Location, location, location is everything in Delhi. The traffic can be dire so staying in a spot that is central to where you need to go is important. The Lalit fits the bill as it is approximately half way between the old city to the north and where we need to go in the south.
The Lalit is a part of a small family-owned chain of hotels. The family are well-known collectors of Indian art and there are numerous works on display throughout all the public areas of the hotel.
What I love other than the location is the great pool and wonderfully spacious rooms. If you arrive early and enjoy exploring on foot, the hotel is only a short walk from the Bengali Market and Connaught Circus.