One of India’s luxury hotel groups, The Leela Hotels, Palaces & Resorts, recently marked the soft opening of its first property in northern India. Part of an upscale, mixed-use development in New Delhi’s newest satellite business and shopping district, The Leela Kempinski Gurgaon, Delhi (N.C.R.) has 322 guest rooms and suites and will soon open 90 one-, two- and three-bedroom residences.
The property has four restaurants— one boasting six open kitchens— serving Indian, Italian and international cuisine, a 20,000-square-foot spa offering Ayurvedic treatments, a state-of-the art fitness center with yoga and aerobic studios, a large heated outdoor pool, 26,900 square feet of banquet and meeting space, a Cigar Lounge and a 24-hour business center.
A 15-minute drive from the Indira Gandhi International Airport and just over the Delhi-Gurgaon border on the edge of the Rajokri green belt, the hotel adjoins a luxury shopping and entertainment center, the largest in India. Nearby are business parks with tenants such as General Electric, IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, Siemans and American Express. Leela’s first managed property is the only one in the region offering comprehensive solutions for today’s luxury living.
The rooms (484 to 559 square feet) and suites (818 to 3,616 square feet for the Presidential Suite) have LCD televisions with Blue Ray players, Bose iPod docks, high-speed Internet with 6mbps, Wi-Fi, IP phones and advanced security systems. King and twin beds come equipped with ergonomic mattresses, the marble baths are outfitted with large soaking tubs and rain showers and some rooms have terraces. The Royal Club offers its guests a private lounge and personalized butler service on two floors.