The Oberoi, New Delhi
Delhi’s top business hotel is also an Indian society favorite, and the nightly arrivals in the lobby serve as proof. Several excellent restaurants—including the ever-popular threesixty—make this a place to be seen as much as to stay. The revamped and expanded spa, unveiled in late 2007, features Delhi’s only heated indoor lap pool. Guest rooms are exceedingly comfortable and tastefully appointed, some with Indian antiques and textiles; outsize windows look out upon either the adjacent golf course (populated with dozens of varieties of birds) or Humayun’s Tomb in the distance.