India’s Best Awards 2022: Winners Of The Best Domestic Hotels Category

Travel + Leisure India & South Asia has made its way back with the 11th edition of its annual flagship property—the readers’ choice of India’s Best Awards. This year, we have dedicatedly sorted the most excellent in hospitality, travel and lifestyle industries, and hereby, we further honour the same, as chosen by YOU, our readers.

After lauding everyone’s chosen and favoured hotels for straight two years digitally, Travel + Leisure India & South Asia has arrived substantially to tickle the enthusiasm yet again at the 11th edition of its annual flagship property — the readers’ choice of India’s Best Awards. Do keep a note, that this year’s celebrations are considerably massive proposing new categories that will make you reconsider your choice of best domestic hotels and resorts around the world.

Today, every traveller’s craving is comparatively higher than it ever was especially with the relaxation of of both national and international border restrictions post-pandemic. And definitely, the growth of travel plans along with top-notch places to stay has rightly witnessed the same. What’s more? There’re thousands of domestic hotels to settle for, which our readers have voted for and have been hunting as well.

Whether it is about journeying to the best country, thebest staycations, a normal comofrtbale trip, a break from the everyday hustle, sorting out the best domestic hotels for a picturesque view, executing a romantic vacation, looking for all the cosy and romantic stays, bookmarking the best domestic resort or a best domestic hotel to plan your wedding, taking delight in cuisines of various kinds, looking for a rejuvenating getaway, or even planning the perfect escape with your family to stay, the wish to be able to do so at the best of hotels is doubtlessly obvious. And, here we are, to assist you at every step. 

These are the best domestic hotels chosen by you

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Park Hyatt Chennai- Best Business Hotel

The Park Hyatt, a luxury business hotel in Chennai, is famed for its huge function space, which makes it absolutely perfect for certain events, meetings, conferences, business meetings, and even ceremonies of every kind. This hotel offers a sense of serenity and answers as a tranquil retreat in the city, giving a break from the monotonous city life.

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Radisson Blu MBD Hotel Noida- Best Business Hotel

Mostly known for its stylish and contemporary outlook, Radisson Blu Hotel greets you with a welcoming environment and a vibe that speaks elegance. The property’s ultimate aim has always been into improving the one-of-a-kind traveller experience by means of sophisticated architecture and elegance, making it idealistic for business as well as for leisure.

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Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport- Best Business Hotel (Editor's Choice)

With free Wi-fi connectivity, guests can work or simply pass their time on their recliners, in cosy, sheltered and functional areas throughout the hotel. Their fine-dining services are available all day and all night, making it easier for the guests to perform with a free and healthy mind. The hotel’s professionally trained team assists the guests in executing any official meeting, conferences or even official events.

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The St. Regis Mumbai-Best Hotel For Weddings

The St. Regis Mumbai, a luxurious 5-star hotel, is gifted with sophisticated details designed to make its guests feel at home. Whether a gathering or a grand wedding or even a social event for that matter, guests will have a gala time in the property’s massive banquet halls, ballrooms, and outdoor venues along with extravagant on-call Butler service, Champagne Sabering ceremony, altogether giving a perfect touch to any event. 

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Andaz Delhi- Best Hotel For Weddings

Andaz Delhi, a gorgeous five-star concept by Hyatt, proposes delicately assisted lavish experiences to their guests, with ritzy deals and offerings, big-league wedding hosts that thoroughly join hands to make a big-fat wedding day absolutely unforgettable, and leisure staycations.

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ITC Grand Goa- Best Hotel For Weddings (Editor’s Choice)

ITC Grand Goa is positioned in an unspoilt corner of South Goa. With a mesmerising view and direct access to the sun-soaked Aarossim Beach, the resort provides numerous outdoor and indoor venues, for custom-made banqueting, special ceremonies and weddings.

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The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts- Best Hotel Group in India

The Leela Palace property assures the guests an excellent regal treatment including the guarantee of security with Suraksha by The Leela. The guests can host exceptional events and ceremonies in the dramatic backdrop spaces with the welcoming assistance of the property’s extraordinary service.

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Trident Hotels- Best Hotel Group In India

Trident Hotels are well-established five-star hotels with a well-built image of supremacy and are recognised for providing value and utmost quality. These hotels put together perfect locations with unique provisions and effective services in a compassionate ambience.

