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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/coŠee maker, mini­bar, flat-screen tele­vi­sion, sep­a­rate bath­tub and shower, and free wifi are in­cluded in rooms. shangri-la.com/newdelhi/erosshangrila

AN­DAZ DELHI

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 oŠers 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/coŠee 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/coŠee 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 oŠers 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/coŠee maker, work desk, 32-inch LCD tele­vi­sion, ra­dio, iPod dock, DVD player, sep­a­rate shower and bath­tub, and wifi. mar­riott.com

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