A beloved destination for those who visit Delhi often, the city's first modern luxury hotel, built in 1965, is distinguished by its calm—even when it's packed, the sleek, black-marble lobby is peaceful. You're welcomed by a small, marble lotus fountain strewn with rose petals, and the windows opposite reception look down on the zig-zag pool. Rooms have Western furnishings with pleasant sitting areas and Indian accents; deluxe rooms have more amenities, such as DVD players.
All rooms have 24-hour butler service. Pool-facing rooms take in the greenery of the Delhi Golf Club; those on the other side face Humayun's Tomb.