The Imperial, New Delhi

New Delhi


An oasis of calm and comfort sums up the understated luxury of this Lutyen’s masterpiece, bestowed with the prestigious title of the ‘Best Heritage Hotel’ by the Jury- Outlook Traveller Awards 2018 and also by Travel + leisure India’s Best Awards 2017. It is amongst 7 hotels in India to be listed in Conde Nast Gold List for 2018. The Imperial is the most iconic and distinguished address situated in the heart of the capital.

A luxury hotel with an awe-inspiring heritage interwoven in colonial elegance, it dwells in its modern delivery of old-style class and magnificence. The royal palms that lead up to the porch are an integral part of and witness to the very creation of Delhi. Stroll through its art laden corridors and you’ll feel history come alive.

On arrival, another world opens up filled with Victorian charm and luxury while you revel in the days of the Raj or seek pleasure on your plate at the award-winning restaurants. Intricate details, space and greenery over seven acres of manicured gardens fashion this royal destination.



Iconic Heritage hotel with a rich history.


An unmatched location, in Lutyens Delhi.


The Imperial Spa and Racquet Club.


New Delhi


Janpath, Connaught Place, New Delhi, India

Enviably located on Janpath, The Imperial is steps away from Connaught Place and near the major attractions of the city, The Indian Parliament and offices of the government.

How to get here

Indira Gandhi International Airport is a 45 minute drive from the hotel.

New Delhi is very well connected by the Indian Railway Network. New Delhi Railway Station is a 10 minute drive from the hotel.

Easy access by metro as well as the public transport system.


Luxury accommodation with 192 rooms and 43 suites, each designed with distinct interiors, overlooking the verdant gardens is what The Imperial encases in its historic hash structured building. The room categories include Deco Room, Imperial Room, Heritage Room, Grand Heritage Room, Heritage Suite, Art Deco Suite, Luxury Suite and The Royal Imperial Suite.


High Speed Internet Access


Mini bar with tea / coffee maker in each room


Separate toilet & rain shower


Dual phone line with data port and voice mail and electronic in-room safe


Complimentary Two Bottles of Mineral Water per day


Choice of Daily National Newspaper


Fresh Fruit Platter


Safety box


Complimentary use of Spa & Health Club


Dental kit & Shaving kit on request


Iron/Iron board on request

A luxury hotel with an awe-inspiring heritage interwoven in colonial elegance, The Imperial New Delhi personifies old-style class and magnificence while embracing its Indian traditions.
Today, more than ever, travellers are seeking authentic experiences that can deliver treasured memories for themselves and their families. The Imperial offers a true escape from the cookie cutter experiences - to celebrate and showcase India’s diverse culture, The Imperial New Delhi along with their guests and associates, participate in all festival celebrations from across the country.


The Imperial offers a stellar dining experience – be it the award-winning restaurant The Spice Route serving unmatched South-East Asian delicacies conceptualized by celebrity Chef Veena Arora, global world cuisine amidst the grandeur of 1911, Pan Indian at Daniell’s Tavern to Tuscan-Italian delicacies at San Gimignano, the dining experience is truly impeccable creating everlasting memories.
Each restaurant has an interesting tale to tell on account of its origin or inspiration. The two bars namely the historic 1911 Bar and the Royal Bar- Patiala Peg feature an impressive and extensive range of beverages and the most extensive wine list in the city.

Meetings & Events

For more than seven decades, The Imperial has hosted New Delhi’s most important social gatherings, political get-togethers of historical significance and business meetings. Traditional hospitality complemented by an impressively discreet and courteous service guarantees the success of an event – of any scale.



Explore the capital city - Curated Walks to discover the rich cultural heritage, diverse cuisine and enchanting stories of Lutyens New Delhi


Day excursions to Agra and Jaipur: Explore historical landmarks near Delhi with a destination expert.


The Imperial Culinary Club - A unique and interactive platform to capture the culinary interest of cooking enthusiasts, it is a culinary class executed with the presentation of epicurean treasures in a live cookery show.


Art tour with high tea - Only for its resident guests, The Imperial organises specialised art walks through its hallowed corridors showcasing British art in India from the 17th-19th centuries. The art walk lasts for an hour ending with a decadent high tea at The Atrium.


Shopping & Collectibles - Discover Delhi's treasure trove of jewellery, art, fashion and much more with a personal shopper.


Golf - Enjoy a round of golf at the historical Delhi Golf Club, a mere 10 minute drive from the hotel.

Deco Room

Deco rooms offer a contemporary feel with a Queen size bed with posturepedic spring mattress and exclusive linen from Porthault, France. Beautiful marble baths with fixtures from Cesame (Italy), Fragonard bathroom amenities and all modern facilities. These rooms are inside facing with a view of The Atrium.

