‘Ratn’ inspiration for Jaipur boutique hotel
New Delhi-based Designers Group has designed the Hotel Devi Ratn in Jaipur, which was to renovate a heritage-rich boutique hotel set against the Aravalli hills, greatly inspired by the culture of Jaipur. The team were mandated to design around the theme of ‘ratn’ or gem in the project itself, while heroing the parent brand.
A complete suite property, the rooms are divided into four categories, where the smallest room measures around 550 sq. ft.. A mosaic chevron pattern devised with charcoal-grey and white flooring lends a strong basic characteristic. The headboard walls are envisaged with digital Indian art wall coverings replicating the Ratn motif, and other items of jewelry highlighting Jaipur’s heritage. Bedside lamps are studded with semi-precious stones set in antique brass-finish, inspired by jewelry manufactured in Jaipur.
Large wooden windows inspired by the strong geometry and filigree work of the building envelope the suites in a parametric format. One can also find accessories inspired by the pheta and kalgi of the Maharaja of Jaipur. Indigenous small-scale wooden accessories such as trucks and rickshaws reflect Indian art and culture, while a basic bedside table tray breaks the monotony of luxury.