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Top 10: 5 star hotels in New Delhi

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New Delhi, the capital of India and one of the most oldest cities of the world, is steeped in history yet overflowing with modern life. From the labyrinth of narrow lanes, old havelis and colorful bazaars of Old Delhi to the best features of a modern city such as gleaming malls and bustling markets, there’s a lot to see and do in Delhi. Delhi, with a history that goes back many centuries & empires, is an intense blend of diverse cultures, sprawling greenery, rich architecture and a famed cuisine. New Delhi is also home to some great luxury hotels, which are a playground of jet setters and fashionistas. Here’s our Top 10 list of 5 star hotels in Delhi.


10. The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Delhi

The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Delhi, with its modern design perfectly complemented by the relaxed and neutral shades, strikes a balance between grandeur and subtlety. Located in East Delhi, it is suitable for all your business needs. The hotels’ 480 rooms and suites are furnished in a contemporary manner and open to majestic vistas of the city. Dining options include Cafe Knosh, Dilli 32, Mei Kun, Cherry Bar and Club Cuba. Facilities include convention facilities spread over 70000 square feet (6503 square metre), a Swimming Pool, Shanaya Spa, a Salon and Fitness Centre.

Hotel Website: The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Delhi

Photo: Leela Hotels and Resorts

9. JW Marriott, New Delhi Aerocity

JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity is located close to U.S. Embassy, Ambience Mall, Qutab Minar and the business hubs of Delhi and Gurgaon. The hotel offers 511 stylish rooms and suites, personalized service and an ideal location. The luxury rooms and suites feature indulgent bedding, mini-bars, marble bathrooms, ample workstations, free Wi-Fi and 24-hour room service. Guests can choose from 5 restaurants and bars , including a chic speakeasy, a popular multi-cuisine buffet and a Japanese restaurant with a Korean influence. Facilities include an upscale day spa, heated outdoor pool, modern fitness center, and event space, including one of the largest banquet halls in Delhi.

Hotel Website: JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity

Photo: JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity

8. Taj Palace, New Delhi

Located in the diplomatic enclave, minutes from downtown and the presidential palace, the Taj Palace Hotel has had the privilege of hosting historic visits and global summits for more than 30 years. The property is spread out over six acres of lush gardens in the heart of India’s capital city, and represents an oasis of calm while still being right in the middle of the city’s action. The hotel features 403 luxury rooms and suites that have played gracious host to royalty, heads of state, and Bollywood celebrities. Four award-winning restaurants featuring an array of cuisines from across the world, a stylish bar, nine-hole putting greens, a temperature-controlled swimming pool and an expansive Jiva Spa make Taj Palace, New Delhi, a true urban oasis.

Hotel Website: Taj Palace, New Delhi

Photo: Taj Palace, New Delhi

7. Andaz Delhi – a concept by Hyatt

Andaz Delhi – a concept by Hyatt, conveniently located in Aerocity, is within easy reach of downtown Delhi and the business hub of Gurgaon. Andaz Delhi offers 401 residential-style guestrooms, including 45 suites. Each guestroom at Andaz Delhi features a unique curated piece of art that celebrates a reason to “fall in love with Delhi”. Designed to capture the spirit of Delhi by renowned architect Bauer Latoza Studio and interior designer Virgile, the hotel integrates traditional Indian elements, colors and flavors into a modern design inspired by the unique craftsmanship of India. Choose from an array of locally inspired, thoughtfully curated dining, and bar experiences at the hotel. Facilities include a heated swimming pool, sun deck and a fully furnished gym.

Hotel Website: Andaz Delhi – a concept by Hyatt

Photo: Andaz Delhi

6. Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi

Taj Mahal, New Delhi, located in the heart of the city, stands as tribute to legendary hospitality and service, complementing the broad leafy boulevards of Delhi’s chief architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens. Its proximity to the seat of government, the city’s diplomatic corps and business district has furthered the hotel’s reputation as the epicenter of Delhi. The hotel’s entrance is portal to centuries past, and the architectural triumphs of the city date back to the 7th century. The hotel consists of 292 rooms including 26 suites. Dining options include Indian cuisine at Varq, Japanese fare at Wasabi, and authentic Chinese cuisine at House of Ming. Facilities include a swimming pool, Fitness Centre, multiple event spaces, a Spa and a Salon.

