Easily the most appealing hotel in Delhi, with a driveway lined by soaring king palms, the luxurious Imperial offers unparalleled service and location. It was designed by Lutyens' associate F. B. Blomfield in a unique mixture of colonial, Victorian, and art deco styles, and the terrace of the Royal Imperial Suite peeks out from above the entrance. Inside, the building is well lit and hung with original lithographs and engravings. Guest rooms continue the Raj look with
quilted bedspreads and marble or parquet floors; "Heritage" rooms have sitting areas and are significantly more sumptuous than the cheapest rooms.