Awards and Accolades

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

  • Travel + Leisure USA World’s Best Awards 2021 - World’s Best Hotel Brand
  • Travel + Leisure USA, 2020 Readers' Awards Survey 2020 - World’s Best Hotel Brand
  • Travel + Leisure India & South Asia India’s Best Awards 2020 - Best Hotel Group
  • Ranked among the ‘10 Best Hotel Brands in the World’ in the Travel + Leisure USA 2019 Readers’ Survey, for the fourth year consecutively.
  • Ranked among the ‘10 Best Hotel Brands in the World’ by Travel + Leisure, USA 2018 Readers’ Survey, for the third year consecutively.
  • Ranked tenth among the ‘Top 15 Hotel Brands in the World’ in the Travel + Leisure, USA 2017 Readers’ Survey.
  • EXN Experiential Venues Award 2017 - India’s Favourite Hospitality Group for MICE & Weddings

The Leela Palace Bengaluru

  • Icons of Whisky Awards - Best Whisky Bar in South India - Library Bar, February 2021.
  • Times Food & Nightlife Awards - Mir Zafar Ali - Chef of the Year, April 2021.
  • Times Food & Nightlife Awards - Best Premium Dining Pan Asian Restaurant  - Zen - 2021.
  • Times Food & Nightlife Awards - Best Premium Dining European Restaurant - Le Cirque Signature, April 2021.
  • Times Food & Nightlife Awards - Best Delivery Premium Dining All Day Dining Restaurant - Citrus, April 2021.
  • Times Food & Nightlife Awards - Best Night Out Cocktail Bar - Library Bar, April 2021.
  • Icons of Whisky Awards - Chef Mir Zafar Ali - Best Whisky Chef.
  • Voted as ‘Favourite Indian Hotel for Design’ Runner up by Condé Nast Traveller India.
  • Ranked #10 among the ‘Top 10 City Hotels in Asia’, in the Travel + Leisure USA Readers’ Survey 2019.
  • Ranked #6 in the ‘Top 15 Hotels’ in India in the Condé Nast Traveler, USA Readers’ Choice Awards 2019.
  • Wow Award Asia, Best venue for business events in metro, June 2019.
  • Travel + Leisure delicious food award, Best Italian Restaurant, Le Cirque Signature, August 2019.
  • EazyDiner Best Sunday Brunch, Citrus, September 2019.
  • INCA (India nightlife convention and awards) Best Bar for Wines and Best Bar in 5 star hotels, Library Bar, September 2019.
  • BBC Food Food Award Iconic restaurant in South India, Jamavar, October 2019.
  • BBC Food Food Award Best Italian Restaurant in India and South India, October 2019.
  • Conde Nast Traveller, 29th Best restaurant in India, Le Cirque Signature, December 2019.
  • Times Food and Nightlife, Best European Restaurant, December 2019.
  • Times Food and Nightlife, Best Pan Asian Restaurant, Zen, December 2019.
  • Times Food and Nightlife, Luxury bar in Premium section, Library Bar, December 2019.
  • Jamavar awarded the ‘Best North Indian Restaurant’ (Five-Star Hotel) by BBC Good Food in their Food Food Awards, September 2018.
  • Jamavar awarded for ‘South India’s Best Restaurant Design’ by BBC Good Food – Food Food Awards, September, 2018.
  • CNT India’s Top 100 Business Hotels, May 2017.
  • EazyDiner Awards – Vir Sanghvi’s Choice – Jamavar as Best Indian Restaurant in Hotel, February 2017.
  • EazyDiner Awards – People’s Choice – Citrus as Best Café in Hotel, February 2017.
  • TripAdvisor 2017 Travellers’ Choice™ awards – ranked #23 among “Top 25 Luxury Hotels of India”, January 2017.
  • CNT India’s Top 100 Business Hotels, May 2017.
  • EazyDiner Awards – Vir Sanghvi’s Choice – Jamavar as Best Indian Restaurant in Hotel, February 2017.
  • EazyDiner Awards – People’s Choice – Citrus as Best Café in Hotel, February 2017.
  • TripAdvisor 2017 Travellers’ Choice™ awards – ranked #23 among “Top 25 Luxury Hotels of India”, January 2017.

