Hotel Fifu, established in 1999 by Mr. Om Prakash Kewaliya (known by his friends as Fifu), is operated today by Fifu, his family, and a group of dedicated staff. Their love for each other and a collective dedication to its success is, in part, what makes Hotel Fifu such a success. The hotel is built in the traditional Haveli style and decorated with traditional artifacts from the region. Tucked in a quiet street, outside the city centre but still within walking distance of the Fort, Hotel Fifu offers a serene atmosphere in a luxurious setting. Perhaps our most popular feature is the breath-taking view of Jaisalmer Fort from our own terrace and restaurant.
Om Prakash – Fifu
If you spend some time chatting with Fifu it won’t take long to realize how much he loves Jaisalmer and the Thar Desert. By his own admission this is the place where he was born, grew up and where he will happily be for the rest of his life. He graduated in economics and accounting but his passion for hospitality coupled with his love for Jaisalmer and the desert drove him headfirst into the tourism industry, where he has been successfully working for over 20 years. With each new guest his perception of the world expands. Fifu loves photography, speaks 5 languages fluently (Hindi, English, German, Spanish and French) and has recently found a new passion in organic farming. His attention to detail and high standards are reflected in every nook and cranny of Hotel Fifu.
Om Prakash – Fifu
If you spend some time chatting with Fifu it won’t take you long to realise how much he loves Jaisalmer and the Thar Desert. By his own admission this is the place where he was born, grew up and where he will happily be for the rest of his life. He graduated in economics and accountancy but his passion for hospitality coupled with his love for Jaisalmer and the desert has always drove him towards the tourism industry, were he has been successfully working for over 20 years. He loves photography, speaks 5 languages fluently (Hindi, English, German, Spanish and French) and has recently found a new passion in organic farming. His attention to detail and high standards are reflected throughout Hotel Fifu.
Antriksha, Fifu’s nephew, also graduated in economics and accounting from the prestigious language school Alliance Francaise d’Ahmedabad, where he studied French. He speaks fluent French, English and Hindi. In his free time, Antriksha enjoys taking guests around the city as well.
Anirudh, Fifu’s 25 year old son, recently graduated with a degree in Commerce from the Institute Hispanic in Delhi. He speaks fluent Hindi, English and Spanish. Nowadays he is mainly responsible for Fifu’s Restaurant. He is a yet another fun part of the multi-lingual and multi-talented team at Hotel Fifu.
Bhoma Ram Choudhary
Bhoma Ram, now 28 years old, has been working with us for over ten years. He has always shown initiative and proved time and time again his willingness to learn and grow within the team. He learns something new from every guest. Today he is responsible for the day to day management of the hotel.
Virenda is Nepalese and has been working with us for around 10 years. He has worked his way up to head cook. His passion for food is evident in the flavors he produces. He is self-taught and brandishes a mastery over Nepalese, Indian, and many other Western and global dishes. Do make sure to try his wonderful Malai Kofta or stuffed tomatoes.
Bhojraj ‘Soda’ Singh
Soda was born and grew up in a small nearby village in the desert. The Thar desert has been his home for his entire life and his knowledge of its terrain is extensive. For this reason, he is the logistical and safety coordinator for all of our desert safaris.
Dev Narayan Choudhary
Dev is also Nepalese and the head of our housekeeping department. Together with some other staff he ensures that our high standards of cleanliness are maintained throughout the hotel.
Ajay who is also from Nepal, is the latest addition to our team. His charm and positive attitude is what makes him popular with our guests. He assists Anirudh in the day to day management of the restaurant.