8 March 2010

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

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 über-luxury five-star hotel is situated in the heart of the city’s Central Business District and diplomatic enclave, making it the perfect place to stay for guests wanting to enjoy the Games in style.

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 6,500 square feet ESPA spa with nine treatment rooms, a beauty salon, fitness centre and a heated swimming pool on the rooftop terrace.

The hotel’s Royal Club will provide exclusive services including complimentary airport transfers, a private lounge and 24-hour butler service.

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

For further information, please visit www.theleela.com

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