Puneet Chhatwal profile

Journalists love scoops, and this was a good one— first interview given to a journalist and one in which he spoke very candidly.  And I learned a brand I didn’t know: Cove & Co.   Puneet Chhatwal: Taking ‘Tajness’ to new heights In his first media interaction since taking charge, Puneet Chhatwal. the CEO and…

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Taj Jai Mahal Palace hotel review for The Telegraph UK

This 18th-century palace, which is spread over 18 acres in central Jaipur, has tasteful rooms, a fabulous spa, swimming pool, and enough activities – including miniature golf, heritage walks, restaurants and a running track— to keep a guests entertained for a long weekend or more.

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Oberoi Rajvilas

Telegraph Review  Shoba Narayan, travel writer  The Oberoi Rajvilas Jaipur, Rajasthan, India View on a map 8 out of10Telegraph expert rating This hotel just outside Jaipur, with red-brick architecture reminiscent of a Rajasthani fort, boasts stylish tented rooms, Mughal-inspired trellises, courtyard fountains, superb cuisine, wandering peacocks on the 32-acre grounds and staff who anticipate your requests before…

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Hotel Reviews

I review hotels for The Telegraph UK.  Please click below for individual reviews. Sandhotel, Reykjavik Meghauli Serai, Chitwan, Nepal Orange County, Hampi Jaipur In order of my favorites. Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur Taj Jai Mahal Palace Tree of Life, Jaipur ITC Rajputana, Jaipur Samode Palace Shahpura House Alsisar Haveli, Jaipur 28 Kothi Narain Niwas Palace, Jaipur…

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The Leela Delhi

My Mint column about The Leela Delhi here. Culture Posted: Thu, Oct 27 2011. 9:23 PM IST Is anyone listening to the guest? The hospitality industry spends countless hours training employees to act on certain principles: enhancing guest experience, prompt delivery of services, warm welcomes and goodbyes, among others The Good life | Shoba Narayan…

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My writings for Gourmet Magazine

Gourmet magazine has a page of my pieces here and here.  Pasted below Shoba Narayan dreams of being a stand-up comic and doing cartwheels—both galactically difficult to achieve for one so decidedly unfunny and unathletic. From her base in India, she writes about food and adventure for Condé Nast Traveler, Gourmet, ForbesLife, Time, and other magazines. She is the author…

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