We are arriving New Delhi DEL on a British Airways flight from London late in the evening and departing early the next morning for Kathmandu on an Air India flight. These flights are booked separately. We are in the airport only perhaps eight hours, but overnight, and would like to stay in a hotel room. The in-terminal Holiday Inn Express naturally caught our attention, but the exact setup of this hotel is a little confusing, and emailing the property does not yield clear answers.
Specifically, the advice on the property website for international transit passengers is to ensure that baggage is checked through, so it will not be collected at DEL. As we are travelling on separate tickets, this is not possible -- we will need to pickup luggage, and clear immigration (which I am aware means getting a visa).
The question is, what happens next? Can we use the "landside/domestic wing" of the hotel without a boarding pass for a domestic flight? Can we bring our luggage to the room, and get back to the check-in area the next morning? Is there a better solution I'm not aware of (besides altering our flights which is not an option at this point)?