The Best Luxury Hotels In New Delhi
New Delhi, India’s bustline capital of over 20 million is a sprawling metropolitan of ancient history, legend, mystery, glitz and glamor.
The nerve center of the country’s politics and power, Delhi is also a proud legatee of India’s civilizational and cultural heritage. This city brims with historical landmarks that are well worth a visit.
These include the famous Red Fort (fort residence of the Mughal Empire), the India Gate (Raj era monument), the Jama Masjid (one of the biggest mosques in the world), the National Museum (that hosts over 200,000 items), the Qutab Minar (tallest brick tower in the world for over 800 years), Chandni Chowk (grand old bazaar), and the Akshardham and Lotus Temples.
Its grand old bazaars with their serpentine narrow lanes and street and busy roads with honking rickshaws, chaotic traffic and relentless waves of crowds are quite the spectacle.
But Delhi is not just about history and the past. It is also a place where old Hindustan meets the new rising and self-assured India. Delhi is also an important hub of commerce, industry, IT, software engineering, and textile innovation.
In continuous existence at a historical crossroads of the Silk Roads since the 6th century BCE, Delhi was redesigned and revamped by the British Raj in the 1920s with a “New” Delhi added contiguous to the older one.
The British Indian government commissioned Sir Edwin Lutyens to design this new city. Such is the influence of this great architect, that New Delhi is often referred to as Lutyens Delhi.
It is important that you treat yourself to a luxurious stay to replenish yourself and overcome the sensory overload that is Delhi.
Thankfully, there is no dearth of world-class 5-star accommodations in Delhi. Some of India’s finest hotels are located here, that offer a level of luxury and hospitality that is at par with the best of the world.
Here’s our list of the 10 best hotels for you in New Delhi to make sure that your stay in the capital is cozy and comfortable.Plan A Trip
10 Best Luxury Hotels In New Delhi
1. The Imperial New Delhi
The Imperial is located in the old and historical neighborhood of Shahjahan Abad and is housed in an elegant 1931 colonial-era building that exudes the old-world charm of the British raj with its vintage rattan furniture, 20th-century artwork, massive chandeliers and wheeling fans.
Located at a mere 10-minute drive from the New Delhi Railway Station and 25 minutes drive from the Indira Gandhi International Airport, the Imperial is ideally located in the heart of New Delhi.
The old bazaar of Chandni Chowk is only 10-minute drive away. Other iconic landmarks like India Gate, Presidential Palace and Jantar Mantar are also in proximity.
This award-winning hotel is drenched in all-white hues and landscapes with manicured lawns and palm trees. The Imperial exudes artistic glory with three galleries dedicated to colonial and post-colonial art. You could easily mistake it for an art history museum at first glance.
You walk into a regal setting punctuated by Rattan furniture, photographs of a bygone imperial era, white marbles and deep wooden tones.
Imperial’s architecture is a homage to Lutyens Delhi with spacious halls, corridors and rooms adorned with Raj-inspired vintage furniture and colonial chandeliers.
Amenities include 2 swimming pools, an airport shuttle service, 24-hour front desk service, a spa and wellness center and several dining options.
2. Taj Mahal, New Delhi
The recently-renovated Taj Mahal New Delhi is located in the heart of the city in the green boulevards of Lutyens Delhi, which is a landmark of the city in and of itself.
It is located only 2 km from Rashtrapati Bhavan (India’s Presidential Estate) and 18km from the Indira Gandhi International Airport.
Featuring 213 rooms and suites, the Taj Mahal offers panoramic views of Delhi’s skyline.
One of the highlights of the Taj Mahal is its Grand Presidential Suite and a collection of Signature Suites (named Rambagh, Maharaja, Versailles and Tanjore) that cater to heads of states, dignitaries, world leaders and celebrities.
Its iconic business center The Chambers is a place where global high-achieving businessmen and entrepreneurs close out deals and forge business ties and partnerships.
Machan offers all-day multi-cuisine dining. Hunan offers some of the best Chinese dishes in the city and Varq is an award-winning Indian cuisine eatery. The Casablanca-themed bar Ricks is a delight to be around in.
Other amenities include the J Wellness Center which offers a range of wellness experiences, a modern fitness center, a temperature-controlled swimming pool nestled amid palm trees and a spa and salon for some pampering.Plan A Trip
3. Hyatt Regency, New Delhi
The 5-star Hyatt Regency is located in the heart of Delhi’s business district on the outer ring road, only 8 km from the Indira Gandhi International Airport.
Each room at the Hyatt Regency gives you a view of the well-manicured garden and the large outdoor swimming pool.
The award-winning China Kitchen offers sumptuous Chinese delicacies. TK’s Oriental Grill offers barbeque, La Piazza is a great place to grab some Italian.
The Hyatt comes with all the facilities you expect from a high-end hotel. These include an Olympus Spa, a Salon and a modern fitness center.
Other amenities include a business center (that has won the Iconic-Business Hotel India award for 2023), 5 specialty restaurants, a bar, all-day dining and room service and a European-style bakery.
4. The Lodhi, New Delhi
The Lodhi is located near the UNESCO Heritage Site Humayun’s Tomb on Lodhi Road near the Lodhi Gardens (a historical parkland with tombs dating back to the 15th century).
With a name inspired by a former Dynasty of Delhi, the Lodhi (a member of the Leading Hotels of the World) exudes elegance.
Housed in a modernistic and stylish building, it offers facilities like luxurious suites and rooms, a spa, a fitness center, a steam & sauna room, a salon, 24-hour desk and a concierge.
Its world-class spa comes with an exclusive Eastern theme Hamman. In addition to a large outdoor swimming pool, there is also a 50-meter lap pool, three tennis courts, two squash courts and a stylist-curated salon.