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Raffles Udaipur- Best Luxury Hotel

Raffles Udaipur proposes a five-star stay with a Turkish bath and terrace. It is known to be a private haven for cultural tourists with a persistent thirst for exploration and tranquillity. Here, the famous Raffles Butler Service escorts its guests to their private boats.

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The Lodhi, New Delhi- Best Luxury Hotel

An inner-city sanctuary planted in the core of New Delhi, The Lodhi is a natural illustration of a modern-day designed India. The property elaborates personal explorations and tours for guests, encircling architecture, wellness, and experiences of personalised service.

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The Leela Palace Jaipur- Best Family Hotel

The Leela Palace in Jaipur takes pride in spanning eight acres of picturesque gardens and a desirable location, close to the primary tourism and heritage sites with the age-old structure. The very decor of this property expresses the roots of Rajasthan’s culture and legacy.

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Trident, Udaipur- Best Family Hotel

Favourably positioned in the Lake City of Udaipur, this property transports you intimately to the fascinations and unique dining choices. With the luxurious facility of a spa on-site and well-built fitness centres, this property covers every need of every guest. 

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The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa - Best Family Hotel (Editor’s Choice)

The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa is a well-structured renowned five-star establishment that boats its flawless landscape. The guests surely get a feel of living in a world far away from the chaos of city life, for the property is intricately designed to nurture its guests in every way possible.

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Amal Tamara- Best Wellness Resort

Amal Tamara is a world-class wellness resort in the country that makes you experience a transformative journey. The services are warm and the rooms are thoughtfully curated for every guest, sincerely keeping in mind the privacy and accessibility they would need to enjoy the entire staycation. Furnished with a balcony, looking over the panoramic vembanadu lake, the rooms are simply idealistic for every guest’s memorable stay. 

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Atmantan Wellness Centre, Pune- Best Wellness Resort

Atmantan Wellness Centre is an International leisure wellness abode that is considered to be the absolute destination for reintroducing yourself. A national award-winner and true-blue heaven for all soul-seekers, this place encircles natural and spiritual healing in the most attractive way that leads to rejuvenating your body and providing composure to your heart and mind.

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Club ITC- Best Hotel Loyalty Programme

One can benefit a lot from Club ITC, a flawless and smooth rewards programme in India. One can take away a sea of profits and rewards as well as out-of-the-world privileges. Once you’ve enrolled yourself as a loyal member, you’ll be introduced to more facilities, unique experiences, secure and luxurious rooms, and even mesmerising fine dining. 

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Taj InnerCircle- Best Hotel Loyalty Programme

With uncomplicated processes of redeeming points and no fainting dates for room redemptions, The ITC’s loyalty programme, Taj Inner Circle is extremely advantageous. One can revel in amazing privileges over the group’s profile of beyond 80 hotels in India, more than 350 restaurants and bars, and beyond 65 spas.

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JW Marriott Hotel Bengaluru- Best Luxury Business Hotel

Positioned in the core of Bangalore, this five-star property offers a tempting location from which guests can smoothly explore all the possible attractions and famous places in Bangalore. One can explore the well-built fitness centre, a panoramic outdoor pool, a calming spa and innumerable other on-site amenities. The hotel has great floor plans and unique audiovisual technology.

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Conrad Bengaluru- Best Luxury Business Hotel

The Conrad Bengaluru companies are 24 storeys above Bengaluru’s Central Business District overlooking Ulsoor Lake. Here, guests will be introduced to the touch of South Indian heritage taken care of by the hotel’s attendants. The building’s wise and charming architecture makes it ideal for hosting both formal and informal events.

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Pullman New Delhi Aerocity- Best Luxury Business Hotel (Editor’s Choice)

Pullman New Delhi, Aaerocity is one of the supreme 5-star hotels in Delhi and boasts a key address of Aerocity. Pullman New Delhi Aerocity comprises a well-built, massive and pillar-less banquet and meeting spaces spanning 40,000 square feet as well as a pillar-less ballroom spanning 12,700 square feet.

