After a busy week of runway shows at Amazon India Fashion Week (AIFW), I retreated to the Shangri-la’s Eros Hotel, New Delhi for a weekend of relaxation. I didn’t anticipate the lengths to which the Shangri-la would go to make our stay as memorable as possible. It was a weekend of total indulgence from the culinary delights, to the rejuvenating spa, and especially the world class Presidential Suite fit for a queen. Read on to discover what a luxury stay at the Shangri-la’s Eros Hotel entails.
After a private and leisurely check-in at Mister Chai lounge over a cup of tea and biscuits, I headed over to Shang Palace for their signature Dim Sum lunch. I craved a proper Chinese meal in India and this restaurant was high on my list of places to try.
Shangri-La’s Eros Hotel prides itself as a culinary destination with five world class restaurants featuring international cuisine from India, Italy, East Asia, and more. Starting my culinary journey at Shang Palace, the meal kicked off with an assortment of dumplings, rolls, and potstickers made with the freshest local ingredients.
After a round of Sichuan and Cantonese dishes served up table side, I enjoyed one of the restaurant’s signature dishes — sauna prawns: chili and garlic marinated prawns cooked over a lava stone.
No meal is complete without dessert. I ended the insanely rich feast with a scoop of homemade ice cream.
The Presidential Suite
After another evening of inspiring runway shows at AIFW, I turned in for the night at the stunning Presidential Suite. The amenities felt endless including a private dining room and kitchen, spacious living room and bar, sweeping views of the city, walk-in closet and dressing area, sumptuous marble bathroom with jacuzzi and shower for two, and a private concierge.
The bathroom alone was the size of a regular hotel room. I was overtaken by the glamorous wall-to-wall white marble — definitely bathroom goals.
The next morning I enjoyed breakfast in bed and took my time getting ready for the day. On the schedule: a body scrub at Chi, the spa at Shangri-la, followed by drinks at Grappa, and an authentic Italian meal at Sorrento.
After an over-the-top breakfast, I saved my appetite until dinner, which I knew was going to be epic.
Chi, the Spa at Shangri-la’s Eros Hotel
Having been a while since I last visited a spa, I was in need of some serious pampering. The natural elements of the cavernous space at Chi immediately brought me down to earth. Once I changed into a fluffy white robe, I enjoyed a ten minute rest in the steam room to open my pores. My journey into zen mode was officially underway. Off the extensive spa menu, I chose a mineral salt and citrus oil body scrub, which left my skin radiant and smooth. For the the next half hour, I soaked in a warm milky bath of rose petals thinking, “this must be what Cleopatra felt like.”
With dinner plans in the evening, I wanted to look my best after a week of wear and tear. I opted for keratin hair smoothing and a blow-dry. The luxe treatment left my hair silky soft for the rest of my trip, minimizing the time I spent getting ready everyday.
In the evening at Grappa, we enjoyed a mixology demonstration from one of their award winning bartenders. This is a great place to go before dinner or after a party. The dim lighting is perfect for a romantic date or a night out with friends.
There are so many cozy corners at Grappa. Plus the outdoor terrace is a popular hot spot when the weather is nice.
After being thoroughly wowed by the bartender’s skills and attention to detail, we moved the party over to Sorrento, Shangri-la’s award-winning Italian restaurant. They procure fresh produce to create artisanal pasta dishes, Neapolitan delicacies, pizzas, and slow-cooked family-style favorites.
We enjoyed fresh tomato mozzarella salad, hand made pasta, mushroom risotto, oven roasted cod, neapolitan pizza, and two mind blowing desserts: the infinity chocolate cake and the decadent tiramisu.
I don’t think I’ve eaten better during a hotel stay. The Shangri-la also offers an array of international cuisine at Tamra restaurant and Indian street food at Mr. Chai, both of which I will definitely indulge in on my next visit.
If you’re looking for a chance to recharge yourself between travels or after a long business trip, consider Shangri-la’s Eros Hotel in New Delhi on your next trip to India. You’ll experience the finest cuisine and the ultimate in spa rejuvenation for a visit you’ll long to repeat again and again.
This post is in collaboration with Shangri-la’s Eros Hotel in New Delhi. All opinions are my own.