It has been ranked third in the ‘Top 10 City Hotels in Asia’ category. Meanwhile, The Leela has been voted 5th in the ‘Top 15 Hotel Brands in the World’ category by readers in Travel Leisure’s USA 2016 World’s Best Awards Survey.
History of The Leela Palace, New Delhi
The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts (commonly known as The Leela) was founded in 1986 by C. P. Krishnan Nair. Mr. Nair named the chain after his wife.
The architecture of the hotel is based on the colonial-era style which makes it look very old, Leela Palace is pretty new, having being opened in April 2011. The palace was modeled after Sir Edwin Lutyens Delhi.
One of the most striking features of the hotel are the sprawling gardens surrounding the property. All types of accommodations are very spacious. The decor is heavy on Indian royal motifs- twirling bed-stands, plush rugs, prints of Indian kings, and marble bathrooms. The lack of neighboring high-rises offers an unhindered view of the area.
However, the feature you may want to write home about is the rooftop pool with infinity edges.
How To Reach The Leela Palace, New Delhi
The location is called ‘Diplomatic Enclave’ because of the numerous embassies nearby. The neighborhood (Chanakyapuri, in the southern suburbs) is posh, clean and safe. It is one of the recommended places to stay. You can check out some other great neighborhoods here.
The Leela Palace, New Delhi is 9.3 km (roughly 6 miles) from Indira Gandhi International Airport. Here are the directions. Here is everything you need to know about arriving at Indira Gandhi International Airport.
The closest metro station is the Sarojni Nagar.
Amenities At The Leela Palace, New Delhi
- Private Pools/Jacuzzis: Three types of suites feature private plunge pools, some with jacuzzis attached.
- Wi-Fi: Included free throughout for all guests.
- Pool: Rooftop with infinity edges, bar, and vast views across the city. It can be heated for the winter.
- Spa: ESPA provides a fascinating number of treatments fusing modern needs with ancient methods. It also has a steam room and sauna.
- Fitness Center: Adjoining the spa, the gym contains all the latest gear.
- For Families: Babysitting facility
- Other Facilities: Boutique, Business Center. Guests of the Royal Club rooms get free airport transfers, access to the Club Lounge, and 24-hour butler service.
Food And Drinks
The Qube – Open all day, serves buffets at breakfast and lunch. Casual, award-winning, and extra-long wine list. Designed like a glasshouse. You can watch the chefs at their live stations,
Le Cirque – Gourmet Italian and French with New York-style vibe. Terrace seats. Serves only dinner, live jazz most nights.
Megu – Contemporary Japanese offering far more than just sushi. Terrace for cocktails. Serves lunch and dinner.
Jamavar – Celebrates the famous 16th-century Jamavar shawls of Kashmir, decor resembles the intrinsic ‘paisley’ pattern of the shawl. An exclusive wine selection of over 250 international labels. Serves only dinner.
The Lobby Lounge – Popular for traditional High Teas every afternoon. Live jazz thrice a week.
The Library Bar – Finger food. an exhaustive and award-winning range of 540 wine and champagne labels, 172 brands of single malts and premium whiskeys. Serves only 25 and above.
The Royal Club & Lounge – Only accessible to guests from certain rooms.
Pool Bar – On the rooftop alongside the stunning pool.
Rooms At The Leela Palace, New Delhi
Grande Deluxe Rooms
Grande Premier Rooms
Royal Premier Rooms
Royal Club Rooms
Royal Club Parlours
Grande Suites with Plunge Pool
Royal Suites with Plunge Pool
Here is the link to make reservations.
NB: *Some rooms allow smoking (check with the management). For Families: An extra single bed can be squeezed into all rooms and suites, and a few have connecting doors.
For Single Lady Travellers
This specially curated offer includes two-way airport transfers personally monitored by attendants, buffet breakfast at The Qube, styling accessories, choice of lifestyle magazines, newspapers and books, yoga mats, high-speed internet access, and a fully equipped business desk. Female Housekeepers, female Butlers, Kamal Concierge, female pre-visit advisor, and personal Chef-on-call. The offer is valid for a minimum stay of 2 nights and above.
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- Website: theleela.com
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