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JW Marriott Bengaluru Prestige Golfshire Resort & Spa- Best Leisure Hotel

At the picturesque 22-acre JW Marriott Hotel Bengaluru Prestige in the Nandi Hill of Bengaluru, India, every business trip seems like a trip of leisure and every holiday seems like a vacation of a lifetime. Guests can take the utmost advantage of the five-star amenities provided right from the garden terrace to a well-equipped golf course to the lap pool and even a bowling alley.

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Sheraton Grand Chennai Resort & Spa, Mahabalipuram-Best Leisure Hotel

Perfectly planted near Mahabalipuram and looking over the Bay of Bengal, this five-star Sheraton Grand Chennai Resort & Spa comprises resort-style amenities and a breathtaking beachfront location. Every room exhales luxury, with free Wi-Fi, and a private balcony with outstanding ocean views. 

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The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur- Best Luxury Resort (Editor’s Choice)

The Oberoi Rajvilas Jaipur proposes a one-of-a-kind stay in Jaipur city. Encompassed with lush greenery, massive pools, free Wi-Fi connectivity, free on-site parking, and a total of 3 dining options, decked up with contemporary interiors and large windows overlooking the scenic backdrop, this luxury hotel promises a lavish stay of a lifetime.

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Aman-i-Khas, Ranthambore- Best Boutique Experiential Hotel

Beautifully planted on the outskirts of Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan Tiger Territory, the Aman-i-Khas is an extravagant camping experience that carries you to an ambience painted with India’s bizarre wildlife. Aman’s exclusive personal Butler Service while exploring the charismatic environment is something that makes this experiential hotel stands apart.

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Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre-  Best Convention Centre in a Hotel

This five-star abode is connected to Hyderabad International Convention Centre. The hotel consists of deluxe suites and rooms, and contemporary amenities with a classic touch. You’ll find a minibar, a satellite Television, and also coffee or tea-making provisions. The rooms propose scenes of the pool, overlooking the dramatic skyline of the city and its car rental provisions make it even easier when it’s about convenience.

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Sheraton Grand Bengaluru Whitefield Hotel & Convention Center- Best Convention Centre in a Hotel

The plush five-star Sheraton Grand Bengaluru Whitefield Hotel & Convention Center offers its guests a mesmerising experience of sophistication and extravagance. This hotel is perfectly situated near all primary corporations, tourist sites, IT parks, and popular malls. The highlight of this hotel is its convention centre situated straight adjacent to the hotel’s main building and also happens to be the ideal place to host comprehensive events and gatherings.

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Accor- Best Service in a Hotel

Beyond just 23,000 hospitality specialists transporting people at the core of what they are actually famous for, forming compassion for their guests, and curating the zeal for service and success is what the portfolio of Accor mostly looks like. With the involvement of top brands and customised services, Accor always looks forward to maintaining new records to reintroduce hospitality.

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 Hilton - Best Service in a Hotel

Putting together leadership, sheer commitment, and innovation, Hilton has built itself as one of the most looked-up brands in the entire world. Hilton hospitality has always looked into being enthusiastic about delivering unforgettable experiences to its guests and visitors.

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Oberoi Hotels & Resorts- Best Hotel Brand For Service Excellence

With an absolutely promising core of excellence and loyalty, along with customised services and sincere attention to detail, the Oberoi Group has been benchmarking the newly determined class in hospitality since its establishment in 1934. Talking specifically about its reputation in India, it manages a proud portfolio of some of the most refined experiences as well as hotels.

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Airbnb Luxe- Best Luxury Homestay (Editor’s Choice)

A collection of spotless, and professionally designed homes with premium facilities, services and passionate trip curators is what Airbnb Luxe stands for. Each of its properties is investigated for clean conditions, and to date, they have been effortlessly maintained. It even offers private pick-up from the airport, in-person greeting and a furnished home for a stay that feels like home.

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The Lalit Grand Palace Srinagar- Best Heritage Hotel

The Lalit Grand Palace Srinagar testifies to major affairs in the history of India and takes utmost pride in the regal heritage with elan. Blanketed with the Himalayan cliffs and looking over the majestic backdrop of Dal Lake, it functions 133 well-maintained palace guest rooms, further counting 10 cottages, that showcase stunning decor, along with spanning 4,000 square feet of functional space.

