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The RAAS Hotel in the walled city of Jodhpur is truly a sight to behold. The Indian-based architects behind the masterful building, the Lotus Praxis Initiative, combined four original standing buildings with three modern ones (all built in the sultry red sandstone) whilst maintaining an organic earthiness throughout the property. This natural feel is a nice opposition to the luxury that abounds and works to ground the hotel avoiding a stuffy or snobby aspect. Its groundbreaking architecture seamlessly integrates a modern use of light and space with an 18th century Rajput haveli, offering the best in modern and traditional luxury. Harmony as a theme is evident not only in the architecture, but in the landscaping as evidenced by the vistas, restaurants and the overall tranquility the hotel has become known for.