Delhi 100: defining moments

Updated: Dec 14, 2011 01:12 IST

City’s first grand hotel: The Imperial was built in the style of downtown hotels in America. It was then the tallest building in New Delhi. It was inaugurated by Lord Willingdon in 1936 at a grand ball in the presence of 15,00 guests. The hotel got its name from Lady Willingdon, who took personal interest in choosing the interiors of the hotel. PHOTO COURTESY: FAMOUS HOTELS.ORG
14/24
City’s first grand hotel: The Imperial was built in the style of downtown hotels in America. It was then the tallest building in New Delhi. It was inaugurated by Lord Willingdon in 1936 at a grand ball in the presence of 15,00 guests. The hotel got its name from Lady Willingdon, who took personal interest in choosing the interiors of the hotel. PHOTO COURTESY: FAMOUS HOTELS.ORG

top photos

other photos