WHERE ART MEETS LUXURY
ROSEATE HOUSE, DELHI
On entering Aerocity, one sees a network of hotels and malls, almost like a residential colony for those who live a life in transit. One among many such hotels is Roseate House, erstwhile Dusit D2, standing tall in sophisticated brown with a painfully similar exterior to its brethren boarding spots. But Roseate House is special. It’s got the interiors of a hotel built with a modern, 2016 design aesthetic; the furniture is neat and part of the minimal embellishment and the colour tone is a subtle beige and brown, with a hint of grey. The space is “perceived as a book”, and has an interesting, but not overpowering labyrinth of artwork and lithographs by Thukral and Tagra. It’s uncluttered, fuss-free and doesn’t impose regality and largesse, but delivers on taste and luxury.
The rooms are an extension of the rest of the hotel; simple but splendid, contemporary but comfortable. On the top floor is an infinity pool; it doesn’t overlook anything spectacular, but it has studded lights built in, which transform the pool into a glorious constellation. On the third floor is the hotel’s only (currently) functional restaurant, named DEL, after the Delhi airport code. The menu changes with each meal, but its contents remain innovative and consistently delectable. We strongly recommend the Ying Yang (Japan), a preparation of paprika prawns served with summer squash puree, asparagus shaving, Goma-Dare dressing and Kombu chips. Others high on our endorsement list were the Gosht aur Gucchi Pulao; the scallops and the exceptional breakfast buffet, which seem fairly standard until you navigate the sheer variety of options and the depth in taste.
Roseate House is all about the little details, it’s a refreshing mix of art and architecture, the food is inspired and original, yet brings with it the comfort of the familiar; the opulence lies in its tact. And if all this wasn’t enough by way of novelty, the hotel has a fully functional movie theatre called Upstage.