Oberoi Gurgaon

BY Lisa Lindblad

August 8, 2011

A few months ago, Oberoi opened its newest hotel in Gurgaon, the increasingly sought after business and residential suburb of New Delhi.

It’s great.

With an interesting location just minutes from the new – and equally great – Indira Gandhi International Airport, The Oberoi Gurgaon is the obvious choice for the overnight before an early morning flight.  But it is much more than that.  Built next door to the Oberoi-owned Trident Hotel, and therefore able to take advantage of their amenities as well, it is a property with a resort feel: gardens, trees, huge swimming pool, reflecting pools, boutiques, full spa and fitness center, restaurants, lounge, bar and club.  And, being new and Asian designed, it has all the sparkle and chic that is missing in most of the other Delhi hotels.

The rooms, all of which are exactly the same except for changes in size and outlook, are large, bright, and comfortable.  Bathrooms have double sinks, shower and bathtub and a floor to ceiling window.  Walk in closets are also part of the layout.  The suites are based on the same design but have  marvelous, huge sittings rooms that are contemporary, fun, yet restful to the eye.  The Premier Suites and the Presidential Suite come with a large outdoor lap pool, and the Premier Suite even has a clothes washer and dryer, useful if traveling with young children.  Another plus is the butler service; all butlers have been trained by the British school and each floor has a butler to attend to guests’ needs.  The suites come with their own dedicated butler.

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