Where heritage meets contemporary elegance: In conversation with Mr. Roop Pratap Choudhary, Managing Director of Noor Mahal, Karnal
For years, the idea of a royal Indian style wedding at a Palace has been a dream for many wedding hopefuls who wish to tie the knot in style. So even as the world copes with the ongoing pandemic, to-be-weds are now flocking to these stunning heritage destinations that express rich Indian culture and history.
Located in Karnal and spread over 10 acres of land amidst the bounties of nature, Noor Mahal boasts of spacious venues that offer the best of both worlds including safety and style. Mr. Roop Pratap Choudhary, Managing Director of Noor Mahal and a second-generation hotelier has left no stone unturned in his quest for perfection. In an exclusive conversation with WeddingSutra, he shares his insights on the changing facets of the hospitality industry while giving us an overview of Noor Mahal and what it has to offer.
Tell us about destination Karnal, and the vision behind Noor Mahal? What makes it such a sought-after wedding destination?
Karnal is an exquisite yet unexplored destination offering a welcome break from the chaos of the big cities. Located right in the heart of the culturally rich north, it is at a convenient distance from Delhi, Punjab and Haryana. Indians are known for their warmth and welcoming natures with a great zest for celebrations and hospitality. The best way to enjoy our rich culture and royal legacy is to experience it in a palatial Indian hotel, with that in mind, we built Noor Mahal. Imbibing the exact concept of an Indian Palace inspired by Rajputana and Mughal architecture with all modern amenities and facilities, the beauty and grandeur it exudes makes it the perfect backdrop for Indian wedding functions and celebrations. Replete with modern amenities and equipped with excellent staff, our clients’ needs are a huge priority. Additionally, we have a plethora of venues and settings within the property that can be used for different functions.
India is a veritable melting pot of history and heritage, with a plethora of palatial hotels that channel royal charm and luxury. What sets Noor Mahal apart?
With its palatial grandeur, decor, and beauty, Noor Mahal inspires awe from first glance itself. But what sets us apart is our unmatched hospitality and the innate warmth that we have infused in the DNA of our operations. We are committed to achieving 100 percent guest satisfaction offering authentic yet memorable experiences. We continuously strive to scale up our hospitality services and standards, the result of which we have had long and successful relationships with extremely happy clients.
In the wake of the Pandemic, some couples are opting for more intimate celebrations while some still dream of a royal wedding. Could you shed some light on this based on your experience? Can Noor Mahal give them the best of both worlds?
Yes, the pandemic has gotten people to rethink their choices. Safety is of utmost priority but a wedding is also a special celebration meant to be enjoyed with close family and friends. Nowadays, clients want to celebrate in full spirit albeit with a restricted number of attendees. In such situations, we provide a lot of flexibility and work closely with them to customize packages according to their specific requirements. Furthermore, our array of beautiful venues cater to gatherings of all sizes, and our hospitality team ensures every need is provided for. Our open-air venues are stunning, equipped with the best of beauty, comfort and safety, and are definitely popular with our guests. Needless to say, we love going the extra mile to ensure our guests are safe and comfortable.
Does Noor Mahal offer any special wedding packages? Also, do you provide any in-house wedding planning services?
We believe in customized wedding packages. When it comes to happiness there should not be any restrictions and so we don’t draw lines around celebrations. At Noor Mahal, we facilitate 360-degree services for weddings with trusted partners who have consistently delivered excellence over the years.
Social distancing and safety regulations have been integrated into all aspects of our lives, including weddings. What measures do you follow to ensure that your clients can celebrate their special moments while staying safe and healthy?
We have always maintained strict hygiene and cleanliness even pre-pandemic. Keeping these uncertain times in mind and our guests as priority, we have rigorously trained our staff in all the necessary hygiene practices, and are now placing a stronger emphasis on the same. We’ve also made changes to ensure social distancing norms by providing a contactless check-in facility. Touch points have been reduced for the guests and high footfall spaces, like the lobby and elevators are repeatedly sanitized for complete safety.
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