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The Top 5 Hotel And Resort Photographers In India

Hotel and Property photography is the commercial aspect of architectural photography. Good architectural photographers can add a lot of marketing mileage to an enclosure through their work.

In India, the field of architectural photography for hotels, properties and institutions is very competitive with many freelancers and agencies competing for the title of best architectural photographer.

So as a client or an upcoming photographer, it is important to know the top architectural photographers in India. This way, you can compare your existing pictures or the portfolio showcased by someone whom you may hire, with the best hotel and resort photographers in India.

These five photographers/agencies are considered by most to be among the top brass in India. However, we have not ranked them 1-5 since they target different clients and have different types of photography. We have not included overseas photographers who also operate in India, to keep the list simple. In alphabetical order

  1. Amit Mehra : Based at New Delhi, Amit Mehra has over 22 years of experience in photography. He has established himself as an independent photographer for hotels, advertisement and the fashion industries.
    • Type: Established Freelancer with wide experience in architectural and documentary styles.
    • Areas of expertise: Hotels, Homes, Fashion, Fine-art, Portraits
    • Diversification: Stills, Prints
  2. Fotobubbles: A Bangalore based company of creative professionals serving the hospitality, real estate and education industries. Started by IIT Grads, Fotobubbles has garnered a lot of accolades in the short span since its beginning. Definitely a go-to agency for high quality stills, panoramas, corporate presentations and other creative solutions with a marketing edge.
    • Type: Creative Agency praised for packaging photography with unique solutions.
    • Areas of expertise: Hospitality, Real Estate, Education, Weddings, Portraits
    • Diversification: Stills, 360 Panoramic Tours, Videography, Presentations, Design
  3. Hardev Singh Photographers: Hardev Singh and Harmeet Singh, operating from New Delhi, are professional photographers recommended by SINAR. They specialize in high definition imaging for hotel interiors and exteriors apart from food photography.
    • Type: Experienced Photography Agency with a good repertoire and international presence.
    • Areas of expertise: Hospitality, Destination, Food, Travel
    • Diversification: Stills, 360 Panoramic Tours
  4. Jaideep Oberoi: Jaideep Oberoi finished his photography education at Brooks Institute, Santa Barbara, USA. He operates from his studio in Mumbai for up-market clients.
    • Type: Acclaimed Independent photographer offering professional service.
    • Areas of expertise: Hotels, Resorts, Spa, Models, Lifestyle
    • Diversification: Stills only
  5. Sodhi’s Photography: Sodhi is a Gurgaon based photographer for architectural and commercial photography. His agency takes pride in their high-end equipment and offer still images and panoramic tours for clients.
    • Type: Photography Agency equipped for taking high quality medium format pictures.
    • Areas of expertise: Hospitality, Industrial, Food, Products
    • Diversification: Stills, 360 Panoramic Tours

Best Hotels and Resorts

Pangkor Laut Resort Malaysia, located privately three miles off the West Coast of Malaysia, its a smaller island off Pangkor Island. This paradise has been 2 million years in the making, here you will find one of the world’s premier resorts nestling in the shade of forest giants as old as the island. Stay individual at water villas build over the ocean, Straits of Malacca. Pricing a three-day two night package starts from RM 799 per person inclusive ferry transfers and meals.

Pangkor Island Beach Resort located on an unspoiled tropical island of Pangkor , on the west of Peninsular Malaysia, is surrounded by 73 acres of lush tropical Jungle, exotic jungle and marine life. On this private enclave, it offers 1.2 kilometres of white sandy beach with inviting emerald green sea.

In attractive low rise Malay-style architecture, this recently refurbished 258 rooms resort inclusive of suites spans across a cluster of private villas, the premier Ocean Wing, Pacific Wing and Garden Wing The newly renovated villas is an epitome of a traditional Malay village, sited on one end of the bay along the undulating slope covered with tropical jungle, with the sea front right on its doorstep. Each of the villas offer commanding vista of the sea and is luxuriously furnished with a large day bed fringing the bay windows, deep sunken bath and an oversized outdoor shower, surrounded by tropical jungle.

Discerning palates will be spoiled for choice with its range of Asian, Malaysian and Western culinary delights, complemented with exotic tropical cocktails at its restaurants and bars. Whilst relaxation is the ultimate pursuit at the resort, for the young at heart and energetic, a choice of recreational sports of both earth & sea are available for your selection.

For the Corporate meeting planner and Incentive specialists aspiring for the extra highlights, the resort’s facilities and outdoor terrain, offer the penultimate for a fruitful and enjoyable experience.

Best Hotels and Resorts for a Fabulous Vacation

If money is no object you only have 3 choices of places to stay:

Bellagio, Palazzo (Venetian) or Encore (Wynn). The choice will depend on what you value most, such as casino (Wynn and Venetian have fabulous casinos, whilst Bellagio mostly caters to higher-rollers). We have stayed many times at these 3 resorts and we love them all, for different reasons. The Palazzo o Venetian suites are fabulous; the Encore rooms are fresh and modern; Bellagio does not have equally huge rooms (but of course you can always opt for a suite) but the service here is second to none. Amazing spa, amazing gym: you are amongst the elite here.

If you are on a budget – you can safely choose from the still very good MGM, Mirage (we stay at these two resorts very often), Treasure Island (but the rooms are small at TI, so beware, though it’s a very nice little place in every aspect, though the pool area is a little too small for us) or, if you really need to save as much as possible, Montecarlo (the pool area here is not that great, though, just small and incredibly noisy: you can barely here each other scream). Below these you will seriously compromise on comfort, atmosphere, smells, noise, cigarette smoke everywhere or just an overall-run-down atmosphere you can only overlook if you are drunk all the time. A note on cigarette smoking: of the super cheap resorts, the Circus Circus is the only one which, in terms of rooms, have a real policy of smoking and non-smoking: if you are a smoker Circus Circus will treat you well and, if you are a non-smoker, you will be equally respected and they will assure you that you will not stay in a room where you breath other people’s smoke. Out of the low budget resorts, in our extensive experience, Circus Circus is the only one with excellent security and every customer is treated truly equally in this respect. Maybe because they cater for families too and not only to crazy-partiers, but if we are on a strict budget and want to breathe in our own room we always go here.