Oberoi Delhi To Shut For Renovation; Reopening In Two Years
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Industry Watch | February 4, 2016 | News
Oberoi Hotels and Resorts
East India Hotels (EIH), the parent company of Oberoi Hotels, announced the shutdown of their iconic Oberoi Hotel in Delhi, for major renovations spanning a period of two years. The property is expected to reopen for business in April 2018. The two-year planned shutdown is one of the longest renovation periods for a marquee hotel in India.
The Oberoi, New Delhi was the first hotel to be built by the group’s founder, late M.S. Oberoi, in 1934. Currently, the Oberoi Group operates 30 luxury hotels globally in addition to its business areas. Delhi’s Oberoi has many firsts to its credit - One of India's first luxury hotels; first hotel in the country to offer 24-hour in-room dining service, butler service and round-the clock laundry service; and introduced the concept of a 24 hour coffee shop, Cafe Espresso, in 1965.
The Oberoi Delhi offers a ballroom, roof terrace, function rooms, a business centre and various other facilities for both social and corporate events. The high-ceilinged, pillarless ballroom with an exclusive pre-function area opening onto a private garden and the naturally lit Nilgiri Hall is preferred for large parties. The banquet halls are located on the top floor with private access to the roof terrace, while the business centre is located on the lower ground floor.
During the renovation period, the hotel’s guest rooms and public spaces will be redone for the property’s facelift.
The capital’s landmark hotel will be shut for major renovations from April 1, 2016. This is one of the longest renovation periods for a marquee hotel in India.