Mysore, Sep 5 (UNI) The erstwhile Mysore Royal family, who are into various business would add one more feather to its cap with the opening of the Rajendra vilas palace hotel in the next ten months.
Speaking to mediapersons yesterday at the palace, scion of Mysore Royal family Srikanta Datta Narasimharaja Wadiyar said the palace hotel, one of the best Indo-Saracenic architecture, with a strong Rajput flavour and former summer palace of the royal family, would be renovated at a cost of Rs five crore.
The palace hotel would include a health club, gym, spa, swimming pool, ornamental gardens besides a three-storey conference and party function hall.
Till recently, the palace hotel with a 'Chariot Bar' was run as a heritage grand hotel. It has 45 to 50 sweet suites which are affordable to the rich and the middle class, he added.
Mr Wadiyar said this exciting property spread in 15 acres soars in regal splendour on the peak of the Chamundi hills overlooking the colourful tapestry of Mysore city, thousand feet below.
Explaining the design of the palace hotel, he said the entire complex has marble floors. While the ceiling throughout are covered with exquisite mosaic mirror work in coloured glass of various designs in the style of the Sheesh Mahals of Mughal and Rajput palaces in Rajasthan.
The walls of the hotel would be painted with the royal family history, including world famous Dasara festival and procession, he said adding the royal family has floated its own company to run the business with marketing and human resources from the ITC Welcome Group.
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