Hotel- Leela Palace, New Delhi

When either of my parents visits Mumbai they usually stay at The Leela. I love it! It is like my mini vacation from my daily life. And I insist on eating Chinese Cuisine over there as I love the food. So its not a surprise Robb Report’s 24th annual “Best of the Best” Hotels 2012, hand-picked one of the Leela properties, The Leela Palace New Delhi for offering the finest in luxury, placing the hotel amongst the most elite in the world. And keeping with the Spirit of India theme here are a few pictures of the same.

The Leela Palace New Delhi perfectly exemplifies the magnificent architecture, grace and elegance of Lutyens’ Delhi. Located at the heart of the prestigious Diplomatic Enclave area, the hotel is in proximity to the Presidential Palace, the Prime Minister’s office, a number of embassies, the central business district and a host of historical monuments. At the hotel, you can experience the luxury of 260 wide-spaced guestrooms and suites each spanning over 550 square feet and a Presidential Suite sprawling over 4,300 square feet. An opulent Indian dining experience is offered at Jamavar, modern global dining at The Qube, an exclusive Japanese culinary experience at Megu, a gastronomically entertaining evening at Le Cirque and a sophisticated retreat at The Library for wines and liqueurs. For pure, blissful indulgence an exclusive spa by ESPA is presented for the first time in the capital. The Leela Palace New Delhi combines state-of-the-art functionality with traditional warmth to ensure guests the highest levels of Indian hospitality at a global standard.

Arrive in style at the grand Porte Cochere of The Leela Palace New Delhi. Statues of two white elephants greets you at the Porte Cochere. There is a 11 foot high Devi sulpture  done by the renowned sulptor and painter Satish gupta dispalyed in the garden at The Leela Palace New Delhi.

The Leela palace New Delhi redefines luxury and excellence. The magnificent high ceilings, hung with handmade chandeliers, soar over a space which provides a breathtaking yet elegant setting for exclusive original art works from India’s foremost artists, including Satish Gupta and Satish Gujral.

Authentic Japanese Cuisine at Megu, one of the finest to be found in New Delhi

An Italian fine dining rooftop restaurant featuring a display kitchen and Oenotheque.The ultra- exclusive restaurant is the first in Asia and the eighth in the world.Le Cirque literally meaning ‘the circus’ in French.The menu imbues a mix of classic Italian, contemporary French and even bares traces of Indian flavours, making the food just as exciting to the palate as it is a feast to the eyes.

The intimate Library Bar extends outdoors and has a soothing ambience to savour a tranquil drink.

Savor the rich and varied flavours of the Royal kitchens of Jamavar, an exclusive restaurant that brings alive the rusticflavours of Indian cuisine in a perfect blend of fine dining and Indian hospitality.The diversity of the country’s culture is reflected in the variety of Jamavar’s menu.

Located on the lobby level, The Qube is an all-day dining restaurant at The Leela Palace New Delhi. One can explore the nuances of the finest Indian and international cuisines serving your traditional and contemporary favorites. The Qube has an open kitchen that allows our chefs to interact with the diners.

The 6500 square feet spa is built on two levels along with a café, a fitness studio with Technogym equipment, separate relaxation areas for both, male and female guests, and sauna and steam rooms on the first level. The second level comprises seven treatment rooms, a spa suite for couples, a relaxation room for women and the ‘finishing studio’

Royal Club Lounge. You get your own personal lounge if you have a room on this floor.

Maharaja Suite-A palace within a palace, this six-bay suite comes with state–of–the-art facilities like a complimentary Rolls Royce Phantom, 24-hour butler services, spa rooms, Jacuzzi, walk-in wardrobe,and a private gymnasium. Keeping in mind our distinguished guests and their need for privacy and enhanced security, the suite is equipped with bullet-proof glass and a dedicated elevator.

Built to offer comfort with luxury, these suites are designed with elaborate walk-in closets, spacious bathrooms and a large bedroom-cum-living room. The magnificent view overlooking the capital city of New Delhi adds a distinct charm to the grandeur of these 65 square metre (700 square foot) suites

Tariff begins at Approx $240 per room. These are subject to change as per the Hotels decision.

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