The first among the legendary “Four Maidens of the East”, the Imperial was the only luxury hotel provided by Sir Edwin Lutyen in his grand design for New Delhi. Built in 1933, the hotel has a somewhat unconventional style and design; a mixture of Victorian and old colonial with a playful dosage of art-deco. The colonial rooms with high ceilings, exquisite restaurants, art galleries and service that makes you feel at home, rendered The Imperial a ‘jewel of hospitality’. The hotel is set in 8 acres of beautiful, landscaped gardens in the heart of the premium business and shopping district of New Delhi. The Imperial was voted the ‘Leading Hotel in India’ at the prestigious World Travel Awards in 2005.