Hotels in Delhi

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Being the capital of India, Delhi is quite naturally, a hub for commerce and tourism, attracting, millions of domestic and international tourists every year. There are also thousands of hotels in Delhi. A fine amalgamation of old and contemporary, ancient and modern, the city represents a marriage of cultures and religions.

According to the Archaeological Survey of India, Delhi is home to 1,200 heritage buildings and 175 monuments, most popular among which are Humayun’s Tomb, Red Fort, Jantar Mantar, India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Jama Masjid Laxminarayan Temple, Qutab Minar, Lotus Temple, Purana Quila, Safdarjung’s Tomb, Tughlaqabad Fort, Akshardham Temple and Lodhi Gardens. Delhi also houses several political landmarks, museums, shrines, temples, and is the seat of Indian Parliament.

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 Further, the capital city is the centre of commercial activities, and is home to various industries and manufacturing plants. It has recently replaced Mumbai as the number 1 e commerce hub in the country.

Therefore, it is obvious that the millions that come to Delhi every month for leisure or business purposes, require hotel accommodation. There are all kinds of hotels in Delhifive star for the elite traveller, four and three star for the middle income group traveller, and cheap bed and breakfast or hostel accommodations for those on a shoe string budget. There are also a wide range of business hotels available, especially designed for business travellers.

But first let’s take a look at the history of the hospitality industry in the capital. In 1936, Delhi got its first big hotel, The Imperial. Designed by Reginald Blomfield, The Imperial, spans eight acres and is located in Janpath, in the heart of the city. The property sports a unique blend of Victorian, art deco,  and colonial styles. The hotel got its name from Lady Willingdon, who personally took keen interest in decorating the interiors of the hotel. Hotel Marina in Connaught Place was another addition to the hospitality   industry of New Delhi in those times. The hotel was built by the Japanwala family in 1934 and was later managed by an Italian family till the early 1940s. In 1934, another hotel, Hotel India was launched in Connaught Circus. Founded by LC Nirula and M Nirula of Nirula’s fame, it later expanded into the famous restaurant chain across the country.

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In 1945 came Hotel Ambassador. Designed by British architect Walter Sykes George, who worked with both New Delhi’s chief architects Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker, the hotel was and remains a favourite among travellers from across the world.

In today’s scenario, the top five star hotels in Delhi include The Imperial, The Taj Mahal, The Oberoi, Shangri-La, and Aman. Some of the best four star hotels are The Manor, Hilton Garden Inn, Red Fox Hotel, Maidens Hotel, and Four Points by Sheraton. Three-star hotels such as Park Residency, Hotel Elegance, Godwin Deluxe, Apartment 52, and Ffour are budget friendly options for travellers. Bed and Breakfasts include Saubhag Bed & Breakfast, 76 Friends Colony, Tree of Life, Thikana and Chhoti Haveli.

Hotel Kingston, Patel Nagar and Hotel Kingston Kingston Park, Karol Bagh carry this legacy of most hospitable hotels in Delhi and provide you best of the services and most comfortable stay.