JW Mar­riott, New Delhi Ae­roc­ity, In­dia | HO­TEL

Upscale Living Magazine - - Content - | BY JY­OTI BALANI

My re­cent trip to Delhi on in­vite by Nitesh Gandhi-Gen­eral Man­ager of the pop­u­lar ho­tel JW Mar­riott New Delhi Ae­roc­ity was a mem­o­rable one in many ways. This beau­ti­fully de­signed prop­erty is strate­gi­cally con­nected ow­ing to it’s su­perb lo­ca­tion and houses 511 lux­u­ri­ous rooms and suites, 30000 sq ft of flex­i­ble con­ven­tion space, an in­dul­gent Quan spa, a fit­ness cen­tre and a swim­ming pool along with some fab­u­lous food and bev­er­age out­lets. The ho­tel en­joys close prox­im­ity to Gur­gaon and facilitates easy con­nec­tiv­ity via the Delhi Metro and ex­press­way. Gur­gaon is an im­por­tant fi­nan­cial cen­tre for In­dia in the north and mul­ti­ple do­mes­tic and multi­na­tional com­pa­nies have their op­er­a­tions lo­cated in this area. As far as fre­quent trav­el­ers like me are con­cerned, it’s re­ally con­ve­nient that the ho­tel is just 7 min­utes away from the air­port. On ar­rival I was wel­comed by the Direc­tor of Op­er­a­tions Alok Kaul and the ho­tel’s mar­ket­ing team. Af­ter a seam­less check in ex­pe­ri­ence, I was led to my lux­ury suite. Lunch was at K3, an ex­pan­sive restau­rant which serves a wide va­ri­ety of cuisines where I was joined by Ro­hit Sharma and Rupin­der Kaur from the mar­ket­ing team.

In the evening af­ter an in­ter­est­ing chat with Gen­eral Man­ager Nitesh Gandhi, I pro­ceeded to­wards the Quan Spa. The spa is op­er­a­tional 24 hours and of­fers a range of holis­tic treat­ments and ther­a­pies that pro­vide in­stant re­lax­ation to soothe the mind, body and soul. Spa treat­ments such as Aro­mather­apy, In­ten­sive Deep Tis­sue, Be­spoke Skin Pol­ish, Hot Stone ther­apy, Shi­rod­hara en­sure that there is a wide va­ri­ety for ev­ery­one to choose from. Af­ter a re­lax­ing mas­sage it is a good idea to go for a warm bath in the Jacuzzi. The Quan spa also of­fers yoga ses­sions by trained ex­perts at the pool deck for yoga en­thu­si­asts. With six ther­apy suites in­clud­ing an Ayurvedic and a cou­ple treat­ment suite, this award win­ning spa is very pop­u­lar with lo­cals and tourists alike.

“Styled with el­e­gant so­phis­ti­ca­tion, JW Mar­riott New Delhi Ae­roc­ity of­fers su­perla­tive com­fort and per­son­al­ized ser­vice. The ho­tel is a pre­mier lux­ury des­ti­na­tion in Ae­roc­ity that en­folds ex­cep­tional din­ing op­tions, lux­u­ri­ous ac­com­mo­da­tion, grand­est con­ven­tion spa­ces and class-apart fa­cil­i­ties sit­u­ated at a prime lo­ca­tion ad­ja­cent to Cen­tral Delhi and Gur­gaon,

con­ve­niently lo­cated at a seven min­utes drive from Air­port”, says Nitesh Gandhi, Gen­eral Man­ager, JW Mar­riott New Delhi Ae­roc­ity.

