By Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk
Thanks to a well-traveled diaspora, the rich flavors of the Indian subcontinent can be found worldwide, thousands of miles away from their origin. From traditional fare to innovative reinventions of classic dishes, we found five hotels heralded for their Indian cuisine.
1. Zaike NW3 at Marriott Hotel Regent's Park - London, U.K.
Located in bustling North London, the Marriott Hotel Regent's Park features the well-regarded Zaike NW3, a stylish dining destination featuring both traditional Indian staples and more casual street food. After spending a day at the nearby London Zoo or undergoing retail therapy at the high-end Selfridge's, sharing a meal in Zaike NW3's elegant dining room is the perfect way to unwind! The restaurant is open for afternoon tea and dinner only.
2. Rang Mahal, Rembrandt Hotel - Bangkok, Thailand
The modern and stylish Rembrandt Hotel, situated in the heart of the Sukhumvit neighborhood, is a required stay for travelers seeking luxurious comfort. The hotel sits only ten minutes away from Sky Train and Underground (MRT) stations, granting visitors easy access to the city's major shopping areas, parks, and landmarks. Guests craving Indian cuisine need look no further than the hotel's elegant rooftop restaurant, Rang Mahal, an award-winning and well-regarded destination for over twenty years. The restaurant specializes in Northern Indian fare, and features nightly live entertainment from an Indian band.
3. Royal India Bistro, Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Whether you're a frequent visitor or a first-time tourist to the City of Sin, try exploring the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. Located about a mile away from the famous Strip, which is accessible by a complimentary shuttle, the hotel features a casino and live entertainment from Penn & Teller or the Chippendale's dancers. After taking advantage of Vegas's wild delights, wind down in the hotel's Royal India Bistro, where visitors are told upfront to expect a meal worthy of royalty. Specializing in traditional North Indian cuisine, the restaurant boasts a 500-degree tandoor clay oven providing authentic fare, from freshly baked naan to assorted kabobs. A point of pride for the restaurant is its fully-stocked bar, featuring favorite lagers such as Kingfisher and Taj Mahal, right from the motherland!
4. Spice Mela, Rosewood - Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
In a country known for its glamour, the Rosewood Abu Dhabi stands alone in terms of sheer elegance. This five-star hotel offers an unparalleled personalized luxury experience right in the heart of the city. Inspired by the Arabian Gulf and the vast desert engulfing Abu Dhabi, the 34-stories of the hotel are covered with reflective glass, chosen both for how it shimmers during the day and glistens at night. Guests seeking innovative recreations of classical Indian fare will find just that at Spice Mela where the team of chefs have selected the best recipes from the subcontinent and married them to modern food trends in order to create a "Pan-Indian" menu. Spice Mela also features a private dining room for more intimate occasions, where diners can enjoy their meal while gazing across the Abu Dhabi waterfront.