Yes! The hospitality arm of Tata Group of Companies, the Indian Hotel Company Limited (IHCL) added one more property from Udaipur to its collection of authentic luxury palaces.
The old heritage property from Udaipur, The Fateh Prakash Palace, run by Shri Arvind Singh Mewar’s HRH Group of Hotels is now in a new pair of hands – The Taj Group. IHCL will now manage The Fateh Prakash Palace Udaipur, making it the third hotel in Udaipur managed by Taj hotel.
So this makes Fateh Prakash Palace, Taj Fateh Prakash now!
This new addition is an important milestone in Taj’s portfolio of grand and luxurious hotels and palaces. Also, this will make Taj Fateh Prakash Palace, the third property owned by Taj Hotels in Udaipur and making IHCL the largest hospitality operator in Udaipur.
The talks between both the parties had been on since some time. The groups commenced their valuable relationship long back when Taj Group acquired Lake Palace in the year 1971. In fact, IHCL recently renewed its lease agreement for Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur for the next 30 years.
Taj Fateh Prakash Palace is situated on the banks of Lake Pichola and is nestled inside the opulent City Palace Complex. Built by Maharana Fateh Singh Mewar, this 19th-century property possesses 65 luxurious rooms and suites along with regal fine dining space including Surya Darshan Bar and Sunset Terrace. The Darbar Hall Sabhagaar, with a uniquely beautiful 1000 kg crystal chandelier, is one of the most luxurious banquet halls in the country which has hosted some of the prestigious events in the country. Besides, Taj Fateh Prakash also features meeting venues to allow guests to celebrate destination weddings and corporate events.
From being received in a chauffeured vintage car to luxurious fine dining, Taj Fateh Prakash is undoubtedly a specially curated royal experience that Udaipur has to offer.
Blu Feather has been an eminent name in the entire hospitality sector of Udaipur. Away from the hustle bustle of the city, it offers all the peace and solitude that one needs in order to achieve self-relaxation. The name ‘Blu Feather’ has been inspired by the beautiful national bird of the country Peacock and promises to take care of all the guests with utmost care and comfort.
Today Blu Feather has successfully completed its one year. On this occasion, let’s dig deep into the journey and achievements of Blu Feather.
Journey of Blu Feather
The journey of the Blu feather has been astounding and challenging altogether throughout the year. The entire team of the hotel makes sure to provide all the comfort and luxury to the guests. Often, it comes as a challenge to look onto every tiny requirement of a guest, but overcoming all of them, it has proved to be a prominent name in the hospitality industry.
Amenities at Blu Feather
Amayaa Spa: Relieve your tension and stress at Amayaa spa. With a serene, peaceful and heavenly ambiance, your soul and your body will surely feel at rest.
The Clove: A Multi-cuisine Restaurant to please you with an umpteen number of flavors in food and beverages.
The Ballroom: A spacious and luxurious Banquet is awaiting you for your special occasion. Be it marriages, parties, events, or conferences, an unforgettable experience is guaranteed.
The Level’s Up: After all the chaotic day, a candlelight dinner will simply take all your stress away. The Level’s up is a Poolside Rooftop Restaurant that lets you experience a scrumptious meal while you adore the awe-inspiring view of the city.
Some kind gestures and feedbacks from the guests
I visited the hotel from Panchkula along with my family on marriage anniversary. The stay, food and service is par excellence. Each and every corner of hotel is so clean. Cooperative and professional staff.5* rating for everything to make our celebration and stay memorable in Udaipur.” Says Raman on Trip Advisor
Everything was very nice. Food was amazing. Good hotel for stay, everything was very good. Food was amazing. Staff was very polite and helpful. Reception officer was very kind. Beautiful hotel. Very well maintained. I wish them good luck. Good going blu feather.” Says Pramod on MakeMyTrip.
“Comfortable and extremely pleasant
The ambiance, the decor, and the comfort were superb. The view from my window was simply breathtaking. The little lawn with flowing water was so soothing that turned would just go away. Room service was smooth and fat. Housekeeping would be on their toes. On the whole a very nice stay. A word for the reception. They were very warm and welcoming.” Says Angana on Booking.com.
Few words from the owner, Ashish Chhabra
“The Journey of BluFeather is attached with my heart to do something I dream, I want and I love to possess. Thus, with all sincere hard work, teamwork and inspiration from my late father and blessings of my mother, the support of my family and all well-wishers BluFeather was introduced in Udaipur. My vision is to make BluFeather, a guest sensitive Hotel, came true which cares and delivers the best of comforts and luxury to all guests, which feels light in all terms.”
Make this special occasion of Blue feather more special with your presence as it is offering 15% off on your Lunch/Dinner meals which is valid up to 20th Dec 2018*.
Start the quiz and play all the 8 questions. If you guess all of them correct, post the screenshot of the result sheet in the facebook comments. If you are one of those lucky contestants, you might win an ‘I love Udaipur’ band.
The beauty of the City of Lakes is not hidden from anyone. The city is lined with greenery and peaceful lakes. Udaipur has become the hub of tourism in the past decade and people from all over the world come to the city in search of beauty and tranquility. As the number of people coming to the city increased, so did the number of hotels. Right now, Udaipur boasts some of the finest and the most luxurious hotels in the entire country. One such beautiful palace turned into a hotel is the Chunda Palace.
