The Leela Palace New Delhi voted ‘Best Business Hotel’ in IndiaLe Cirque wins ‘Best International Cuisine Restaurant’The Leela Palace Chennai’s China XO crowned ‘Best Dining Experience’
MUMBAI – 03 July 2013 – 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.
The Leela Palace New Delhi, located in the heart of the capital city’s diplomatic enclave, was voted the ‘Best Business Hotel’ in India for the second consecutive year. The French-Italian restaurant Le Cirque at The Leela Palace New Delhi, the first Asian outpost of the legendary New York restaurant, was named the ‘Best International Cuisine Restaurant’ in the country. And, in a delightful surprise, the recently launched China XO at The Leela Palace Chennai was announced the winner of the ‘Best Dining Experience in India’ award. China XO specializes in Cantonese and Szechuan fare, amidst cutting-edge interiors, panoramic views of Bay of Bengal and outstanding service.
The CNBC Awaaz Travel Awards 2013 are designed to honor the best in class travel destinations and tourism industry.
Commenting on the recognition, Mr. Rajiv Kaul, President, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said, “To be voted at the very top nationally is a remarkable recognition, and we thank CNBC Awaaz and all respondents for their strong endorsement of The Leela’s philosophy to provide only the finest experiences at The Leela hotels and restaurants.”
The awards were based on an exhaustive national consumer response study of over 10,000 respondents powered by an esteemed jury panel of Mr. Amitabh Kant, CEO & MD, Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC), Mr. Vikram Madhok, Chairperson, World Travel & Tourism Council India Initiative, Mr. Ajeet Bajaj, ATTA member and 2012 Summit Advisory committee member and Mr. Sanjay Pugalia, Managing Editor, CNBC Awaaz.
The CNBC Awaaz Travel Awards are an annual event hosted by CNBC Awaaz, India's first business and consumer-focused Hindi channel.
The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is owned by Hotel Leelaventure Ltd. The ultra-luxury hotel group owns and manages eight award-winning properties in prime urban locations and magical holiday destinations across India including Mumbai, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Udaipur and Kovalam. New properties under development include Jaipur, Bangalore, Noida, Agra and Lake Ashtamudi, Kerala. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is committed to providing warm, gracious and anticipatory service in settings that capture the essence of India. The group has marketing alliances with Germany-based Kempinski hotels, US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is A member of the Global Hotel Alliance based in Geneva, Switzerland. For further information, please contact your travel counselor or visit our website at www.theleela.com
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