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The Imperial (New Delhi)

One of the world’s most legendary hotels, The Imperial is an iconic property in New Delhi and is reminiscent of the halcyon days of the British Raj. Built in 1931 by Blomfield, one of Sir Edwin Lutyen’s associates and inaugurated by Lord Willingdon in 1936, it has 235 guestrooms including 43 suites, each with a distinct interior, overlooking the lush, verdant gardens. Its spa, bar (Patiala Peg) and restaurant (Spice Route) enrapture with their sensuous exotica. In the heart of the shopping district of India’s capital city, New Delhi, the Imperial stands apart with its sheer character, class and understated elegance. Its old worldly charm puts it in an altogether different league.

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