Experience luxury and world-class dining in India’s capital with a stay at the exquisite ITC Maurya
Whether you’re stopping over in New Delhi en route to the Taj Mahal or heading to another Indian hotspot, the ITC Maurya is definitely worth a visit with its combination of luxury facilities and polished service.
A popular choice for business travellers and explorers alike, the hotel is probably best-known for its award-winning Bukhara restaurant, which pulls in crowds from across the globe.
The hotel offers a calming respite from the hustle and bustle of India’s vibrant capital, situated in a high-rise building in the heart of Delhi’s diplomatic enclave with many of the city’s key sights found within a twenty minute taxi ride.
Upon arrival, guests are whisked into the plush lobby, handed a welcome drink and speedily checked in – there’s no denying that the service is excellent and staff are genuinely friendly yet professional.
There are eight different room tiers to choose from. Spaces start with the Executive Club Room – a well-thought out space that’s targeted at the discerning business traveller.
At the top, book the swish Grand Presidential Suite – a two-bedroom mansion which grants entrance via a private high speed lift and even comes with a round-the-clock personalised butler as standard.
The hotel doesn’t rest on its laurels when it comes to its wellness facilities either. Equipped with two aesthetically-pleasing open-air pools adjacent to a sun-trap decking area, a state-of-the-art fitness centre and spa specialising in ancient Ayurvedic rituals, there’s plenty to keep you entertained.
The Food & Drink
Ideal for gourmands, there are five main restaurants including the Tian-Asian Cuisine Studio, 24-hour international Pavilion eatery, and the real talking point, the iconic Bukhara restaurant. Named after the city of Bukhara on the Silk Road, this rustic restaurant is as much a trendy social hub as it is famous for its North Indian cuisine.
Book your place on a heaving Saturday evening to really experience the heady vibe as eager visitors queue up for hours to taste the iconic delicacies on offer. It’s best known for its jaw-dropping 4-foot long naan bread, as well as authentic Indian cuisine cooked in a traditional clay oven.
There’s no cutlery, instead guests are encouraged to eat with their hands in order to heighten the culinary experience and are handed an apron to help avoid any spillages. The bustling open kitchen adds to the buzzy culinary experience, and the food is excellent.
On the menu, think succulent tandoori chicken and prawn kebabs, vegetable skewers and makhani dhal (hearty lentils simmered in spices). Wash it all down with a glass of locally-produced red (try Sula wine), and top it off with an array of traditional Indian sweets for afters.
The Wordrobe Verdict
Exuding understated elegance, the ITC Maurya offers plenty of culinary highlights to enjoy. The modern feel of the hotel is a serene change from the non-stop pace of life on the outside – your tranquil haven awaits.
Make it happen
Rooms start from INR 9000 / GBP £101 per night plus taxes.
How: To find out more and make a booking, please click here.
Images: ITC Maurya, New Delhi