The national capital’s best lifestyle hotel, Andaz Delhi, is offering a limited-contact experience for its guests. After months of home confinement, Delhi-based lifestyle content creator and Instagram influencer Pallavi Singh checks in for a staycation.

Ever since it’s launch, Hyatt’s first Andaz property in India has established a reputation for itself. Located in Aerocity, Andaz Delhi is stylish, modern, and bold. Not your regular airport hotel, it’s known to give discerning travellers reasons to stay for a while. As I return to its vibrant interiors for an overdue staycation, I find myself falling in love once again.

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Andaz Delhi picks up guests in a vintage Ambassador car.

Thanks to the limited-contact Staycation Offer, I did not have to think twice about my visit. With the flexibility of a late check-out, the inclusion of breakfast and dinner, and a 20 per cent discount on food and beverages, the offer allows a hassle-free experience—with the best safety measures in place. When I arrive at the hotel in their signature Ambassador, I’m handed an immunity shot. I’m a huge fan of minimalism, hence I love the design philosophy of Andaz Delhi. My suite is airy and filled with sunshine, the bathroom is state of the art, and the colour palette soothing. Every time I come to Andaz Delhi, I’m touched by its elements of art inspired by the city I call home. All I need now is some good food and recreational fun to shake off my lockdown blues.

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The driveway of the hotel.

Andaz Delhi takes pride in the food it serves. At AnnaMaya, its award-winning restaurant inspired by the concept of a European food hall, I am spoilt for choice. There are multiple cuisines on offer, and each meal serves up surprises—from the elaborate breakfast spread to the festive Navaratri thali. The highlight of the meals remains the use of locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. In the wake of the pandemic, the restaurant has implemented a QR code-driven order placement service that ensures limited contact. The knock-and-go in-room dining option is another winner.

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Striking a pose on the stylish staircase of Andaz Delhi.

The five-star luxury lifestyle hotel fulfils my wish for an active staycation. I kick-start the day with an early morning yoga session. Noontime is spent in a pictorial calligraphy workshop with Qamar Dagar, who paints visual metaphors with letters of Urdu and Devanagari. It is just one of their ‘401 Reasons to Fall in Love with Delhi’.

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Pictorial calligraphy workshop with Qamar Dagar.

My evening is made interesting by a gin tasting session at the hotel’s Juniper Bar. Famous as India’s first dedicated gin bar, it boasts a collection of over 30 gin varieties and plenty of innovative cocktails. The mixologists now wear face shields, masks, and gloves, but this new normal doesn’t take anything away from the gin experience.

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Gin tasting session at the hotel’s Juniper Bar.

Even if you plan to do nothing but relax, Andaz Delhi fits the staycation bill. The laid-back vibe and varied hangout areas—outdoor lawns, terraces, and the well-stocked library lounge—are perfect for unwinding. Just the signature andaz of the hotel is sure to leave you inspired and make you come back for more.

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The Andaz Suite overlooks the runway of the IGI Airport.

For more information, visit andazdelhi.com.

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