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Awards & Recognition

2013-2014

  • The Imperial has been chosen as one of the top city hotels in Asia and ranked as the top hotel in Delhi by Travel+Leisure World’s Best Awards, 2014

  • The Atrium, San Gimignano and The Spice Route are the winners of Tripadvisor Excellence Award for 2014

  • The Imperial is the winner of Tripadvisor Excellence Award for 2014

  • Kohinoor Retreat at The Imperial spa was awarded as the most luxurious treatment by Geospa asiaSpa Awards 2013 on 1st May 2014

  • Certificate of excellence- 2013 Winner was awarded to San Gimignano by Tripadvisor

  • Travel+ Leisure Readers Choice Awards 2013 chose The Imperial New Delhi in the category of Best Heritage Hotel India group -Runners up on 31stMarch 2014

    • The Imperial has received an award on 21st March 2013 as the Highest Revenue Generator for Year 2013 from Booking.com in the category of Stand Alone Hotels amongst over 700 hotels (Chain & Stand Alone) in New Delhi. Booking.com has recognized the efforts put in for the achievement and thus the award to The Imperial. The Awards & Appreciation Night was at The Park, New Delhi.

    • The Imperial was ranked amongst Best Business Hotels in Delhi By Travel + leisure for World’s Best Awards 2013
    http://www.travelandleisure.com/worldsbest/2013/business-hotels


  • The Atrium has been awarded as the Best Tea Lounge in the hotel category by Times Food & Nightlife Awards 2014

  • San Gimignano has been awarded as the Best Italian in the hotel category by Times Food & Nightlife Awards 2014

  • The Imperial has been bestowed with the Best Enterprise award in quality and management spheres by the Europe Business assembly of The Oxford UK

  • The Imperial has been honored with the platinum category award for QUALITY by BID ( Business Initiative Directions) and has been bestowed with World Quality Commitment International Star

  • Travel + Leisure awarded The Royal Imperial Suite as The Imperial amongst the Top 25 Presidential Suites in India for 2013 by Editor’s Choice

2012 – 2013

  • The Spice Route Restaurant at the Imperial Hotel, has been awarded a Chad Clark Travel Ventures Certified™ Experience for DINING, in 2013

  • The Imperial has been awarded the prestigious World Luxury Hotel Award and has been chosen as the “Best Luxury Hotel in India for 2013”amongst top hotels in the country for the fourth year in a row

  • The Imperial has been honored with the BIZZ 2013 award for Business Excellence by WORLDCOB (World Confederation of Businesses) at a glittering ceremony in Dubai in 2013

  • The Imperial New Delhi has been ranked amongst the TOP 25 LIST in BEST IN TRAVEL POLL 2013 by Smart Travel Asia

  • The Imperial New Delhi has been awarded the Best Boutique Hotel from India by Travel+Leisure India and South Asia in India’s Best Awards for 2013.

  • The Imperial Spa and Salon was awarded as Best Hotel Spa & Most Luxurious Spa(Hotel) by GeoSpa Asia Spa India Awards 2012 on 29th April 2013

  • The Spice Route has been awarded the Excellence award by Tripadvisor.com for 2012

  • The Spice Route has been awarded as one of the best Asian/Oriental restaurant by Zomato Food Guide 2013.

  • The Imperial New Delhi was honored as Best Boutique Hotel in India for 2012 by Travel + Leisure India’s Best Awards 2013 issue

  • The Atrium has been awarded as the best Tea Lounge in the hotel category by Times Food & Nightlife Awards 2013

  • Images Most admired Destination/Hotel Spa of the year for 2013

  • Images Most admired Innovative service concept of the year Salon/Spa- SUFI SIGNATURE BY THE IMPERIAL SPA

  • The Imperial been awarded as the ‘Winner of Travellers’ Choice Awards 2013’ by Tripadvisor.com

  • The Imperial has been chosen amongst Travel n Leisure USA 500+ Best Hotels and Travel n Leisure 215+ Best Hotels India and SA for 2013 with a ranking of 88.46

  • Agoda.com has rated The Imperial as one of the Top 12 hotels in the world for 2012

  • Tatler Travel Guide 2013 has ranked The Imperial No. 12 ( location wise) and has listed the hotel amongst 101 Best Hotels in the world

  • The Spice Route has been awarded the Excellence award by Tripadvisor.com for 2012

  • The Spice Route has been awarded as the ‘Best Dining Experience’ by CNBC Awaaz Travel Awards 2012

  • The Imperial has been awarded as ‘India’s leading Business Hotel’ by World Travel Awards 2012.

