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What We Love

  • The Jetsetter rate includes breakfast, a welcome drink, a free fruit basket and two pieces of laundry per day are included in the rate
  • 11 of the 50 guestrooms have direct access to the pool from private sundecks
  • Ayurvedic, Swedish and Thai treatments available at the spa
  • Free WiFi and "lifestyle executives" on call 24/7 from anywhere on the grounds

What To Know

  • The compound is isolated; you’ll need a taxi to reach the city sights. Alternative dining options are around a 15-20 minute taxi ride away
  • Indira Gandhi International Airport is four miles away; although some noise from the runway may be heard, the piped music around the pool keeps it at bay
  • A luxury tax, per room, per night, will be collected at the property
  • Chi Ni restaurant is open for dinner only (Monday to Thursday) and lunch and dinner (Friday to Sunday)

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Overview

Thai-inspired water features and monolithic sculptures combine at this striking design hotel in New Delhi

The Look

Set in lush grounds dotted with frangipani and mango trees, the Dusit Devarana is a hip hideaway a 15-minute drive from South Delhi’s swank restaurants and boutiques. This two-story hotel is defined by water; pools of aquamarine, violet and indigo dot the eight-acre grounds, and immense sandstone pillars inspired by Mumbai’s Elephanta Caves contrast with the natural elements. The curvaceous polished concrete public spaces showcase epic art installations, including a revolving elliptical metalwork disc suspended over the foyer.

Bed and Bath

All 50 guestrooms are an expansive 646 square feet, and plum tones add warmth to wood-paneled or white marble interiors. Garden rooms have vast picture windows that look out at prehistoric-size leaves, while privacy screens slide into place to conceal a free-standing bathtub and glass-walled rain shower. Devarana rooms feature steam showers and sunken baths adorned with Asprey toiletries by the window.

Beyond

In the morning you can have the Olympic-size mosaic-tiled pool to yourself, or start the day with a stretch at the yoga pavilion adjacent to the spa, which offers traditional ayurvedic treatments. The modernist Iah Bar is a delight, with a maharajah-size hammock and patio seating. The all-day Kiyan restaurant serves continental, Indian and Far Eastern dishes. Dining is either indoors, illuminated by sultry backlit amethyst panels, or alfresco by the lantern-lit water. Breakfast covers all bases, but the hot Indian buffet is a chance to try the perfect uttapam or paratha. Alternatively, head to Chi Ni restaurant which boasts a Michelin Starred chef and serves Chinese specialties.

In the Area

It’s a short cab ride to the 12th-century masterpiece the Qutub Minar, a 240-foot-high minaret symbol of victory. It’s also just 20 minutes to Hauz Khas Village (HKV to locals), where rooftop bars and restaurants attract the city’s socialites, alongside a bohemian crowd. Seek out Gunpowder restaurant for authentic cuisine from Andhra Pradesh, and dip into the shabby alleys for boutiques, galleries and quirky coffee shops. For a royal experience of the city, the hotel has a vintage car for tours to the Mughal monuments — don’t miss recently restored Humayun’s Tomb, and Shah Jahan’s Red Fort — and Edwin Lutyens’s equally majestic New Delhi.

How to Get There

The Roseate New Delhi
Samalkha, NH-8
New Delhi, 110037 India