For over 50 years, it has been a symbol of pride for the people of Delhi—a legendary building that has attracted A-listers from around the globe. Now, this iconic hotel has undergone a complete refresh and is set to charm its tasteful patrons with a modern vibe.
The Oberoi Group last week announced the much-awaited re-opening of The Oberoi, New Delhi, after a multimillion-dollar transformation led by internationally renowned designer Adam D. Tihany. The Oberoi Group says the renovation, which began shortly after the hotel celebrated its Golden Anniversary in 2016, needed meticulous execution to give the hotel's long-time fans the feel of “coming home” while walking into an entirely new hotel.
The hotel, which was expected to take two years to get a complete makeover, was ready to welcome guests three months ahead of schedule. Portions of the hotel began opening in January 2018.
All 220 guestrooms, including the 34 suites, have been given a facelift and they now offer more space, luxury amenities and an abundance of natural light. New air filters have been added throughout the hotel to provide clean and fresh air.
The Oberoi, New Delhi also brought in two internationally acclaimed chefs to update its dining options.
Cirrus 9 rooftop bar at The Oberoi, New Delhi // Photo by The Oberoi, New Delhi
Chef Alfred Prasad, who held a Michelin star for 13 years, has created the menu at Omya, the new authentic Indian restaurant with an international flair; while Chef Andrew Wong of the famed “A. Wong” Michelin-star restaurant is leading Baoshuan. He has designed the menu and is the Mentor Chef of the rooftop Chinese restaurant.
Cirrus9 is the new rooftop bar, where guests can savor cocktails while enjoying views of Humayun’s Tomb, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Delhi Golf Course, India’s oldest golf course, while threesixtyo returns with the same fashionable edge.
Guests looking to get pampered can head to the spa, which has a host of wellness offerings. It has an extensive menu of holistic massage and beauty treatments, including aromatherapy, and Eastern and Western massages. Guests can also choose to relax and unwind at the sauna or the indoor and outdoor temperature-controlled swimming pools. Those looking to burn a few calories can head to the 24-hour fitness center that has state-of-the-art equipment.