We found an article titled ‘Inside the Most Expensive Suite Overlooking the Taj Mahal’ on Architectural Digest that we thought would be good to share with you.
The Taj Mahal receives millions of visits from people every year, however, If you want uninterrupted views of the architectural masterpiece, then say hello to Oberoi Hotels & Resorts as they offer a gorgeous view from every room.
The Taj Mahal was built in the 17th century by Shah Jahan as a tomb for his beloved wife. To complement its architectural breathtaking beauty, Oberoi Amarvilas offers opulence and epitomises modern Indian luxury. The property is spread out over nine acres of terraced gardens, pools, and pavilions. It has famously hosted celebrities and royals such as Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Oberoi Amarvilas is inspired by the architecture and features of Shah Jahan’s dynasty, with ‘intricate marble inlays, carved jaali (screens commonly found in classical Indian architecture), colonnades, gold accents, and even fountains resembling the ones in front of the Taj Mahal.’ After the guests enter through the forecourt, they are taken by the grand lobby that hangs an opulent chandelier from the blue-and-gold dome, glittering with brilliance on to the marble floor. A staircase then ‘leads down to the elegant restaurants, spa, gardens, and pool, which takes on the indigo hue of the signature blue tiles found at all Oberoi hotels.’
The Oberoi boasts 102 rooms and suites that look out onto the Taj Mahal, but for the ultimate experience, request the Kohinoor Suite. Named after the 105.6-carat Indian diamond, ‘the spacious suite comprises a living room, dining room, study, master bedroom with walk-in closet, marble bathroom, and a large terrace where you can enjoy romantic meals. Wall-to-wall windows ensure that every room - including the glassed-in shower - has a clear view of the Taj Mahal, while Indian antiques, artwork, and textiles lend a sense of place.’
“The Oberoi Amarvilas is a wonderful showcase for the rich artistic heritage and expertise of local craftsmen,” the hotel’s general manager, Abhishek Panshikar, told Architectural Digest. “The Kohinoor suite is an expansive 275 square meters in size, and the interiors are a fine blend of elegance and luxury.”
Guests of the Kohinoor Suite are entitled to personalized butler service, transfers in an Audi Q7, and access to the Taj Mahal via the hotel’s private entrance. From $13,867/night; oberoihotels.com
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