Le Méridien Le Méridien stands as testament to a bygone era.
Though shabby on the outside, the interior looks like one of David Lean's Arabian sets, and you half expect Peter O'Toole to stumble in demanding 'bed and sheets for the boy'.
See more hotels on Time Out Chicago Hotel Broadway Built in 1956, Hotel Broadway is a throwback to a time when the split between new and old Delhi wasn't quite as pronounced as it is today.
A few rooms were recently refurbished in what can only be described as a bazaar-kitsch style by Catherine Lévy of Tsé & Tsé Associées of Paris. There are a couple of bona fide Delhi classics on the bottom floors, as well: the Bollywood villain-themed bar, Thugs, is one of the few places in the old city where you can get a drink.
Meeting rooms and lobbies are still adorned with Oriental rugs and chandeliers, high tea is served daily in the Palm Court and lavish weddings for the rich and famous are held in stadium-sized banquet rooms.
A little way out of town – though definitely bikeable – this design hotel is stuffed full of iconic furniture (Eames recliners and the like) but not unnecessary grinning staff.Each of the 224 guest rooms are decorated in gentle, earthy colours and fitted with high-speed internet access and flat-screen TVs.The Drake The Drake epitomises old-world glamour in every sense of the word.Which would be a mighty triumph of style over substance, if it didn't seem to work so nicely.Eden Amsterdam American Hotel Spacious rooms have been tastefully refurbished in this grand art nouveau building in the museum quarter.
By Time Out Editors When it comes to bedding down in one of our favourite cities, we love the hip and the new, but we also value the time-honoured classic.