  • The Imperial has been awarded as The Best Luxury Hotel in India by World Luxury Hotel Awards 2012.

  • The Imperial has been bestowed with The Excellence award by Tripadvisor.com. This award is based on consistent praise earned by The Imperial showcasing its impeccable service during 2012.

  • The Imperial has been bestowed with International Star Award for Quality at the 37th International Star for Quality Convention 2012 held at Geneva as part of the annual program of B.I.D., designed to recognize the prestige of the outstanding companies, organizations, and businessmen in the business world

  • The Imperial has been awarded the 2011 GOLD CIRCLE AWARD by Agoda for the best performance. This is based on 165 guest reviews on Agoda and we have achieved an average rating of 9.2 on 10. The award honors hotels that show commitment to providing a superior online product.

  • The Imperial has been awarded for its fine performance on Smart Travel Asia. Com’s top 25 lists for 2012 best on travel poll.

  • Best recommendation by Zomato Food Guide 2012 for
    San Gimignano and The Spice Route

  • The Imperial spa has won the much coveted Asia Spa India Award 2012 and has been honored as the Best New Spa in the Hotel category. The 5th Asia Spa India Awards for spa and wellness were held on 10th May 2012 and The Imperial Spa was recognized for its outstanding treatments, ambience and service.

  • The Imperial has been awarded Trip Advisor 2012 Travellers’ Choice Hotel Award and ranked as No.1 Indian hotel in Luxury category. In addition to the above accolade, we are also a winner in the international category of Best Luxury hotels in Asia

  • The Imperial New Delhi was honored as Best Boutique Hotel in India for 2011 by Travel + Leisure India’s Best Awards

  • The Atrium has been awarded as The Best Tea Lounge by Times of India Food &Nightlife awards 2012

  • Chef Veena Arora- Chef De Cuisine at The Spice Route, The Imperial has been bestowed with the honour of Best Lady Chef by Ministry of Tourism in India for her Outstanding Achievement and Contribution to the Promotion of Tourism in the Country

  • Whiskey Bars of The world Gold 2012 award has been bestowed to 1911 at The Imperial by Whiskey magazine, for outstanding presentation, promotion and knowledge of great whiskies from around the world

  • Travel +Leisure USA ranked The Imperial as the Best Hotel in New Delhi for 500 Best Hotels in the world in January 2012

  • Winner of Traveller’s Choice 2012 by Tripadvisor.com and ranked No. 2 of 523 hotels in New Delhi

  • Mail Today’s 101 Finest restaurants presented Best of the Best Awards 2011 and ranked THE SPICE ROUTE as the Best Thai restaurant in Delhi- NCR for the fine quality of its food, service and attention to hygiene.

  • Best Luxury Hotel in India- World Luxury Hotel Awards 2011

  • Smart Travel Asia honored The Imperial ‘Best in Travel 2011’ award amongst Hot 25 Leisure Hotels in Asia. The Imperial was ranked as No. 24 (one up from last year) and is amongst the only 3 chosen hotels from India

  • SAN GIMIGNANO has been honored for having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world- Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2011

  • THE SPICE ROUTE has been honored for having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world- Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2011

  • Travel + Leisure USA 2011 World’s Best Awards by Reader’s Poll ranked The Imperial on No.9 in Asia and No. 2 in India

  • 1911 was honored with ‘Whiskey Bars of the World Bronze award 2011’ for outstanding presentation, promotion and knowledge of great whiskies from around the world, by Whiskey magazines

  • The Spice Route – Awarded for ‘Best Thai’ by Times Food & Nightlife Awards 2011

  • The Atrium – Awarded for ‘Best Tea Lounge’ by Times Food & Nightlife Awards 2011

  • 1911 Bar ~ Honored for outstanding presentation, promotion and knowledge of great whiskies around the world | Whiskey Bars of the World Awards 2011

  • San Gimignano ~ Featured amongst Top 20 favorite restaurants for wine enthusiasts across India| Sommelier India, Wine Magazine 2011

  • The Imperial, New Delhi has been declared as the best hotel in the city in a readers poll and one of the chosen ones amongst the 178 best hotels picked up from Asia, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. | T & L, South Asia, January 2011

  • The Imperial has been recognized for great work in the category of Community and Philanthropy- GIFTTS 2010, Preferred Hotel Group

  • The Atrium- Best Dessert & Coffee Menu- NDTV Good times Food Awards 2010

  • Best Luxury Hotel in India- World Luxury Hotel Awards 2010

  • San Gimignano- City’s finest Italian restaurant – HT City crystals award 2010

  • The Imperial has been voted amongst 25 Hot Hotels for Best in Travel- Smart Travel Asia Award 2010

  • The Imperial has been declared on No.20 amongst the top hotels in Asia- Travel & Leisure 2010

  • SAN GIMIGNANO has been honored for having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world- Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2010

  • THE SPICE ROUTE has been honored for having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world- Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2010

  • World’s Best Places to stay, Gold List, Condé Nast Traveler – USA 2010

  • San Gimignano awarded as The Best Italian restaurant in the city 2010 by CNN IBN BURRP!

