The Leela Palace New Delhi to open in time for Commonwealth Games

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    As New Delhi and India prepare for the start of the 2010 Commonwealth Games later this year, The Leela Group is planning its own opening ceremony. The Leela Palace Kempinski New Delhi will open for business in autumn 2010. The five-star hotel is located in the city’s Central Business District.

    Inspired by the style of Edwin Lutyens, the man who designed New Delhi almost 100 years ago, and designed by acclaimed architect John Gerondelis,

    The Leela Palace Kempinski New Delhi will combine neo-classical architecture with elements from historical north Indian palaces.

    Occupying a three-acre site on the corner of Africa Avenue and Vinay Marg in Chanakyapuri, the new hotel will have 260 rooms. The room catalogue includes: deluxe guestrooms, which will measure over 500 square feet; Royal Suites, which will be up to 1,000 square feet and will have private pools; and an impressive 4,000 square feet Presidential Suite with adjoining deluxe bedroom.

    The hotel will boast three speciality restaurants, serving Indian, Italian and Japanese specialities, and there is also an all-day-dining room with ‘live’ kitchen. In addition, guests can enjoy two bars, a 6,500sq ft ESPA spa with nine treatment rooms, a beauty salon, fitness centre and a heated swimming pool on the rooftop terrace.

    The hotel will accommodate meetings and incentives through a number of meeting rooms including a 5,500sq ft Grand Ballroom.

    Daniel Fountain / 14.03.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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