The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts today proudly announced the appointment of Louis Sailer as the General Manager of The Leela Palace New Delhi. He brings to his new role nearly three decades of experience leading some of the finest hotels in the world, most recently as General Manager of London’s newest luxury hotel, Café Royal.
Padmabhushan Capt. CP Krishnan Nair, Founder Chairman and Chairman Emeritus of The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts was conferred an Honorary Doctorate in Literature for his exemplary contribution towards Environment and Hospitality by Jodhpur National University.
The Leela is delighted to announce the launch of Spa and Spiritual Journeys that blend award-winning ESPA spa therapies with enchanting local experiences at The Leela Palace Udaipur, a modern palace that encapsulates the magic of Udaipur’s royal past.
The Leela Palace New Delhi, The Leela Palace Udaipur and the newest Palace property, The Leela Palace Chennai, continued their award winning spree by bagging three coveted awards at the Today’s Traveller Awards 2013 ceremony, held at New Delhi. The winners, part of the portfolio of The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, a leading chain of luxury hotels in India, were recognized for setting the benchmark for all others to emulate in India.
The Leela Palace New Delhi and the newest Palace property of the group, The Leela Palace Chennai, surpassed all expectations and bagged three prestigious awards at the glittering CNBC Awaaz Travel Awards 2013, held in Mumbai, in the presence of the Chief Guest Shri Prithviraj Chavan, Chief Minister, Govt. of Maharashtra and luminaries from the travel and trade industry.
Vandana Sethi, a homemaker from Chandigarh, was declared the Grand Prize winner of Lufthansa Star Chef Contest in a zesty Grand Finale at The Leela, Mumbai today where 12 aspiring chefs, selected from thousands of contestants across India, vied for top honours in a live cook-out.
A unique talent search on social media, launched by Lufthansa in partnership with The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, has uncovered thousands of original Indian recipes submitted by food lovers from different parts of the country, allowing them to showcase and share their creativity with the world. A jury of celebrity chefs will finally select one winning recipe which will be featured on Lufthansa’s Star Chef menu designed to pamper the palates of Lufthansa First and Business Class passengers as well as connoisseurs at select award-winning restaurants of The Leela.
For the first time since its inception, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts has unveiled a new brand identity, including a new logo and a revamped website, designed to express the brand’s transformation over the last 25 years. A comprehensive plan will guide the transition of the new identity at existing and upcoming properties which also includes signages, advertising creatives, guest facing materials, sales and marketing collaterals, stationery and amenities.
At a glittering award ceremony, attended by prominent travel trade luminaries from across the country, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts presented and hosted the first edition of “The Leela Travel Trade Awards 2013” aimed at recognizing the invaluable contributions and support of its travel and trade partners.
The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts today announced the appointment of Rajesh Jhingon as Executive Vice President, Operations for the group. In this role, Jhingon will oversee and drive operations and initiatives for The Leela group’s award-winning portfolio of eight hotels as well as four new hotels in the pipeline. In a career spanning over 20 years, he has added many feathers to his cap, the latest being his stint as General Manager, Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas.
The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts brings in the new year by introducing ‘2013 Weekends On Sale’ promotion - a memorable way to help you make the most out of your relaxed weekends. The special offer, which is valid all year round, allows guests to indulge in the finest and most luxurious experiences that will make weekends unforgettable!