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2023 Press Room

Bengaluru, 27 January 2023

Bengaluru, India, 27th January 2023: The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts recently hosted an immersive sensory musical concert in collaboration with…

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Jaipur, 24 January 2023

Hosts The Writers’ Ball at The Leela Palace Jaipur India, 24th January 2023: The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts commemorated its second year of…

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Mumbai, 17 January 2023

Mumbai, 17th January 2023: The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts commemorated its initiative, Icons of India by The Leela with a spectacular musical evening by sarod virtuosos, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash at The Leela Mumbai. The 3rd in a series of private concerts, the globally recognised, iconic Indian luxury brand, remains committed towards celebrating Indian culture and heritage while creating meaningful experiences for its guests.  The sarod maestros, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash showcased a specially curated repertoire that enthralled an august gathering with a mesmerizing performance. The event was attended by Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Mrs Subhalakshmi Khan, Jaya Bachchan, Shveta Bachchan, Nitisha Nanda, Adnan Sami, Milind Deora, Aditya Thackeray, Nisha Jamwal, Pria Kataria Puri, Apoorva Mehta and many more well-known personalities. Speaking on the occasion, Anuraag Bhatnagar, Chief Operating Officer, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said, “Today’s luxury consumer is …

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Delhi, 13 January 2023

India, 13th January 2023: After the astounding success of the first edition of ‘Shefs at The Leela’ at The Leela Palace Bengaluru, The Leela Ambience Gurugram Hotel & Residences along with Dean with us (Rupali Dean and Akanksha Dean) now presents its 2nd edition with a sublime culinary repertoire celebrating 3 Indian women Chefs who are creating ripples in the culinary world with their passion and commitment to excellence. On 21st January 2023, Shreeya Adka, Hanisha Singh and Sneha Singhi Upadhaya, 3 globally renowned chefs will come together to curate a unique dining experience that will showcase a menu that will feature their signature dishes with a global spin. Commenting on the occasion, Anuraag Bhatnagar, Chief Operating Officer, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said, “‘Shefs at The Leela’ is a unique and innovative concept that is a celebration of talent and skill. It commemorates equal opportunity for all not just in thought, word and spirit but is backed by tangible and concrete action cr…

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2022 Press Room

, 16 December 2022

India, 16th December 2022: Marking the second year of its association with the Jaipur Literature Festive, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts recen…

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Mumbai, 6 December 2022

Breathtaking Settings, Immersive Rituals, Destination Discovery, Signature Palace Services, And The Graciousness Of Indian Hospitality - Rediscover T…

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Mumbai, 18 November 2022

Mumbai, 18th November 2022: The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts recently announced the appointment of Mr. Sharad Puri as Senior Vice President – Sales & Distribution for the group. With over 27 years of experience, Sharad is an industry veteran and an inspirational leader who has worked in highly competitive environments across multiple cities in India. He is seasoned in building strong organizational structures to increase efficiency that is critical to business. Sharad is known for his strong analytical skills and astute business acumen along with a mindset of building long term relationships.  “We are delighted to welcome Sharad to The Leela family. His understanding of the global luxury consumer and evolving travel patterns and trends across the world will surely be an asset to The Leela as we embrace the next new phase of our growth journey. We are confident that his ability to develop and execute successful sales strategies will create value in the growth and success of our business across …

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Mumbai, 1 November 2022

Mumbai, 1st November 2022: The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts recently announced the promotion and appointment of Aagman Baury as the General Manager of The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Delhi. A seasoned and versatile hospitality professional with a career spanning close to two decades, Aagman has worked with hotels like IHG in UK (Holiday Inn, Crown Plaza), Park Hyatt Hyderabad, Trident-BKC Mumbai and Marriott Marquis City Centre-Doha. Over the years, he has sharpened his skills in managing a diverse team of people and has championed operational excellence. With a strong commitment to pursue excellence, his attention to detail and meticulous diligence sets him apart from the rest. Aagman joined The Leela Ambience Gurugram in April 2017 as Rooms Division Manager and was subsequently promoted as Executive Assistant Manager in March 2020 and Hotel Manager in October 2021. Shortly after, he was transferred to The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Delhi in the same capacity. In August 2022, Aagma…

