The Leela Palace, New Delhi


“Over the top style, impeccable service, rather a Four Seasons George V meets India. Luxurious is an understatement; but it is tasteful. I took seven of my executive team to Delhi in the final stages of a joint venture we are creating. We were all pleased with the business meeting space and thoroughly enjoyed dining one night at Le Cirque (within the hotel). My wife would have adored the spa – impressively large and well laid out with excellent local and international style treatments. Just opened last year – I’d bet this place becomes the hotspot of the town.”
- Adem Habib, Istanbul
(Date Experienced: January 2012)

Great for
Located in the heart of the Diplomatic enclave area, with more green than other areas in the city, makes for good walks in between meetings. Delhi is a business location for our team; but at some point when I bring my family, I’ll likely stay here again with them.

With whom

Memorable moment
Being picked up by the hotel’s Phantom Rolls Royce at the airport, whisked through security, delivered in cool air conditioned comfort to the hotel and taken directly to our rooms where check-in took place.

Best time to go
Whenever (but avoid summer months unless you like melting)

Be aware
We were told this is the most expensive hotel ever built in India. One must like this “style” and not feel it is too much sensory overload. At the same time, the hotel was designed with LEED certification – it is worth asking the in-house manager to walk you through what is what, as more hotels should be following suit.

From $650 and up per night (all kinds of room and suite types)


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