The Imperial, New Delhi

They say The Imperial was built as a celebration of India’s independence from the British, and what a celebration it is. Easily among Asia’s finest luxury hotels, The Imperial is set within acres of lush gardens, at the end of a drive lined by Royal Palms. The fact that this hotel houses a priceless art collection of ‘British art in India’ is just another string to its bow of accolades.


The Imperial sits in the heart of New Delhi, just a half an hour drive from the airport. It is perfectly located for shopping and visiting the city’s main attractions, sitting only a few minutes away from the renowned bustling shopping district. Simply hail a tuk tuk and you’ll be on your way through those famous Delhi streets.

Your room

With an incredible choice of suites, The Imperial really takes the lead in colonial style. Think dark wooden furniture with soft white cushions, swathes of luxurious curtains, gold-framed paintings and atmospheric lighting. The Imperial rooms, Heritage suites, Deco suites, Deluxe suites, Lutyens suite and last, but certainly not least, the beautiful Royal Imperial suite are all equipped with exclusive linen from Porthault and boast grand marble baths.

Why we like it

You can feel the history of this iconic hotel from the moment you enter. If you’re looking for somewhere to stay with a story, this is the bolt hole for you – and the gardens shelter you from the hustle and bustle of the city perfectly.