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Heart. Felt. – An Experience with Oberoi Hotels

By Nikita Karia on Mar 19, 2022
Themes:  Luxury  | Category: Hotels, Resorts & Cruise | Country:  India


Synonymous with uber-luxury and grandeur – the Oberoi Hotels and Resorts are globally renowned for offering the right blend of luxury, services, and efficiency to their guests.

Whether you wish to catch the first rays of sunshine on the hills or to view the Taj, enjoy the serenity, or watch the glistening rays of dusk on a lake, Oberoi Hotels and resorts have it all. Each Oberoi holiday is crafted for you to make it memorable and cherish with your loved ones.

Oberoi Group of Hotels had pioneered the concept of luxury hospitality in our country. Beginning with a single property in Shimla, Northern India, the company expanded to include several renowned properties in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and India. The group owns and operates thirty-two hotels and resorts, Motor vessels in Kerala backwaters, and Niles Cruises.

The success of this hotel chain in a foreign land during the phase of global competition enhanced the image of the Oberoi Group of Hotels. Thus, today, Oberoi Hotels and Resorts in Egypt, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Mauritius, and India add value and merit to their host countries.


Let me share a brief history of Oberoi Group of Hotels in a condensed and simple way as below:

  • The founder chairman of the Oberoi Group, Mr. Rai Bahadur Mohan Singh Oberoi, had arrived in Shimla in 1922 and joined the Cecil Hotel, Shimla as a clerk.
  • Rai Bahadur Mohan Singh Oberoi acquired the first property of the Oberoi Group – The Clarkes Hotel in Shimla.
  • In 1938, Mr. Oberoi took over a shutdown property in Kolkata – The Oberoi Grand.
  • Rai Bahadur M.S. Oberoi in 1943, became the first Indian to operate the finest and biggest hotel chain in India by acquiring AHI – Associated Hotels of India.
  • In 1965, Rai Bahadur M.S. Oberoi consolidated his early ventures and became the first hotelier to collaborate with a globally renowned five-star hotel chain – The I-Con – The Oberoi InterContinental in New Delhi.
  • M.S. Oberoi became the first Indian to collaborate with several international chains to entice foreign travelers to India.
  • In 1973, a 35 storey property – Oberoi Sheraton; was launched in Bombay, now Mumbai.
  • With several Oberoi hotels in India, the first international Oberoi Hotel beyond the country; was inaugurated in 1978 in Bali – Indonesia.

Philosophy of Oberoi Hotels

With his imagination and foresight, Mr. Oberoi transformed old historical monuments, palaces, and buildings into marvelous hotels, such as the historic Mena House Oberoi in Cairo, The Oberoi Grand in Kolkata, and The Windsor in Australia.

Mr. Oberoi strongly believed in and as quoted by him- “You think of money and you cannot do the right thing, but money will always come once you do the right thing, so the effort should be to do the right thing.”

The Oberoi Group of Hotels aims to excel in the hospitality industry by understanding their guests; designing and delivering services that exceed their expectations. We will always portray that we care about our customers by anticipating their needs, paying close attention to the smallest details, delivering exceptional service, and treating them with warmth and concern.

About the brand – Oberoi Hotels & EIH

Recently, in 2019, Oberoi Hotels and Resorts have restructured their identity that depicts their core values. Oberoi Sun is the name of the logo. The Oberoi sun creates a sense of well-being, warmth, and energy that is constantly available to assist its guests. The words on the Oberoi Sun – Heart. Felt. – aptly explains the way guests describe their experience at Oberoi.

EIH Limited is the flagship company of The Oberoi Group. Apart from the chain of hotels, EIH Limited also owns and operates several other businesses such as Oberoi Flight Services, Avis India, The Oberoi Vrinda, EIH Aviation, EIH Press, and Oberoi Airport Services.

