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

Gross Floor Area

139,354.6 m2

Location

Gurgaon, India

Completion

2011

Services

Architecture, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering

Owner(s)

The Oberoi Group

AWARDS

2014
TripAdvisor, Travellers’ Choice Awards – Ranked 13th in Top 25 Hotels in India & Ranked 6th in Top 25 Hotels in India
TripAdvisor, Travellers’ Choice Awards – Ranked 12th in Top 25 Luxury Hotels in India & Ranked 4th in Top 25 Luxury Hotels in India
Top Luxury Hotel & Brand Report – The World’s Leading Luxury Hotel Brand
HVS – Hotel of the Year in Best Luxury New Development
Conde Nast Traveler, UK, Readers’ Travel Awards – Ranked 3rd in Best Overseas Business Hotel & Ranked 63rd in Top 100 Hotels in the World
SATTE Buyers – Sellers Meet – Leading Hotel – Luxury Integrated Hotel Development

2013
World’s Best Awards, Readers’ Survey – Ranked 5th in Top 30 City Hotels in Asia & Top 100 Hotels in the World
World Travel Awards – World and Asia’s Leading Luxury Hotel
TripAdvisor, Travellers’ Choice Awards – Ranked 11th in Top 25 Luxury Hotels in India & Ranked 17th in Top 25 Hotels in India
Conde Nast Traveler, UK, Readers’ Travel Awards – Ranked 1st in Best Overseas Business Hotel
Conde Nast Traveler, India, Readers’ Travel Awards – Favourite Hotel visited on Business, India

2012
World Travel Awards – World and Asia’s Leading Luxury Hotel
Travel + Leisure – Featured in the ‘IT LIST’ under The Best New Hotels category
Tatler UK, Readers’ Travel Awards – Featured in Best 101 Hotels in the world
Conde Nast Traveler, UK – Featured under “Hot List”, The 60 new Best Hotels in the World
Best of the Best Hotel Awards – Nominated under Best Spa category
CNBC AWAAZ Travel Awards – Best Hotel Architecturally, nominated as Best Business Hotel

2011
World Travel Awards – World, Asia and India’s Leading Luxury Hotel
HICSA Hotel of The Year awards – Best Luxury New Development, Upper Upscale Category
Award for Hotel Excellence – Time Travel Honours – Nominated as “One-to-Watch” in the “Best of the Best Category”
Hindustan Times – HT City Crystals – Hotel of the Year

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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