Sig­na­ture Style

Min­i­mal. Nos­tal­gic. Quirky. An­daz Delhi brings Delhi to you in one non-con­form­ist and off­beat pack­age

India Today - - HOSPITALITY - By CHINKI SINHA

This suite on the sec­ond floor of this vast ho­tel is a non-space. A no­madic space for one who has come to un­der­stand ho­tels. It is a lim­i­nal space. Some of us be­long here with no ar­rival and no de­par­ture. There is an ex­ag­ger­ated present and that’s what lux­ury is all about. In a suite on the sec­ond floor of An­daz, a Hy­att range of bou­tique ho­tels, there are win­dows that look out on a swim­ming pool and glass and concrete build­ings of no par­tic­u­lar na­tion­al­ity. The ho­tel could be any­where. That’s the lux­ury of this new heaven. Writer El­iz­a­beth Grosz once said what is it to re­flect upon a po­si­tion, a re­la­tion, a place re­lated to other places but with no place of its own, a po­si­tion in-be­tween?

The 401-room ho­tel in Delhi’s Ae­roc­ity has many nov­el­ties to of­fer. The lux­ury of it isn’t in its or­ange­walled spa where you choose from dif­fer­ent coloured stones to lo­cate your source of pain. In­stead, the lux­ury of this ho­tel, the first in In­dia, is in the anonymity it of­fers. Its ge­o­graph­i­cal lo­ca­tion in Ae­roc­ity, next to the air­port, makes it el­i­gi­ble for that elu­sive “lim­i­nal”

A SPACE FOR ART The min­i­mally de­signed lobby has an un­clut­tered vibe

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