While at the JW Mar­riott New Delhi Ae­roc­ity, one can choose from a wide ar­ray of sev­eral restau­rants and lounges in­clud­ing K3 - New Delhi’s Food Theatre, the multi-cui­sine restau­rant with three open kitchens of­fer­ing the best in Can­tonese, Tus­can and North In­dian cui­sine; Akira Back, sig­na­ture restau­rant serv­ing Ja­panese cui­sine with a Korean essence; Play­ground, city’ most chic speakeasy, lounge and food truck ex­pe­ri­ence; Delhi Bak­ing Com­pany, ho­tel’s patis­serie and cof­fee shop; JW Lounge and Oval Bar which of­fers premium bev­er­ages, wines and spir­its from around the world. Dur­ing my stay in the ho­tel, I ex­pe­ri­enced K3’s Sun­day brunches that are very pop­u­lar go­ing by the busy restau­rant; a live band en­thralls guests with mu­sic and there are tal­ented chefs whip­ping up de­lights at sev­eral coun­ters spread out through­out the eatery. I tried de­li­cious duck rolls cre­ated by Sous Chef Sud­heer Thakur and then en­joyed an in­tox­i­cat­ing cock­tail mixed up by Direc­tor of Food and Bev­er­age Ra­man­deep Singh. On day two of my stay in the ho­tel, Sous Chef Ka­mal Sen cre­ated au­then­tic Ben­gali cui­sine for me at lunch on re­quest. Akira Back which is be­lieved to be one of the best Ja­panese restau­rants in In­dia boasts of a re­fined am­bi­ence with soft lights and is open for din­ner. It is a good idea to try their cold tuna piz­zas which are the most pop­u­lar prepa­ra­tion on the menu. Th­ese de­li­cious piz­zas are light on the stom­ach and de­light the palate at the same time. The sec­ond must try prepa­ra­tion on the menu are the juicy and flavour­ful grilled lamb chops which are brought to the ta­ble on a rack with coals burn­ing be­neath. Play­ground is a fun venue with bite sized food along with pul­sat­ing mu­sic and is fre­quented by the young and old for it’s play­ful vibe. There is an el­e­gant speakeasy right be­hind Play­ground which serves as a per­fect venue for a pri­vate event. DBC (Delhi Bak­ing Com­pany) is just the per­fect place to grab a cup of cof­fee or a luscious mango sor­bet in a cheer­ful at­mos­phere. This is also a great place for a sand­wich or a salad when you are in the mood for a light lunch. DBC of­fers a range of gourmet prod­ucts in the re­tail sec­tion and I was pre­sented with a lav­ish ham­per by the ho­tel’s team be­fore leav­ing as a part­ing gift. The ho­tel’s Ex­ec­u­tive Lounge is ex­tremely pop­u­lar with guests dur­ing evening hours and it is a good idea to visit this venue for a glass of bub­bly with starters.

The JM Mar­riott New Delhi Ae­roc­ity also of­fers a unique out­door cater­ing fa­cil­ity called the JW Kitchens where mem­o­rable and unique events are cre­ated with ex­em­plary ser­vice and var­i­ous choices of food and bev­er­age. The ho­tel team aims at cul­ti­vat­ing en­rich­ing ex­pe­ri­ences for guests by en­sur­ing at­ten­tion-to-de­tail, never-seen be­fore set­ups and per­son­al­ized menus cus­tom­ized as per a guest’s per­sonal taste. The skill­ful team of Chefs cre­ates au­then­tic flavours by pre­par­ing ap­pe­tiz­ing meals. In ad­di­tion to pre­par­ing and pre­sent­ing fine food and ser­vice, JW Kitchens take care of linen, glass­ware, chi­naware, live kitchen and bar set­ups, flo­ral ar­range­ments, dé­cor and more to help host an event that re­flects your style.

Apart from serv­ing the lux­ury busi­ness trav­eler as well as tourists, the ho­tel is a per­fect venue for Meet­ings, In­cen­tives, Con­fer­ences and Ex­hi­bi­tions. Lo­cated within driv­ing dis­tance of prom­i­nent busi­ness hubs in Delhi and Gur­gaon and in close prox­im­ity to the air­port, the ho­tel fea­tures one of the city’s largest meet­ing and con­fer­ence fa­cil­i­ties with over 24,000 sq. ft. of flex­i­ble con­ven­tion spa­ces in­clud­ing a 12,000 sq. ft. pil­lar-less ball­room and a pic­turesque open-air court­yard.

On day four when it was time to leave, the gra­cious Gen­eral Man­ager Nitesh Gandhi of­fered that I stay back for a cou­ple of days more which came as a pleas­ant sur­prise to me. While leav­ing I had a seam­less check in ex­pe­ri­ence at the air­port thanks to the ho­tel’s su­per ef­fi­cient air­port rep­re­sen­ta­tive Sachin Sharma. My work in­volves stay­ing in ho­tels fre­quently and in my hon­est opin­ion this is one of the few ho­tels in In­dia where each and ev­ery depart­ment makes sure that guests have a pleas­ant and mem­o­rable stay whether it is the front of­fice team, or house­keep­ing, or mar­ket­ing, or the kitchen team. The JW Mar­riott New Delhi Ae­roc­ity is def­i­nitely worth sev­eral vis­its ow­ing to it’s warmth and hos­pi­tal­ity!

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