The vibrant and cosmopolitan city of Delhi – the traditional and present-day capital of India – is regarded as the heartbeat of this diverse nation. It is a bustling and heady mix of new and old, holding onto centuries of traditions and heritage, yet challenging stereotypes with modern technology, colourful nightlife, world class shopping and an emerging food and restaurant scene. Upon arrival one is always struck by how fast paced and densely populated this ever-sprawling city is. It is truly a feast for the senses.
With an incredible array of historical monuments and fascinating sites to visit, as well as bustling local markets and a diverse range of festivals and celebrations happening throughout the year, Delhi has now become a travel destination in its own right. As such there is no shortage of accommodation options for discerning travellers. But with the opening of Andaz Delhi in Aerocity 18 months ago, a new high standard was immediately set.
Andaz’s motto ‘Global in scale while local in perspective’ is evident in the unique ambience and philosophy of each Andaz property, and the brand’s Delhi outpost doesn’t disappoint. On the contrary, Andaz Delhi truly reflects the vibrancy and energy of Delhi, its contemporary and pared back design aesthetic, complete with clever touches and chic detailing, perfectly illustrating the heritage of its diverse location and making the hotel itself a worthy destination.
Upon arrival, hosts welcome guests with the story behind the book that sits in each of Andaz Delhi’s 401 rooms and suites – ‘401 Reasons to Fall in Love with Delhi’. Written by travel writer Fiona Caulfield it is the hotel’s tribute to Delhi.
Every guest room is hung with its own original piece of artwork representing one of the reasons to fall in love with Delhi. It soon becomes apparent that local inspirations are dotted throughout Andaz Delhi and are an intrinsic part of every stay. Wooden floors, crisp white linen, thoughtfully positioned lighting, an oversized day bed, a generously proportioned desk and closets that resemble travel trunks from a bygone era make guest rooms feel like cool loft-styled apartments. Large soundproofed windows, kitted-out with black-out blinds, offer arresting views over the busy airport.
Andaz Delhi offers several dining and drinking options, each with its own unique ambience. Fashioned in the style of a European food hall, yet utilising locally sourced ingredients and artisanal products, AnnaMaya is a colourful option for all day dining and offers a varied menu of international and Indian dishes. Meanwhile, live music, an inviting lounge, a well-stocked cocktail bar and a sumptuous interior design scheme combine to make the hotel’s Hong Kong Club a unique multi-level nightlife destination. For a more relaxed drink, Juniper – India’s first gin bar – is the perfect spot to socialise with friends, or while away few hours being entertained by mixologists and their home-infused gins.
To unwind, the onsite Andaz Spa with six treatment rooms offers innovative treatments using an apothecary approach based on guests’ Chakra energies. A 24-hour fitness centre, pool and sundeck complete the hotel’s leisure offerings.
A vibrant and lively addition to the city’s hotel scene, Andaz Delhi is infinitely more than an airport hotel, offering guests memorable stays that both embrace the energy and cultural diversity of Delhi and cleverly showcase the Indian capital’s inimitable spirit.