The Imperial in New Delhi is one of India’s most refined and sophisticated hotels with a glorious history dating back to the 1936. It is regarded as one of the most important and finest monuments in Lutyens’ New Delhi and the 24 king palms that guide you to reception are testament to its success and grandeur. The interior style combines classical colonial décor with art deco; think marble floors, teak and rosewood furniture, high ceilings, and hallways lined with an impressive 18th and 19th art collection (the resident curator will take you on a tour if you wish!). The 235 elegant rooms are spoiling, with large beds, crisp white sheets, and luxuriant bathrooms. All rooms and suites house an impressive selection of modern amenities expected in a city hotel. The eight acres of gardens provide an oasis, much needed in a city like Delhi. Here you’ll find a large and cool glassy pool to enjoy after your morning sightseeing. You’ll also find some of Delhi’s best restaurants, bars and boutiques within the hotel; we highly recommend Spice Route but make sure you book in advance.
The Imperial is situated in a fantastic location, just a short walk from Connaught Place, and we feel it’s the best hotel Delhi offers.