Set in sprawling gardens, the SUJÁN Rajmahal Palace – with its stunning original marble staircase, intricate chandeliers and mirrored ceilings, will initially comprise 14 suites in the first year of opening and a full complement of 30 suites, as well as two restaurants, a bar and swimming pool. A team of SUJÁN Spa therapists will be on hand to administer a range of beauty treatments and wellness therapies in the privacy of each guest suite.
In 1821, Rajmahal became the official residence of the British Resident Political Officer of Rajputana and in 1958 HH Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II – the celebrated and dashing ‘Jai’ – chose it as his private residence. Over the decades this remarkable ‘Grande Dame’ has hosted Her Majesty the Queen & the Duke of Edinburgh along with several other members of the British Royal Family. Celebrated personalities such as Jackie Kennedy, Lord & Lady Mountbatten and many of the international ‘jet set’ have been part of the history of the Palace.
SUJÁN reopens the palace in its latest avatar, completely redesigned and refurbished with vigorous flair by the highly acclaimed and accomplished designer Adil Ahmad. Specially commissioned for this unique task by The Royal Family of Jaipur, Ahmad has been inspired by the City Palace, the inner sanctum and current residence of the erstwhile royal family of Jaipur.
The design elements include the use of traditional royal motifs, family crests, sensuous fabric and old world art pieces. The combination of classic architecture and the designer’s modern sensibility has culminated in a colour palette of soft pastels: blues, greens and pinks and an eclectic sense of style.
SUJÁN palaces, luxury camps and lodges offer unique destination experiences, which are authentic, and of a world-class standard. SUJÁN Rajmahal Palace will be the latest addition to SUJÁN’s existing properties, including the recently opened JAWAI Leopard Camp; Sher Bagh, Ranthambhore and The Serai – a luxury desert camp in Jaisalmer, both members of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux. Their first property overseas, Elephant Pepper Camp in the Masai Mara is one of the few camps in Kenya to have received the Gold Eco-rating certification by Ecotourism Kenya.