Finding a luxury hotel in New Delhi isn’t difficult. The city is peppered with old heritage properties that are outfitted with the finest of amenities. But finding a trendy, modern boutique hotel can be a challenge. Enter The Lodhi: New Delhi’s five-star stunner located on the edge of Lutyen’s Delhi, offering the chicest of accommodations at very reasonable prices. The best part? The hotel features a handsome cigar lounge, a myriad of restaurants, and each room boasts magnificent balconies and a private plunge pool. Here, a peek into this premier property.
What’s Hot: Formerly the Aman New Delhi, the hotel was renamed as The Lodhi in 2013. With the selling of the name comes a host of improvements — including a trendier image and staff that treats guests like family.
Best Feature: Each room features a private balcony with its very own oversized plunge pool (the only hotel in Delhi with such a luxury — and certainly much-needed after a day in the city’s steamy streets).
The Rooms: Here, rooms are spacious at 1,350-square feet and boast a separate seating area with chicly designed furnishings.
The Food: One word: incredible. From the casual dining and cooling cocktails at Elanct to the upscale pan-Asian dinners at OTW (On the Waterfront), food is less traditional than typical Indian fare and, frankly, a welcome respite.
Who Will Love It: The hip, the young, the road warrior (great Wi-Fi), and the honeymooner.
Who Might Not: The traditionalist. For those seeking the traditional heritage hotel, the design may not fit the bill.
Nearby: The hotel is one kilometer (just over 0.6 miles) from the famous Humayun’s Tomb and a speedy tuk-tuk drive the famous Lodhi Gardens and Connaught Place.
Deals and Special Offers: Follow the hotel on Twitter and like on Facebook for deals and offers. We checked a weekend stay for the end of January and found rates to be about $360 a night — a great deal for such incredible amenities. You can find slightly higher rates during the hotter months.
Getting There: Lodhi Road, New Delhi 11003, India