Boutique hotel The Johri opens in Jaipur in 19th century haveli
A new, boutique hotel has opened in a former 19th century haveli in the heart of Jaipur’s legendary jewellery market – surrounded by jewellery and fabric merchants. The five-suite The Johri Lal Haveli is run by Honawar Hospitality, the team behind the Kothi Heritage Hotel.
The city of Jaipur in Rajasthan, India, also known as the ‘pink city’, is an old walled town named as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2019.
The hotel, which opened in December 2020, is located in a 19th-century home known as Lal Haveli. The property was restored to capture the elegance of a bygone era for modern-day travellers. The restoration took almost nine years to complete. It is the second Jaipur property from Honawar Hospitality, in partnership with Siddharth Kasliwal (The Gem Palace), and designed by New York-based designer Naina Shah, the director of a couture embroidery atelier based in New York and Mumbai.
The Johri features five suites; a restaurant serving seasonally-focused food; and a cocktail bar. Each suite, as well as the common areas and restaurant, have been meticulously designed by Naina Shah, who combines contemporary and traditional aesthetics with an understated elegance.
All five suites overlook an inner courtyard; and throughout the hotel, a carefully curated collection of antique and custom furniture, textiles, and art from Rajasthan recreate the romanticism of the past.
All images courtesy of The Johri Lal Haveli.