The Jehan Numa Palace Hotel, the Supreme monarch of Bhopal’s hospitality Industry opened doors in the year 1890.The erstwhile palace still remains some of its former regarl splendour and stately amblance. It was built during the rule of sultan Jehan Begum by her second son General Obaidullah Khan, Commander-in-chief of the erstwhile Bhopal state force. After the death of the general, the palace went through many occupational adjustments.Finally the grandsons of General Obaidullah Khan Nadir and Yawar Rashid planned to convert the palace into a world class hotel. It was in the year 2000 the palace was classified as a Heritage Grand Hotel to be the first of its kind in central India. The architects have been associated and committed to the project ever since.
Architects: Design Consortium Architects
Keeping the culture of the area as authentic as possible, an attempt was made to work around the fundamental basic in architecture, by adding similar structures to the existing palace surrounding and overall site. The overall look and feel of the palace has its unique charm, which has always been used as a benchmark for adding structure to the site.Although each structure has been designed independently over time,the basic existing architectural elements were always used as precedents.Each independent structure is also connected by the passages, giving the site the feel of oneness.The guest rooms are overlooking the pool side and also the horse riding track. The passages, horse riding track and water body in the courtyard give the residents satisfying delights of the palace property.
The hotel is an elegant eddifce encompassing classical Greek, British Colonial and Italian renaissance architecture. Situated on the top of Shamla Hill, it offers a breathtaking view of the city below. The hotel area covers five acres of lush green gardens. The gleaming white façade has boldness and simplicity of style that is striking and exudes an air of timeless graciousness. It offers the flexibility of a 100 guest rooms,including six suites. Many offer views of the swimming pool and the horse riding track, while most open into lush green landscaped courtyards. Epitomishing stylish residential comfort, all accommodations feature local traditional ethnic fabrics and furnishings in soft earth tones, as well as indigenous tribal art work. The tranquil décor reflective of art deco and classical styles is evocative of the colonial past.The structure is typically colonial with wide verandahs connecting each one of the different areas of the site.
Mansi Jholapara, Harshit Jholapara
We, Design Consortium would like to introduce ourselves as Architect and Interior Designers specializing in projects of various type and magnitude. Ours being a totally professional organization, we aim to achieve the best by way of aesthetic and functional design, yet to do so most economically. We ensure that we shall apply our total technical skills and render personalized service.
Harshit Jholapara graduated from the University of Lincoln, Lincoln with an B. Arch in Architecture (RIBA 2) after obtaining his BA Hons (RIBA 1) degree from same university in 2006. Since 2000, he has worked with Archietct Hafeez Contracter in Mumbai and AEM Architects, London, where he was involved in the design development of several building projects in London.
Mansi Jholapara graduated from the Nirmala Niketan, Mumbai in 2001. Since then, she has worked with B. Raheja and P.G.Patki in Mumbai and Aamby Valley City, Lonavala.Since she started working as an intern, her only focus has been on specializing in hotel and spa design. This desire became more deeper as she worked on the renovations of Mumbai J.W Marriott Hotel, also simultaneously was a part of the initial design team for Bengaluru J W Mariott Hotel.Her qualification and working experience in Interior Designing has enabled her to