Winner of India's best 'Luxury Historical Hotel' at the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2015, the Imperial is one of the best luxury heritage hotels in Delhi. This 5-star property has a royal feel and thus reminds its guests of the British Raj. The hotel was constructed in the year 1931 by Blomfield, one of the associates of Sir Edwin Lutyen. Lord Willingdon inaugurated the hotel in 1936. Located on the Janpath, it is a landmark hotel. Just a few steps away from Connaught Place, the property is equipped with all kinds of modern comforts. The decor has colonial sophistication. The rooms and suites are spacious and airy. Food and beverages served at the various dining venues are the finest from across the world.
Conceived by Blomfield, the renowned architect, The Imperial was designed in the year 1934 and finally inaugurated by Lord Willingdon in 1936. One of New Delhi’s famous hotels, the Imperial has surely made its mark in the hospitality business in Asia.
Built by S.B.S. Ranjit Singh, the Imperial has a rich and glorious history. It was Lady Willingdon who gave the name ‘Imperial’ to this hotel for its majestic and regal presence. She also conferred the lion insignia on the Hotel.
The perfect blend of Victorian décor with an Art Deco look it recreates the charm of the British era. From sprawling greenery, landscaped lawns and swimming pools, The Imperial, New Delhi is the ideal comfort hub of tourists.
The luxurious accommodation at the Imperial comprises of 190 rooms and 43 suites, offer the views of the landscaped garden. Every rooms has distinct interiors. The rooms and suites are segregated into the following:
The lavish rooms comes with a queen-size bed with posturepedic spring mattress and special linen. The mini-bar adds to the contemporary look. Other comforts of these rooms are tea/coffee maker, air-conditioner with individual climate control, 32 inch flat screen TV, high-speed Wi-fi, iron/iron board on request, electronic in-room safe, shoe shiner, dual-line telephone with voice mail, daily newspaper etc. The attached bathroom comes with amenities like dental kit, hairdryer, and shaving kit.
High-ceiling, colonial layout and choice of king-size and twin beds with special spring mattress are a part of these rooms. Marble baths, complimentary toiletries, hair dryer, shaving kit, bath tub, shower cubicle, and dental kit are a part of the attached bathroom. The list of amenities and facilities include stocked mini-bar, AC with climate control option, electronic safety deposit, 32 inch flat screen TV, DVD player (on request), high-speed Wi-fi, tea/coffee maker, newspaper, shoe shiner, fresh fruit platter, iron with iron board and so on.
These room have a wonderful décor and come with all kinds of facilities. The modern conveniences make your stay absolutely comfortable. These rooms feature a huge bedroom with a separate seating area. There is an option of twin beds or a king-size bed that comes with special posturepedic spring mattress. Make your stay even more memorable with comforts such as high-speed Wi-fi, well-stocked bar, flat screen 32 inch television, dual line telephone with voice mail, AC with individual climate control, DVD player (on request), tea/coffee maker, mineral water, newspaper, fresh fruits platter, electronic in-room safe, iron with iron board and so on. The attached bathroom is equally lavish and features shaving kit, dental kit, complimentary toiletries, hair dryer, and marble baths with hand shower.
High ceiling and colonial layout adds to the interiors of these rooms. King-size Hollywood bed with posturepedic spring mattress is another specialty. These rooms come with capacious bedrooms and a seating area for guests. The en-suite bathrooms are equally wonderful and feature complimentary toiletries, hair dryer, shower cubicle, bath tubs, and dental as well as shaving kit. High-speed Wi-fi, AC with individual climate control, tea/coffee maker, stocked mini-bar, DVD player (on request), 32 inch flat screen TV, dual line telephone, iron and iron board, fresh fruit platter, electronic in-room safe, mineral water etc. come in these rooms.
Elegant décor, wonderful views and modern comforts are some features of these rooms, which are spacious, lavish and airy. The bed is comfortable and the line is of the finest quality. Enjoy contemporary facilities such as mineral water, daily newspaper, electronic in-room safe, fresh fruit platter, iron and iron board, dual line telephone, 32 inch flat screen TV, DVD player (on request), stocked mini-bar, tea/coffee maker, AC with individual climate control and high-speed wireless internet, making your stay comfortable. The attached bathrooms are no less in any way and come with complimentary toiletries and other necessities such as hair dryer.
Featuring two capacious rooms, that is a bedroom and a seating area, these suites come with several comforts and a wonderful setting. The king-size bed has special spring mattress with exclusive linen. Hair dryer, complimentary amenities, shaving and dental kit, marble bath with shower are a part of the bathroom. Some of the comforts in these suites are high-speed wi-fi, daily newspaper, AC with climate control, DVD player, LCD television, mini-bar, tea/coffee maker, electronic safety deposit, dual telephone line with data port, iron/iron board and so on.
These spacious suites with contemporary feel feature comfortable king-size bed with fine linen, tea/coffee maker, stocked mini-bar, AC with climate control facility, flat screen TV, DVD player, wired and wireless internet, iron and iron board, electronic safety deposit, dual line telephone with voice mail, daily newspaper, mineral water, fresh fruit platter and shoe shine facility. The suites come with a spacious bedroom and a living area. Dental kit, shaving kit, hairdryer, marble bath with hand shower and other complimentary toiletries are a part of the attached bathroom.