The Leela Palace Chennai

  • Times Food & Nightlife Awards 2020 – Best Global Cuisine, Fine Dining - Spectra, March 2021.
  • TripAdvisor 2021 Travellers’ Choice™ awards – ranked 23 among “Top 25 Luxury Hotels of India”.
  • TripAdvisor 2020 Travellers’ Choice™ awards – ranked #25 among “Top 25 Luxury Hotels of India”, January 2020.
  • TripAdvisor 2019 Travellers’ Choice™ awards – ranked #25 among “Top 25 Luxury Hotels of India”, January 2019.
  • BW Hotelier India Awards  – Ayyappan Nallaperumal, awarded F&B Manager of the Year (South Zone), July 2019.
  • Awards For Excellence In MICE & Luxury Travel – Sabrinath R. , awarded Most Influential Leaders In Hospitality Industry, September 2019.
  • BBC Good Food Awards – The Leela Palace, Chennai, awarded the best hotel of the year (South & West Zone), October, 2019.
  • BBC Good Food Awards – Ms. Lotika Sharma , awarded Communications Person of the year (South & West Zone), October, 2019.
  • BBC Good Food Awards – Ms. Lotika Sharma , awarded Communications Person of the year (All India), November, 2019.
  • Travel + Leisure India’s best awards Awarded best luxury hotel of the year, November, 2019.
  • China XO awarded the Best Asian Restaurant by BBC Good Food (South Zone), September, 2018.
  • Conde Nast Traveller Top 50 Restaurant Awards– China XO, December 2018.
  • BBC Food Awards – China XO wins for the best Asian Restaurant in South Zone, December 2018.
  • Hotelier India Awards – Balamurali P, Laundry Manager of the Year, December, 2018.
  • BW Hotelier India Awards  – Hitesh Sangwan, awarded F&B Manager of the Year, March 2018.
  • Booking.com – 9 out of 10, Guest Review Award 2018.
  • Hotels.com – 9.4 out 10, Loved by Guests Most Wanted Award 2018.
  • Agoda.com – Gold Circle Award 2018.
  • MakeMyTrip.com – 4.4 out of 5, Top Rated Hotel 2018-19.
  • Conde Nast Traveller Top 50 Restaurant Awards– China XO, December 2017.
  • Conde Nast Traveller Top 50 Restaurant Awards– Spectra, December 2017.
  • World HRD Congress Awards – Hotel awarded the best employer brand in Chennai, December 2017.
  • Hotelier India Awards – Abdul Karim, Purchase Manager of the Year, November 2017.

The Leela Palace New Delhi

  •   Icons of Whisky Awards - Best Whisky Bar in North India - The Library Bar, February 2021.
  •   TripAdvisor 2021 Travellers’ Choice™ awards. 
     
  • Ranked #2 among the ‘Top 10 City Hotels in Asia’ in the Travel + Leisure USA 2020 Readers’ Survey.
  • Ranked #32 among the ‘Top 100 Hotels in the World’ in the Travel + Leisure USA 2020 Readers’ Survey.
  • Ranked #6 among the ‘World’s Best 15 Hotels in India’ in the Condé Nast Traveler, Readers Choice Awards 2020.
  • Awarded ‘Hotel of the Year’ for India, Middle East and Africa in the 2020 Preferred Awards for Excellence.
  • Voted as ‘Favourite Hotel Bar in India’ Runner up by Condé Nast Traveller India.
  • Ranked #3 among the ‘Top 10 City Hotels in Asia’ in the Travel + Leisure USA Readers’ Survey 2019.
  • Ranked #31 among the ‘Top 100 Hotels in the World’ in the Travel + Leisure USA Readers’ Survey 2019.
  • Food Food India Awards 2019 - Best North Indian Restaurants In Five-Star Hotel: Jamavar, The Leela Palace New Delhi, September 2019.
  • Food Food India Awards 2019 - Best Italian Restaurants In Five-Star Hotel: Le Cirque, The Leela Palace New Delhi, September 2019.
  • Food Food India Awards 2019 - Best Restaurant Design In Five-Star Hotel: Megu, The Leela Palace New Delhi, September 2019.
  • Travel + Leisure, USA Readers' Survey 2019, Rank No.3 amongst Top 10 City Hotels in Asia, July 2019.
  • Ranked #18 among the ‘Top 20 Hotels in Asia & the Indian Subcontinent' as voted by the readers of Condé Nast UK in their 2018 Readers’ Travel Awards Survey.
  • Ranked #7 in the ‘Top 10 Hotels in the Indian Subcontinent' as voted by the readers of Condé Nast USA in their 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards Survey.
  • 2016 Gallivanter’s Awards for Excellence: Best Hotel in India, January 2017.
  • 2017 Times Food and Nightlife Awards- MEGU and Le Cirque awarded as Best Japanese and Best European in Fine Dining Segment, Delhi NCR, March 2017.
  • MakeMyTrip HOSI Awards 2017- Louis Sailer, General Manager The Leela Palace New Delhi, awarded ‘General Manager of the year’ 2017.
  • Hotels.com 2017- Awarded the title of ‘Gold Winner 2017’, April 2017.

