it's india's time to shine, and with the dawn of this new era a bubbly lifestyle infrastructure emerges that puts the country's leading cities on a par with notable urban hubs across the planet. after opening the glitzy pangaea club in singapore, nightclub entrepreneur michael ault joined forces with india's spice group to open an equally fancy nightlife haunt in delhi. called pangaea new delhi, the club is located on the premises of the ashok, a hotel that has been known for decades as an icon of old world, five-star hospitality. and the club's interior is very much an extrapolation - albeit tweaked with modern elements - from the hotel's classic grandeur. pangaea new delhi's interior design has been conceptualized as an opulent grand salon with a touch of renaissance, and features artworks, glass chandeliers and other carefully sourced props throughout the premises that emphasize the plush theme.
the club's main hall features two bars with gold-tiled tops on opposite ends with 20 v.i.p. seating areas in between, and there's one semi-secluded ultra v.i.p. table available for those who prefer clubbing at large. vast wall cabinets encase indian vernacular craft with a back-lit red glow. walls are lined with velvet quilting, paired with matching curtains and feature sculptures of a rearing stallion positioned over the main hall entrance. the sound of popping champagne bottles vies the groovy beats by the club's in-house deejays. indeed, pangaea new delhi is a luxury bottle service concept, and combined with its well-trained staff it has taken clubbing in the indian capital to a whole new level. location: the ashok, diplomatic enclave 50b [chanakyapuri].