These suites come with wonderful views of the property’s garden, separate dresser and a dressing room, a spacious bedroom, a cloak room, and a furnished living room. The well-equipped bedroom has four-poste king-size bed with pillow top mattress and special linen. The bathroom features steam and Jacuzzi facility, Marble baths with hand shower, dental and shaving kit hairdryer, and complimentary toiletries. Other world-class facilities and amenities here are Bang & Olufsen TV, tea/coffee maker, minibar, wired and Wi-Fi internet, AC with individual climate control, mineral water, iron/iron board, fresh fruit platter, shoe shiner etc.
The Royal Imperial Suite has master bedroom with four-poster king-size bed, a separate guest cloakroom and a well-furnished seating area. The verandah lounge spreads in an area of 675 square feet. The mattress is comfortable and the linen is rich. The Study is equipped with all office equipment, antique furniture, a collection of 80 books, and special artworks by Prince Alexis Soltykoff. The spacious, lavish dining area features a sophisticated mahogany table with 8 guests and an equipped Butler pantry. The master bathroom is equally opulent and has a huge shower cubicle, steam, sauna and Jacuzzi facility, marble baths, walk-in closet, double vanity counter, dressing room and complimentary bathroom amenities. Some of the other conveniences here are stocked minibar, tea / coffee maker, AC with individual climate control, Bang & Olufsen TV, dual line phone with data port and voice mail, high-speed wireless internet, electronic in-room safe, and so on. An interconnecting Heritage room is available.
Following are the dining venues here:
Serving South-East Asian delicacies, The Spice Route has been termed as one of the world’s top ten restaurants by Condé Nast Traveler. The menu brings in food from Kerala, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia. The chefs prepare lip-smacking delicacies using freshest of ingredients. The menu has been designed by President’s Awardee Thai national Chef Veena Arora. The décor is equally amazing. The interiors include of hand-painted murals where flower and vegetable dye has been used, specially brought from Kerala. Traditional Thai sculptures, strewn petals in the courtyard, floating candles all look wonderful. Traditional Khantok seating for 6 under an Oriental pagoda is the other highlight.
The stylish bar serves more than 500 varieties of beverages. It is divided into 2 separate private rooms the Hardinge Room and the Lutyens & Baker Room. The décor is extremely elegant and has period portraiture, soft Montana leather chairs, wood panel, and stained glass roof add to the gloss. Photographs of battalions of British Taj in various uniforms decorate the walls of Hardinge Room.
Taking its cue from the historical journey of Delhi as a seat of power, 1911 Restaurant has rich interiors, service and menu, which are a reflection of regal India. The restaurant is segregated into three section- the chic ‘1911 Brasserie’, the ‘Terrace’, and the extravagant ‘Verandah’. The beautiful blue pillars of the verandah used to play host to important leaders during the days of independence. Historic feel, period artwork and rich furnishing add to the royal feel of the venue. The extensive menu includes of delicacies from world cuisine. On the entry wall of this all-day dining venue, original photographs of Delhi Durbar and its interiors have been placed.
Nostalgia at 1911 has a wonderful French Brasserie-like set-up, where guests can savor classic European menu, in a peaceful ambiance. The restaurant was founded in 2011 in remembrance of Delhi completing its 100 years. Finest of delicacies of western fares was added in the menu. Soft piano music being played in the background sets the mood perfect. Black and white photos of iconic Hollywood stars and music legends adorn the walls of the restaurant. The staff creates a theatrical effect when the traditional dishes are flambéed with cognac on the gueridon trolley. The theme of this venue is traditional and unusual European.
Drawing its inspiration from the matchless scenery and regal architecture of ancient Hindustan, Daniell’s Tavern ha a special menu, which is inspired from the thoughts that Thomas and William Daniell had about India. These two were popular landscape artists who came to India with the British in 1786. After refurbishment in February 2012, a Live Kitchen with regional recipes from India was added. The classic Indian menu traces the course of gastronomic journey of these artists in India where they especially tastes the fares of Bengal, Awadh and South.
Atrium is the award-winning glass-domed tea lounge that has tropical ambiance, high skylight ceiling, and a buzzing fountain, creating a wonderful ambiance for formal and informal meetings. In a laid-back English setting, enjoy a hot cup of your favorite drink. The specialties include three-tiered high tea on weekdays and a specially-designed buffet on weekend, coupled with varieties of teas.
A well-stocked bar, Patiala Peg is a reminder of an exciting tent pegging game between the team of Viceroy and the team of the Maharaja of Patiala, which took place in the starting of 1900s. An exceptional collection of photos of the Maharaja during World War II, adorn the walls of the bar. In the place of usual 60 ml pegs, the bar serves a larger 75 m pegs.
San Gimignano is the special Tuscan Italian restaurant at the Imperial where inspiration has been taken from the Tuscany city of Italy that has flouring olive groves and vineyards. Winner of the ‘Best Italian restaurant’ in Delhi by Times Food and Nightlife Awards 2014, this restaurant serves lip-smacking dishes of Italian cuisine. Some of the ingredients such as cheeses, olive oils, balsamic vinegar, risotto and pasta are especially imported from Italy. The menu has an extensive list of premium Italian grappa and wines. Special alfresco dining experience is offered at the Italian terrace called Paradiso Divino.
La Baguette is a delightful pastry shop, located at the common entrance to the Royal Ballroom and 1911, serving a variety of sugary delights and other goodies. Guests can enjoy a wide range of bread, gateaux, chocolate, traditional quiche, sweet and savory pies, patisseries, puffs etc. The bakery also has a special range of gluten free, patties, sugar free and healthy offerings from Europe along with a special variety of West-Asian pastries.
Distance From Airport22 Km
Distance From Station4 Km
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