NEW DELHI - 1 June 2012 - The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts newest flagship, The Leela Palace New Delhi, is the only hotel in India to be named among the “Best of the Best” hotels in the world by Robb Report, which is a definitive authority on the most prestigious luxury brands around the globe. Culminating an entire year’s search for the most exceptional new products and services on earth, Robb Report’s 24th annual “Best of the Best” Hotels 2012, hand-picked The Leela Palace New Delhi for offering the finest in luxury, placing the hotel amongst the most elite in the world.
Commenting on the recognition, Capt. C.P. Krishnan Nair, chairman and founder of The Leela Palaces Hotels and Resorts said, "Building a modern Palace hotel in the heart of India’s capital city was a dream come true for me. My two sons – Vivek and Dinesh – and I are proud to have created the only hotel in India now recognized as one of the world’s best.. We built this hotel against all odds and this prestigious honour reaffirms our commitment towards serving the most discerning travellers and leisure seekers. With just one year of operation under our belt, we have been ranked amongst the world’s best and this is just the beginning.”
Other winners included The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, Corinthia Hotel, London and Mandarin Oriental, Paris.
The Leela Palace New Delhi is fast gaining critical acclaim for setting new standards of luxury in the hospitality industry. The hotel offers the largest guest rooms in the capital city; unparalleled culinary experiences including two internationally-acclaimed restaurants - Le Cirque and MEGU; award-winning ESPA spa and an infinity-edge rooftop swimming pool, making it one of the most sought-after destinations.
The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts group manages seven award-winning hotels in prime urban and resort locations across India– Mumbai, Bangalore, Gurgaon, New Delhi, Goa, Kovalam and Udaipur. An eighth hotel, the first seafront luxury Palace hotel in Chennai also known as the gateway to South India is slated to open in August 2012.
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