The Leela Palace
Located near the heart of Chanakyapuri, the city’s diplomatic enclave, the Leela Palace New Delhi is a five-star luxury hotel in the Indian capital. Its 260 rooms and suites combine traditional Indian opulence with sleek contemporary decor and amenities in typical Leela luxury. Dining options include the striking glass-house Qube,offering an eclectic global menu and show kitchens, overlooking the Leela’s gardens; Jamavar for traditional Rajasthani and north Indian cuisine; and new outposts of the acclaimed restaurants Le Cirque (French and Italian) and Megu (Japanese). The Library, meanwhile, is a sophisticated retreat for cocktails, fine whiskeys, cigars, and a collection of first-edition books. The ESPA spa offers a range of Western, Oriental and Ayurvedic-influenced health and beauty treatments, as well as a café, a state-of-the-art fitness studio, relaxation lounge, finishing studio, roof terrace, and sauna, steam and drench rooms. The Leela is approximately a 30-minute drive from Indira Gandhi International airport (DEL).
Why We Love This Hotel
Stunning Décor: The rooms and suites are painstakingly decorated to stunning effect, with elements spanning from handcrafted tapestries to the Presidential Suite’s gold leaf ceilings.
Accommodations: Even the smallest guestrooms at The Leela New Delhi are larger than the rooms at all other hotels throughout the capital, not to mention The Leela’s 4,800 square foot Presidential Suite.
Service: No problem is too small for the hotel’s lauded, professional butler service, available 24-hours a day.
- New Delhi, India
- 24hr Room Service
- Banquet Facilities
- Business Center
- Club Lounge
- Fitness Center
- Meeting/conference Facilities
- Multilingual Staff
- Outdoor Pool
- Safety Deposit Boxes
- Smoking Area
- Wi-Fi In Public Areas
The Leela's 194 guestrooms, 42 royal club rooms, and 18 suites are the largest in New Delhi and all offer an attentive butler service. Rooms are decorated with rich colors and hand-selected artwork while spacious bathrooms feature walk-in showers and stand-alone baths. Mineral water, tea, coffee maker, hairdryer, and an iron and ironing board are all available to guests, complimentary.
Grande Deluxe Room
Although these are the smallest rooms in this hotel, at 552 square feet they are still larger than all other types of rooms available in the city. Lavishly decorated and spread across the second to seventh floors of the hotel, these rooms afford wide windows that provide majestic views of the city's skyline or the inner courtyard's gardens.
These 592 square foot rooms are lavishly decorated with vibrant colors and a regal ambiance. Large windows frame a majestic view of Satish Gupta's 'Devi' as well as the hotel’s lush gardens. The Grande and Royal Premiere Rooms are located on higher levels, with all Royale rooms offering serene views from the seventh floor.
Royal Club Room
This 592 square foot room was designed with royalty in mind, and the added services make it fit for a king. Guests of this accommodation enjoy access to club lounge facilities, a 24-hour personalized butler, and five complimentary food and beverage arrangements throughout the day. Up to two hours of meeting room use is also included.
Royal Club Parlour
Exuding the charm of Lutyen’s architecture and Indian décor, this expansive 700 square foot suite offers far-reaching views of New Delhi. The suite's oversized bedroom includes a lounge area, built-in Ad Nortam mirror screen, and spa mood-lighting. Additionally, the spacious bathroom features a rain shower head.
This elegant two-bay suite features a spacious living room, bedroom, and bathroom. The room features wooden floors and warm décor, accentuated by the colorful brocades, handcrafted tapestries, and contemporary artwork that grace the walls.
This 970 square foot suite is plush, regal, and opulent, featuring a lounge area, separate bedroom, and luxurious oversized bathroom.
Plunge Pool Suites
The Grande Plunge Pool Suite features Indian floor-to-ceiling columns and regal arches while the Royal version pays homage to Lutyen architecture and Indian décor. Both designs span 1,090 square feet and are situated on the ninth floor of the hotel. Open-to-sky private pools with temperature-controlled Jacuzzis surrounded by cozy seating infuse these accommodations with an unparalleled level of luxury.
