Nestled in the heart of forested tranquil Surajkund, The Claridges is an experience of regal proportions. After a charming dialogue with the General Manager Oliver Martin, I would describe the property as 'business hotel-meets-contemporary-luxury resort' with 287 rooms and suites amidst fabulous landscaping and sylvan surroundings. Imbued with the grace and warmth of The Claridges lineage, the hotel combines minimalistic décor and hi-design detailing with the latest technologies and the most advanced sophisticated environment-friendly features.
Walking into the suite (though 'apartment' is a better description!) conceived and designed by P Interiors and Associates from Thailand, it was a pleasant surprise to see two bedrooms with walk-in closets, dining room, living room, formal lounge and a terrace garden with the most luxurious sofas you can sink into, plants and lamps. All rooms in the 'apartment' have a private balcony with a chairs-and-table set ideal for morning tea, planters, futons, lounge seating and lamps... overlooking the central courtyard with a synchronized fountain or the lush surroundings.
287 air-conditioned guestrooms at The Claridges Surajkund feature minibars and CD players. Accommodations offer garden views. Bathrooms feature separate bathtubs and showers with handheld showerheads and rainfall showerheads. They also offer makeup/shaving mirrors, designer toiletries, and bathrobes. Wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. In addition to desks and complimentary newspapers, guestrooms offer speakerphones. LCD televisions have premium satellite channels. Also included are laptop-compatible safes and coffee/tea makers. A turndown service is available nightly, housekeeping is offered daily, and guests may request wake-up calls.
Other facilities include all-day diner Oasis where flavorsome Himalayan Trout and champagne brunch | Indian restaurant Dhaba | lounge bar Azure | The 15,500 sq ft Claridges Spa with ten treatment rooms, two spa suites, Rod Anker Salon, spa café, state-of-the-art gymnasium and an outdoor infinity pool | Lecoanet Hemant store where I fell in love with the animal print bags. The business and conference facilities - spread over 18,000 sq ft - includes a ballroom with pre-function area, four meeting rooms, three board rooms and round-the-clock business centre with private work stations and wireless Internet, copying and translation service in addition to a four-seater meeting room.
Shooting Range Road, Suraj Kund
Faridabad, Delhi N.C.R 1210001. India
The Claridges Surajkund is a business-friendly hotel located in Faridabad, close to Faridabad Toll Plaza, Crown Interiorz Mall, and Tughlaqabad Fort. Other area points of interest include Lotus Temple and ISKCON Temple.