SHANGRI LA’S EROS HOTEL, NEW DELHI
Property: The Shangri-La ballroom can be divided into four parts for smaller gatherings and the three meeting rooms can double as breakaway rooms for power sessions. A host of options are available to help guests relax and unwind — yoga (by appointment), beauty salon, gym, indoor and outdoor Jacuzzi, spa (until midnight), and steam and sauna rooms. As for F&B, the multi-cuisine Tamra serves Asian, Japanese, International and Indian fare; Sorrento cooks up delicious Italian dishes; Shang Palace is known for authentic Sichuan, Cantonese and Yunnan cuisines; regional Indian street food is found at Mister Chai; and Grappa has an extensive cocktail and wine menu.
Rooms: Dressed in contemporary Asian furnishings, the rooms exude hues of silver, dove grey and muted beige. Tea/coee maker, minibar, flat-screen television, separate bathtub and shower, and free wifi are included in rooms. shangri-la.com/newdelhi/erosshangrila
Property: About 3,485 sqm is reserved for meetings and events. There is also a private screening room with 27 recliner seats. For relaxation, one can choose from two outdoor swimming pools, the fitness centre is open round the clock, and the spa oers a variety of rejuvenating treatments. A European food hall, flavour of India and speciality kitchens populate the menu at the 24-hour eatery here. There is also the bakery and patisserie for goodies. Juniper Bar and The Hong Kong Club are excellent options for a drink to end the day or a night long of partying.
Rooms: Located in the capital’s Aerocity, some rooms have a spectacular view of the runway. Wooden flooring lend a cosy feel to the accommodation, each of which has at least one element from 401 Reasons to Fall in Love with Delhi. A complimentary minibar with locally sourced non-alcoholic beverages and snacks, tea/coee making facility, flat-screen television, desk, shower and free wifi are available in each room. delhi.andaz.hyatt.com
THE OBEROI, NEW DELHI
Property: The ballroom can accommodate up to 300 guests, and the business centre includes seven meeting rooms and a library. There are also function rooms on the terrace for parties. The spa opens as early as 7am and is functional until 10pm. The gym is open round the clock. There are two swimming pools — one indoors and the other outdoors. As for F&B, seven options are available to guests — from rich Indian dishes to a rooftop bar, and a cigar lounge.
Rooms: Each of the rooms and suites are decorated with handpicked artwork. Large windows overlook either Delhi Golf Course or the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Humayun's Tomb. In-room amenities include a work desk, minibar, tea/coee maker, espresso machine, 49-inch television, bluetooth enabled speaker, radio alarm clock with iPod connectivity, iPad to control the lights and other in-room services, separate bathtub and shower, and free wifi. oberoihotels.com/hotels-in-delhi
THE LODHI, NEW DELHI
Property: While The Lodhi has designated venues for events and meetings, a team of event planners can help organise dos at the hotel’s other areas too — be it for a small party or an exclusive business lunch. In addition to the gym and swimming pool, yoga and pilates classes are the other options here. There are also three all-weather tennis courts and two squash courts. For pampering, there is the luxurious spa, as well as a salon. Indian Accent that needs to be booked days in advance oers contemporary Indian food. There is also the pool cafe and the all-day multi-cuisine Elan. For a party, head to The Electric Room, a live performance club.
Rooms: There is a range of accommodation categories to choose from, each with a balcony overlooking the hotel’s lawns. They’re luxurious with a work desk, minibar, separate sitting area, shower, flat-screen television, and free wifi. Most room categories include a private plunge pool. thelodhi.com
JW MARRIOTT HOTEL NEW DELHI AEROCITY
Property: The largest meeting space can hold up to 1,350 people. The gym is open round the clock and fitness classes take place regularly. The outdoor swimming pool is open from 6am to 9pm. Treatments such as Ayurvedic, herbal and natural therapies and yoga.
Rooms: The modern rooms are equipped with a minibar, tea/coee maker, work desk, 32-inch LCD television, radio, iPod dock, DVD player, separate shower and bathtub, and wifi. marriott.com