Forty years ago, a retired engineer tried to make a dream of his come true. Fond of traveling he wanted to open a hotel in his adopted hometown; Jaipur. A hotel that was clean, safe and pleasant, yet affordable for a middle class person like himself. He owned a rundown haveli/mansion that had once belonged to a feudal lord of the old Jaipur State.
On his request, his engineer sons left their jobs and joined him in converting the haveli into a hotel, while the ladies of the house took charge of the kitchen. Everything was envisioned and designed by the father and sons themselves, to the extent that even an architect was not involved in the design of the hotel as the patriarch could not find any that would put his dreams to paper.
So, with the whole family engaged in its operations, Arya Niwas opened its doors for guests with 20 rooms in 1983. As no family member was a 'hotel management' graduate or had any exposure to regular hotels and their operations; they did what they thought was right and fair. Twenty Years later, Third generation extended their 4th establishments in Jaipur. With experience and knowledge of the trade emerged a requirement of stay options large enough for long stays with comforts of a home and facilities of a Hotel. This was to be the first serviced apartments in the state of Rajasthan. Om Niwas Suite Hotel, with 27 suites Opened in July 2007 with first guests being an old American Couple booking for 3 years.