Five Best Hotels in Delhi

Oct 7 12:17 2006 B Symn Print This Article

The capital of India, Delhi is one of the magnificent cities in the sub-continent. Perhaps no other city in the world has seen the dramatic rise and fall of so many empires as Delhi. The city has seen a constant change since the times it was ruled by Prithvi Raj Chauhan in the 11th century. After independence in 1947, Delhi’s rise as one of the fastest growing cities in India has been phenomenal.

Today,Guest Posting the city is one of the most important tourist and business destinations in the country. Delhi attracts both holiday makers and business travelers in large numbers. To provide better facilities and comfortable accommodation, the city has many hotels. Hotels in Delhi range from high end luxury hotels to deluxe and budget hotels.

Here is a list of five best hotels in Delhi (not in any particular order of preference), which are known for their better service, food, luxurious facilities and celebrity guest list.

1. The Imperial: Perhaps the oldest hotel in the city, The Imperial was conceptualized in 1934 by Blomfield and inaugurated by Lord Wiilingdon in 1936. It is a hotel that takes pride in its historic relevance to Delhi. Its rooms with high ceiling and impeccable décor offer comfort and elegance. The hotel is located in the heart of Delhi at Janpath in Connaught Place. The hotel is about 45 minutes drive from the international airport.

Highlight: the hotel boasts of rich art collection

2. ITC Hotel Maurya Sheraton & Towers: Known for its restaurants more so for Bukhara, ‘the best Indian restaurant in world 2004’ by The Restaurant Magazine, UK, Maurya Sheraton is located in New Delhi’s exclusive Diplomatic Enclave. Besides, the hotel has played host to many international dignitaries, which include Bill Gates, President Bush and former President Bill Clinton. The hotel is about half an hour’s drive from the airport.

Highlight: the best Indian meal at Bukhara Restaurant

3. The Oberoi: Overlooking the Golf Club on one side and the heritage site of Humayun’s Tomb on the other, the Oberoi is located on Dr. Zakir Hussain Marg with in comfortable distance from the heart of Delhi- Connaught Place. Commercial, shopping and business districts are within easy reach of the hotel. Here rooms are with a view. Service is impeccable—an Oberoi hotel hallmark. Dining is fabulous.

Highlight: impeccable service and fine dining

4. The Taj Mahal Hotel: This hotel on Man Singh Road salutes to the grandeur and regal character of Dilli. The Taj Mahal Hotel Delhi reflects the heritage of Mughal Delhi in its graceful architecture and modern facilities. The moment you enter the lobby, you will realize what we are talking about. The rooms at the hotel are lavishly furnished; the Grand Presidential Suite and Luxury Suites in particular. The hotel is centrally located about 40 minute’s drive from the airport.

Highlight: world class hospitality with a warm Indian touch

5. Hyatt Regency Delhi: The hotel has brought the distinctive Hyatt hospitality to the city. Located on the Ring Road at Bhikaiji Cama Place, Hyatt Regency is a magnificent modern hotel that offers luxury and elegance in its well furnished guest rooms. It is a full service hotel that has excellent leisure, fitness and business facilities. The hotel is about half an hour’s drive from the airport.

Highlight: full service with ample leisure, business and fitness facilities

Note: The list provided is not subscribed to any particular hotel or company. It is the personal opinion of the author.

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