The expansive 1,520 square foot two-bay suite features am ornate floor-to-ceiling door entrance, rich fabrics, and exclusive art pieces. The suite also offers a grand living room and a temperature-controlled, in-room plunge pool area with Jacuzzi that overlooks the city's skyline
The unrivaled crown of the Leela, the Presidential Suite spans a breathtaking 4,800 square feet and features décor personifying the palatial grandeur of India's royal heritage. Gold leaf ceilings, intricate woodwork, pure silver and semi-precious stone art pieces, and deep-toned tapestries cement this suite's status as the pinnacle of luxury. The suite is equipped with a fully-functional butler's pantry, Jacuzzi, separate bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and sprawling bathroom. Butler service is available 24-hours a day and a luxurious BMW fleet provides airport transfers, complimentary. The glass windows frame expansive views and are bulletproof.
The elegant hotel offers impressive facilities to ensure guests get the most out of their stay. A world-class spa brings guests to states of unparalleled relaxation while a rooftop pool provides them with a place to unwind. A state-of-the-art fitness facility ensures guests can keep up with their fitness goals. The hotel also boasts a wide array of meeting and event spaces, ensuring guests can realize whatever objectives they had envisioned for their trips, from business meetings to festive gatherings.
Connected to the spa, The Leela's fitness center is fitted with state-of-the-art cardiovascular and resistance equipment, and also features a free weight area. Personal trainers can be scheduled for interested guests.
Meeting and Event Spaces
The hotel houses all manner of meeting and events spaces for gatherings both big and small. All such facilities are beautifully decorated and diligently serviced.
The hotel's eleventh-story rooftop infinity pool is both the highest and only rooftop pool in the capital. Temperature-controlled and open throughout the year, guests can marvel at sweeping views of the capital from its waters or its lounge chairs. Guests of the pool can enjoy fresh lemonade, chilled water, sunscreen lotion, rose water infused towels, and a selection of light meals.
The hotel's world-renowned ESPA spans two levels and features separate lounges for ladies and men. Guests can indulge in signature treatments developed according to traditional Ayurvedic philosophy and techniques. The spa's renowned Kizhiswedana Synchronized Ritual brings guests to a state of exceptional relaxation as two therapists work together in perfect unison. Massages, facials, foot rituals, and detail consultation are all available while the premises are fitted with steam rooms, saunas, and heated benches.
The Leela houses six luxurious destinations for dining and drinks, spanning everything from meccas of fine dining at Jamavar and Le Cirque to more casual meals at Qube and The Library Bar. Guests can enjoy Japanese dishes at Megu, or an expansive selection of drinks at The Library Bar.
This Indian specialty restaurant is The Leela's signature fine dining establishment. Opulent flavors are served for dinner from the kitchen such as Murgh ki Chaap or Tandoori Murgh. The restaurant also boasts a wide selection of over 250 international label wines.
Featuring one of Delhi's most prestigious show kitchens, this fine dining establishment serves French and Italian dishes, such as handmade tortellini, sage pappardelle, and fettuccini al tartufo. The restaurant also features an exclusive walk-in wine cellar and is often host to celebrity guests.
This Japanese lunch and dinner restaurant serves a host of Japanese dishes prepared with superior ingredients. Guests can enjoy dishes from private spaces, a spectacular Buddha Hall, and a sushi bar.
This all-day diner is designed like a glasshouse, giving it an al fresco feel from within an air-conditioned setting. Qube offers dishes from around the world such as Canadian lobster, Thai red chicken curry, and Shanghai dumplings. Burgers, pasta, and pizzas are even available.
The Library Bar
Set on a terrace surrounded by water walls and fire-torches, this lobby-level bar provides an exhaustive, award-winning range of 540 wines and champagnes along with 172 brands of single malts and premium whiskeys. Guests can also enjoy a selection of cigars, available to smoke on site.
Showcasing Edwardian elegance and classical European melodies, The Lounge boasts bite-size sandwiches, pastries, scones and cream, and single-origin teas and coffees. Such Indian snacks as samosas, pakoday, and heena crafted cookies are available as well. Hi-Tea is served daily and jazz is performed three times a week.
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