On January 25, the Indian subcontinent members of Relais & Châteaux recently hosted a charity gala to raise funds for Nanhi Kali, a non-profit organisation founded to help educate underprivileged girls in India. Here is all you missed at the glamorous event. By Bayar Jain
In the ever-expanding tourism industry, the need for combining social responsibility with lavish vacations is on the rise. Conscious of this fact, the 17 Indian subcontinent hotels of the Relais & Châteaux (R&C) group hosted a charity gala on January 25, 2020. Held at the Great Eastern Mills in Mumbai, the event saw stalwarts bid on signature R&C holiday experiences and products to subsequently support the initiatives of the Nanhi Kali Foundation in educating underprivileged girls. Travel + Leisure India & South Asia gladly joined hands with R&C as the event’s exclusive media partner, and to mutually promote the ideology of conscious travel that the two brands embody. The other proud partners for the night included Rolls-Royce (RR) Motor Cars Chennai, Zoya, Moet & Chandon, Hennessy, Glenmorangie and Christofle.
The glamorous night not only offered the well-heeled Mumbai audience a chance to fulfil their philanthropic duties but also let them cherish a culinary experience headlined by Michelin-starred Chef Hrishikesh Desai from Gilpin Hotel & Lake House in the United Kingdom. Top-quality service, ethical cuisine, and a noble cause highlighted the evening, while a range of enticing itineraries from participating hotels such as Ahilya By The Sea, Goa; SUJÀN Rajmahal Palace, Jaipur; Cape Weligama, Sri Lanka; Mihir Garh, Jodhpur; Samode Safari Lodge, Bandhavgarh; and The Malabar House, Fort Cochin, among others, teased audiences to raise their bids.