A short time ago, the Oberoi Hotels and Resorts and Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group had announced their strategic alliance – The O& MO Alliance. With this alliance, guests or members of Oberoi One and Fans of M.O. can enjoy exclusive benefits and personalized recognition while staying at any property from the collection of elite hotels and resorts of both the hotel groups.

Sub-brands of Oberoi Group

The Oberoi Group of Hotels and Resorts are primarily segmented into three brands, they are Oberoi, Trident, and Maiden.

  • Oberoi Hotels and Resorts entail 20 hotels and 03 cruises across seven countries.
  • Trident Hotels encompass 10 hotels in nine cities of India. Trident Hotels are renowned for their excellence and optimum quality services. They are generally an ideal preference for leisure and business travelers.
  • Maidens Hotel – this is a heritage hotel in Delhi. It was established in 1903. It is an ancient property from the British era. A stay at this property will take you back in time and offer a historic and cultural experience, though with all modern amenities.

All three brands strive to offer bespoke luxury, exquisite dining experiences, and memorable stays. With amazing views and elegant interiors, each room is crafted thoughtfully to offer experiences to our guests to cherish forever.

Oberoi Hotels – Cruises – Resorts.

The Oberoi hotels around the world are as below:

  • The Oberoi Udaivilas
  • The Oberoi Rajvilas
  • The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort
  • The Oberoi Cecil
  • Shimla – Wildflower Hall, An Oberoi Resort
  • The Oberoi, Dubai
  • The Oberoi Beach Resort, Mauritius
  • Bali – The Oberoi Beach Resort
  • Morocco – The Oberoi, Marrakech

1. The Oberoi Udaivilas

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The Oberoi Udaivilas is built on a traditional Rajasthani palace and is located in the Mewar Kingdom in the City of Lakes. It is a structure consisting of interconnecting domes and magnificent gardens, spanning around 30 acres of land on the banks of Lake Pichola.

Most of its suites and rooms open into semi-or fully private pools. The suites and rooms have a luxurious ambiance similar to that of a royal residence complete with courtyards and fountains. All the rooms at this property have luxurious Victorian-style marble bathrooms with free-standing bathtubs overlooking private walled courtyards.


  • Rooms : 87 rooms and suites
  • Restaurants : 4
  • Spas : 1 – The Oberoi Spa
  • Other Features : Vintage Car Ride, Thekri Workshop, Miniature Painting School.

2. The Oberoi Rajvilas

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A stay at The Oberoi Rajvilas offers guests a royal experience, surrounded by beautiful gardens, ornate architecture, and being taken care of by attentive staff. The property has deluxe rooms and villa and air-conditioned luxury tents. All the rooms and villas are set in courtyard style, giving a feel of being inside a fort.

The Oberoi Rajvilas is distinguished for its luxury tents. Each one has a private patio and a garden. The tents are airy and spacious, adorned with a colonial design and separate shower. The spa at this property has several massage treatments to offer to their guests. It also has flood-lit tennis courts, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and an outdoor pool surrounded by a lovely garden.

Wheelchairs, ramps, and golf carts are available at the property. The resort is family-friendly, whereby you can avail of interconnecting adjacent rooms on request, cots, and a children’s play area. Guides and babysitters can also be arranged for shopping and sightseeing.


  • Rooms : 54 deluxe rooms and 14 luxury tents
  • Restaurants : 3
  • Spas : 1 – Oberoi Rajvilas Spa
  • Other Features : Yoga Session, trip to Naila Fort, Elephant safari

3. The Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort

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Experience an oasis of peace and thrill, combine the sheer joy of a jungle adventure with the serenity at this luxurious hideaway at the Oberoi Vanyavilas Wildlife Resort. This resort is a safari-camp-cum-boutique hotel near Ranthambore National Park. It has tented rooms surrounded by gardens and water lily ponds, featuring a fitness center, spa, and outdoor pool.

