Nawab Liaaqat Hyaat Khan, Prime Minister of PEPSU, Punjab graced the very property of The Garden Resort in Patiala, Punjab. Immediately after that, the Maharaja of Nalagarh lived in and used the property as the Nalagarh Fort (now in Himachal Pradesh).
A vivid history of being resided by the royal members of the then society has had its effect on The Garden Resort. It has made it the epitome of the Vintage Royal with nothing that has changed over the years. The hospitality is synchronous with the current services at the Resort. The reviews of the Resort speak volumes about how it is not just the building that has retained itself but the 'Mehmannawazi' or hospitality is still rooted in its royal culture.
The grandeur of the resort inside out with the two most crucial elements that make it a success - food and ambience has created a benchmark for possibly any resort to accomplish. It is hard to believe that the beautification of the resort was started in 1993, and today it is the most sought-after resort, restaurant and hotel for stay and the Mughlai food. The journey from hosting the Nawabs to gaining the speciality in Mughlai food has been of more than three decades when the development of the property to convert it into a resort was embarked upon.
It is the essence of our traditional values and the ethnic traditional techniques of cooking accompanied by the ancient yet warm way of treating guests, that have brought laurels for The Garden Resort in the field of food, hospitality, and ambience. The ratings on various websites are a show of the performance and management strategies of the resort management. Known for retaining the authenticity of the food with its Mirch Masala restaurant and serving the oldest and purest and richest quality of hard drinks at the Vintage Bar speak for themselves. The name itself demands attention to the fact that nothing but the usage of the property has been forgotten. Earlier the Maharajas and today each Customers who bestows much love to the resort are the Maharajas for us.
When the property chooses to keep and savour so much of the previous faction of its existence, it is hardly termed as renovation but retention in its quaint and myriad ways. The journey of The Garden Resort has proven that it is not the change that is necessary but the kind of change that is required. Next time when you plan a stay at The Garden Resort, do not forget to embrace the ethnicity it carries on its shoulders, and also make sure you treat yourself with the sumptuous food and the delightful ambience.