Luxury weekends are the answer for many independent travel companies these days, and the latest to join the club is Kings n Queens. Launched two months ago in Chennai by Dhivesh Jain, a former architect, the company specialises in resort tourism, with access to some of the most wanted properties across the country. The team of 10 has personally visited these properties and promise exclusive deals and some creative customisation to your holiday. “Each resort has something unique to it and our job is to find out where you get the best services, so we can tell you what options you can sign up for at a particular property,” Jain explains. Clearly, this modus operandi seems to work, for over 56 people have already signed up for experiences.
Aiming for change
Jain insists no one has focussed on this niche segment. “While Clear Trip and many other websites give you an option of hotels to stay at, none of them can pinpoint the best places,” he explains. So for each destination, be it a romantic meal for two or a family activity game, the team has two hotel recommendations, one luxe, and one rustic. In addition to the package, a complementary taxi service is provided with add-ons like kayaking or a desert shikari.
Jain’s personal favourite is a classic, Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur, located in the middle of a lake and popular with honeymooners. Over the next few months, he plans to introduce a luxury cab service for his clients as well as tie up with international operators to take his service global.
Packages start from `10,000 a night onwards. Details: 9841824810
— Anjana Palepu