The resort gives a feel similar to that of a colonial hunting outpost of a king. It has enormous gates, a palatial building, marble floors, four-poster beds, antique rugs, and claw-footed baths. The rooms have tented roofs, but they are similar to villas with glass doors with private patios. Two children below 08 years can share the tent with their parents.


  • Rooms : 25 rooms – luxury tents
  • Restaurants : 1
  • Spas : 1 – The Oberoi Spa
  • Other Features : Dine by the Lake, Sundowners at the Observation Tower,          Ranthambhore Fort excursion, Memories Captured, Jungle Drive

4. The Oberoi Cecil

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A 130-year old property – The Oberoi Cecil – one of the most elite hotels of Shimla was renowned for its fashionable clientele and ballroom. The Oberoi Group of Hotels extensively restored the entire property retaining its colonial charm. The interiors of the property are elegant with pillars, panels, and chandeliers that are reminiscent of the British era. Most rooms at The Oberoi Cecil have stunning views of the cedar forest, snow-covered Himalayan peaks, and valley.

The Oberoi Cecil’s main restaurant is located in the grand ballroom and serves Himachali, Pan-Indian, and International cuisine. It also has a swimming pool, spa, fitness center, and other amenities. Enjoy the splendor of the Himalayas while staying at this magnificent hotel.


  • Rooms : 75 rooms
  • Restaurants : 2
  • Spas : 1 – The Oberoi Spa
  • Other Features : Colonial Heritage Walk, Dinner by Candlelight, Walk in the Woods.

5. Shimla – Wildflower Hall, An Oberoi Resort

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Situated at 8250 feet above sea level, amidst 23 acres of pine and cedar woods – The Wildflower Hall – an Oberoi resort is a grand stately resort. It was a former residence of Lord Kitchener, commander-in-chief of the British army. The resort features a welcoming lounge, well-stocked library, opulent accommodation, and a billiards and snooker room.

Each room and apartment is attractively constructed and features breathtaking views of the mountain ranges and cedar trees. The rooms have rich furnishings, a spacious marble-floored bathroom with walk-in closets, separate showers, and butler service. The resort also has a few interconnecting sets of rooms. Two restaurants serve Indian and international cuisine and the classic Cavalry Bar.

The Spa Pavilion creates an atmosphere of peaceful haven to revitalize both inside and out. Not just the Spa; there are myriad options to enjoy the natural surroundings.


  • Rooms : 85 guest rooms
  • Restaurants : 2
  • Spas : 1 – The Oberoi Spa
  • Other Features : Colonial Heritage Tour, Mountain Biking, The Sanctuary Experience.

6. The Oberoi Dubai

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The Oberoi Dubai, is one of the most impressive Oberoi properties in Business Bay, in the vibrant city of Dubai. The hotel is a popular choice among families and business travelers to spend a holiday with relaxation and recreational activities. The hotel has several family-friendly facilities, an outdoor pool, and a courtyard restaurant. The entire property has contemporary and colorful interiors infused with the Oberoi’s Indian Heritage.

Enjoy the stunning views of the Burj Khalifa, satiate the food craving in fine dine restaurants, and stay at the most comfortable and spacious accommodation options. Guests can chill or relax at the property’s swimming pool, fitness center, spa, and wellness center. The hotel’s accessibility to public transport connections and famous attractions; is one of its distinctive advantages. Experience the perfect stay in Dubai at The Oberoi Dubai.


  • Rooms  : 252 rooms
  • Restaurants : 5
  • Spas : 1 – The Oberoi Spa
  • Other Features : Private Dining, Culinary Delights, Master Bartender, Young Hoteliers’ Program

7. The Oberoi Beach Resort, Mauritius

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A fabulous resort – The Oberoi Beach resort is spread across 20 acres of subtropical gardens on Turtle Bay. The resort is surrounded by sandy beaches, the Indian Ocean, and mountains.

