Located in Delhi’s Aerocity, adjacent to the Indira Gandhi International Airport, Andaz Delhi is close enough to downtown, yet a world apart from the bustle. Stroll in to be immersed in a world of eclectic art. Commissioned from local artists, they reflect the kaleidoscopic view of the Indian culture, custom and tradition. The aesthetic trail continues into the 401 luxurious guest rooms—each of these trendy spaces bears unique artwork inspired by Delhi’s vibrant culture. Sip on a cup of artisanal Indian tea, and watch aircrafts come and go—several rooms offer a runway view of the airport. Famished after a long journey? Head to the hotel’s 24X7 European Food Hall - AnnaMaya for breakfast.
If hands-on, everyday living is more your speed, sample one of the 129 Andaz Apartments for a residential-style experience (one, two, three bedrooms and six duplex townhouses). In true Andaz fashion, all non-alcoholic mini-bar drinks and locally-inspired snacks are complimentary, as are local telephone calls and Wi-Fi.
Tip: Andaz Delhi is pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your pooch or kitty when you check into your home away from home.
Experiential Meetings, Where Productivity Meets Style
With more than 37,500 sq ft of meeting and event spaces, Andaz offers customisable meeting spaces that are modern and comfortable. The eight thematic Andaz Studios are residential-style, barrier-free spaces that encourage collaboration and efficiency. Andaz Delhi pushes the limits of innovative meetings and locally inspired residential-style spaces. Equipped with audio-visual and business capabilities, they can be curated for corporates and creatives alike, into classroom, U-shaped and theatre-style setups. Film screenings and exclusive presentations can be enjoyed at the 27 recliner seater screening room with its state-of-the-art screening technology. Winters can’t be complete without mentioning weddings, and Andaz offers the perfect foundation for creating lifelong memories at its alfresco spaces, pillarless ballroom and an elephant path.
Tip: Opt for the all-inclusive catering service at Andaz. Managed by a team of regional chefs, the curated menus can amp up any event
Visit AnnaMaya for a menu which is designed around consciously-sourced ingredients from local artisans. This modern European food hall champions a philosophy of eating mindful, shopping artisanal and raising awareness. Inspired from ‘Anna’ or the essence of the Earth; AnnaMaya brings together water, food grains, fruits, vegetables, milk, ghee and anything else that is required for nourishing the human body and spirit. Try the aloe vera sandwich or millet biryani, and end with an artisanal haul of baked treats from the pastry shop.
Tip: Interested in meeting the people behind the plates? Drop in for the AnnaMaya Sunday Market.
Swim or spa or gym? Take your pick. Jump into the pool for a refreshing dip; if working out is your motto, you’ll be happy to know Andaz’s gym is fully furnished with the latest equipment. To completely unwind after a long workday (or a little too much fun), we suggest you book an appointment at the Andaz Spa for well-deserved, immersive indulgences. Six treatment rooms and seasoned spa therapists await guests, each of whom can receive a unique blend of locally-sourced ingredients and essential oils from the apothecary bar. Continue the wellness mantra with nibbles from SoulPantry, a unique destination specialising in nutritional flatbreads, healthy bowls, fruit & yoghurt-based beverages and an indigenous coffee programme, open till 11pm.
Tip: Order single-estate coffee and chorizo-topped flatbread, and take a long gander at SoulPantry's menu; it's some of the quirkiest design around.
Gin-gerly Into The Sunset
The Juniper Bar, with its 35 stylised gin and tonic infusions, beckons you. Set up your group on the large communal bar tables inside, have a chat with the bartender, or sign up for the Gin Masterclass every Friday.
Tip: Try the signature G&T, Delhi’s Fire.
Keep the party going with Chinese zodiac-inspired cocktails at The Hong Kong Club, and then wrap up your day with their authentic Cantonese fare and international entertainers. Dive into their dim sums, or get a taste of it all on a tasting platter.
Once your social meter’s met for the day, crawl into your covers with Andaz’s 401 Reasons To Fall In Love With Delhi. Written by Fiona Caulfield, this beautifully-illustrated book is placed in each of the 401 guest rooms and celebrates the city’s stories by weaving in the locale, from tiny details to larger-than-life tales, to the guests. It is a fitting tribute to Delhi, celebrating its uniqueness and iconic heritage. Fancy a visit to these locations yourself? The concierge team can whip up vibrant itineraries—from visits to the Amrita Sher-Gil Gallery to the Red Fort, or even mischievous Chor Bazaar. Day trips can also be planned according to convenience to Fatehpuri Masjid, Jama Masjid or India Gate among a host of selections that unravel the soul of Dilli.
Tip: Staying for the weekend? Make a beeline for the Lazy Sunday Breakfast at AnnaMaya.
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