Where do filmmakers, painters, musicians, and curators stay when in India's capital city? Only open since 2012, The Rose has become the hot spot among the international creative set. Owned by French hotelier Pio Coffrant, the establishment is situated in the trendy urban village of Haus Khas and lives up to its name: it overlooks a peaceful rose garden and is surrounded by parkland. Coffrant offers his guests 12 spacious and well-appointed rooms, a cafe, boutique, and living room-like lobby that doubles as the in-house gallery. People come for short and long-term stays—and those who linger sometimes become artists in residence.
Above: Poufs are at the ready when extra seating is needed.
Above: The light-filled lobby has a bohemian feel with its green concrete floors and relaxed Indian rattan seating.
Above: The large lobby windows overlook the garden.
Above: The open-air hallways make the corridors feel spacious and inviting.
Above: The rooms range from small "cabins" to suites and a spacious loft; all have whitewashed interiors. Shown here, a suite with an archway and cutout windows dividing sitting area from bedroom.
Above: Black-and-white tiles, a large round mirror, and porcelain vessel sink in the bathroom.
Above: A gathering spot for locals as well as guests, the ground-floor Rose cafe has live acoustic performances on Saturdays.
Above: The Rose terrace on the top floor overlooks the garden and the treetops; brunch is served here on Sundays. To learn more, visit The Rose.
Above: A view of the Rose's white facade; all 12 rooms overlook the rose garden.
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Below: The Rose is surrounded by parkland in Hauz Khas Village, New Delhi: