The Imperial Hotel

Janpath, New Delhi - 110001

The Imperial is a legend that offers a unique experience embracing facets of India's history, and stands witness to the birth of the capital city of New Delhi. Built in 1931 by Blomfield; one of Sir Edwin Lutyen’s associates and inaugurated by Lord Willingdon in 1936, the Hotel is known for its contemporary colonial style. As New Delhi’s landmark Hotel, it is located on Janpath, the erstwhile Queensway, steps away from the renowned shopping district and major attractions of the city.

Awash in white, The Imperial Hotel is a unique blend of old and new having successfully preserved its past aura to provide its guests with a lifetime of memories. It is a marvelous mélange of victorian, colonial and art deco styles in its interiors. The spacious high ceiling guest rooms, stunning crystal chandeliers, sparkling marble floors, large mahogany tables along with the impressive wealth of original 18th and 19th century art collection that adorns the corridors of the hotel, are a constant reminder of the elegance of the colonial era. India’s great personalities have walked the corridors of the hotel and shared the most daring ideas over a cup of tea in its restaurant and lounges.


The Imperial has 192 spacious guest rooms and an impressive collection of 43 suites, with high ceilings and thematic décor. Its Presidential Suite spans over 3,000 Sq. feet, including spacious & luxurious dining and sitting areas, an expansive master bedroom and study. Porthault linens, Bang & Olufsen television and a private steam room, sauna, and Jacuzzi contribute to the suite’s overall feeling of elegant opulence.


THE SPICE ROUTE - South-East Asian Restaurant & Courtyard
Heralded as one of the top ten restaurants in the world by Condé Nast Traveler, The Spice Route is poetry in design. The renowned restaurant mesmerizes all your senses enrapturing you with its sensuous exotica. Designed by Rajeev Sethi, the celebrated cultural czar of India, The Spice Route reflects the journey of spices from the Malabar Coast in Kerala through Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Malaysia, and Indonesia to Thailand and Vietnam. The restaurant is an overwhelming visual depiction of the art and culture that travelled with the spices through these regions, presented in a folk, religious and cultural fantasy of the Orient.

1911 - Bar, The Hardinge Room, The Lutyens & Baker Room
1911 bar pays a tribute to this historic milestone that led to the emergence of New Delhi as a seat of power.

1911 - All Day Dining Restaurant & Verandah Lounge
1911 is a landmark year in the history of New Delhi. In December 1911, King Emperor George V had declared New Delhi as the Capital of India and laid the foundation of New Delhi. 1911 pays a tribute to this historic milestone that led to the emergence of New Delhi as a seat of power. Given the historical significance it compliments, 1911 is a celebration of aesthetics with its rich interiors and cuisine that showcases the 'melting pot' culture of Delhi and service that is truly a reflection of Imperial India.

NOSTALGIA at 1911 Brasserie
NOSTALGIA at 1911 Brasserie brings back all time western favourites, presenting a selection of traditional European fare with typically old world continental cuisine carefully put together for creating delightful evenings, for couples. These exquisite specialties are paired with the new and old age wines, against the background of enchanting live Jazz or piano music, recreating the golden era of Jim Reeves, Louis Armstrong and Elvis Presley. This picturesque, satiating setting brings impressive evenings, reviving the magic of bygone era for you and your beloved, like never before. 

DANIELL’S TAVERN - Pan Indian Restaurant
Marrying legendary Indian heritage, meticulous local craftsmanship, cutting edge design and tracing the unrivalled scenery and architecture of Hindoostan, Daniell’s Tavern at The Imperial comes alive with a brand new look since February 2012 showcasing a Live Kitchen and a menu that revisits India from the eyes of Thomas and William Daniell. This uncle and nephew team came to experience and paint the rich culture and culinary tradition of India’s picturesque locations in 1786, in the midst of colonial era to assist the expanding British Empire. The all new menu seeks to define their gastronomic expedition with unique old world specialties from all the cities they visited.

THE ATRIUM - High tea café & Lounge
The Atrium with its high skylight ceiling, tropical surroundings and humming fountain creates just the right atmosphere for a meeting of any kind.

Patiala Peg, one of the most popular bars in Delhi lives up to its name, which indicates larger measure of 75 ml pegs instead of the usual 60 ml.

SAN GIMIGNANO - Italian Restaurant & Alfresco Dining
Tuscany, in the heart of Italy, is known the world over for its art, history, cuisines and beautiful landscapes. Cradled in the bosom of Tuscany lies a hilltop town, one of the best – preserved medieval towns, called San Gimignano or ‘the city of beautiful towers’. The Imperial’s Italian specialty restaurant of the same name takes inspiration from this lovely city where vineyards and olive grooves flourish.

LA BAGUETTE - The Pattiserie
La Baguette, the pastry shop situated at the common entrance to the Royal Ballroom and 1911, tempts the inveterate sweet tooth with its enviable range of goodies. For those who want to indulge in sweet sin, La Baguette is a perfect haunt with its wide range of gateaux, bread, chocolate, sunrise and teatime eats and patisseries, promises to ensnare the taste buds of the discerning connoisseur.

Banquet & Conference

THE ROYAL BALLROOM - Special Occassions & Events
For seven decades, The Imperial’s beautiful Ballroom has hosted New Delhi’s most notable corporate, social, cultural and civic events attended by distinguished visitors from all over the world. The Royal Ballroom, spread in the area of 3000 sq. feet with a wooden spring floor, is probably the only authentic ballroom remaining in India, evoking the splendour of the era of Lords and Ladies bowing and curtseying, before they swirled across the floor to the strains of waltz. The vast Ballroom, today, serves as a venue for conferences and theme parties for discerning guests and seats upto 500 people.

EMILY EDEN & HODGES ROOM - Meetings & Conferences
For corporate events, the Hotel offers luxurious and well appointed Emily Eden and Hodges rooms with an impeccable setting, ideal for a conference of 20 to 50 guests.
State-of-the art sound system makes these venues a preferred choice for closed-door meetings, private get-togethers and small dinner events.
The spacious gardens of The Imperial are ideal for formal dinners and theme parties.

ONE IMPERIAL PLACE - Meetings & Conferences
One Imperial Place - first stand alone business centre in the city amidst the luxury of five star surroundings offers seven well-equipped spacious meeting rooms with four boardrooms having a capacity of eight to twelve guests, one unique 20-seater board room having a fabulous private pool view, two 4-seater meeting rooms and a secretarial pool, PC and Mac enabled internet kiosks featuring 21 inches IMAC and dual windows, a plush lounge, teleconferencing facilities, meeting tables electronically equipped to minimize excessive cabling, electronic white boards directed to TV in meeting rooms for making presentations extremely easy, expandable rooms with large screens, scanning, faxing, printing, copying, comb binding, CD/DVD writing, secretarial support plus long term office rental spaces accompanied by business centre services.


The Imperial Hotel - One of the best 5 Star Hotels in Delhi, located in Connaught Place, Delhi.

Banquet and Conference
Other Facilities

Pool, Travel Desk, Gym, Spa, Restaurant, Wifi, Banquet, Money Exchanger, Parking, Locker, Business Centre, Bar

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