The external façade features black stone domes and layered roofs, evoking palatial architecture. Incorporating temple and secular architectural styles, the impressive interiors reflect Indo-Islamic style arches and unique aqueduct-watered temple tanks, and boast an open central courtyard.
A calming body of water extends outside to the temple courtyard, lending wide-angled dimension to the spacious atrium lounge.
“It had to be representative of the typical Hampi landscape,” Ramapuram says.
Spotlit Mashaal-shaped lamps (ancient hand-held flaming torches), wood paneling with a lotus motif, and a soft sheer canopy form a decadent, yet relaxing mood for the Ayurvedic therapy experience in a spa treatment room.
The suites and common guest areas have more elaborate, almost feminine arches while the corridors contrast with more masculine utilitarian, military-style arches, complemented by cutout copper chandeliers and giant handcrafted urns.
The bar lounge boasts curved custom-engraved wooden posts, extra large sofas, calming reflective pools, and the hotel’s signature ancient granite done with a rough textured, matte finish.
The spacious 37 suites are clothed in rich fabrics, customized furniture, and period-appropriate art. In the Zanana suite (shown), a handwoven rolling maroon canopy creates a wave-like effect highlighted by bedside lotus-shaped lamps.