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Noor Mahal in Karnal, Haryana is owned by, Col. Manbeer Choudhary and his wife Mrs. Binny Choudhary. It reflects the owner’s vibrant and eclectic taste in art and architecture. Manbeer Choudhary inherits the family legacy of being born in the lineage of none other than Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the great warrior and Maharaja who ruled Great Punjab for 40 years from 1801-1839.
Noor Mahal is designed by award winning design firm Ozone Design which is based in Bombay .Amey Kamath and Tushar Joshi were the key interior designers .The famed Furniture designer Rajiv Mehra was instrumental in designing heritage furniture for the palace . Various Indian and Foreign firms were commissioned to design the Noor Mahal Palace. The Interiors were overlooked By Mrs. Choudhary herself who has a passion for arts and Design.
The Main Architect of the palace is Mr Himmat Singh Ji, M/S FOUNDATIONS, New Delhi .Built in the Mughal and Rajputana schools of architecture, Noor Mahal concept was vetted by the late Indian architect and conservationist Nimish Patel who encouraged us to go for Heritage architecture.
The idea behind building a palatial hotel in modern times was to simply offer authentic experience of historic architecture blended perfectly with all the modern amenities and opulence that luxury seekers can imagine. A landmark in itself, Noor Mahal is a perfect representation of the beautiful ‘Palace Architecture’. Noor Mahal Hotel has been built using the same multiple level system that was used to build palaces traditionally. In order to conserve the palatial landscape the structure has intentionally been kept as a low rise building.
The palace endorses the opulent royalty of the era of Indian maharajas, flaunting an enchanting fusion of elements inspired from traditional Mughal and Rajputana schools of architecture. The elegant and intelligent use of both schools of architecture is evident in the domes, arches and pillars. A unique mélange of traditional royal essence accommodating modern amenities. Beautifully designed interiors reflect the surrounding style and influences, with marble flooring and the intricately crafted semi-precious stone inlay work, similar to that of the ‘Taj Mahal’. Traditional techniques have been used to create palatial innovations throughout the property - Mughal arches (of concrete, Dholpur stone and red Agra stone), handcrafted detailing, gold leaf frescos, high-domed ceilings and magnificent crystal chandeliers. The decorative gilt mouldings, sculpted marble columns, and fine fretwork screens reinforce this regal charm.
Noor Mahal is a five star luxury palace hotel inspired by India's rich heritage and captures royalty experience enjoyed by Indian Maharajas over the centuries. This royal abode of modern kings and queens has become an extremely preferred destination for Leisure, MICE and Weddings.
It is an architectural landmark that personifies the grandiose, elegance and spirit of India’s rich royal heritage. A reflection of Rajputana and Mughal architecture, it stands out as a true blend of history, culture & aesthetics. Set amid culturally rich land of Karnal, this palace hotel enjoys proximity to Delhi and Chandigarh. It gives an opportunity to soak in the old world charm of heritage hospitality with the most modern practices. With lush green fields and farms around, the hotel is situated on the old course of river Yamuna traversing its way to Delhi and gives the true royal experience. Noor Mahal serves as an ideal getaway for those who appreciate luxury alongside a healthy dose of nature and wish to find stillness and meaning in the lap of greenery.
This palace hotel has possibly more antiques and artworks than any other museum in the world. Entering into the Palace hotel, an impressive lobby featuring beautiful architecture, intricate furniture, antique paintings & artifacts welcomes the guests with an outstanding first royal impression. The hotel has two courtyards laid out along the East and West axis. The first courtyard is Deewan-e-Aam on the lobby level providing an access from all four sides & the second is the Deewan-e-Khas on the first floor. It is surrounded by rooms & balconies with low jaalis & chajjas.
Leading off the lobby is the Imperial palace hotel complex spread out in 8 acres. Noor Mahal offers a selection of 122 heritage-imbued rooms and suites, uniquely designed to provide luxurious royal splendor. Apart from Presidential suites and heritage suites, Noor Mahal boasts special royal sleeping chamber called the "Khwabgah" which includes two bedrooms, a living room, a dining room, separate bar, office chamber with a private terrace that gives the overview of Karnal city. From the architecture, design and service to the intangible atmosphere and modern luxury they engender, the rooms and suites are perfect for a royal staycation. They are elegantly decorated with a mix of bespoke furnishings, beautiful antiques and carefully chosen objects d’art that underscores an exceptional attention to detail. Special traditional hand-paintings on the wall enhance the grandeur. The bold and impressive “4 Hiran Minars or 4 Golden towers“stand 100 feet high with octagonal chhatris at the 4 corners on top.
One of its kind property in the region – an epitome of true luxury, hospitality & services, Noor Mahal is one of the most sought after weekend getaways to unwind, relax, and explore the imperial lifestyle.Apart from one of its kind Polo Bar and Brown Sugar, Noor Mahal boasts of Frontier Mail, an award winning restaurant designed recreating the legendry Frontier Mail that operated between Mumbai and Peshawar during pre-independence days with elements taken from the actual train.
One can also go relax and pamper oneself at The 7th Heaven Spa. The calm and soothing spa provides an array of services like facials, invigorating body massages, scrubs, special couple retreats, hydrotherapies and a variety of other treatments. For those who want a little pampering to refresh their look or desire for a perfect look for their special day, Noor Mahal also hosts Noor’s Makeover Studio by celebrity hair artist Tarun Kapoor. A highly sought after and award winning makeup expert, Tarun Kapoor holds extensive amount of knowledge on latest makeup and trending beauty techniques.
Noor Mahal has earned appreciation and accolades for exemplary service and hospitality.
Noor Mahal belongs to the famous Jewels Group of Hotels.
The hotel was conceptualized some ten years ago with an inspiration from the architecture marvels and opulent royalty from the era of Indian maharajas. The framed 9th generation artisans from Rajasthan were called upon to show case their delicate, intricate paintings and art work within the entire hotel, turning the hotel into an artisan’s delight. The entire hotel has such art work at every corner, interiors embellished with decorative domes, hand painted frescos, motifs made with pure gold leaves, intricate mirror work and beautifully hand crafted artifacts to create an ambience of regal splendor. Built in the Mughal and Rajputana schools of architecture, this 125-room luxury property was conceived by the late Indian architect and conservationist Nimish Patel and Designed by architect and designer Himmat Singh. Guests have included European Royalty, Business Tycoons, Political stalwarts, Bollywood personalities, Famed Musicians and artists.
Noor Mahal was built in year 2009.