When I was at World Travel Market I of course met up with the General Manager and Vice President of The Imperial Hotel in New Delhi. The Imperial has elegance, prestige, heritage, comfort and choices for those who would visit Delhi in style and luxury. In this last year the hotel has been presented with a number of prestige travel awards, all too numerous to mention and they are deserved. There is an attention to detail which discerning travellers find attractive.
The Claridges is a heritage hotel in Aurangzeb Road in New Delhi. The whole of this area of New Delhi is listed and considered a heritage site and indeed the Lutyens’s style bungalows and wide avenues with flowering trees, large flower filled roundabouts and general air of grace and elegance are the most sought after area of New Delhi filled with prestige homes, luxury hotels, diplomatic residences, embassies and national institutions.
The Imperial Hotel was opened in 1936; it was built at the same time as the construction of the now famous Lutyens’s Imperial New Delhi when India had not yet gained nationhood from the British. The then vicereine opened this elegant but modest hotel. Fast forward to 2013, and The Imperial Hotel which I have known since a child of 12 years is a lovely luxurious timeless hotel in a superb location on Jan path - one of the major avenues of New Delhi the capital of India.