Andaz Delhi – A runway staycation

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From my most recent Delhi vacation, I can predominantly remember the runway I could see clearly from my room at Andaz Delhi. With stunning modern interiors, a quirky set-up in the room and a view to die for – semi-modernistic with a touch of tech-geeky. I loved the view from my room while on my weekend staycation. I remember working on my laptop on the slouching study table where the couch was as big as a side bed and I could relax, work, relax again before getting to work.

Here are some highlights of the trip which were to die for.

1.Food at AnnaMaya – The food at AnnaMaya, the restaurant on the group floor of Andaz Delhi was a memorable experience with long buffet spread in the evening with great options of Indian, continental and modern cuisines. The dessert counter was definitely a delight where we felt like a part of Alice in Wonderland with a colourful spread of desserts. Blueberry ice cream with a splash of sprinkles please!

2.Kombucha with a side of work from home – Since I don’t drink alcohol, I definitely live for the strong flavours in kombucha – fruity and sodalicious. It was a delight to enjoy an entire bottle of Kombucha while I sat in Anna Maya during the day and enjoyed working on my laptop in the afternoon. Being a coffee addict, I am sure one of those people who are in love with afternoon coffee, specially while working because it wakes me up. But the Kombucha at Anna Maya was a clear winner and it woke me up. Overall, it was lovely to be working in the middle of Anna Maya where every second table had a serious meeting going on with some casual food on the side. Definitely a Work From Home scene like they have in London.

3.Shower away to glory – I’m not into showers. Period. I am a bath tub person but you will be surprised, my shower experience at Andaz changed that. With colors like black and silver in the shower area, I felt strangely relaxed like I was in the mountains despite being in the middle of a city like Delhi.

4.Swim away the Delhi heat – The swimming pool at Andaz is almost like a pool in Goa, surrounded by lush green trees inspired by a tropical rainforest. The elements of green around the pool are strangely calming. We all know what a fast lived experience it is to be living in Delhi. You should definitely relax by the pool on your staycation to swim away the heat.

5.Quirky décor in the lobby – The first thing that I ever notice about any hotel I visit in any corner of the world is its lobby. I carefully pay attention to the lighting and the design. The sprawling lobby at Andaz with colorful and bold elements alike, representing India in its diverse cultural sense is crafted inspiringly. I couldn’t help but look around the lobby and gape at the quirky elements around. Even the lighting was crafted interestingly. Every evening I spent time in the lobby and even interacted with some foreigners who were there for business. The lobby was indeed a melting point.

6.Exploring Aerocity at an arm’s length – Aerocity is literally the hub of Delhi where cafes, shopping and loads of other experiences are located. Living around five minutes walking distance away from Aerocity was interesting because I could explore different cafes and shopping around there. Moreover, at night, I could go to party and pick from some select different nightclubs.

7.Brunch brunch brunch – What’s the best thing about Sunday? It’s brunch. What’s the best thing about anyday when you’re working from home? It’s brunch. I would definitely recommend you to try the brunch at Anna Maya. They have a great a-la-carte menu and you would not want to miss out while you are here.

Andaz Delhi  truly created an “At-home” feel for me.

Vidhi Bubna
Vidhi Bubna
Vidhi Bubna is a freelance journalist from Mumbai who covers international relations, defence, diplomacy and social issues. Her current focus is on India-China relations.

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