Grub is courtesy of Chor Bizarre, an Indian restaurant with an accent on authentic Kashmiri food.Ask for a guided tour through the old city, or catch a movie at the beautifully restored art deco Delite cinema next door.Meeting rooms and lobbies are still adorned with Oriental rugs and chandeliers, high tea is served daily in the Palm Court and lavish weddings for the rich and famous are held in stadium-sized banquet rooms.
Designed by French master Philippe Starck, this magnificent, lavish and camp lodging is built in the shell of an eye-catching English-style red-brick silo.
The hotel continues to house the famous and wealthy in the 105 gorgeous rooms, and the even wealthier in the 83 privately owned apartments.
Alvear Palace Hotel The clue is in the word ‘palace’ – not, in this case, pretentious hyperbole.
Add to this the CHI spa – dedicated to 'restoring balance and harmony to mind and body' – and two stylish restaurants (Nishimura and Blu Lobster) offering a range of cuisines from traditional Asian to the latest international favourites and you start to understand why this hotel is grabbing so much attention.
The attached souk – if not traditional – houses some of the city's hippest eateries.