Thakur Ghanshyam Singh Krishnawat pioneered the marble business in Rajasthan under the name Haveli Marbles starting in 1976. Later, in 1996 he started building a dwelling for himself which he turned into a palatial hotel- today widely known as the Chunda Palace. In the year 2010, Chunda Palace began its operations and if we talk about the current date, the palace has maintained its beauty and has been the epitome of Udaipur’s celebrated past.
Thakur Ghanshyam Singh Krishnawat has two sons, Veeramdev Singh Krishnawat and Yaduraj Singh Krishnawat, who take care of Chunda Palace now.
Why the name ‘Chunda’ Palace?
Rawat Chunda was the eldest son and the obvious successor of Maharana Lakha of Mewar. Rawat Chunda, however, handed over the throne of Mewar to his younger brother Maharana Mokal but he continued to serve the house of Mewar. Rawat Chunda’s clan is also the ancestral clan of Thakur Ghanshyam Singh Krishnawat.
The hotel gets its name from Rawat Chunda and hence is known as Chunda Palace.
Inside the Hotel
Chunda Palace preserves a distinct identity and is one of the most revered hotels in Udaipur. The locale in which the palace is situated can be taken as an idyllic one- neighboring Oberoi’s Udai Vilas and Trident.
Architecture and Interiors
20 years hence, the Palace still has its work ongoing- the paintings are still being done on the walls and ceilings. The palace has artwork indigenous to the Mewar region. The artistry on the ceilings is one of a kind and include gold plating with natural colors. Mewar’s Bhitti Chitra Miniature Paintings and glass inlay work can be seen vividly on all the walls and ceilings. The furniture is made of wood, silver, brass and camel bone.
Beautiful chandeliers line the ceiling and a blissful aroma is always filled in the entire Palace.
Staying at Chunda Palace
There are in total 46 rooms which are bifurcated as – 30 palace rooms and 16 suites. The largest suite has an area of 1000 square feet which demonstrate the lavishness of the regal life of nobles of Mewar.
The recreation room named Harawal has ample space to accommodate a gathering. It has a silver swing which grabs all the attention.
The Rana Chowk or the top terrace promises an enticing view of the entire city and is a perfect spot for a romantic dinner. This place is also ideal for having a wedding function.
And not forgetting the Royal Alcoves, which are seven beautifully carved and embellished alcoves near the rooftop pool called Pichola pool. One can have a sumptuous dining experience at the alcoves.
Cuisines at Chunda Palace
Chunda Palace offers a multi-cuisine menu at their Royal Cuisine Restaurant that satiates culinary cravings. They also have a live kitchen. Authentic Rajasthani cuisine is served with amicable hospitality which is wondrous.
How to reach
Chunda Palace is 27 km from the airport and 7 km from the Udaipur Railway Station.
Hotel Aashiya Haveli, a heritage building situated on the eastern bank of famous Lake Pichhola, today announced that it has received a Trip Advisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Approximately 10 percent of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.
To qualify for the Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travellers on TripAdvisor. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.
“Hotel Aashiya Haveli is pleased to receive a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence,” said Mr. Satya Dev Singh Aashiya, GM at Hotel Aashiya Haveli. “We strive to offer our customers a memorable experience, and this accolade is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive traveller reviews on TripAdvisor. At this point, I would like to greet a special thanks to our Information Technology Partners at IT0091 Consultancy Services. The team has been awesome there to support us for all our I.T. needs. I found them best in the industry and they have immeasurable share in this success.”
“TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional businesses for consistent excellence, as reviewed by travellers on the site,” said Christine Petersen, president of TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award gives highly rated establishments around the world the recognition they deserve. From exceptional accommodations in Beijing to remarkable restaurants in Boston, we want to applaud these businesses for offering TripAdvisor travellers a great customer experience.”
About the Hotel:
Aashiya Haveli, situated on the eastern bank of famous Lake Pichhola, which has been in the Aashiya family for over 224 years. It was the urban house for the Aashiya family. In 2006, the family began renovation work and within two and half years, Aashiya Haveli opened with all modern amenities for guests with pure vegetarian food, where even Eggs are not served. Aashiya Haveli is now one of the Traditional Hotels in Udaipur, and is solely managed and run by the original family.
When you enter this beautiful “haveli”, you realize immediately that you have found the perfect haven to restore your travel weary spirit. Soft cream-colored walls and Greenery is displayed in the lovely wi-fi courtyard and also on all levels of the haveli. The family and staff are committed to serving you and making your stay comfortable, enjoyable, and memorable. It is an ancestral “HAVELI” and we keep the traditions of ages alive. The thrust is on aboriginal Indian culture and providing perfect homely environment to make your stay eternally memorable in Udaipur.
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For those who are hearing this name for the first time, let me inform you that Wyndham Hotel Group is the world’s largest hotel company with approximately 7,190 hotels and 611,200 rooms in 65 countries. Apparently, there have been rumours of the hotel giant visiting India for exploring new opportunities in the country.
Out of which, there is an agreement with Unique Mercantile India Private Limited, a large real estate development firm in India, and also includes the development of a new 120-room Ramada resort in our Udaipur that is supposed to feature a spa, swimming pool, game room, a poolside bar and international cuisine. The hotel’s first 72 rooms are due to open in April 2012 with 48 additional rooms completed by December 2014.
We wish all the very best to this venture. Udaipur, being one of the most exquisite tourist spots, is gaining fame worldwide. This step shall open doors of many new development opportunities for Lakecity.