The past week saw the Insider join a book discussion, attend the exclusive launch of a rooftop Lounge and is now walking the Fashion talk at the Amazon India Fashion Week, as you read this.The Royal Plaza hotel is a little nugget of a heritage property hidden from the luxe traveller’s eye, at Janpath, in the heart of Delhi.
The seasonal opening of its 19th floor, rooftop Sky Bar & Grill at the Connaught recently, had The Insider revel in the capital’s vistas and their sumptuous spread. It was an equally pleasant scenic change getting elevated (literally) to the 19th floor from its impressive French interiors of the foyer, resplendent in Baroque sheen, with frescoes on the wall to the high ceiling, to glass encased cherubs.
|A Roof With a View!|
The first sight of a bustling Delhi below, as you stand staring at the distant calm, sets the stage for chilling atop the city! The Lounge is divided into two separate spaces that are connected by a ramp: The Moon Bar and the Presidential Lounge. One side overlooks the majestic Rajpath, flanked by the Presidential Palace and the India Gate memorial. To the other, Connaught Place’s Georgian architecture catches your eye.
From the colonial to the French Renaissance inspired architecture, Delhi has an eclectic mix of hotel properties, each unique in its own way. From the pianist in the lobby playing lilting tunes to the beats of the DJ’s tunes at the Sky, take your pick to suit your taste.
Judging by the events planned on the hotels’ turntable, the lounge is ready to belt out Sufi nights as well as World Music. Come winters, you can attend the Champagne day soirees. For now revel in the views!