Imperial Hotel

Situated at Janpath near Connaught Place in the national capital, history of the Imperial goes back to 1931 when it was constructed. Lord Willington inaugurated the hotel in 1936. It was considered the first luxurious hotel of New Delhi with a design that is a mix of Victorian and colonial architecture. It also has been inspired by the Art Deco style that was evolved by the architect named D.J. Blomfield. He also worked with Edwin Lutyens.

While the building was initially constructed by S.B.S. Ranjit Singh, it was later restored by Harvinder Sekhon. This reconstruction took almost 5 years and it lasted from 1996 to 2001. During the operational tenure of Sekhon, the place was visited by Queen of the Netherlands and many Hollywood celebrities as well as business tycoons. The hotel is also home to some of Delhi’s most popular restaurants and bars. ‘Spice Route’, ‘Patiala Peg Bar’, ‘1911 Restaurant and Bar’, ‘Daniells Tavern’ and ‘San Gimignano’ are always packed for their delightful hospitality and great food and beverages. The hotel has a total of three floors, with 233 rooms and 44 suites.


Hotel Imperial is famous due for its heritage as well as brilliant legacy. The Patiala Peg bar here is has immense history as the place where Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Mahatma Gandhi, Mohammad Ali Jinnah and Lord Mountbatten carried out discussions over the Partition of India.

Hotel Facilities

Hotel Imperial offers a range of amenities and facilities to its guests in order to make them feel special. Some of its facilities are dry-cleaning and laundry service, 24-hour room service, safe deposit box at front desk, health club, free valet parking, full-service health spa, swimming pool, concierge desk, conference centre and multiple small meeting rooms. The luxurious 5-star hotel also offers medical assistance, luggage storage space, 24-hour front desk, express check-in, poolside bar, porter/bellhop, complimentary newspapers, sauna, babysitting and childcare.

Basic Information

Hotel Imperial is located just 6.4 kilometres from the centre of New Delhi. It offers free transportation service to and fro from the airport to its guests. It also has the presence of a gift shop and news-stand as well as hair salon and picnic area. The hotel also provides currency exchange facility and is equipped with a business centre that offers high-speed internet access in public areas.


Hotel Imperial has six restaurants that offer a wide range of cuisines and food items from all over the world. Some of its famous dishes are grilled fresh porcini mushroom, tender lamb shank, murgh kalmi kebab, noorani seekh kebab, lazzat-e-taroosh, murgh joshina, parda paneer and badam aur anjeer ka halwa. Additionally, its excellent list of brews, single malts and impeccably blended cocktails complete the beautiful staying experience at the hotel.

Awards and Recognition

Hotel Imperial has been presented with an endless number of awards over the years. World Luxury Hotel Award, GeoSpa Asia Spa India Awards 2012, ‘Winner of Travellers’ Choice Awards 2013, International Star Award for Quality, Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2011, Whiskey Bars of the World Awards 2011 and NDTV Good Times Food Awards 2010 are some of the accolades under its belt. The hotel has also won HT City Crystals Award 2010, Top Hundred Readers Choice Awards, World Travel Awards 2008, SATTE 2005 Award, Tatler Travel Guide Award and Five Star Diamond Award 2004.

Basic Things to Know

  • Reservations are needed to be done to avail the massage services and spa treatments at Hotel Imperial by contacting the authorities prior to arrival.
  • Guestrooms can only be accessed by registered guests.
  • The entrance of pets is restricted.
  • The hotel is equipped with connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
  • You are required to carry a photo ID card upon arrival.
  • Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
  • The check-in time at the hotel is 2pm and the check-out time is 12 pm.

Nearest Tourist Attractions

Hotel Imperial is centrally located and is close to several tourist attractions, including Connaught Place, City Centre New Delhi, Jantar Mantar, Appu Ghar Water Park, Palika Bazaar, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, Parliament of India and National Museum. Other attractions are the India Gate, Secretariat Building, Cathedral Church of the Redemption, Pragati Maidan, Birla Mandir Temple, Laxminarayan Temple, Dhyan Chand National Stadium and National Gallery of Modern Art.


Hotel Imperial is a 10-minute drive from New Delhi Railway Station, 8 kilometres away from Nizamuddin Railway Station and a 25-minute drive from the Indira Gandhi International Airport.

Contact Details

The Imperial
Janpath, New Delhi - 110001
Telephone: (+91-11) 23341234, 41501234
Email: [email protected]
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