This luxury city-centre hotel references traditional Indian architecture through association rather than mimicry. The principal spaces surround a long courtyard with lawn, reflection pools and trees. Guest suites feature verandahs and private courtyards, most with plunge pools. Repeated elements inside and out are the square columns and the 'jalis' - perforated screens here made of glass-reinforced cement - that ‘float’ between them, filtering sunlight while maintaining selected city views. The 'jalis' and water bodies reduce the need for mechanical ventilation. The restrained palette includes dark-stained timber panelling, olive-hued Rajasthani 'khareda' stone and hand-made carpets. Luxury is achieved through space, light and fine finishes rather than expensive materials.