77, Mathura Rd, Friends Colony West, New Delhi, Delhi 110065, India
Photo courtesy of The Manor
The ManorLocated within a one-acre walled garden in the affluent Friends Colony gated neighborhood, The Manor feels like a restful country home with a solicitous, efficient staff and contemporary architecture. London-based designer Shirley Fujikawa’s interiors—think cherry-wood paneling, green granite bathrooms, and furniture in brown and cream silk or olive leather—create a soothing counterpoint to New Delhi’s sensory overload. The hotel’s out-of-the-way address has the same effect, but courteous English-speaking drivers with encyclopedic knowledge of city sights are on hand to collect guests from the airport and the nearby train station. For nearly eight years, many guests stayed here for the sheer convenience of dining at Indian Accent, run by internationally acclaimed chef Manish Mehrotra; today, The Manor hosts a series of culinary pop-ups showcasing cuisines, chefs, and restaurants from around the globe. But there’s an even better reason to book a room: The spa staff offers guests a free foot massage after an exceptionally long day’s travel or wait at the airport immigration line.