Hotel Website: Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi

Photo: Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi

5. Shangri-La Eros Hotel, New Delhi

Shangri-La Eros Hotel New Delhi, situated in beautifully landscaped gardens in the historic government district, is located just 12 miles (19 km) from the airport. Accommodations include 320 beautifully appointed guestrooms and suites – each furnished in a contemporary style inspired by India’s rich history and culture. The property overlooks Connaught Place and other major shopping and business centers and is convenient to New Delhi’s historical sites, museums and art galleries. Dining options include 2 restaurants and a bakery/delicatessen. Facilities include a swimming pool, 24-hour Fitness Centre, a day Spa and conference facilities.

Hotel Website: Shangri-La Eros Hotel New Delhi

Photo: Shangri-La Eros Hotel New Delhi

4. The Lodhi, New Delhi

Located just minutes from the grandeur of Rashtrapati Bhavan, the peaceful Lodhi gardens and many other iconic sites, The Lodhi New Delhi provides guests with an ideal base from which to experience the city. The hotel’s ethos is simple and easy luxury. But it’s also an ethos of ‘contrasts’, from the dynamic and vibrant atmosphere in the restaurants, courtyards and public areas to the seclusion, peace and club- like atmosphere of the 7 floors of guest accommodations. The hotel was a Aman property until 2013.

Hotel Website: The Lodhi New Delhi

Photo: The Lodhi New Delhi

3. The Imperial, New Delhi

Built in 1931 by Blomfield, one of Sir Edwin Lutyen’s associates and inaugurated by Lord Willingdon in 1936, The Imperial is New Delhi’s landmark Hotel, located on Janpath, the erstwhile Queensway. Reckoned amongst Asia’s finest hotels, The Imperial is a legend that offers a unique experience embracing facets of India’s history. The Hotel is steps away from Connaught Place, the renowned shopping district and is very close to the city’s major attractions and is just a 30-minutes drive from the international airport. The 235 rooms and suites overlook verdant gardens and offer total privacy and serenity. The Imperial houses award-winning restaurants, with a culinary palette that ranges from Southeast Asian, multi-cuisine and Indian to French and Italian. The Imperial Spa, Salon, Health and Racquet Club is a unique sanctuary for experiencing true Wellness iconically designed over a sprawling 12,000 sq ft of cool marble and wood, embellished with authentic Indian art to lift your mind and spirit.

Hotel Website: The Imperial New Delhi

Photo: The Imperial New Delhi

2. The Leela Palace, New Delhi

The Leela Palace New Delhi is located at the very heart of the capital’s prestigious Diplomatic Enclave and exemplifies the magnificent architecture, grace and elegance of Lutyens’ Delhi. The heritage of the city, along with modern design elements, is beautifully reflected in the design of this modern palace hotel in New Delhi. The hotel offers state-of-the-art amenities in a rich and royal setting, right in proximity to the New Delhi Airport. The 254 guestrooms, as inviting as they are opulent, offer top-end comfort, service and technology, and rank among the largest in the city. Dining options include The Qube (all day dining); Jamavar (signature Indian restaurant); Megu (Japanese restaurant); Le Cirque (fine-dining Franco Italian restaurant); The Library Bar and The Lobby Lounge. Facilities include Banquet Venues spread over 21000 square feet (1954 square metres), a rooftop infinity swimming pool, a Spa and a Salon.

Hotel Website: The Leela Palace New Delhi

Photo: The Leela Palace New Delhi

1. The Oberoi, New Delhi

The Oberoi New Delhi, reopened in 2018 after an extensive refurbishment, reflects the spirit of India’s capital city in a harmonious blend of tradition and contemporary sophistication. The hotel enjoys views of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Humayun’s Tomb on one side and a calming view of the forested golf course on the other. Guests can choose from 220 rooms and suites with spacious walk in closets, Italian marble bathrooms, teak floors and oak wood desks. Restaurants include Threesixty for all-day fine dining, a contemporary Indian specialty restaurant and a rooftop Chinese restaurant. There is also an open-air rooftop bar, a wine cellar and a new cigar lounge. Facilities include a swimming pool, multiple events and meeting venues, The Oberoi Spa and Fitness Centre.

Hotel Website: The Oberoi New Delhi

Photo: The Oberoi New Delhi

If you think that we have missed any of the hotels, let us know in the comments section below.

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