The City Palace of Jaipur, built in 1727, is the actual home to Jaipur’s Royal Family. Over the last three centuries, the palace has hosted several famous dignitaries including former President Bill Clinton, Prince Charles, Jackie Kennedy, and more. And now, it will host you too if you wish.
Starting Nov. 23, 2019, the Gudliya Suite at the City Palace will be bookable via Airbnb to outside guests. That makes His Highness Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh the first King to host on Airbnb.
“I am thrilled that my family and I are partnering with Airbnb to bring the splendor of Rajasthan to life for travelers from around the world,” His Highness shared with Airbnb. “My own travels with Airbnb have made me feel very welcome in new cities and cultures, and I am happy that the experience of quintessential Indian hospitality will be shared with others.”
Inside the suite guests will find royally-appointed interiors including “large and airy reception halls, crystal chandeliers, gilded wall decorations, intricate carvings and in addition to the royal residence, the sprawling palace complex houses a large, internationally recognized museum,” the suite’s Airbnb listing explains.
The Gudliya Suite, located within one of the private sections of a royal palace includes its own lounge, kitchen, bathroom, and even a private indoor swimming pool.
During their stay, guests will have a private butler to attend to their every need. Those interested in exploring more of the city will also have access to a guide who can build curated city experiences including shopping tours.
Guests will also eat like the royals with Rajasthani meals prepared daily, which they can eat on their own private terrace overlooking the Aravalli hills. And, before guests leave, they can sit in the palace’s gardens for a spot of afternoon tea to savor one last sip of royal life.
And here’s the best part: Proceeds from every booking will go to the Princess Diya Kumari Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting rural women and artisans in Rajasthan.
The Gudliya Suite will be available for the remainder of 2019 for $8,000 per night. However, there will also be select nights available at $1,000 per night, with Airbnb paying the balance amount for each booking as a contribution to the Foundation. Check out the suite and start your booking here.