Situated amid 3.5 hectares of gardens in upmarket Gurgaon, this minimalist glass-and-steel oasis marks a departure from the classic feel of many other Oberoi properties. The hotelâ€™s 202 spacious guest rooms (starting at 57 square meters) and suites abound in natural light, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking azure reflection pools and surrounding greenery.
The design philosophy of height, light, and space is complemented by the roomsâ€™ minimalist chicâ€”mother-of-pearl inlays, teak wall panels, bold throw rugsâ€”and a host of high-tech gadgetry.
While the top three suites boast full-size private pools, all rooms come with the services of a personal butler trained by a former retainer of the Dutch royal family. The property also offers a 24-hour spa, an Olympic-size swimming pool, a retail arcade, and a fleet of Rolls-Royces and BMWs that will take the edge off the 30-minute ride into downtown Delhi.
443 Udyog Vihar, Gurgaon; 91-124/245-1234; oberoihotels.com; doubles from US$710
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