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Wine & Dine

Spread across nearly seven acres, The Lodhi, New Delhi is an urban oasis with a culinary scene that is often touted as the finest in the national capital.

- ―BAYAR JAIN

THE LODHI NEEDS NO introducti­on. Centrally located in New Delhi near the Lodi Gardens, the hotel is spread over nearly seven acres and boasts some of the largest rooms and suites in the city. Most of these feature private plunge pools and expansive balconies offering panoramic views. But the hotel’s claim to fame extends beyond its accommodat­ion options. As a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, The Lodhi features dining venues that have long served as epicurean epicentres for guests, providing the ideal setting for special occasions and meetings.

Élan, the all-day dining restaurant at The Lodhi, offers an array of cuisines from around the world, with focus on the best of Indian, European, and Southeast Asian flavours. A sushi bar and teppanyaki theatre— where guests can witness masterchef­s curate magic— makes up Élan’s Japanese facet. The Élan Bar ticks all the boxes for a heady evening with its premium spirits and inventive cocktails. Overlookin­g verdant lawns, this restaurant’s courtyard area is a scenic al fresco dining destinatio­n.

Curated by Michelin-starred Chef Adriano Baldassarr­e, Perbacco is the answer to all your Italian food cravings. Offering a menu infused with traditiona­l flavours, the restaurant serves the classics as well as dishes with a contempora­ry twist. The Safari Lounge at Perbacco showcases new-age mixology in a dramatic setting. The bar features a repertoire of rare whiskies and signature cocktails alongside eclectic internatio­nal fare.

While the quaint bistro-style Pool

Café, a serene hideaway by the 50-metre outdoor swimming pool, offers refreshing and wholesome food from around the world, The Lodhi Bakery treats guests to artisanal desserts and savouries.

Considered one of the best wellness, fitness, and recreation­al spaces in the capital, Athletic Club at The Lodhi comprises a world-class spa and salon, gymnasium, yoga and Pilates studios, three all-weather tennis courts, and two air-conditione­d squash courts with personal fitness trainers. Moreover, the hotel has a team of globally accredited Les Clefs D’Or concierges, who can personalis­e excursions in and around Delhi.

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Élan’s courtyard area is a scenic al fresco dining destinatio­n.
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From left: Perbacco serves contempora­ry Italian dishes infused with traditiona­l flavours; the Athletic Club has a 50-metre lap pool.
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