The Leela Palace Udaipur

  • Ranked #1 ‘Resort in India’ in the Travel + Leisure, USA Readers’ Survey 2020.
  • Ranked #19 among the ‘Top 100 Hotels in the World’ in the Travel + Leisure USA Readers’ Survey 2020.
  • Rated as one of the three ‘Best Hotels in Asia’ for Service in the Condé Nast Traveller UK’s Gold List.
  • Voted as ‘Favourite Spa’ in an Indian Hotel by Condé Nast Traveller India.  
  • Rated the ‘World’s Best Hotel’ in the Travel + Leisure USA Readers’ Survey 2019.
  • Rated #1 Resort in Asia the Travel +Leisure, USA Readers’ Survey 2019.
  • Rated #1 Hotel in India in the Travel +Leisure, USA Readers’ Survey 2019.
  • Ultimate Luxury Travel Awards, ULTRAs - 2019, Ultra Travel Collection Hotel of the Year - Runner Up, January 2020.
  • Ultimate Luxury Travel Awards, ULTRAs-2019, Ultra Travel Collection Best Hotel of Asia - Runner Up, January 2020.
  • Hotelier Awards-2019, Mr. Anil Tayal is awarded Housekeeper of the year for luxury to Upper Upscale, December 2019.
  • Conde Nast Traveler -  the gold list 2020, The Best Hotels and Resorts in the world, December 2019.
  • Conde Nast Traveler –the Readers' Travel Awards 2019 - Favorite Leisure Hotel in India, December 2019.
  • Food Food Awards - 2019 Grand finale - Best Resort Hotel of the year, November 2019.
  • Travel + Leisure - India’s Best Awards 2019 - Best Heritage Hotel (Domestic), October 2019.
  • Food Food Awards-2019 North & East - Best Resort Hotel of the year, September 2019.
  • BW Hotelier- Mr. Prateek Virendra Swarup is awarded as the Best Hotel Manager, North, July 2019.
  • Icons of Udaipur – Mr. Rajesh Namby is awarded as Icon of Udaipur for his outstanding contribution in the field of Hospitality and Tourism by Dainik Bhaskar and Aravli Foundation, July 2019.
  • Preferred Hotels & Resorts, Preferred Award of excellence –No.1 Hotel in the world, March 2019.
  • Travel + Leisure India & South Asia for Best Luxury Hotel in India, November 2018.
  • BW Hotelier's Indian Hospitality Summit and Awards 2018 - Jury Award for Outstanding Performance:- Mr. Rajesh Namby, March 2018.
  • TripAdvisor ranked # 2 in Top 25 Hotels in India, January 2018.
  • TripAdvisor ranked # 4 in Top 25 Best Luxury Hotels in India, January 2018.
  • TripAdvisor ranked # 7 in Top 25 Hotels in Asia, January 2018.
  • TripAdvisor ranked # 13 in Top 25 Hotels in the World, January 2018.
  • TripAdvisor ranked # 16 in Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Asia, January 2018.
  • TripAdvisor 2017 Travellers' ChoiceT Awards – The Leela Palace Udaipur awarded # 1 among Top 25 Hotels in India, January 2017.
  • TripAdvisor 2017 Travellers' ChoiceT Awards – The Leela Palace Udaipur awarded # 2 among Best Luxury Hotel in India, January 2017.
  • TripAdvisor 2017 Travellers' ChoiceT Awards – The Leela Palace Udaipur awarded # 7 among Top 25 Hotels in Asia, January 2017.
  • TripAdvisor 2017 Travellers' ChoiceT Awards – The Leela Palace Udaipur awarded # 19 among Top 25 Hotels in the World, January 2017.
  • Travel + Leisure USA – Ranked # 7 among the Top 10 Best Hotels & Resorts in Asia and # 34 among Top 100 hotels in the World, July 2017.
  • Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards - The Leela Palace Udaipur won Favourite Destination Wedding Hotel in India.

