Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur, bags the best hotel in the world award by TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice of hotels 2016. The hotel has proudly bagged maximum number of awards (7) across different categories. Also, this is the very first time that an Indian hotel has won the honour.
Built between 1928 and 1943 for Maharaja Umaid Singh, the royal palatial hotel, now managed by Taj Group of Hotels, proudly holds the status of the ‘best hotel in the world’. Equipped with 347 luxury rooms and decorated by 26 acres of lush gardens, this massive Indo-Colonial styled hotel has remained a hot favourite amongst luxury travellers from across the world. Also, the extravagant palatial hotel is the hottest spot for palace wedding amongst celebrities. From the wedding ceremony of Bollywood couple Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan to the 50th birthday celebration of Nita Ambani, the hotel has been the witness to many such unforgettable events. Its immaculate architecture, magnificent décor and luxurious hospitality contributed to its prominence.
As the name suggests ‘Travellers’ Choice Awards’, the hotel has been recognized and appreciated by global travellers for its impeccable service, traditional hospitality, luxury, grandeur and value for money. Umaid Bhawan Palace has been chosen the winner on the basis of reviews, ratings and opinions posted by millions of travellers in one year.
It is not only Umaid Bhawan Palace that has left an impeccable footprint on Indian Travel and Hotel Industry, but other names like Oberoi Vanvilas, Taj Rambagh Palace, Orange County Resorts and Bougainvillea Guest House have also made their ways to the world’s best hotels. Rajasthan remained at the top position amongst all Indian states followed by Kerala and Karnataka.