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COCO SHAMBHALA

The exclusive destination Coco Shambhala in Goa, India offers the sophisticated international traveler a chance to experience tropical living at its very best with a stay in one of the greatest examples of tropical villa design in the world. Every aspect of each villa, both interior and exterior, has been carefully designed to enhance well-being and relaxation through the creation […]

Coco Shambala

ITC GARDENIA, A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL

PEACOCK SUITE Square Footage: 5,040 Rate: $10,000 Why We Love It: | Among the largest and most decadent on the subcontinent, this vast, contemporary space, inspired by India’s na- tional bird, pops with vivid blues and emerald greens. Favored by visiting statesmen and CEOs for its rooftop helipad and bulletproof windows, the suite also boasts a private spa, infinity pool, […]

Beacock Suite

ITC MUGHAL, A LUXURY COLLECTION HOTEL

MUMTAZ AND NUR JAHAN SUITES Square Footage: 2,091, plus 1,041 of outdoor space Rate: $2,600 Why We Love It: Aptly named in honor of two Mughal queens, these regal spa sanctuaries emerged from a recent remodel more sump- tuous than ever. Ornate details and patterns pair with clean, modern lines for a tranquil effect that complements your private couple’s therapy […]

Mumtaz And Nur Jahan Suites

MAHARAJAS’ EXPRESS

  PRESIDENTIAL SUITE Square Footage: 448 Rate: $12,000 for three nights Why We Love It: Trust big-name tech innovators (read geeks) like Microsoft’s former Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie to traverse India’s heartland by train, albeit of the über-luxury variety. One entire rail car is dedicated to the princely Presidential, complete with two bedrooms, two baths, an exclusive round-the-clock valet […]

TAJ FALAKNUMA PALACE

GRAND PRESIDENTIAL SUITE Square Footage: 4,114 Rate: $1,100 Why We Love It: Known as the “Mirror of the Sky,” this former palace was once the home of Hyderabadi royal Nizam Mehboob Ali Khan. Following a painstaking 10-year, property-wide restoration, its top suite offers a private swimming pool and Jacuzzi, its own marble fountain and custom décor overseen by Her Highness […]

Taj Falaknuma Palace

THE LEELA PALACE NEW DELHI

MAHARAJA SUITE Square Footage: 4,400 Rate: About $10,773 Why We Love It: This magnificently ornate, palatial expanse has welcomed both Holly- wood royalty (Tom Cruise) and the real thing (the Crown Prince of Morocco) since The Leela opened last spring. From gold-leaf ceilings to Bulgari toiletries, no detail has been overlooked, and a dedicated elevator, bulletproof glass, gym, spa, 24/7 […]

Maharaja Suite

THE OBEROI, GURGAON

  KOHINOOR SUITE Square Footage:53 Rate:About $5,347 Why We Love It: The heads of American Express, Benetton and Formula 1 have all enjoyed clean-lined tranquility and 24-hour butler service in this massive two-bedroom suite completed last summer. While a study and wireless Internet are expected in this business city, a 72-foot outdoor pool, fireplace, 46-inch LED TV, DVD player, Technogym […]

The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore

The Ritz-Carlton Suite Why We Love It: Dripping with intricate Indian touches, this lavish accommodation is done in a rich palette of crimson and gold with contemporary artwork, laser-cut sliding doors over floor-to-ceiling windows, and a chandelier with hanging crystal globes crowning the dining table. The suite also boasts a library, private bar, and theater room.     Square Footage: […]

THE TAJ MAHAL PALACE, MUMBAI

RAVI SHANKAR SUITE Square Footage:2,400 Rate: $7,000 Why We Love It: One of the stops on Oprah Winfrey’s January India tour, this extraordinary two-bedroom suite was designed in honor of the Grammy-winning musician who taught George Harrison to play the sitar. To wit, memorabilia and warm sitar tones accentuate the creamy canvas, whose double-height ceilings, Gateway of India views, sizable […]

THE TAJ MAHAL PALACE, MUMBAI

TAJ MAHAL PALACE PRESIDENTIAL SUITE Why We Love It: Presidents Obama and Sarkozy have set up camp in this historic hotel’s top offering, which sports updated interiors from Designwilkes following a full renovation last winter. 13 designated staffers (including a private chef) attend to guests, who also have full reign over their own spa, gym and boardroom during their stay. […]

The Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai