace’s reception roomss which are more clasically inspired than the art deco of the royal suites. As a result Risala’s renovated interior reflects this, with elegant Victorian furniture in opulent upholstery, grand crystal chandeliers and fine carpets throughout. 

Elsewhere, the communal spaces are inspired by the comfortable gentlemen’s clubs of the era. Furniture is generous in scale and period detail, and rich leather upholstery combine well with the timber-paneled walls. The masculine interior is softened by large-scale drapery and elegant chandeliers, creating a relaxed and comfortable ambience. 

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