The Oberoi Gurgaon

Photo Credit: East India Hotels Pvt. Ltd.

In contrast to the corporate skyscrapers of the Gurgaon business district, this luxury business hotel is a green oasis with lush tropical gardens and soothing water features. From a striking entrance to a glowing ‘jewel box’ above water, the architecture offers a range of delightful experiences that awakens the senses and calms the soul. The hotel rooms are comfortably large with toilets that overlook a large water feature, and a lushly planted vertical green garden.

The site allocated for the project is remnant land from a bigger plot owned by the hotel owner. It sits beside a neighbouring hotel, The Trident, also operated by the Oberoi. The challenge was to design the new hotel, which is the luxury flagship for the Oberoi Group, despite the handicap of having a smaller land size and an odd configuration.

The hotel design prioritised the sense of arrival for the guests, who are instantly transported from the hustle and bustle of the chaotic Indian streetscape, to a tranquil kingdom of lush green and water features. Every view of the journey, from the entry past the gates, to the hotel room, is carefully choreographed to achieve a sense of serenity and luxury.

AT A GLANCE

Area

139,354.6 m2

Location

Gurgaon, India

Completion

2011

Services

Architecture, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering

Owner(s)

The Oberoi Group

AWARDS

2014
Based on Review Pro’s 2014 Top Luxury Hotel & Brand Report – The World’s Leading Luxury Hotel Brand
Condé Nast Traveller, UK, Readers’ Travel Awards (International) – Best Overseas Business Hotel (Ranked 3rd)
Condé Nast Traveller, UK, Readers’ Travel Awards (International) – Top 100 Hotels in the World (Ranked 63rd)
TripAdvisor, Travellers’ Choice Awards (International) – Top 25 Hotels in Asia (Ranked 13th)
TripAdvisor, Travellers’ Choice Awards (International) – Top 25 Hotels in India (Ranked 6th)
TripAdvisor, Travellers’ Choice Awards (International) – Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Asia (Ranked 12th)
TripAdvisor, Travellers’ Choice Awards (International) – Top 25 Luxury Hotels in India (Ranked 4th)
Luxury Integrated Hotel Development by SATTE Buyers – Sellers Meet – Leading Hotel
Best Luxury New Development – HVS – Hotel of the Year

2011 – 2013
World Travel Awards (International) – World’s Leading Luxury Hotel
World Travel Awards (International) – Asia’s Leading Luxury Hotel
World Travel Awards (International) – India’s Leading Luxury Hotel

2013
Condé Nast Traveller, India, Readers’ Travel Awards (International) – Favourite Hotel visited on Business for the second consecutive year
Condé Nast Traveler, UK, Readers’ Travel Awards (International) – Best Overseas Business Hotel (Ranked 1st)
Travel + Leisure, World’s Best Awards, Readers’ Survey (International) – Top 30 City Hotels in Asia (Ranked 5th)
Travel + Leisure, World’s Best Awards, Readers’ Survey (International) – Top 100 Hotels in the World
TripAdvisor, Travellers’ Choice Awards (International) – Top 25 Luxury Hotels in India (Ranked 11th)
TripAdvisor, Travellers’ Choice Awards (International) – Top 25 Hotels in India (Ranked 17th)

2012
Tatler UK Readers’ Travel Awards (International) – Featured in Best 101 Hotels in the world
CNBC Awaaz Travel Awards Nominated as Best Business Hotel – Wallpaper* (Local) – Best Hotel Architecturally
Virtuoso (International) – Nominated under Best Spa category in the Best of the Best Hotel Awards
Travel + Leisure (International) – Featured in the ‘IT LIST’ under The Best New Hotels category
Conde Nast Traveller, UK (International) – Featured under Hot List – The 60 new Best Hotels in the World
HICSA (International) – Hotel of The Year awards in Best Luxury New Development (Upper Upscale Category)

2011
Hindustan Times – HT City Crystals (Local) – Hotel of the Year Award

Offering a new green lung for the city. Photo Credit: Patrick Bingham-Hall

“Modern, cool, stunning” – Hindustan Times. Photo Credit: Patrick Bingham-Hall

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