Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand with more than 700 one-of-a-kind member hotels, resorts, and residences across 85 countries, continues its 50th anniversary celebrations by inviting travelers to book its Golden Anniversary offer to enjoy an immersion in the magical cultural diversity of India. Guests who embrace the independent travel experience will enjoy the best available rate plus a $50/£50/€50 hotel credit or a complimentary 50-minute activity at distinctive properties across the country, each offering an undiluted authentic experience, complemented with the charming and intuitive service that is synonymous with gracious Indian hospitality.
Indigenous Art Appreciation at The Imperial New Delhi
The capital city of India presents a perfect blend of the country’s rich past and thriving present, making centuries-old monuments – from Qutub Minar, the Red Fort and Humayun’s Tomb, as well as a labyrinth of narrow lanes, old havelis (mansions), and colourful bazaars – a part of modern daily life. Located in the heart of New Delhi, The Imperial is an award-winning grand dame that seamlessly amalgamates the architecture of the Victorian, Colonial, and Art deco styles. The hotel has three main art galleries and a collection of life-size oil paintings of the Princely Rulers of India. Its impressive art collection also includes a priceless collection of the ‘British Art on India’ by prominent artists like Thomas and William Daniells, J.B. Fraser, Emily Eden and Charles D’Oyly, among others.
- Golden Anniversary Experience – A 50-minute guided tour of The Imperial’s art galleries. Room rates from INR 20,000 or US$287 per night.
Rejuvenation and Wellness at Gokulam Grand Hotel & Spa
Bengaluru is one of India’s most progressive and developed cities, blessed with a balmy climate and a flourishing food and beverage scene that features local craft beer joints and quirky independent cafés juxtaposed with lush parks and striking Victorian-era architecture. Gokulam Grand Hotel & Spa is a stylish urban oasis located in the heart of the city with well-appointed rooms, a virtual art gallery, and three diverse dining venues including a 1920s art-deco inspired pub that opens up to a charming Bonsai garden.
- Golden Anniversary Experience – A choice of Balinese, Swedish or Ayurveda massage from the hotel’s award-winning Sohum Spa valued at US$50. Room rates from INR 6,500 or US$94 per night
Gastronomic Indulgence at Feathers – A Radha Hotel
The city of Chennai in South India is a major IT hub, and it is also the keeper of South Indian artistic, religious, and culinary traditions. Feathers – A Radha Hotel is a city-centre retreat located within close proximity to Mariana Beach, the longest urban beach in India. The hotel offers 186 chic rooms and suites, as well as six dining venues where guests can enjoy both local and international cuisine and cocktails with picturesque views of the surrounding cityscape of Chennai.
- Golden Anniversary Experience – A 50% discount on food for dining in at Waterside, the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant. Room rates from INR5,900 or US$85 per night.
Other member hotels in India offering Golden Anniversary experiences ranging from dining credits to a 50-minute work-out session include:
- Fortune Park Ahmedabad
- Fortune Select Trinity, Bengaluru
- WelcomHotel Bengaluru
- Fortune Select Grand – Chennai
- Fortune Select Exotica – New Mumbai
- Turyaa Chennai
For more information or to book a stay at any of Preferred Hotels & Resorts’ Legend properties across India, visit https://preferredhotels.com/offers/iridescent-india-with-preferred-hotels-and-resorts .**Governing terms & conditions apply.
Travelers can enjoy additional benefits by enrolling in the I Prefer hotel rewards program, which extends points redeemable for free nights and other expenditures, elite status, and special benefits such as complimentary Internet upon every eligible stay at more than 650 participating properties worldwide.