We like the sound of the rooftop pool at the brand spanking new Leela Palace Kempinski.
Set to open in November (with a soft opening in October when 100 guest rooms will be ready), the Leela Palace is the first newly-built luxury hotel to be constructed in New Delhi in 15 years. Hats off to The Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts for also bringing an ESPA spa to the Indian capital. The dining options aren't too shabby either. Guests can choose between regional specialties at Jamavar, The Leela's signature Indian restaurant; international grub at the glass-walled Qube; handmade pasta and pizza at the rooftop Italian resto; or Japanese at Megu, the first outpost in India, which will open in January 2011. (Did we mention the Martini Menu at The Library Bar?) Perhaps best of all: the The Leela Palace's Royal Club Rooms are said to be the largest in the city, tricked out with all the latest technology and served by 24-hour private butler service. Get this- three of the suites have private pools, and the Maharaja Suite has its own spa room and Jacuzzi.