The Imperial, New Delhi

​Built in 1931 by Blomfield, one of Sir Edwin Lutyen's associates, and inaugurated by Lord Willingdon in 1936, The Imperial Hotel is known for its contemporary colonial style.

Built in 1931 by Blomfield, one of Sir Edwin Lutyen's associates, and inaugurated by Lord Willingdon in 1936, The Imperial Hotel is known for its contemporary colonial style. A New Delhi landmark, it is located on Janpath, the erstwhile Queensway, steps away from the renowned shopping district and major attractions of the city. 

Magnificent in white, The Imperial Hotel is a unique blend of old and new, a successful renovation having preserved its historic features and aura. Today it is a wonderful mélange of Victorian, colonial and Art Deco styles. 232 beautifully appointed and spacious rooms and suites are decorated with Neo-Victorian furnishings and paintings with high ceilings and décor and design themed around the building's own contrasting architectural styles. 

In the public areas stunning crystal chandeliers, sparkling marble floors, large mahogany tables and the impressive wealth of original 18th and 19th century art are a constant reminder of the elegance of the colonial era.

Why we like it

  • Old-style class and an elegant Raj atmosphere
  • The hotel's restaurants offer some of the best dining in New Delhi 
  • The Imperial Spa offers aroma therapy, Swedish massage, Shiatsu massage, body scrubs and foot reflexology
  • Specially tailored Eliza programme with unique features and benefits for single female travellers
  • The huge swimming pool nestles amidst extensive grounds dotted with Royal Palms

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