The Leela Palace Jaipur

  • Travel + Leisure's 500 Best Hotels (in the world) for 2021.
  • TripAdvisor 2021 Travellers’ Choice™ awards – ranked 24 among “Top 25 Luxury Hotels of India”.
  •  Travel + Leisure Editors’ It List 2021 - One Of The Best New Hotels In The World, April 2021.

The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi

  • Times Food & Nightlife Award - Best North Indian Premium Dining - Dilli 32, March 2021.
  • Awarded the ‘Best Convention Hotel’ of the Year by Food Food India Awards, 2019.

 

  • Awarded the ‘Best Luxury Convention Hotel’ in India by Hospitality India – 14th Annual International Travel Awards, October 2018.
  • Awarded the ‘Best Luxury MICE Hotel’ by Today’s Traveller Awards, August 2018.

The Leela Ambience Gurugram Hotel & Residences

  • Platinum award in the Trendsetting Cake design category at the Wedding Sutra. Influencer awards 2020 - Stephenson Simson.
  • Limca Book of Records 2020 - Longest Charcuterie platter - Spectra.
  • 7th International Hospitality and Tourism conclave and conference - Best Indian Culinary Chef - Ashish Bhasin.
  • Times Food & Nightlife Awards 2020 - Best Regional Indian - The Diya.
  • Star Partners Awards: Goibibo Travellers’ Review Award 2019 - The Leela Ambience Gurugram Hotel & Residences.
  • BBC Good Food: Food Food Awards 2019: Grand Finale Editorial Choice Award- Pastry Chef of the Year 2019 - Stephenson Simson.
  • Hospitality India Travel Awards 2019 - Best Luxury Hotel in India.
  • Travel + Leisure India’s Best Awards 2019 - BEST HOTEL FOR WOMEN TRAVELLERS (INDIA), November, 2019.
  • Indian Culinary Forum 16th Annual Chef Awards 2019 - Best Asian Food, Best Pastry and Best Regional Indian food - Chef Swapnil Mendiratta, Chef Mendu Reddy and Chef Govind Deopa.
  • BBC Good Food India 2019 - Pastry Chef of the Year Stephenson Simson.
  • The Big F Awards 2019 - The Jury Choice Award- Best All Day Dining Restaurant- Spectra.
  • Global Iconic Awards 2019 - Dream Wedding Destination Hotel - The Leela Ambience Gurugram Hotel & Residences.
  • The Times Food & Nightlife awards 2019 - Best All Day Dining Award 2019 - Spectra.
  • The Times Food & Nightlife awards 2019 - Bar with Best Ambience: Rubicon Bar.
  • EazyDiner foodie awards 2019 -  Spectra being awarded the Best All Day Dining Restaurant.
  • EazyDiner foodie awards 2019 - The Innovative Hotelier of the year: General Manager, Jaideep Anand.
  • Hospitality India Magazine- Hotelier of the year, luxury segment October 2018 - Mr. Jaideep Anand, General Manager.
  • Travel + Leisure First Reader’s Choice Food Awards, The Delicious Food Awards 2018- The Leela Patisserie - The Best Patisserie Hotel, August 2018.
  • Food Food Awards 2018 & Chocolate Summit (North) - Nidhi Verma, PR Person of the year, June, 2018.
  • Food Food Awards 2018 & Chocolate Summit (North) - Anurag Barthwal, Callebaut Pastry Chef of the year, June 2018.
  • Food Food Awards 2018 & Chocolate Summit (North), Best Hotel, June, 2018.
  • The Times Food & Nightlife awards - Rubicon awarded Best Bar with ambience - Luxurious Night Life, March 2018.
  • The Times Food & Nightlife awards - Spectra awarded Best Restaurant for Best Global cuisine Gurgaon, March 2018.
  • The Times Food & Nightlife awards - The Leela Patisserie awarded Best Bakery, March 2018.
  • BW Indian Hospitality Awards - Nidhi Verma awarded PR & Marcom Manager of the year, National, March 2018.
  • BW Indian Hospitality Awards - Anil Kumar awarded Chief Engineer of the year, North zone, March 2018.

 

  • BW Indian Hospitality Awards – Michel Koopman, jury award for excellence in profession, March 2017.
  • BW Indian Hospitality Awards – Vipul Kamboj awarded as DOSM of the year, National, March 2017.
  • The Times Food Guide 2017 – Zanotta awarded Best Italian Fine Dine, March 2017.
  • The Times Food Guide 2017 – Rubicon awarded Best Bar for Wine - Luxurious Night Life, March 2017.
  • The Times Food Guide 2017 – The Leela Patisserie awarded Best Bakery, March 2017.

