This is our Hotel Spotlight ,
where we have an inside look at places that wowed us … or those we are eager to explore
One of India’s most iconic hotels debuted a brand new look in February, opening a full 3 months ahead of schedule. We stopped in over a week in March and fell in love.
Number of Rooms: 220
Fun Fact: Before the re-design, they had 300 rooms, but they removed 80 in order to create larger suites.
Most Jaw-Dropping Moment: The views from the bathtub, thanks to thousands of Indian Kites that circle the skies over the adjoining New Delhi golf course. A rare swath of greenery in an otherwise concrete city, the vista is like watching a National Geographic special happen live.
The Designers: Adam D. Tihany aimed to alter the experience of the space in a way that would create a fresh perspective, alongside Delhi’s city planner and architect, Sir Edwin Lutyens. Their influences can be found throughout, particularly in moments like the Club Bar––a cocktail and cigar lounge off the lobby. This dramatic setting acts as a living room for locals, who often obtain one of the private, gold-platted humidor drawers along the wall. Dead center, you’ll notice the Chairman, Mr. P.R.S. Oberoi’s name.
Go for Broke On: The 3,500 square-foot Kohinoor Suite, which has Burmese teak floors, hand-knotted rugs and a couture-suit-clad butler service.
Drinks & Food: Omya, the new traditional Indian restaurant, features menu created by acclaimed Chef Alfred Prasad, who held a Michelin star for 13 years. Chef Andrew Wong of the famed “A. Wong” Michelin star restaurant, has designed the menu at the rooftop Chinese restaurant, Baoshuan. You can also enjoy cocktails at their new outdoor rooftop lounge.