12 Lesser Known Facts About The Imperial New Delhi

Ever dreamt of staying at a hotel which has hosted the likes of Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Prince Albert of Monocco, Kate Winslet, Saudi Arabia Prince Bander Bin Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz and many more eminent names? Want to dine at restaurants that once presented delectable cuisine to legends? Look no further than the majestic The Imperial New Delhi for royal indulgence in India.

Wicked Spoon Confessions presents 12 interesting facts about The Imperial New Delhi, an iconic property situated in the heart of the capital on Janpath, the erstwhile Queensway, reminiscent of the halcyon days of the Raj.

1. The Mirror at 1911 Bar Atrium has been gifted by King George V and Queen Mary. Now how's that for royalty?

2. The 24 royal palms leading up to the porch were planted by Lady Willingdon herself and add to the largest variety of palm trees found in the city

3. The Imperial’s structure is made in the form of a # shape. Check out Google maps - looks pretty awesome.

4. 1911
( all day dining restaurant) has the original picture of King George V’s garden Party at the Red Fort

5. The artisans involved in painting the mural art at The Spice Route( South East Asian Restaurant at The Imperial)  were specially invited from Guruvayur Temple of Kerala

6. The standing clock placed at The Royal Imperial Suite is approximately 500 years old 

7. The 4 poster bed at The Royal Imperial suite was crafted just for the suite and is 100 Years old

8. Chicken Imperial at 1911( all day dining restaurant) served today was part of the old menu at the time of partition when 1911 was called The Garden Party

9. The Imperial has a rare and fine collection of artwork with more than 5000 art pieces across the hotel

10. The only Victoria Cross in the country can be found at 1911 Bar’s private area- Hardinge’s room

11. Thomas and William Daniell- the British Landscape artists camped in the vicinity of the existing Daniell’s Tavern( Pan Indian Restaurant at The Imperial), while mapping India with their art in the 18th century

12. There are no thriftier ways of experiencing luxury than at The Imperial New Delhi’s Presidential Suite called The Royal Imperial Suite, whose guests have included Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Prince Albert of Monocco, Kate Winslet, Saudi Arabia Prince Bandar Bin Sultan Bin Abdulaziz and many more eminent names.