A stone’s throw away from bustling Chandigarh is the quiet hamlet christened ‘Morni Hills’. A ideal weekend getaway from Delhi and Punjab, this tranquil area houses the Golden Tulip resort. We spent a rejuvenating weekend at Golden Tulip Resort just when the winter was receding and Valentines Day was round the corner. I had first read about Morni Hills, about a decade back, in a popular weekend getaway guide that said it was an ideal destination for a romantic holiday as with limited mobile connectivity it was cut-off from the humdrum of everyday life. It had been on my list ever since. Considering I am a social media addict and smartphones have taken over our lives in last ten years, I could really do with digital detox.
Lofty mountains, buzzing mall road, eateries you'll fall in love in…for all these reasons and more Mussoorie has been rightly christened as the ‘Queen of Hills’. We spent a wonderful (long) weekend in Mussoorie recently, but what made our trip delightful was the stay at the Mosaic Hotel, a new entrant to the Mussoorie’s happening hospitality scene. A wise man said there are three things that decide how good a hotel is- Location, Location and Location. Well located bang on the mall road, at Picture Palace, Mosaic Hotel has got the most important thing right!

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On a Friday evening post work I headed to one of the newest nightclubs in town- The Orb at Radisson Blu New Delhi, Mahipalpur. With some great ladies to chill with, engaging conversations, cocktails and delish finger food, this new avante grade bar proved to be the perfect place for unwinding. It's not tough to find good tipple in this city nor do we have dearth of nightclubs. But ORB is a package- good music, lip smacking food ( that most nightclubs fail to serve), great tipple and impeccable hospitality of a five star.
Beer is the new Scotch. The whiskey drinkers and wine connoisseurs are warming up to this cool frothy drink. Result, besides beer sales shooting up we have a whole new breed of restaurants where food takes a backseat and Beer rules. While Beer Cafes that offer draught beer are cool, for a Beer aficionado a restaurant with a microbrewery is sacrosanct. A new one to have hopped on to this beer wagon is WareHouse Cafe in the buzzing Sector 29 market Gurgaon, which houses every kind of restaurant and pub a Dilliwala could ask for. So why you should be visiting WareHouse Cafe? Read On.
When one thinks Italian, three things come to mind — pizza, pasta and olives. But in reality there is a whole world beyond those three things in Italy dying to be explored, tasted and relished. The Westin Gurgaon’s Italian speciality restaurant ‘Prego’ attempts to do that and achieves it magnificently. Under the gaze of their fine Florentine chef Alessandro Breddo, the restaurant gives you a culinary tour of Italy on a plate. Located at the lobby level of the hotel, the Californian style Italian restaurant offers both indoor and al-fresco dining.

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Spa visits are all the better if restorative treatments take place in sublime settings with design and beauty given as much consideration as the massages and wellbeing treatments on offer. It becomes a holistic haven with great facilities and specialist therapists ranging from yogis to nutritionists to nurture the body, mind and soul. It is after all the pen-ultimate feel-good holiday, even if it is just that one Sunday.
It's an urban oasis of tranquility. It was my first visit to the Kempinski Hotel in Delhi and I was pleasantly surprised by the expanse, chic decor and design of the hotel. More about that later in a post. The luxury spa at the Kempinski Hotel, Shanaya, which is also open for non-residents- equally evoked awe and surprise.
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The best thing about Shine Spa at Sheraton Bangalore Hotel is the feeling of complete silence and tranquillity that envelops you as soon as you walk in from the door. Despite being located on the fourth floor of a hotel in the heart of a bustling business district, the spa is a veritable sanctuary of relaxation. Consisting of ten treatment rooms covering 945 square meters of contemporary splendor,dedicated wholly to uplifting your senses - Shine Spa will instantly appeal to you. Its interiors are rather plush too. Rich, lustrous materials in warm creams, browns and burnished gold are highlighted with vivid cobalt blue, tourmaline and coral accents. The dark Emporader marble stone used in the reception area is famous for its exquisite designs.The Dholpur beige sandstone graces the reception area walls.

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