The idea of ‘bleisure’ travel might be picking up among modern travellers, but the iconic hotel, The Lodhi, in New Delhi has been offering unique experiences that combine business with leisure for years. By Sushmita Srivastav
Post a hectic day of meetings and conferences in the capital, The Lodhi is probably the best place to unwind at. An uber luxurious space set amidst lush greenery right in the heart of New Delhi, it lets you say goodbye to all your work woes as you check into one of the plush rooms or suites featuring private plunge pools and expansive balconies.
To make sure all your business needs are attended to, the hotel has a boardroom and a business centre with state-of-the-art facilities. The in-house laundry here operates round the clock, offering an express suit-ironing service in 25 minutes and a dry-cleaning service in just three hours. From local specialities to international spreads, The Lodhi’s culinary scene is counted amongst the finest in the country. Feel free to pick any of the restaurants and lounges for a business meeting as all of them are popular social hubs. Let the celebrated chefs curate meals as per your taste, required calorie count, and dietary specifications. At the recently launched Italian restaurant, Perbacco, Michelin star chef Adriano Baldassarre has curated an expedited 20-minute executive lunch priced at INR 2,000/US$28.
Give yourself a break in between meetings as you head for a relaxing massage at the world-class spa with hammam that remains open until midnight. There’s also a stylist-curated salon, state-of-the-art gym, a 50-metre lap pool, yoga on-call service, a spinning studio, three tennis courts, and two squash courts with dedicated trainers. If leaving the room for fitness doesn’t cut it for you, work out at your own pace in your room with the newly introduced Gymbox, an innovative system for total body workout.
The Lodhi’s Les Clefs d’Or Concierges helps in organising day-long trips to Agra, shopping with a 24-hour delivery option, and even chartering a private jet. Make the most of your stay as you drive past some of the iconic landmarks of Delhi—including the Rashtrapati Bhawan and India Gate—on your way to the hotel from the airport.