Imperial Room

The Imperial room has a colonial layout with high ceilings, choice of King or twin bed with posturepedic spring mattress and exclusive linen from Porthault, France. The bathrooms feature beautiful marble baths with hand shower, Fragonard bathroom amenities and an option of walk-in shower as well as bathtub. Some of these rooms offer garden views.

Heritage Room

Carefully woven in rich history, Heritage rooms are available in Twin and King size bed options with beautiful marble baths and Fragonard amenities. These rooms have spacious bedrooms with a large seating area and an option of Garden view.

Grand Heritage Room

Larger than Heritage Rooms, the distinctive character and the charm of the room lies in its colonial layout and high ceiling. Available only with Hollywood bed (Twin jackets can be placed) with posturepedic spring mattress and exclusive linen from Porthault, France. These rooms offer a large seating area and an option of Garden view. These rooms also feature a walk-in shower in addition to bathtubs.

Heritage Suite

Similar in style to the Heritage Room, Heritage Suites consists of two spacious rooms – a master bedroom and a living room with a large seating area. The suite offers Atrium views or garden views.

Deco Suite

Deco Suites feature two spacious rooms, a living room with a seating area for 05-06 guests and a master bed room. These suites come with large windows offering plenty of natural sunlight and views of The Spice Route courtyard, Terrace gardens and The Atrium as well as a choice of marble or parquet flooring.

Luxury Suite

With Four-poster king size bed, exclusive linen from Porthault, France and Royal-Ultra plush pillow top mattresses, the distinctive character and charm of the suite has been choicely designed for discerning business travellers and leisure guests alike. This suite features a guest cloakroom, and his & her dressing rooms.

Royal Imperial Suite

The Royal Imperial Suite or the Presidential Suite is a beautifully appointed suite spread over 200 sq. metres. The Suite features a master bedroom with four – poster king bed and seating for 3 guests, along with a separate guest cloakroom.
The suite offers a beautiful verandah lounge overlooking the verdant Imperial lawns.


Intriguing name, a historic ambience and a smorgasbord of world cuisine, 1911 Restaurant is an abode for discerning diners showcasing Raj legacy like no other. Reminiscing the golden era and the year of emergence of New Delhi as the national capital of India, the restaurant’s choicely done up interiors, menu and service is truly a reflection of the Imperial India. The walls at the entrance adorn original views and photographs of Delhi Durbar and the interiors are replete with antiquities dating back to the days of the ‘Raj’.


Heralded as one of the top ten restaurants in India by Condé Nast Traveler India for 2017 with a ranking of no. 9, The Spice Route is a poetry in design. It has been designed to reflect the journey of spices from the Malabar Coast in Kerala through Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and Indonesia to Thailand and Vietnam, put together in the world famous menu crafted by the President’s Awardee Thai national Chef Veena Arora.


The Imperial’s Tuscan Italian restaurant- San Gimignano takes inspiration from the lovely city of the same name in Tuscany, Italy where vineyards and olive groves flourish. San Gimignano sources the finest of balsamic vinegar, cheeses, pasta, risotto and olive oils. The restaurant boasts a premium selection of Italian wines and grappa that are a perfect match to the thoughtfully created menu.


Nostalgia at 1911 in a Brasserie set up for evenings, revisits the classic European menu in an old-world ambience where you can even visualise a waltzing couple on the floor. It was christened in 2011 as an ode to 100 years of Delhi with a selection of classic western dishes


Daniell’s Tavern traces the unrivalled scenery and architecture of ancient Hindoostan with a menu that revisits India from the eyes of Thomas and William Daniell, the landscape artists assisting British empire in 1786.


The Imperial’s glass-domed award winning Tea lounge- The Atrium with its high skylight ceiling, tropical surroundings and humming fountain creates just the right atmosphere for a meeting of any kind. It provides a relaxed English setting for a luxurious high tea experience. The Atrium offers a classic three-tiered high tea on weekdays and a curated buffet on weekends.

1911 BAR

Soft Montana leather chairs, period portraiture, stained glass roof and wood panelling add an element of high gloss to the 1911 Bar offering over 500 varieties of beverages with lounge and club music playing to your mood. It boasts of two stunning private rooms the ‘Hardinge Room’ and the ‘Lutyens & Baker Room.’


Patiala Peg stands among the most popular bars in Delhi. As the legend goes, the Bar commemorates a thrilling tent pegging encounter that occurred in the early 1900s between the team of the Maharaja of Patiala and the Viceroy’s team. The Bar thus exhibits a remarkable collection of photographs of the Maharaja during the Second World War.

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