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India – First Raffles Hotel in the country arrives in Udaipur

Udaipur,
August 2021

The first of the two Raffles Hotels planned for India in Udaipur and Jaipur, Raffles Udaipur has finally opened its doors for the public. The Accor Group’s plans about the arrival of Raffles hotels in Rajasthan was announced back in July 2019, and the Raffles Udaipur was scheduled to open in 2020. The unexpected pandemic can be attributed for the delay.

Set on its own 21-acre private island set in the middle of the serene Udai Sagar lake, the architecture of the 101 room luxury hotel will not disappoint the visitor who expects the ambience of the royal palaces. Raffles Udaipur is located away from the city.

“Whether you are looking for a rare place of extraordinary discovery or a romantic getaway with captivating sunsets, Raffles Udaipur is the ideal choice,” said Abhishek Sharma, General Manager.

Puneet Dhawan, ‎Senior Vice President of Operations – India & South Asia, Accor, said, “India is a strategic market with long-term growth potential for Accor and it’s an exciting time for us as we present the iconic Raffles brand to the ‘Venice of the East’. The rich cultural heritage, the regal past, and the grand architecture that gives the city its splendour all contribute to the Raffles Udaipur experience. Discerning travellers will now be able to experience the bespoke and immersive hospitality that is quintessentially Raffles. We look forward to warmly welcoming our guests and allowing them to discover what we have created, a confluence of Raffles’ global ethos and local Indian sensitivities.” 

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