Jaipur’s Royal Family becomes Airbnb’s first ‘Royal Hosts’ as their family home, the City Palace of Jaipur, becomes available on the home-sharing platform.
From 23 November 2019, the Gudliya Suite at the City Palace will become accessible to outside guests and will be available to book for the first time ever on Airbnb. His Highness Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh will become 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.
“The splendour of Rajasthan to life”
“I’m thrilled that my family and I are partnering with Airbnb to bring the splendour of Rajasthan to life for travellers from around the world,” said His Highness Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh.
“My own travels with Airbnb have made me feel very welcome in new cities and cultures, and I’m happy that the experience of quintessential Indian hospitality will be shared with others.”
The 300-year-old City Palace of Jaipur, home to Jaipur’s Royal Family, has played host to numerous guests over the centuries. Steeped in history, and located in the heart of Jaipur, 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 Suite includes its own lounge, kitchen, luxurious bathroom and private, indoor swimming pool.
Proceeds from each booking will go to the Princess Diya Kumari Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting women in rural areas and artisans in Rajasthan.