Walk through the 100th Pullman at New Delhi Aerocity

 In the fast moving travel and hospitality industry, Pullman is the latest entrant catering to the luxury traveller. And right next to it is the brand’s other offering Novotel.   Words and photos: Ambica Gulati Under AccorHotels’s umbrella, the 100th Pullman is operational in India. Located next to the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi at Aerocity, AccorHotels has also positioned its other brand Novotel … Continue reading Walk through the 100th Pullman at New Delhi Aerocity

Zarin and Zoya at Fairmont, Jaipur

Some cuisines reflect the days of the royals, some reflect the tastes of today, some are blended to match the past with the present Words and pix: Ambica Gulati There’s something about the word royalty—the tales of princes, princess, elephants, gold, weaves, lavish palaces, exciting forts, armours and armoury, lots of revelry, dance, music, food–that makes you tingle. We didn’t find any armoury at Fairmont, … Continue reading Zarin and Zoya at Fairmont, Jaipur

Cigar Conexion with Rocky Patel

A single malt and cigar pairing session Words: Ambica Gulati The aromas of cigar mingled with the January night fog as the tikkas and snacks did the rounds and single malt whisky floated in our hands. The occasion was Marriage of Cigaro hosted by Cigar Conexion at The Oberoi rooftop in Delhi. The marriage of cigar with malt was an experience of the luxurious life … Continue reading Cigar Conexion with Rocky Patel

Walk in the rainy meadows of Gulmarg

Words: Ambica Gulati It’s been more than two months, but the memories of the rain outing in beautiful Gulmarg remain as fresh as any sweet treat. I got up early and opened the balcony door. The smell of wet grass, the chill in the air, made me snuggle back to the safety of the warm quilt. The drizzle had a rhythmic effect and I dozed off … Continue reading Walk in the rainy meadows of Gulmarg

The Khyber Spa by L'OCCITANE-massage by a stunning vista

Brighter, radiant skin at The Khyber, Gulmarg

Words: Ambica Gulati Little had I expected that The Khyber would be constructed of imposing black stone, giving the look of the erstwhile palaces found in the plains–Snow cars on the side of the steps leading inside the resort. The lobby a rising wooden structure with carved chandeliers and round curved sofas with exquisite embroidery, it’s a very warm welcome to a visitor. Actually, going … Continue reading Brighter, radiant skin at The Khyber, Gulmarg

Calabash- The Cigar Lounge- The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, Gulmarg

Life at The Khyber, Gulmarg

words: Ambica Gulati Pitter patter, pitter patter, raindrops were falling on the green pine trees, the mist was settling on the mountains. Sitting in the balcony of The Khyber, I could feel the slight chill in the air. It was September and I needed a warm pair of socks to keep the chill at bay. The TV talked about the incessant rain, but I rested … Continue reading Life at The Khyber, Gulmarg

Cuisine corner: Blooms, Eros Hotel, Delhi

Ambica Gulati It’s a foodie’s paradise, tables laden with dishes, Indian, Continental, Mediterranean, Lebanese, and a live kitchen hidden behind a pillar. Adding to this is the soft, elegant décor and a warm ambience. And you can just sink into a sofa in a quiet corner and eat your heart out, literally. There is also open air seating in case you wish to feel the … Continue reading Cuisine corner: Blooms, Eros Hotel, Delhi