Of the many cities that I have had the opportunity to travel to and explore, the one that always seems to be calling to me is truly the Pink City of Rajasthan, i.e. Jaipur! A lot of Deja Vu takes place when I am here as I have grown to become so familiar with this wonderful city. And yet, every time, it seems that I also end up discovering something new altogether.
This time on, I was lucky enough to witness Hilton’s brilliant hospitality in this beautiful and quaint city in the state of Rajasthan.
This wonderful estate is situated in one of the best locations one can ask for in this city. A mere 20-minute drive from the international airport, I was honestly surprised at how fast I ended up reaching the hotel post landing. I am also extremely proud and humbled at the same time about the fact that the Hilton Jaipur has been given the title of “One of the 100 best business hotels in India” by CondeNast Traveller India itself, in the year 2017.
The property is also near some major landmarks and monuments of the city like the Hawa Mahal, Albert Hall Museum, City Palace and the likes. It is also near the railway station which is only 5 minutes from the property during non-traffic hours.
The first thing you notice upon entering the hotel is the wide-open lobby. Done up in pastels and lit up beautifully, the lobby is like a breath of fresh air. The high ceiling and long windows and huge glass doors add to the brilliant illusion of openness. The lobby also has various seating arrangements that can easily accommodate many people at one time without making it feel congested.
The rooms too are designed in a similar manner with the use of neutral shades and a lot of lighting to add an effect of a bigger, more spacious room as a whole. The guest rooms also offer the resident of that room breath-taking views of the Jaipur skyline and the beautiful Aravalli Hills, that could have them hanging in their balconies or by the French windows all day long.
If you are here for meetings and business get-togethers, then the conference hall too is exceptionally big and carpeted with a huge screen to help project presentations onto.
The hotel also consists of a wonderful pool that lends a brilliant air of luxury to the hotel as a whole. To ensure that people know it is not a diving pool, signs have been made outside the pool and around it, informing the guests about the same.
Apart from this, the hotel also boasts of having a gym which proves useful for anyone and everyone who is looking to stick to their fitness routines even when they are travelling.
A spa is also available for the guests to relax and rejuvenate when they want to just get rid of all that tension from the body that they had been holding onto.
The Hotels itself has 4 dining spaces that are all amazing to eat at with distinct and brilliant auras defining them. Aurum is the in-house global cuisine restaurant that consists of many live cooking stations and extremely wonderful tandoor kitchens. Chaandi is popular for its unique and contemporary take on Indian cuisine and offers the guests some of the most delicious foods that would have come across for a long time. If you are craving for a pool-side dining experience, then this is the restaurant for you! Krystal Bar is an extremely alluring lounge bar that entices the guests with its star-like lighting effects and a menu brimming with craft beers and fine wines. An ideal place to just kick back your feet and relax, Krystal Bar is a must-visit for everyone who appreciates good cocktails and wines. Signature – Rooftop Lounge is the 4th dining experience that will leave you breathless. Offering a wonderful view of the city, a projectable screen space and amazing spirits to lift YOUR spirits, you cannot go wrong with this dine-in experience.
My Hilton experience in Jaipur has been nothing short of a wonderful getaway that I have truly been craving for from a long time! Now I know where I can just unwind and let things go when I am in need of it upon my visits to the Pink City in the future!
PS: At Aurum, I was also lucky enough to experience one of the best-brewed cups of coffee that I could have asked for. Customized to my taste, the coffee tasted absolutely decadent. A wonderful experience all in all without a shred of doubt!