Proud moment for the Jaipurites and the state, recently the iconic Rambagh Palace has been awarded the Readers’ Choice Awards by the prestigious International Travel Magazine. Hotel Rambagh Palace has ranked first among the top hotels in India and 15th in the world.
Rajasthan holds a special place for its hospitality. But now another beautiful jewel has been added to the prestige of the state. International magazine Conde Nast Traveler’s has recently announced the Readers’ Choice Awards 2019. In this, Hotel Rambagh of Jaipur has also been given a special place. The magazine has ranked number 1 of India’s Top Hotels and 15th among the world’s best hotels under the Readers’ Choice Awards 2020.
Even in the Corona period, they are delivering the best hospitality. On Rambagh Palace hotel receiving this award, the hotel General Manager Ashok Rathore expressed, “We are glad for getting such recognition globally. It is an honour for Rajasthan and us as well. This will cast more focus on Rajasthan and Jaipur as popular destinations for tourists from all around the world including India. These awards are an outcome of the devotion of our team over the years.”
He further said that Rajasthan tourism will get special strength because of this honour. We are trying to give the best service even during the Covid-19 to boost the tourism of the state. Hotel Rambagh was the first hotel in Rajasthan among all the hotels be it five star hotel or the budget hotels in Jaipur, to open even during the lockdown.
History of Rambagh palace
The hotel Rambagh Palace belongs to the year 1835. The Royal Palace is also popular as Jewel of Jaipur. Earlier, it was the home of the Queen’s favourite handmaiden. It later turned to a royal guesthouse and hunting lodge. Rambagh Palace then became the permanent residence of Jaipur’s Maharaja in 1925. Soon, one of the world’s luxurious hotels, Taj Group of Hotels, bought it. From then this luxury hotel follows the tradition of Rajput hospitality. They offer their guests a taste of royal living, an extravagance that used to be in royal kings. Its elegantly established rooms, marbled hallways, airy porches and grand gardens spread over 48 acres, speaks the legacy it carries.
The Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards are presented yearly. The votes for the best are compiled on the choice of the readers of the magazine. In the 33rd Reader’s Choice Awards, the voters chose their best even when not travelling because of the restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.