Spa at Jagmandir
Jagmandir, an island-palace originally built in 1746 on Lake Pichola for Maharana Jagat Singh II, command majestic vistas of the Aravalli Mountains and presents intriguing layers of history and architectural development. John Suarez and Juan Brenes were hired to develop a spa concept that adds a new dimension to the island while at the same time preserves and protects the existing natural environment and the historic buildings of ancient India. The conceptual master plan for the 2-hectare (4.8-acre) site concentrates on the restoration of what remains on the western portion of the island, the rebuilding of the colonnaded structure at the top of the western stairs and the new construction that complements the architecture of the existing buildings. The spa treatments are designed to pamper guests in a paradise-like garden setting to improve their quality of life through India’s ancient healing secrets.