Thursday, February 04, 2016
The Suján Rajmahal Palace
In need of a mid-week pick-me-up? Then feast your eyes on the Suján Rajmahal Palace, the luxury Jaipur hotel whose energizing interiors- refreshing blues, pulsating pinks, and pattern galore- are sure to give you a visual start.
A welcome respite from those ho hum and humdrum hotels, the Suján reminds me of Dorothy Draper and her work at The Carlyle, the Quitandinha, and The Greenbrier- minus the Suján's Indian flair, of course. Draper understood the power of making a decorative statement, especially at hotels and restaurants. After all, who wants to embark on a night on the town or a weekend getaway, only to be greeted by bland décor? On these occasions, guests want a break from the everyday, something Draper afforded to many through her high-style and, at times, whimsically-inclined interiors. Like Draper, Carleton Varney understands people's desire for an escape from the ordinary, as evidenced by his colorful work at The Greenbrier and the Colony Hotel. And so, too, does Adhil Ahmad, the designer responsible for the Suján's interiors.
I wouldn't necessarily want my dining room to have magenta wallpaper and a purple ceiling (see below,) but oh, how much fun it would be to spend an evening in just such a room!
All photos from the hotel's website