Accor has announced two imposing hotels of the Raffles brand in the largest state of India- Rajasthan. The hotels will be opened in Udaipur (mid-2020) and Jaipur (2022).
Setting the benchmark for luxurious hospitality for over 130 years and having 13 properties across 11 countries, Raffles brand is known for giving the best-curated experience to tourists all over the world. The brand has further undergone resurgence after becoming the part of the Accor network in 2015. It is anticipated that both the hotels lying in the outstanding setting will offer an opulent experience to the guests.
Speaking on the memorable event, Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO of Accor, said, “It is with immense pride that we announce the arrival of the Raffles brand in India, a hallmark of luxury and sublime service in a country that is famous for delivering luxury at the highest level. With our strategic partners, we look forward to providing an oasis of calm and charm in two of the most incredible destinations in India. We thank Mr. Ratankant Sharma and our partners for entrusting us with these landmark properties and we look forward to delivering the distinctive Raffles experience to travelers in India. We also thank Mr. Sharma for bringing the first Fairmont to India in Jaipur and extending this partnership to the Raffles brand.”
The Raffles Udaipur will be situated in one of the most romantic cities of the world, i.e. Udaipur. It is established on a 21-acre private island amidst the Udai Sagar Lake, one of the five prominent lakes of Udaipur. The hotel featuring 101 lake facing rooms, each with private pools, is ringed by panoramic hill scenery against the backdrop of the 400-year-old temple. It is set to be an oasis for the well-travelled and located at a short distance of 15-20 minutes drive from the Udaipur Maharana Pratap Airport, followed by a short boat ride.
The Raffles Jaipur will be located at Kukas in Jaipur as a collection of isolated private residences and courtyards adjacent to the larger hotel complex that presently shelters the Fairmont Jaipur. It will be an establishment nearby the tourist destinations such as the Amer Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Nahargarh Fort and Jal Mahal Palace.
“Today’s signing of the Raffles Jaipur and Raffles Udaipur marks a historic moment for Accor in India and certainly for tourism in India,” said Jean-Michel Cassé, Chief Operating Officer (COO) - Accor, India and South Asia. “We are seeing increasing demand for luxury travel in India and are looking forward to expanding Accor’s globally renowned portfolio of luxury brands in this incredible country. The addition of the iconic Raffles brand signals a new era for our group.”
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