An oasis of calm and comfort sums up the understated luxury of this Lutyen’s masterpiece, bestowed with the prestigious title of the ‘Best Heritage Hotel’ by the Jury- Outlook Traveller Awards 2018 by Travel + Leisure India’s Best Awards 2017. It is the only luxury 5-star Hotel in Delhi amongst 7 hotels in India to be listed in Conde Nast Gold List for 2018. An iconic and the most distinguished address situated in the heart of the capital, Hotel Imperial, is reminiscent of the Raj halcyon days. A luxury hotel, the Imperial Hotel Delhi has an awe-inspiring heritage interwoven in colonial elegance and dwells in its modern delivery of old-style class and magnificence.
The royal palms that lead up to the porch are an integral part of and witness Delhi's very creation. Stroll through its art, laden corridors, and you’ll feel history come alive. The iconic heritage wrapped in the colonial elegance takes you back in time, making a fabulous impression. On arrival, another world opens up filled with Victorian charm and luxury while you revel in the days of the Raj or seek pleasure on your plate at the award-winning restaurants. Intricate details, space, and greenery over eight acres of manicured gardens fashion this royal destination. A 5-star hotel with a spa known for its holistic magnificence promises to transport you back in time.
Imperial Rooms & Suites - Luxury accommodation with 192 rooms and 43 suites, each designed with distinct interiors, overlooking the verdant gardens, is what The Imperial encases in its historic hash structured building. The room categories include Deco Room, Imperial Room, Heritage Room, Grand Heritage Room. Simultaneously, the suites feature Heritage Suite, Art Deco Suite, Luxury Suite, and The Royal Imperial Suite (fit for a king) for a splendid stay experience.
Dining - Housing award-winning restaurants with a culinary palette that ranges from South-East Asian at The Spice Route, multi-cuisine/ all-day dining at 1911, Pan Indian at Daniell’s Tavern to Italian at San Gimignano, the dining experience is truly impeccable, creating everlasting memories. Each restaurant has an interesting tale to tell on account of its origin or inspiration. The two bars, namely the historic 1911 Bar and the Royal Bar- Patiala Peg, feature an impressive and extensive range of beverages and the most extensive wine list in the city, leaving one asking for more.
''1911 Restaurant'' - Intriguing name, a historic ambiance, and a smorgasbord of world cuisine, 1911 Restaurant is an abode for discerning diners showcasing Raj legacy like no other. Reminiscing the golden era and the year of emergence of New Delhi as India's national capital, the restaurant’s choicely done up interiors, menu, and service is truly a reflection of Imperial India. Diners in 1911 are treated to a wide and eclectic world cuisine with élan in this all-day dining restaurant. The walls at the entrance adorn original views and photographs of Delhi Durbar, and the interiors are replete with antiquities dating back to the days of the ‘Raj.’
''The Spice Route'' - Heralded as one of India's top ten restaurants by Condé Nast Traveler India for 2017 with a ranking of no. 9, The Spice Route is poetry in design. The renowned South East Asian cuisine restaurant mesmerizes all your senses, enrapturing you with its sensuous exotica. It has been designed to reflect the spices' journey from the Malabar Coast in Kerala through Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and Indonesia to Thailand and Vietnam, put together in the world-famous menu crafted by the President’s Awardee Thai national Chef Veena Arora.
''San Gimignano'' - The Imperial’s Tuscan Italian restaurant- San Gimignano takes inspiration from the lovely city of the same name in Tuscany, Italy, where vineyards and olive groves flourish. San Gimignano, awarded by Times Food and Nightlife Awards 2014 as the Best Italian restaurant in the city, offers a delectable fare blending the delicate flavors of ingredients procured locally and imported from Italy. In an endeavor to present only the best, San Gimignano sources the finest of balsamic vinegar, cheeses, pasta, risotto, and olive oils. The restaurant boasts a premium selection of Italian wines and grappa that match the thoughtfully created menu.
''Nostalgia at 1911 in a Brasserie'' - Set up for evenings, revisits the classic European menu in an old-world ambiance where you can even visualize a waltzing couple on the floor. It was christened in 2011 as an ode to 100 years of Delhi with a selection of classic western dishes. While the restaurant's walls greet you with black and white photographs of music icons, legendary Hollywood stars in the midst of royalties, the soft piano notes make sure that your experience is truly magical. The traditional delicacies are flambéed with cognac on the gueridon trolley, adding not only culinary drama but taking you back to yesteryears. Set against the traditional and rare European theme, the restaurant promises you an escape route from contemporary to classic.
''Daniell’s Tavern'' - Daniell’s Tavern traces the unrivaled scenery and architecture of ancient Hindoostan with a menu that revisits India from Thomas and William Daniell's eyes, the landscape artists assisting the British empire in 1786. The restaurant wears a brand new look since February 2012, showcasing a Live Kitchen with recipes from the regions of India, visited by the Daniells. The extensive all-new classic Indian menu seeks to define the duo’s gastronomic expedition with unique old-world specialties from all the cities they visited, especially Awadh, South, and Bengal.
''The Atrium'' - The Imperial’s glass-domed award-winning Tea lounge- The Atrium, with its high skylight ceiling, tropical surroundings, and humming fountain, creates just the right atmosphere for a meeting of any kind. It provides a relaxed English setting for a luxurious high tea experience, offering a much less frenetic pace for usually hurried business meetings. A classic three-tiered high tea complemented with an array of teas complete the culinary sojourn.
''Patiala Peg'' - Stands among the most popular bars in New Delhi. As the legend goes, the Bar commemorates a thrilling tent pegging encounter that occurred in the early 1900s between the team of the Maharaja of Patiala and the Viceroy’s team. The Bar thus exhibits a remarkable collection of photographs of the Maharaja during the Second World War.
Wellness Spa - The Imperial Spa, Salon, Health and Racquet Club is a unique sanctuary for experiencing true Wellness iconically designed over a sprawling 12,000 sq ft of cool marble and wood, embellished with authentic Indian art to lift your mind and spirit. Offering guests an award-winning quality of service that embraces the heart of India’s talent for healing and rejuvenation, combining the best and most blissful traditional treatments with internationally recognized facilities, classes, and therapies to de-stress, regenerate and restore you from the inside out. “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”