- Award Cycle:Status:Award RecipientCountry of origin:IndiaLocation:Agra, IndiaClient:Indian Tobacco CompanyArchitect:ARCOP Design Group / Ramesh Khosla, Ranjit Sabikhi, and Ajoy Choudhury, and Ray AffleckDesign:Size:20'000 m²Completed:1976
A 290-room, five-star hotel, planned around garden courts and fountains, it has been designed to accommodate visitors to the Taj Mahal and Fatehpur Sikri. The hotel has been placed on axis with the Taj Mahal. Red sandstone, the building block of Fatehpur Sikri, has been used extensively in the hotel gardens, and white marble, from the same quarries that served the Taj Mahal, is used in the public areas. All materials and fabrics are Indian.