An art lover’s paradise, each property within the portfolio of The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts assures unparalleled visual experiences. Right from the exteriors that embrace you as you enter, to the opulent interiors, staying here is akin to visiting a castle of breath-taking beauty. But what makes it spectacular are the minuscule details. The allure of a sculpture in a hallway, the carving on a staircase, the coloured-marble inlays on a ceiling panel, or a watercolor draped wall—each has been exclusively curated, to leave you with a sense of wonderment.
The Leela Palace New Delhi has aesthetically juxtaposed traditional with contemporary art. Featuring the work of artists like Satish Gujral, Paresh Maity, Sanjay Bhattacharya, Satish Gupta and Laxma Goud among others, the art displays at this palace hotel have been meticulously curated and vary, in terms of style, as you make your way through the hotel. The works of master craftsmen from Rajasthan, and Bidri work from Uttar Pradesh line the corridors, while the walls of the central courtyard have a huge golden mosaic that reveals the blossoming of a lotus bud into a flower. The guestrooms and suites feature limited-edition and numbered lithographs embedded with gold leaf and semi-precious stones by the renowned photographer Rohan Shreshta, depicting Indian kings and queens in their regal attire.
Even the restaurants and bars at the property are awe-inspiring. When you enter Jamavar, you can take in the essence of Indian royalty thanks to the handcrafted gold leaf traditional design, while a walk through The Library will reveal over 1,000 antique books on history.
Don’t miss out on the dazzling Murano chandeliers from Italy; hand-woven carpets from Turkey; an art collection worth a fortune; majestic royal elephants, hand-carved using sandstone from Qatar; miniature paintings by the craftsmen of Rajasthan and Bidri artwork from Uttar Pradesh on the walls and ceilings; and a gold-leafed dome comparable to the one at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
As a symbol of its commitment to celebrate India’s finest artists, The Leela Palace New Delhi has an exclusive Art Walk that allows you to discover its rare and diverse collection of contemporary Indian art. So the next time you visit the Palace, take some time out and appreciate the masterpieces that surround you.
Art Walk at The Leela Palace New Delhi
The tour will include a walk through the property and its celebrated art collection. The Leela Palace New Delhi has one of the finest and fastest-growing collections of contemporary art and revived artisan craft. It chronicles ancient and modern Indian narratives, by Indian artists who have created works that have found their way into private collections in prominent museums around the world.From commissioned works of art to beautifully bespoke artisan crafts, The Leela’s art collection is a gift of ultimate luxury to all guests.
Get a first-hand view of spiritually inspired installations, thought-provoking murals, and striking sculptures and vibrant paintings, all deeply intertwined with luxurious interiors. It’s an experience nothing less than visiting a celebrated museum or art gallery.
Enjoy a a perfect ending to an enriching art journey with a Champagne High Tea, priced at INR 5000 plus taxes per couple.