  • Spice Route Awarded as one of the best restaurants by Mail Today food Guide- 101 best restaurants in the city 2010

  • HT CITY Eating out Guide 2009 awarded Daniell’s Tavern as the BEST PAN INDIAN restaurant.

  • HT CITY Eating out Guide 2009 awarded San Gimignano as the BEST ITALIAN restaurant.

  • Finalist in World Luxury Hotels Awards- 2009

  • Top Hundred Readers Choice Awards, Condé Nast Traveler USA 2009.

  • Best Hotels in Asia Pacific Region, Readers Choice Awards, DestinAsian 2009

  • Times Food Guide Awards, Delhi, 2009 recognises The Atrium as the Best Tea Bar and The Spice Route as the restaurant with the Best Ambience.

  • 1911, The Imperial, Recognised as the best Whisky Bars of The World, Gold bar category, Whisky Magazine 2009

  • The Spice Route, listed among Asia’s Finest Restaurants, The Miele Guide 2008-2009

  • Worlds Best Places to stay, Gold List, Condé Nast Traveler – USA 2009

  • Worlds Best 500 Hotels, Travel & Leisure 2009

  • Top Hundred Readers Choice Awards, Condé Nast Traveler USA 2008

  • Top 50 Hotels in Asia and 400 Best Hotels in the World by Forbes Traveler.com

  • Top 50 Hotels in Asia, Travel + Leisure 2008

  • 101 Best Suites In The World, The Royal Imperial Suite has been selected as one of the Best Hotel Suites in the Asia/Pacific region by Elite Traverler 2008.

  • World Travel Awards 2008 – Asia’s Leading Hotel

  • Worlds Best Places to stay, Gold List, Condé Nast Traveler – USA 2008

  • Best Hotel for Service in India, Gold List, Condé Nast Traveller – UK 2008

  • Worlds Best 500 Hotels, Travel + Leisure – 2008.

  • World Travel Awards 2007, India’s Leading Suite, The Royal Imperial Suite

  • Great Hotel Restaurants of the World, The Spice Route has been selected the winner of the 2007 Great Hotels Restaurants of the World by Villeroy and Boch

  • Top 100 Hotels in the World, Condé Nast Traveler, USA – 2007.

  • India’s Top 10 Hotels by Forbes.com

  • Reader’s Travel Awards, Condé Nast Traveller, UK – 2007.

  • Top 50 Hotels in Asia, Travel + Leisure – 2007

  • 500 Worlds Best Hotels, Travel + Leisure – 2007

  • 2007 Grand Award – Hideway Report.

  • Best Hotel in Asia, Gold List, Condé Nast Traveler – USA 2007

  • Best Hotel for Food in Asia, Gold List, Condé Nast Traveller -UK 2007.

  • 2nd Best Hotel in India by Forbes Traveler 2006

  • Best Business Hotels in Asia by Travel + Leisure – 2006

  • Top 75 Hotels in Asia , Reader’s Choice Awards by Condé Nast Traveler USA – 2006

  • Worlds Best Top 50 Hotels in Asia, Travel + Leisure in an international reader’s Survey – 2006.

  • World Travel Award, Leading Hotel in India for 2005, 2006

  • Preferred Hotel Group’s Best Outstanding Hotel, Asia Pacific -2005

  • Safari India’s Best Hotelier of the year 2005 Award for Mr. Pierre Jochem, Vice President & General Manager

  • SATTE 2005 Award

  • Tatler Travel Guide Award

  • Five Star Diamond Award 2004

  • Five Star Diamond Award 2003

2008 – 2012

  • The Imperial New Delhi has been awarded the Best Boutique Hotel from India | Travel+Leisure India & South Asia in India’s Best Awards for 2013

  • The Imperial Spa and Salon was awarded as Best Hotel Spa & Most Luxurious Spa (Hotel) | GeoSpa Asia Spa India Awards 2012

  • The Spice Route has been awarded as one of the best Asian/Oriental restaurant | Zomato Food Guide 2013

