Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Hotels to Stay in Before You Die
Concierge.com published today a great list of 13 hotels throughout the world of "must stayed before you die" properties.
One of my favorite Hotels is the OBEROI UDAIVILAS, Udaipur, India.
This is the text of Concierge.com which comes with this hotel:
So your friends say they're not sure about going to India? If they could only get a load of you now, overlooking the gorgeous Lake Pichola from your perch in a magnificent palace fit for a maharaja. In fact, some of the world's best hotels are packed into the country, especially around the northern desert region of Rajasthan. Our pick: Oberoi Udaivilas. Built in 2002, it feels like it's been on the lake for centuries, especially with its series of turrets and fountains that could be plucked out of the Mewar period. The design is equal parts sublime and decadent, with gold-leaf domes, exquisite chandeliers, and gorgeous Indian textiles. The grounds are enormous—30 acres—and include an animal sanctuary with peacocks that parade through the gardens. Ask for a Premier Lake View room with a private patio overlooking the water and steps that lead right into a semiprivate pool (five suites come with completely private ones). Not to be missed: a sunset boat trip around the lake followed by a private dinner on a floating dock—it'll make you the star in your own Bollywood flick.
OBEROI UDAIVILAS, Udaipur, India
Tel: 91 294 243 3300
Doubles from $745