Jaipur, the capital city of India’s Rajasthan state, is nicknamed the Pink City after the dominant colour of its many castles, heritage buildings and the Jantar Mantar, an 18th-century architectural wonder that is the world’s largest stone sundial.
It served as an inspiration for the master plan and architectural shell of Devi Ratn, an 8ha luxury hotel – and the crown jewel of the Indian Hotels Company Limited’s (IHCL) Seleqtions hotel collection.
The plan and architectural shell were completed in 2012 while its interior was recently renovated in 2019 by Mumbai-based hospitality design firm Designers Group.
Devi Ratn takes its name from the Nav Ratn – the nine gems symbolising cosmic energy. This pushed Designers Group to draw inspiration from Jaipur’s world-famous traditional handmade jewellery motifs for the hotel’s interior, creating a spatial experience that is akin to walking into a jewellery box.