Each of these award-winning getaways is an oasis of serenity, spruced up with utmost care, hygiene and careful sanitisation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
The luxury offerings at Oberoi Hotels & Resorts have just re-opened, with state-of-the-art hygiene and sanitation measures in place. Their features and amenities carry the hospitality giant’s signature classic elegance while the experiences they harvest are unique to their biodiverse geographies. We glimpse into these resorts, intentioned as spaces for healing and refuge, removed from the humdrum of city life.
The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur
Nestled within a well-appointed 32-acre greenscape, the naturally lit grounds of The Oberoi Rajvilas play host to reflection pools, tranquil sunsets and expansive views from equally spacious private rooms and villas. Sporting natural palettes, traditional Rajasthani motifs, and flaming mashaal torches, the haven was designed to imbibe the spirit, tradition and visual language of the Pink City at every turn. Safe to say, it succeeded.
The Oberoi Sukhvilas, New Chandigarh
With a name that translates from the Hindi word for ‘happiness’, New Chandigarh’s Sukhvilas Spa Resort was bound to embody its associated emotion. An easy enough task, when the property overlooks the rolling foothills of the Himalayas and enjoys the comforting presence of its natural surroundings—8000 acres of Siswan Forest Range. Interiors moulded after palatial designs from the Mughal era; luxury tents and villas lending views of the reserve; helicopter tours flying over the Garden City. There is very little this luxe retreat hasn’t perfected.
The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur
Nobility hangs quiet but heavy in the majestic history-laden air of the erstwhile capital of the kingdom of Mewar, still liberally dotted with hilltop forts, palaces, and temples. Set against this backdrop, are the vaulted domes and corridors of The Oberoi Udaivilas that closely resemble the intricate layout of Udaipur itself, whose seven lakes are linked by canals. Running alongside the banks of Lake Pichola, the resort boasts a 30-acre garden area, bespoke royal dining, and a princely demeanour befitting the city it’s modelled after.
The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort, Ranthambore
Charming triple-canopied tents inspired by the opulent caravans of aristocrats and nobleman are easily the star attractions of this remote sanctuary. Built mere minutes from the Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort has plenty to offer: uninterrupted jungle views from private observation towers, specially curated delicacies charting local and international flavours alike, live folk music alongside a lily pond that reflects a densely starry night. It’s hard to miss the cross between modern mechanics and rustic themes at this splendid refuge.
Over its 80-year history, The Oberoi Group has always held unparalleled safety standards, which have recently undergone a further upgrade in lieu of the ongoing pandemic. Keeping with the guidelines outlined by the World Health Organisation and Ministry of Tourism, extraordinary measures are taken daily to ascertain absolute cleanliness and hygiene for all its properties, guests, and staff members. The group’s partnership with Bureau Veritas (a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services) also ensures a trusted review considering the agency’s lauded expertise. From thorough sanitisation to routine body temperature checks to employing protective gear, health and wellbeing for all have quickly become an absolute norm at Oberoi Hotels & Resorts.
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