  • The Atrium wins the award for Best Tea Lounge in the hotel category’ | Times Food & Nightlife Awards 2013

  • The Imperial Spa has been awarded as the ‘Most admired Destination/Hotel Spa of the year for 2013’ | The Images Beauty & Wellness

  • The Imperial Spa has been awarded as the ‘Most admired Innovative service concept of the year Salon/Spa- SUFI SIGNATURE BY THE IMPERIAL SPA’ | The Images Beauty & Wellness

  • The Imperial been awarded as the ‘Winner of Travellers’ Choice Awards 2013′ | Tripadvisor.com

  • Most admired Destination/Hotel Spa of the year for 2013

  • Most admired Innovative service concept of the year Salon/Spa- SUFI SIGNATURE BY THE IMPERIAL SPA

  • The Imperial was chosen amongst Travel + leisure USA 500 Best Hotels for 2013 with a ranking of The Imperial 88.46 | Travel + leisure USA

  • Agoda rates The Imperial amongst the top 12 hotels in the world for 2012 and the only chosen hotel from India for the same year. | Agoda

  • The Imperial has been chosen amongst 101 hotels-Old Timers by Tatler Travel Guide 2013 and is ranked No. 13th for location. | Tatler Travel Guide 2013

  • The Spice Route at The Imperial has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Tripadvisor for the year 2012. It has received a rating of 4 out of 5 by the guests. | Tripadvisor

  • The Imperial has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Tripadvisor for the year 2012. It has received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 by the guests . | Tripadvisor

  • The Spice Route bestowed with the ‘Best Dining Experience’ Award | CNBC Awaaz Travel Awards 2012

  • The Imperial has been awarded as ‘India’s leading Business Hotel’ | World Travel Awards 2012

  • The Imperial has been awarded as The Best Luxury Hotel in India | World Luxury Hotel Awards 2012

  • The Excellence award | Tripadvisor

  • The Imperial has been bestowed with International Star Award for Quality at the 37th International Star for Quality Convention 2012 held at Geneva as part of the annual program of B.I.D., designed to recognize the prestige of the outstanding companies, organizations, and businessmen in the business world. | 37th International Star for Quality Convention 2012, Geneva

  • The Imperial has been awarded the 2011 GOLD CIRCLE AWARD by Agoda for the best performance. This is based on 165 guest reviews on Agoda and we have achieved an average rating of 9.2 on 10. The award honors hotels that show commitment to providing a superior online product. | 2011 GOLD CIRCLE AWARD by Agoda

  • The Imperial has been awarded for its fine performance on Smart Travel Asia.com’s top 25 lists for 2012 best in Travel poll | Smart Travel Asia.com’s top 25 lists for 2012

  • Citibank Zomato Restaurant Guide 2012 featured San Gimignano in the Italian/European Category as a recommendation to their users | Zomato Food Guide 2012

  • Citibank Zomato Restaurant Guide 2012 featured The Spice Route in the Asian/Oriental Category as a recommendation to their users. | Zomato Food Guide 2012

  • The Imperial has been honoured with the prestigious 2012 Certificate of Excellence award by Tripadvisor. With the consistent recommendation by the travelers, The Imperial has earned highest praise and has been recognised with 4.5 rating by Tripadvisor which is an exceptional achievement. | TripAdvisor 2012

  • The Imperial Spa has won the much coveted Asia Spa India Award 2012 and has been honored as the Best New Spa in the Hotel category. | Asia Spa India Award 2012

  • The Imperial was honoured as the winner for Best Boutique Hotel by Travel and Leisure India’s best awards. | Travel and Leisure

  • Trip Advisor, the world’s largest travel site declared The Imperial as the winner of Traveler’s Choice 2011 Award | Trip Advisor

  • Best Luxury Hotel in India | World Luxury Hotel Awards 2011

  • Smart Travel Asia honored The Imperial with ‘Best in Travel 2011’ award amongst Hot 25 Leisure Hotels in Asia. The Imperial has been chosen amongst the only 3 hotels from India

  • San Gimignano has been honored for having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world | Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2011

  • The Spice Route has been honored for having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world | Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2011

  • The Imperial, New Delhi has been ranked no. 2 amongst Top City Hotels in India and no. 9 amongst Top City Hotels across Asia | T & L, USA Reader’s poll awards 2011

  • The Spice Route ~ Awarded as the ‘Best Thai’ Restaurant | Times Food & Nightlife Awards 2011

  • The Atrium ~ Awarded as the ‘Best Tea Lounge’ | Times Food & Nightlife Awards 2011


