Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Le Meridian Delhi

India is a cultural experience everyone should have without question.  Given time I would have travelled much farther afield in the country, but my situation dictated that I stay "only" in Delhi.  The hotel was the Le Meridian Delhi

Generally speaking, I enjoy Starwood hotels.  I am a big gan of the W chain.  This was only my second stay, and I wasn't disappointed.  It falls neatly into the category of a well appointed business hotel.  The rooms are well short of lavish but are certainly comfortable.  The staff was exceedingly friendly and helpful.  The food onsite fell a little short of my hopes, but otherwise all was well.  In an interesting, quirky aside, on loop in all of the elevator lobbies were Tom & Jerry cartoons?  In the same space they were also pumping in the sounds of the rain forrest?  That bit of bizarre norwithstanding, a fine hotel for my purposes.

If you were looking for something rather more over the top in Delhi accomodation, I dropped into the Taj Mahal Hotel for a dinner.  Though I didn't see a room, the common spaces were fantastic.  I dined at Wasabi a Morimoto restaurant on the property.  I began the evening a little weary of sushi in India and finished the evening impressed by the meal.