RAAS redefined restoration by combining classic heritage with contemporary chic, coming up with an award winning design set within the atmospheric lanes of Jodhpur’s walled city with Mehrangarh fort in grand attendance. Forty suites (with the inclusion of the Step Well suite) RAAS Jodhpur offer sheers indulgence and world class luxury – restaurants for fine dining, mood inspiring outdoor settings for dining and cultural programs. Set in the cloistered and narrow lanes of the walled city, it does take all your imagination to figure how such a monumental restoration would have taken place through the crowded lanes.
Over the years RAAS has spread its restoration concepts to include the step well, a prominent landmark and close to the haveli, around which cafes and boutiques have been developed. Now popular as the stepwell square, the area has been cleaned and maintained and a new suite – the Step Well suite situated at the very edge of RAAS has been conceptualised around the square. From the entrance through an arched doorway that spells heritage, a brief parking to a glass enclosed reception and the high mysterious facade of the first block of rooms, you enter the heart centre of RAAS, in sight of a jaw dropping view of the Mehrangarh Fort looming in the distance.
The swimming pool reflects the facade of the rooms and suites – a red sandstone cladding fashioned as the traditional ‘jaalis’ with a contemporary twist that fold up as windows affording views of the fort from the rooms and well-lit privacy. On one side of the Baradari are the beautifully restored heritage rooms and suites which also house the multi-cuisine fine dine restaurant Darikhana, shops and intimate lounges.