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Neemrana Fort Palace- Best Heritage Hotel

Achieved in 1986, this gorgeously stunning abode is a plush resort close to Delhi, and open its doors to its guests in the year 1991. Currently, it holds quite a good number of suites, in the lap of the hill. Along with an amphitheatre, a health spa, hanging gardens with a salon, and conference hall rooms with exceptional suites proposing the extraordinary scenic beauty of the Fort Palace.

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Hilton Garden Inn New Delhi/Saket- Best Bleisure Hotel

The Hilton Garden Inn is situated inside the DLF Mall in Saket, basically a brisk stroll from the restaurants, shops, fun, and entertainment. Despite being planted in such a hustling environment, the ambience inside the hotel is absolutely soothing. With provisions of an outdoor pool, free internet connectivity, plush deluxe rooms and halls, plus an everyday availability of cuisines regardless of the time, altogether keeps the classic reputation of this heritage hotel intact.

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Hyatt Regency Pune & Residences- Best Bleisure Hotel

This extravagant five-star abode paraphrases deluxe rooms, pet-friendly apartments, a temperature-commanded indoor swimming pool, and a plethora of fine-dining options. Adjacent to Pune International Airport, the city’s major entertainment hubs like IT hubs and Koregaon Park forms the Hotel the perfect address for both leisure and business travellers.

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The Oberoi, Mumbai- Best Bleisure Hotel (Editor's Choice)

The Oberoi Mumbai proposes a one-of-a-kind stay in the city of dreams. Encompassed with contemporary interiors, massive pools, free Wi-Fi connectivity, free on-site parking, a good number of dining options, and large windows overlooking the scenic skyline of the city’s backdrop, this luxury hotel promises a lavish stay of a lifetime.

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ITC Hotels - Best Luxury Hotel Chain

Since its inception in 1975, ITC Hotels has cemented its position as India’s premier luxury hotel chain. Renowned for its exemplary blend of traditional hospitality and global standards of service, the hotel chain today encompasses over 100 hotels in 70 destinations across four brands.

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ITC Narmada- Best New Hotel

Constutcively motivated by Gujarat’s step wells and the classic ‘toran’ gateways dressing up its exteriors, ITC Narmada greets you with royal grandeur. In joining hands with the philosophy and heritage of ITC Hotels, ITC Narmada is an additional fancy celebration of the craft, culture, and entertaining attractions of the region.

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Hyatt Regency Dehradun- Best New Hotel

Hyatt Regency Dehradun planted at the Himalayas proposes 263 rooms across 7 floors, four kinds of different beverage and cuisine venues each with an open-air seating ambience. The event spaces of this abode spans over 3115 square kilometres, counting the mesmerising Regency Ballroom, Vista Lawns, opulent studios, Pinnacle Lounge and one boardroom.

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Ananda In the Himalayas, Uttarakhand- Best Eco Retreat

Ananda Uttarakhand is placed on the land in such a manner that the guests will have the opportunity to have a glimpse of nature in the most precise way possible. The experience is more of natural rejuvenation than staycation. One will have a pleasant and a fine fettled experience overall.

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Aramness Gir National Park- Best Eco Retreat

Aramness GIR National park has garnered itself in the most aesthetic way possible so as to provide a far-reaching experience to the visitors. The name itself has warmth and peace i.e., ARAM which happens to be clearly evident to the guests. The venue also steers towards a tranquil wildlife experience.

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Grand Mercure Gandhinagar GIFT City- Best Tier Two Hotel

Grand mercure Gandhinagar is festooned with vibrant colors in order to present itself in the most elegant and exquisite manner. One visiting the venue will have a disparate experience than any other. The staff service has geared up to provide delightful stay and has the ultimate potential to make it worth remembering.

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India’s Best Awards 2022: Winners Of The Best Domestic Hotels Category

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With a well-built background in English Honours and Mass Communication, Shrestha is a writer who holds a fair experience in understanding and creating content in terms of writing. Previously, her professional exposure counted working with Curly Tales as a content writer. Besides the routine designation, she's a photographer and an artist by passion, a trained singer by heart and of course an independent writer by an incomparable zeal. The interesting disclaimer is, she’s always on the run for her comical laugh and hilarious escaping excuses.


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