JW Marriott Jaipur Resort & Spa pays ode to Pink City’s royal legacy and rich craftsmanship
Spread across 12 acres of land, the resort nestles amidst the green hills of the ancient Aravalli range
Home to glorious forts and palaces, and a rich art culture, Rajasthan’s Pink City, Jaipur, is also fabled for its warmth and hospitality. Paying homage to the majestic royal legacy of this city is the luxurious JW Marriott Jaipur Resort & Spa. Spread across 12 acres of land, the resort nestles amidst the green hills of the ancient Aravalli range. Conceptualised and designed by Principal Architect Shekhar Patki and CEO Viraj Patki of Mumbai-based PG Patki Architects, JW Marriott Jaipur effortlessly blends the old-world charm of the city with the chic sophistication of modern upscale hotels.
Redolent with private pools, intimate spaces and beautifully designed rooms, the palace in white marble is an ode to both, Jaipur’s architectural heritage and its rich tradition of art and culture, but repackaged for new-age travellers, reflecting Marriott’s philosophy of drawing from the local culture.
The colour palette, dominated by shades of blue, silver, gold and white, reference the imperial colours of Rajasthani palaces and havelis. In the lobby, the traditional jaali work creates an illusion of infinity, while the detailed marble inlay and tikri-patterned mirror work celebrates local artisans. The resort offers distinct accommodation experiences, right from luxury rooms and suites to private villas with plunge pools and courtyards.
The rooms are laid out horizontally rather than vertically and there is an increased emphasis on privacy. There are shimmering chandeliers, impressive water bodies, jharokha-style sit-outs, lotus ponds, and pathways with inspiring art of peacocks on the wall. It offers a world of crystal clear pools and planned gardens inspired by Mughal architecture, lotus ponds, giant Bani Thani murals and blue pottery-inspired walls.
The luxury retreat houses ample dining options where its guests can unwind and dine: Sukh Mahal, the all day dining restaurant features a live interactive kitchen and patio by the poolside. It is designed for ease of access and movement. Subtle gold inlays and large windows facing the pool are striking. The interactive live kitchen draws guests in, ensuring they are indirectly part of the cooking process, with chefs showcasing their expertise in different techniques.
Mohan Mahal is the signature Indian restaurant that transports guests to an era past — studded with colossal three-and-a-half lakh mirrors, it is inspired by the architectural gem — Sheesh Mahal at Amer Fort. Mohan Mahal is an oasis of style and indulgence with lit candles peppered across the space that reflect in the numerous mirrors across the restaurant, creating a patina of shimmering beauty.
Hawa Mahal is the rooftop restaurant designed to offer an intimate dining experience and serves as a perfect backdrop to the Aravali Hills. This alfresco venue features windows and intricate jaali work that references the historical Hawa Mahal or the Palace of Winds. JW Marriott Jaipur Resort and Spa celebrates Rajasthan's lush architectural history through its various spaces.