The resort has luxurious pavilions and villas. Style and a sense of exclusivity prevail through the resort. Each villa offers privacy, has a private garden, and some villas have their pool. Each pavilion at the resort has luxurious bedrooms with a marble bathroom sunken bath area and generous seating area. Enjoy a lip-smacking dinner or breakfast at the raised open-air dining pavilion with natural teak furniture and palm-thatched roof timbers.

 The resort also has a beautiful spa that offers a serene and memorable experience by pampering their guests with holistic therapies in exquisite surroundings. There is also a swimming pool, tennis courts, and a fully equipped gym at the Oberoi Mauritius. There are numerous activities at the property; such as painting lessons with a local artist, star-gazing, sculpture classes, walk through the gardens, wine tasting sessions, and much more.


  • Rooms : 71 rooms
  • Restaurants : 5
  • Spas : 1 – The Oberoi Spa
  • Other Features : Touching Senses, Candlelit Dinner on the Beach, Renewal of Vows

8. The Oberoi Beach Resort – Bali

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A wonderfully landscaped resort – The Oberoi Bali is positioned on Seminyak Beach. The resort spans 15 acres of tropical gardens lined with ancient Balinese temples. The resort features the remarkable natural stone amphitheater, which is the only venue for the local Balinese dance performances.

The resort’s villas and rooms are all furnished with exquisite wood carvings, natural stone, and all of the latest conveniences. Most rooms have a terrace for outdoor dining, spacious bathrooms with sunken baths.

The restaurant serves appetizing dishes; the Frangipani Café at the beachfront is renowned for alfresco dining.  The Amphitheater and Kayu bar is popular for cultural performances. Each Balinese staff dressed in their traditional attire ensures their best and excellent services to all their guests.


  • Rooms : 74 rooms
  • Restaurants : 3
  • Spas : 1 – The Oberoi Spa
  • Other Features : Bali Bird Park, Dining at the Amphitheatre, Turtle Sanctuary, Full Moon Celebration

9. The Oberoi, Marrakech

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The architecture of The Oberoi Marrakech is inspired by the pre-historic palaces of Morocco. The resort is encircled by centuries-old olive groves and fragrant citrus trees on 28 acres of Mediterranean orchards. The Medersa Ben Youssef, one of the most prominent historic monuments, is reflected in the courtyard of this property.

The regal snow-capped Atlas Mountains can be seen from the resort. Personalized wellness, spacious accommodations, and restaurants serving foreign and authentic Moroccan cuisines are all available at the property. It also has a large spa, a vast library, and a kids club.

The suites and villas are spacious elegant rooms surrounded by gardens and orchards. A few of them also have courtyards with private pools and terraces. The rooms are butler-serviced. Moroccan Tapas, Moorish architecture, and hammam rituals are a few elements that craft an authentic experience.


  • Rooms : 84 rooms
  • Restaurants : 4
  • Spas : 1 – SAHA.
  • Other Features : A Taste of Morocco, The Luxury Nomad, Breakfast with a View


The Oberoi Group of hotels was acknowledged as the best hotel group in the world by many prestigious firms. If you ever get a chance to stay in any of the properties of the Oberoi Group, you will find out why they are sweeping all the awards.

Now that you have read the above magnanimous details – I am sure you would be curious to attain their Heart. Felt. – experience and hospitality. Inspired to make the reservations, do not let the feeling pass away – get in touch asap with our hotel experts at Flamingo Transworld. Check out the best hotel deals and offers and book the desired property, and off you go to experience these luxury Indian brand hotels.

About Author

Nikita Karia
Nikita Karia

Nikita Karia has eleven years of experience working in the B2B travel trade, focusing on international destinations. Thus, writing tourism content comes naturally to her. She has traveled across countries- like Singapore, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Maldives, and South Africa.

Additionally, she has a flair for writing about healthcare, technology, mental health, education, and e-commerce. Her purpose of the write-up is to simplify the contents in a way that resonates with the reader. When she is not writing, she enjoys tweaking her gardening skills

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