There are more self-consciously opulent hotels in India (the Taj Lake Palace also in Udaipur , for instance) and more historic ones ( Taj Falaknuma Palace, in Hyderabad, former home to the Nizam of Hyderabad). What I love about The Oberoi Udaivilas is the graphic excellence of its design as played against the astonishing beauty of its setting.
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TRAVEL DIARY: MS RASMUSSEN ON THE TERRACE OF HOTEL FASANO RIO WITH THE SUGAR LOAF MOUNTAIN AS BACKDROPSubmitted by Wayne on Wed, 2010-04-28 18:49.
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The tears that the generation that missed the Concorde has shed! Well there might be a reprieve. Now that designer Edese Doret has finally finished kitting out the super-sized Airbus A380-800 jet for that certain "private client" (a Middle Eastern oil magnate) maybe we can dream of a higher standard for air travel. The whole extravagant thing even comes with its own conference room table that seats 14, a grand lounge (pictured above) and a master BEDROOM! The bottom line cost for all that..."thatness"...$500 mil thank you very much. I go home now to aspire.