The Westin in Gurgaon, India is a fresh, modern hotel relatively close to Indira Gandhi Airport in Delhi, and to the office where I would be working for a few days. It also came highly recommended from a colleague, and it is pretty well reviewed online. It was a very nice hotel, and here is my review.
Fountain between the hotel and the pool/fitness center
I was pleased to be able to confirm upgrades in advance into an Executive Suite for each night of stay using SPG Suite Night Awards. Here is information on this room type from the hotel website. I had 2 separate stays here book ending my trip to India, since I flew both into and out of Delhi. This is a relatively new property, and the hotel design is modern as I would expect in a Westin. The hotel is expensive for India, but my nightly rate was less than $130, which is much cheaper than I’m used to paying for lesser hotels in the US.
Exterior photo from the hotel website. Technically this is the rear view of the property
I first arrived at the hotel in the evening after the long United flight from Newark. Despite sitting in economy class on the flight, I slept decently, so I wanted to just stay up long enough to try to get adjusted to the new time zone. A colleague and I met for dinner, and after walking around to explore the property a bit, we tried to go to the recently opened lounge type place for food, but were turned away since he was wearing shorts. Oh well, we just went to the lobby restaurant. It is a buffet style restaurant where i had breakfast. Not my style, but it was busy, so the various food stations were fresh.
Finally I went to my room on the club floor, and explored the excellent upgrade. Entering the room there is a small bathroom, and then the living room with a desk and large windows.
This has to be one of the better upgrades I’ve been able to secure using Suite Night Awards at SPG properties. I’ve had some difficulty using them, so at times, I just burned them on my more typical mediocre hotels for my business travel rather than have them expire. This was a nice change from my normal hotel experience.
The bedroom was in the adjacent room, and had a lush king sized with the requisite Westin Heavenly bed. The room was high tech, and had plugs near the bed as all modern hotels should.
The rooms were separated with a sliding frosted glass door. The bedroom had another TV and a trouser press. There was light wood, and a light colored marble floor throughout the room.
The bathroom was very large, with double sinks, a soaking tub, and a stand alone shower with waterfall shower head. The toilet and shower were separated from each other and the rest of the bathroom by glass walls and doors.
I very rarely take baths, but I actually did with this excellent tub.
There was also a large walk in closet next to the toilet.
This was a very nice room, and an excellent upgrade from my standard room that was booked. It was nice to have so much room, and such a nice place to relax after long days of travel or work.
My room was on the club floor, so there was access to the 2 level Executive Club. Breakfast was offered here, as well as a nice food spread throughout the day. I didn’t spend a lot of time in the hotel, so I didn’t take advantage of this as much as I could. Plus my colleague didn’t have club access, and wanted to eat in the restaurant. Selection was excellent, so I didn’t mind at all. This restaurant is named Seasonal Tastes, and has multiple cooking stations. I normally don’t like hotel restaurants, or buffets, but this broke the mold on both. This was also a good way to try out various local cuisines. Granted, its likely not that authentic, but there seemed to be lots of locals who were not hotel guests dining here, so hopefully that says something about the quality.
There is a nice fitness center and pool, which I took advantage of to avoid the hot humid weather outside for my workouts. One fun activity I did was participate in a 5K run one morning in a local park that was mostly for staff, but guests were invited too. Funds were raised for a local charity.
I’d certainly return to The Westin Gurgaon on future trips to this area. It was a convenient location to where I was coming from and where I needed to be. Plus the property is excellent, especially my lovely upgrade.