Design Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel located amidst the lush green landscape of Shimla, is a unique property with a rich history. This hundred year old property was considered one of the most prestigious hotels during the British regime. In 1941, just before independence, it was bought by the late Ramdas Thakur under the name Hotel Glenarm. In 1941, it was renamed Hotel Marina and accommodated forty lavish rooms, a fine dining restaurant and a billiards room. Until early 2000, the property was managed by Mr. Raghunath Singh Thakur, and so far has boasted a guest list that includes many of India?s topmost politicians, Bollywood actors and world renowned artists.