  • 1911 Bar ~ Honored for outstanding presentation, promotion and knowledge of great whiskies around the world | Whiskey Bars of the World Awards 2011

  • San Gimignano ~ Featured amongst Top 20 favorite restaurants for wine enthusiasts across India| Sommelier India, Wine Magazine 2011


  • The Imperial, New Delhi has been declared as the best hotel in the city in a readers poll and one of the chosen ones amongst the 178 best hotels picked up from Asia, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. | T & L, South Asia, January 2011

  • The Imperial has been recognized for great work in the category of Community and Philanthropy | GIFTTS 2010, Preferred Hotel Group

  • The Atrium~ Best Dessert & Coffee Menu in India | NDTV Good Times Food Awards 2010

  • Best Luxury Hotel in India | World Luxury Hotel Award 2010

  • San Gimignano ~ city’s finest Italian restaurant | HT City Crystal Awards 2010

  • The Imperial amongst 25 Hot Hotels for Best in Travel | Smart Travel Asia Award 2010


  • The Imperial No.20 amongst the top hotels in Asia | Travel & leisure

  • San Gimignano ~ one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world | Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2010

  • The Spice Route ~ one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world | Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2010

  • Worlds Best Places to Stay, Gold List | Condé Nast Traveler USA 2010

  • The Atrium ~ Best Tea Bar & The Spice Route ~ Best Ambience
    Times Food Guide Awards, Delhi 2010

  • The Atrium ~ Best Tea Bar & The Spice Route ~ Best Ambience
    Times Food Guide Awards, Delhi 2009

  • San Gimignano ~ Best Italian restaurant in the city 2010 | CNN IBN BURRP!

  • Spice Route ~ Best Restaurants | Mail Today Food Guide, 101 Best Restaurants in the city 2010

  • Finalist in World Luxury Hotels Awards 2009

  • Top Hundred Readers Choice Awards | Condé Nast Traveler USA 2009

  • Best Hotels in Asia Pacific Region | Readers Choice Awards, DestinAsian 2009

  • 1911 ~ Best Whisky Bars of The World, Gold bar category | Whisky Magazine 2009

  • The Spice Route ~ Asia’s Finest Restaurants | The Miele Guide 2008-09

  • Worlds Best Places to Stay, Gold List | Condé Nast Traveler USA 2009

  • Worlds Best 500 Hotels | Travel & Leisure 2009

  • Top 100 Readers Choice Awards | Condé Nast Traveler USA 2008

  • Top 50 Hotels in Asia & 400 Best Hotels in the World | Forbes Traveler.com

  • Top 50 Hotels in Asia | Travel + Leisure 2008

  • The Royal Imperial Suite ~ 101 Best Suites In The World in Asia/Pacific region | Elite Traveler 2008.

  • Asia’s Leading Hotel | World Travel Awards 2008

  • Worlds Best Places to Stay, Gold List | Condé Nast Traveler USA 2008

  • Best Hotel for Service in India, Gold List | Condé Nast Traveller UK 2008

  • Worlds Best 500 Hotels | Travel + Leisure 2008
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2003 – 2007

  • The Royal Imperial Suite ~ India’s Leading Suite | World Travel Awards 2007

  • The Spice Route ~ Great Hotel Restaurants of the World
    Villeroy and Boch 2007

  • Top 100 Hotels in the World
    Condé Nast Traveler, USA 2007

  • India’s Top 10 Hotels | Forbes.com

  • Reader’s Travel Awards | Condé Nast Traveller, UK 2007.

  • Top 50 Hotels in Asia | Travel + Leisure 2007

  • 500 Worlds Best Hotels | Travel + Leisure 2007

  • 2007 Grand Award | Hideway Report

  • Best Hotel in Asia, Gold List | Condé Nast Traveler USA 2007

  • Best Hotel for Food in Asia, Gold List | Condé Nast Traveler USA 2007

  • 2nd Best Hotel in India | Forbes Traveler 2006

  • Best Business Hotels in Asias | Travel + Leisure 2006

  • Top 75 Hotels in Asia, Reader’s Choice Awards | Condé Nast Traveler USA 2006

  • Worlds Best Top 50 Hotels in Asia | Travel + Leisure 2006

  • Leading Hotel in India | World Travel Award 2005-06

  • Best Outstanding Hotel | Preferred Hotel Group, Asia Pacific 2005

  • Mr. Pierre Jochem, VP & GM ~ Safari India’s Best Hotelier SATTE Award 2005

  • Tatler Travel Guide Award 2005

  • Five Star Diamond Award 2004 & 2003