Airbnb collaborates with the City Place of Jaipur to offer guests royal experiences

A video capturing His Highness Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh welcoming guests to his home, to experience royalty was launched. The Gudliya Suite at the palace opens doors for guests from November 23

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Nov 18, 2019 4:19 PM
Airbnb collaborates with The City Place of Jaipur

The 300-year old City Palace of Jaipur, home to Jaipur’s Royal Family, has played host to numerous guests over the centuries. From November 23, 2019, the Gudliya Suite at the City Palace will become accessible to outside guests and they will be able to book for the first time ever on Airbnb. His Highness Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh becomes the first Maharaja to offer a stay at his palace on Airbnb, in order to help support the women’s empowerment initiatives of the Princess Diya Kumari Foundation.

Steeped in history, and located in the heart of Jaipur, the capital of the Indian state of Rajasthan, the City Palace is one of India’s most iconic buildings. Guests will be able to book and stay in the luxurious Gudliya Suite, located within one of the private sections of a royal palace that, until now, has been used for the royals and their special guests. The Gudliya Suite will be available for stays starting November 23. The suite includes its own lounge, kitchen, luxurious bathroom and private, indoor swimming pool. 

Guests will truly get to experience what it’s like to live like royalty.  A practical and down-to-earth modern Royal, the host is the dapper, polo-playing 21-year old Maharaja Padmanabh Singh, who succeeded his grandfather in 2011, as the Maharaja of land his ancestors have ruled for nearly a thousand years. 

Along with this, Airbnb in collaboration with the City Palace of Jaipur launched a video that captures His Highness Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh welcoming guests to his home to experience royalty like never before. The campaign film beautifully captures the essence of the opulent City Palace of Jaipur and the ancient traditions of the royal family.

The new digital campaign film by Airbnb highlights the brand's commitment and emphasis on constantly redefining the way people travel. Additionally, the brand has associated with leading Hindi Cinema celebrities such as Karishma Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Gauri Khan, and Mandira Bedi along with a few luxury Influencers. 

“I am thrilled that my family and I are partnering with Airbnb to bring the splendour of Rajasthan to life for travelers from around the world. My own travels with Airbnb has 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,” stated His Highness Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh.

The Palace has never been available to be booked by outside guests before. Proceeds from each booking will go to the Princess Diya Kumari Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting rural women and artisans in Rajasthan.

For the remainder of 2019, the Gudliya Suite is priced at $8,000 per night. It will be available to book on select nights at a special inaugural offer of $1,000 USD per night, with Airbnb paying the balance amount for each booking as a contribution to the Foundation. From January 1, 2020, the Suite will be available for guests to book at the full $8,000 USD rate.

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