MUMBAI - 3 March 2012 - The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts are delighted to announce the appointment of Davinder Singh as vice president, development. Prior to joining The Leela, Singh was vice president, development with The Oberoi Group of Hotels (EIH Limited).
In his new role, Singh will be involved in all aspects of development including, site selection, design, branding, negotiating management and joint venture agreements and working with external property and financial consultants.
Rajiv Kaul, president, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said, “Davinder joins The Leela family at a very crucial time in the expansion of the brand and we are delighted to welcome him on board. His expertise and extensive experience in Development, coupled with a reputation for excellence makes him an outstanding asset."
Singh has nearly 35 years of extensive business experience and specialized knowledge in the hospitality industry. He started his career with Remington Rand India Limited as a Management Trainee. Subsequently, he worked as an assistant sales manager, Welcomgroup Searock, Bombay; sales manager - Tours, Travel House; sales manager, Hyatt Regency, New Delhi and as sales manager - tours with Mercury Travels India Limited before joining EIH Limited.
Singh said, "I am very excited to be joining The Leela at a time when the group is looking to expand its foot print in India and overseas. I look forward to being a part of this growth story to develop world class hotels and set new bench marks in the hospitality industry."
Singh is an avid traveller and enjoys a game of golf in his leisure time and holds an honours degree in economics from Punjab University, Chandigarh
About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts
The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is owned and operated by
Hotel Leelaventure Ltd. headquartered in Mumbai. The luxury hotel
group manages seven award-winning hotels in India which includes
prime urban locations in Bangalore, Gurgaon, Mumbai, New Delhi and
magical holiday escapes in Goa, Kovalam and Udaipur. Properties
under development will open soon in Chennai followed by Agra, Jaipur
and Ashtamudi, Kerala. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is
dedicated to extending warm, gracious, anticipatory service in
settings that ideally capture the essence of India. The group has
marketing alliances with Germany-based Kempinski, US-based Preferred
Hotels & Resorts and is a member of Global Hotel Alliance based in
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