The Leela Mumbai

  • Times Food & Nightlife Awards 2021 - Best Indian Restaurant, Premium Dining ( Mumbai Suburbs) - Jamavar, March 2021.
  • India Wine Awards 2019 - Le Cirque Signature recognized as a top wine destination in India, October 2019.
  • India International Hospitality Expo Awards 2019 - Tejrao Mankar, Chief Engineer, conferred with the title of ‘Best Chief Engineer of the Year’, August 2019.
  • India International Hospitality Expo Awards 2019 - Sadashiv Bangera, Head Human Resources, recognized with a Special Jury Award, August 2019.
  • Indian Hospitality Awards 2019 by BW Hotelier - Abhisek Basu, Executive Assistant Manager - Food & Beverage, awarded with the title of ‘F & B Manager of the Year’ of the West Zone, July 2019.
  • Indian Hospitality Awards 2019 by BW Hotelier - Shradha Bhat, PR & Marcom Manager, presented with the title of ‘PR Manager of the Year’ of the West Zone, July 2019.
  • Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2019 – Le Cirque Signature honoured for having one of the  most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world, July 2019.
  • Best of India, Biz Awards- Sameer Sud, General Manager, recognized as one of  ‘India’s Top 10 Hospitality General Managers’, December 2018.
  • India Wine Awards 2018- Le Cirque Signature recognized as a top wine destination in India, September 2018.
  • India Wine Awards 2018 - Le Cirque Signature honoured for housing one of the most outstanding, world-class wine lists in the country, September 2018.
  • Safari India South Asia Travel Awards 2018 - Sameer Sud, General Manager, presented with the title of ‘Best Professional in Hospitality’, September 2018.
  • Indian Sommelier Championship 2018 - Gaurav Dixit, Introductory Sommelier and Assistant Restaurant Manager, awarded the 1st Runner-Up  position, September 2018.
  • FoodFood Awards 2018 (West) - Abhisek Basu, Executive Assistant Manager - Food & Beverage, recognized as the ‘F&B Person of the Year’, August 2018.
  • Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2018 – Le Cirque Signature honoured for having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world for the third consecutive year, July 2018.
  • Stars of the Industry Awards 2018 - Sameer Sud, General Manager, conferred with the title of ‘Hospitality Super Star’, February 2018.
  • EazyDiner Foodie Awards 2017 – Le Cirque Signature recognized as the Best European Restaurant by Vir Sanghvi, November 2017.
  • Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2017 – Le Cirque Signature honoured for having one of the most outstanding wine lists in the world, July 2017.
  • The Food Food Top 100 Awards 2017 – Citrus won the Top 5 Must Visit Restaurants for Brunch, April 2017.
  • MakeMyTrip – Customer Choice Award in Luxury segment, January 2017.

The Leela Goa

  • Conde Nast Traveller Readers Travel Awards 2020 – Featured in Top 4 Favourite Leisure Hotels in India Category, December 2020.
  • Awarded ‘Best Beach Resort’ at The Travel and Tourism Awards Ceremony organized by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry.
  • Envirocare Green Award 2019 – Awarded the most environmentally conscious establishment in Goa, June 2019.
  • Asian Voice Political and Public Life Awards 2019 - Awarded Best International Resort of the Year, March 2019.
  • India International Hospitality Expo Hospitality Awards 2019 – Mario Misquita awarded the Horticulturist of the Year (West Zone), August 2019.
  • FoodFood India Awards 2018 (National) - Awarded Best Resort of the Year, December 2018.
  • Condé Nast Traveller Readers Travel Awards 2017- Featured in Top 2 Favourite Leisure Hotels in India, November 2017.
  • Conde Nast Traveller Reader’s Travel Awards 2017- Featured among Top 25 Luxury Hotels in the World, October 2017.
  • Smart Travel Asia 2017- Featured among Top 25 Luxury Leisure Hotels in Asia, September 2017.
  • The India Hospitality National Awards - Best Hotel in Corporate Conferencing, July 2017.
  • Promising Housekeeper of the Year – Kiran Kumar, June 2017 by Express Food & Hospitality. 
  • BW Indian Hospitality Award – Shridhar Nair, awarded the General Manager of the Year in the Luxury Hotel Segment, March 2017.
  • BW Indian Hospitality Award – Sachin Shet, awarded the Food & Beverage Manager of the Year in the Luxury Hotel Segment, March 2017.