The Lodhi also offers the signature Les Chefs D’Or Concierge service for tailored excursions and private tours in Delhi. Across the road from the Lodhi lies the Delhi Golf Course.Plan A Trip
5. The Leela Palace, New Delhi
THE LEELA PALACE is located in New Delhi’s Diplomatic Enclave (close to the shopping districts of Chandni Chowk and Cannaught Palace, and only 2 km from the US Embassy).
It boasts luxurious suites and rooms, a fitness center, 4 fine-dining restaurants and bars and a temperature-controlled swimming pool.
Part of the Leela Group of Hotels which has won the Top 3 Best Hotel Brands in Travel+Leisure USA World’s Best Awards Survey 2023. Built in an architectural style that is a blend of Lutyens with royal Indian architecture is a spectacular sight.
The Leela Palace sports a temperature-controlled rooftop swimming pool that offers splendid views of the capital’s landscape. The Spa offers a wide range of Western and Indian Ayurveda therapies.
Jamavar is its Indian Specialty restaurant. The Qube offers 24 hour global cuisine. Le Cirque and MEGU offer European and North American delights.
6. Jw Marriott Hotel, New Delhi Aerocity
The massive JW MARRIOT HOTEL boasts 511 luxury accommodations offering world-class hospitality.
Located near the Worldmark Aerocity and the US Consulate General (10 minutes drive from the airport), JW offers luxurious units (rooms and suites), an outdoor pool, 24-hour Room service, a gift shop, a fitness center, several restaurants and a high-end spa.
The premises also have 24,000 feet of meeting and business space. K3, its signature multi-cuisine restaurant offers a range of Indian, Italian and Mediterranean dishes. ADRIFT Kaya offers Japanese delicacies. You can grab refreshing drinks and beverages at the JW lounge.Plan A Trip
7. Itc Maurya, New Delhi
Located on the Sardar Patel Marg Road in the Diplomatic Enclave, ITC is an iconic hotel that has hosted visiting world leaders, statesmen and celebrities for the last 40 years.
Featuring 26 suites and 422 rooms, the grand ITC MAURYA offers 24-hour room service, an outdoor swimming pool, a range of spa therapies at its Kaya Kalp Spa and a range of other 5-star facilities. There are 10 foot and beverage outlets on-site at the Maurya and 5 banqueting and meeting venues.
Bukhara, which offers Central Asian delicacies is rated one of the best restaurants in the world which specializes in dishes prepared in clay ovens.
Dum Puht serves royal Awadhi cuisines. The Golf Bar and IRA offer refreshing beverages. Tian Asian Cusine Studio serves excellent Asian options. Fabelle is ITC’s premium chocolate boutique which specializes in handcrafted cocoa and chocolate creations.
8. The Oberoi, New Delhi
THE OBEROI is located right across Humayun’s Tomb (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) 16 km from the Indira Gandhi International Airport. The Rashtrapati Bhavan is situated only 5 km and Pragati Maidan is only 4km away.
This hotel overlooks Delhi’s Golf Club and you get a refreshing view of its green forested course. Amenities include an indoor and an outdoor swimming pool, a spa & wellness center, multiple dining options, a gym, and multiple restaurants.
The Oberoi Spa offers a variety of treatments in its five private rooms and a couple’s spa suite. Each room has a private relaxation area and an aromatic steam shower. Its yoga center also offers complimentary yoga classes in the morning.
Omya offers authentic Indian, ThreeSixty° offers all-day multi-cuisine, Booshuan is Oberoi’s Chinese outlet.
The open-air rooftop bar Cirrus9 is a delight to be in in the evening with the well-let golf course and city’s skyline shining in the distance.Plan A Trip
9. Shangri-La Eros, New Delhi
THE SHANGRI-LA is located in the financial and business hub of the capital near the Presidential Estate in Connaught Place, a mere 30 minutes drive from the Indira Gandhi International Airport.
Housed in a multi-story modern building, you get splendid views of the city’s Lutyens landscape from its rooms and roof-top Horizon Club which offers Pan-Asian fine dining and Indian delicacies.
Recently refurbished, the Shangri-La offers 320 exquisite rooms and suites and 5 dining and meal options. It also offers guided tours of the city with in-house expert travel guides.
Its famous Yunnan Restaurant offers Cantonese and Sichuan Chinese dishes. For Italian, you can try the Sorrento which has been awarded the Golden Q certificate from Ospitalita’ Italiana.
Tamara is Shangri-la’s all-day dining restaurant which offers a global cuisine. Mister Chai is a great place to grab a cup of Chai and traditional Indian snacks.
The Shangri-la also prides itself on its Chi Spa (which offers a range of massage treatments and therapies) and a state-of-the-art fitness center. There is also an outdoor swimming pool for you to take a dip in.
10. Le Meridien, New Delhi
LE MERIDIEN is strategically located in the heart of Lutyens Delhi a mere 2 km from the Parliament House, Presidential Palace and Connaught Place. Several entertainment and shopping districts of the capital are located in proximity to this fine luxury hotel.
The Le Meridien offers 6 dining and food options, a spa, an outdoor swimming pool, air-conditioned luxury rooms and suites, a view of the Lutyens Delhi, 24 hour in-room dining and front desk, a travel desk, a spa, a meditation room, a car rental service, a fitness center and many other high-class facilities.
So many of the city’s top attractions are located within walking distance from the Le Meridien.
The India Gate is only 500 meters away. The Red Fort and Humayun Tomb are only 7 km away, whereas the Lotus Temple is located 12 km from your hotel.
To its guests, the Le Meridien also offers guided heritage tours to showcase the archeological treasures of Delhi.
Its signature spa the Three Graces by Amattra Spa offers authentic Ayurveda spa treatments as well as European, Oriental and Swedish treatments.Plan A Trip