Among a number of restaurants and lounges, the Fairmont Jaipur will offer guests Cigar Divan, a classic smoking room (hotels and cigars seem to go well together these days). Restaurant Zarin serves Indian cuisine, with all-day Zoya the place to find Jaipur's largest chocolate buffet. For sunset views with Mediterranean dishes there's an 8th floor rooftop bar. Fairmont Gold, the group's concierge level, has a separate lobby, club lounge, and personal butler service. A Willow Stream spa will be onsite as well.
Fairmont will face some strong established competition, most notably The Oberoi Rajvilās and Taj Rambagh Palace. Ranked high on a lot of "best-of" lists, the Oberoi Rajvilās is a multi-award winning, lavish resort sprawling over 30 acres of gardens, pools, and fountains, where some of the rooms are individual, teak-floored tents within their own walled garden. Equally grand, Taj Rambagh Palace is a former Maharaja residence, where palace butlers will treat you like royalty and you could arrange your Hindu nuptials, celebrity-style.
Rooms at the Fairmont Jaipur are available for a weekend in August starting from 11,000 Indian Rupees (about $200), including breakfast.
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