The Roseate New Delhi
National Highway 8, D Block, Samalka, New Delhi, Delhi 110037, India
| +91 11 3355 2211
Photo courtesy of DUSIT DEVERANA
The Roseate New DelhiDesigned by Thai architect Khun Lek Bunnag—who has garnered a reputation for building luxury resorts that highlight the natural beauty of southeast Asia (Four Seasons Resort Chiang Mai; Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve)—the centerpiece of this peaceful boutique property is a 330-foot swimming pool that’s anchored by four massive gold-leaf columns and meanders through a forest-backed eight-acre garden. Vast domed and wood-covered rooms are controlled with iPads and express a fusion of modern Thai and Indian aesthetics—think sleek marble surfaces, whimsical panelled walls, and silk throw pillows. Guests are mostly couples and child-free travelers unfazed by the freestanding bathtubs that sit next to king-size beds and showers separated from sleeping areas by glass sliding doors. The many unfenced walkways over the swimming pool and other water features make the hotel unsuitable for very young children, though older kids might appreciate outdoor movie screenings.
almost 3 years ago
Aheli Signature Spa at Aheli Spa, The Roseate
An oasis of calm within the environs of the metropolis is hard to imagine. But The Roseate is here to bust all your myths. With large open lush green areas all around, this hotel is the perfect place to relax even if you are within the confines of a city. The Aheli Spa offers a perfect accompaniment to your rejuvenation. With an impressive spa menu, Aheli is your one stop destination of rejuvenation. The Aheli Spa has five rooms including three single ones, one couple and a special Hamam which offers the famed Turkish baths. These warm baths are infused with oils and are the perfect place to sweat out toxins post a massage. The spa is characteristic of the hotel, open areas with the Sun streaming in through large windows. I sit down to muse as Spa Director Sushma guides me through the menu over a cup of peppermint tea. I choose the Aheli Signature treatment which has an amalgamation of therapies all rolled into one. The spa rooms are tastefully yet minimalistically decorated. A large table takes its place after a two sided dressing table. There are curtained changing rooms along with a lavatory and shower cum steam room. The toiletries are Kama Ayurveda products. The chair for the foot massage has a padding on the back making it really pleasurable when you lie back. The massage starts with a litany of stretching techniques. All those poses you see in spa photographs, yes all of those. My therapist them uses Pine wood oil and slowly starts to ease out the knots. There is serial alternation between using the fingers and forearms for maintaining pressure. She progresses systematically over the back, legs and arms before turning attention to the chest and head. Do try out the Aheli Signature Massage at the Aheli spa, The Roseate New Delhi to rejuvenate you back and throw you back into the daily grind.