Set in nine leafy acres in Gurgaon, the centre of Delhi’s business and commercial National Capital Region, only 15 minutes from the city’s airports and 30 minutes from the heart of Delhi, the Gurgaon resembles most airport hotels about as much as the Louvre resembles a small town arts fair. Bright, airy, modern, the Gurgaon is designed for repose, exceptional dining, and 24-hour service.
The Oberoi Gurgaon’s suites and rooms range from a vast and gorgeous Presidential Suite to the merely deluxe—which, in the Oberoi tradition, are highly and gratifyingly luxe indeed. Its rooms and suites are designed to soothe the weary traveller (and enliven the eager visitor) with high ceilings and large windows, full and up-to-the-minute multimedia accessibility, and quietly luxurious furnishings.
The hotel offers a variety of dining choices: the glass-paneled threesixtyone, whose theatre-kitchens offer Indian, Japanese, Chinese, and Italian cuisine; the amaranta, dedicated to the glories of Indian cooking; the Oberoi Patisserie and Delicatessen for informal dining; and the late night Piano Bar and Cigar Lounge; and, of course, in-room service is available around the clock—as is the hotel’s sterling spa and its travel concierge. The hotel’s Olympic-size pool awaits, as do a shopping arcade, art gallery, and—a special treat—dining on a floating wooden raft in the Gurgaon’s reflecting pool.
The Oberoi Gurgaon’s location makes it ideal for unwinding before or after international and domestic flights. But if there’s time, it’s a great jumping-off place for explorations of marvellously colourful Delhi, one of the world’s most bustling and interesting cities. Guided by our Micato Travel Director, we might visit Jama Masjid, one of India’s largest and most impressive mosques, Humayan’s very grand Tomb, pay our respects at the Gandhi Museum, explore the British Raj’s imposing New Delhi monuments and buildings, and join the pilgrims at the giant Sikh temple of Burudwara Bangla Sahib.