The Park, Delhi $$$$
Concierge.com's insider take:
At 220 rooms, the Park, centrally located at Connaught Place, is too big to justify its billing of itself as a boutique hotel. And the screen of clear glass beads meandering through the lobby—an attempt at urban chic, Delhi style, by Sir Terence Conran and his makeover team—suggests there's a leaky ceiling rather than being a testament to design genius. Get beyond first impressions, though, and the design whimsy, liveliness, and (not least) the 35-foot bar that ends with a dance floor make this a fun place to stay.