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The Leela Palace New Delhi, New Delhi

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Diplomatic Enclave
New Delhi
India 110023
Tel: 91 11 3933 1234's insider take:

The Leela Palace opened its doors in October 2011 and has quickly established itself as one of the best hotels in the city. On offer here is a virtually flawless package of service and comfort. From a dedicated airport concierge to the hotel's fleet of white BMWs and the cutting-edge iPod-controlled technology in the bedrooms, hardly a trick has been missed. Mother-of-pearl inlay furniture and flowery carpets give the 260 rooms a lavish feel that's counterbalanced by large plasma TVs and original artworks. Depending on your sensibilities, the staff is highly proficient or verging on unctuous; the genuinely useful butler service makes up for the excessively saccharine arrival ceremony. Dining options include the glass-fronted Qube, providing breakfast and lunch buffets with a view on the garden, the Leela's signature Indian restaurant, Jamovar, and the sublime Japanese Megu. But the ace in the pack is Le Cirque, imported from , on the tenth floor.—Vanessa Able

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