The Leela Palace New Delhi wins Diamond Award for Ultra Luxury Hotel
The Leela Palace Udaipur awarded Best Deluxe Luxury Hotel
The Leela Palace Chennai named Best New 5 Star Hotel
MUMBAI – 03 September 2013 – 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 gala ceremony witnessed the presence of Mr. Oscar Fernandes, The Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Government of India, noted film maker Mr. Ramesh Sippy, and several government, industry and media luminaries.
The Leela Palace New Delhi – an architectural marvel in the heart of the capital city’s diplomatic enclave won the Diamond Award for ‘Ultra Luxury Hotel’ in Delhi, while the Group’s stunning modern day palace located on the banks of Lake Pichola - The Leela Palace Udaipur - was crowned ‘Best Deluxe Luxury Hotel’ in Udaipur. Chennai city’s first sea-facing Palace, The Leela Palace Chennai was named ‘Best New 5 Star Hotel’. Spanning 4.8 verdant acres, this hotel in Chennai seamlessly combines the architectural opulence of the Chettinad dynasty with the largest guest rooms in the city, and boasts of six superlative restaurants and lounges replete with stunning views of the Bay of Bengal.
Commenting on the recognition, Mr. Rajiv Kaul, President, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said, “To be at the very top nationally is a remarkable recognition, and we thank Today’s Traveller for their strong endorsement of The Leela’s philosophy to provide only the finest experiences at The Leela hotels and restaurants.”
(from left to right) Mr. Kunal Chauhan, Resident Manager (The Leela Palace New Delhi), Mr. Rajiv Kaul, President (The Leela Palaces Hotels and Resorts), Mr. Pascal Dupuis, General Manager (The Leela Palace Chennai), Mr. Rajesh Jhingon, Executive Vice President - Operations (The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts), and Mr. Ranjith Reddy, Director of Sales and Marketing (The Leela Palace Chennai).
The seventh edition of Today’s Traveller Awards acknowledged and celebrated achievements and excellence across diverse sectors of the tourism, corporate and entertainment industries. Celebrating the 16th anniversary of the magazine, the award ceremony opened with the cover launch of the Coffee Table Book, Today’s Traveller - Success Code.
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, contact your travel counsellor or visit our website at www.theleela.com
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