The Lodhi, New Delhi, has become a member of The Leading Hotels of the World (LHW).
LHW is a collection of more than 375 independent and luxury properties in 75 countries. From India, The Lodhi is the only luxury hotel brand, yet, to join The Leading Hotels of the World. The hotel is a project of DLF Luxury Retail and Hospitality.
Dinaz Madhukar, the senior VP at DLF Luxury Retail and Hospitality says, “We are proud to partner with The Leading Hotels of the World as a member of its carefully curated luxury hotel collection. This is one of the most prestigious and respected hotel organisations in the world and we are honoured to represent India as the only member hotel in the country at present.”
A 48-key property, sizes of the rooms and suites at The Lodhi range from 51 sqm to 418 sqm. Each accommodation type includes a balcony overlooking the hotel lawns, work desk, minibar, free wifi, HD television and a walk-in shower. All guests have access to the three tennis and two squash courts, swimming pool and gym on the property. Except for the Standard and Garden Terrace rooms, all other categories have a private plunge pool.
Breakfast is served at Elan that includes a bar, Pool Cafe by the swimming pool serves snacks such as burgers, sandwiches and salads, as well as a healthy menu, and The Electric Room is the recently launched night performance club here. Apart form the spa, there is a hammam and “a stylist curated salon” for guests to book themselves for a relaxing session.
LHW judges each hotel on a number of parameters, and subjects it to a rigorous evaluation process before accepting it as a member. The Lodhi says, each hotel “must meet the organisation’s (LHW’s) high standards for quality and distinctiveness through architecture, design, cultural experiences and service. Established in Europe in 1928, the association’s mission is to uncover remarkable and authentic travel experiences around the world by selecting outstanding properties with a truly unique character, a bill which suits The Lodhi perfectly.”
The hotel is spread across “nearly seven acres on Lodhi Road near the historic Lodhi Gardens, an extensive parkland area with beautifully designed tombs dating back to the 15th century.”
Deniz Omurgonulsen, the VP of membership at The Leading Hotels of the World says, “We are very pleased to welcome The Lodhi to The Leading Hotels of the World. Bringing a new level of sophisticated urban resort living to the edge of Luytens’ Delhi, The Lodhi is an ideal addition to Leading Hotels’ portfolio of uncommon, independent luxury hotels. Immersing guests in the best of this dynamic destination, The Lodhi embodies contemporary India through cultural, artistic and culinary offerings, and provides discerning, curious travellers with an enriching and distinctly local experience.”