The Ashok Hotel is one of New Delhi's most distinctive landmarks and has hosted some of India's most important national and international events. The hotel was first made famous when the UNIDO conference was held there in 1956, which was the first ever international event held in India since it asserted its independence. The Ashok Hotel is situated just two kilometers from the Presidential Palace and is a short drive to the International Airport. The pink-walled structure boasts 550 rooms ranging from modern double rooms to glamorous presidential suites with each room featuring broadband internet, a mini bar, and a television with satellite channels. The hotel features a whole host of recreational facilities including a full fitness center, a swimming pool, a Spa, a tennis court, and a jogging track. The property also contains a staggering 12 restaurants serving food from all corners of the world such as Lebanese, Korean, Chinese and, of course, Indian.