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Mumbai, 3 October 2022

His Highness Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh of Jaipur to lead The Leela Polo Team at The Leela Maharaja Sawai Man Singh Polo Cup 2022 India, 3rd O…

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Mumbai, 29 September 2022

Mumbai, 29th September 2022: The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts announced the appointment of Virender Razdan as The General Manger, The Leela Bhar…

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Mumbai, 27 September 2022

Mumbai 27th September, 2022: The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts announced the appointment of Mr. Shanu Ammunni as Vice President – Information Technology for The Leela portfolio.  With an overall experience of 18 years, Shanu’s work experience includes assignments with Marriott, Wyndham and IHG Hotels & Resorts across the Middle East. Prior to joining The Leela, he was Group Director of IT, Hospitality at Al Mulla Group based in Dubai. He is a result-oriented technology leader with extensive cross-cultural expertise in the Hospitality IT sector. Well versed with interconnected information management disciplines, he has delivered value-based programs with a strong commitment to achieve organizational goals.  Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Anuraag Bhatnagar, Chief Operating Officer, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, said, “It is indeed a great pleasure to welcome Shanu Ammunni to The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts. With Shanu’s proficiency and understanding of technology, and experienc…

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Mumbai, 23 May 2022

Mumbai, 23 May 2022: The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts recently announced the launch of the Leela Leadership Development Programme (LLDP) with its first batch of 25 candidates at The Leela Ambience Gurugram Hotel & Residences. Built around a world class curriculum, in partnership with Indian School of Hospitality (ISH) in alliance with Les Roches, the class of 2023 will kickstart learning through blended modules that include boot camps, classroom training, online classes and on the job experience across Leela hotels. Mr. Anuraag Bhatnagar, Chief Operating Officer at The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said, “We are excited to welcome our first batch of Leela Leadership Development Programme, class of 2023 in partnership with Indian School of Hospitality in alliance with Les Roches. We are truly humbled by the overwhelming response for our inaugural batch and thrilled to see the passion for hospitality in these young minds. The Leela’s deep rooted Indian legacy and ethos of ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ is…

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Mumbai, 16 May 2022

Built around the 2Rs of Wellbeing, Restore and Renew, the program focuses on healthy eating and mindfulness  Mumbai, 16 May 2022: The Leela Palace…

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New Delhi, 12 April 2022

New Delhi, 12th April 2022 - The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is ecstatic to announce Megu, their authentic Japanese restaurant at The Leela Pal…

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Mumbai, 25 March 2022

Welcomes India’s only clifftop beach resort The Leela Kovalam, a Raviz Hotel back into the fold and expands to introduce a magical backwater experience with The Leela Ashtamudi, a Raviz Hotel   Mumbai, 25th March 2022 – The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts today announced the signing of a management agreement for two properties, The Leela Kovalam, a Raviz Hotel and The Leela Ashtamudi, a Raviz Hotel in Kerala, expanding its footprint in South India and fortifying the brand’s resort portfolio. The Leela Kovalam, a Raviz Hotel returns to The Leela portfolio after three years while The Leela Ashtamudi, a Raviz Hotel will be a significant new addition to the brand portfolio to complete the much sought-after and serenely beautiful Kerala itinerary.  Commenting on the announcement, Mr. Anuraag Bhatnagar, Chief Operating Officer, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said, “We are delighted to reintroduce The Leela brand into Kerala as we welcome The Leela Kovalam, a Raviz Hotel back into our fold and…

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Mumbai, 23 March 2022

Mumbai, 23rd March 2022: The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts today welcomed Miss World 2017 and actor - Manushi Chhillar to the  Icons of India by The Leela initiative. The Leela has been World’s Best Brand by Travel + Leisure USA 2021 for two years in a row in 2020 and 2021 and Icons of India by The Leela celebrates the essence of India and the richness within through partnerships with India’s finest who are the world’s best. Manushi Chhillar now joins Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi and sarod virtuosos Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash as an Icon of India by The Leela.  Commenting on the association Anjali Mehra, Vice President Marketing, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, said, "We are delighted to be associated with Manushi Chhillar who has carved her own path of excellence at the world stage with her self-confidence, self-assurance and self-belief. Manushi’s commitment to social initiatives, and her contributions as a Miss World to further India’s position at a world stage make…

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India, 16 March 2022

Hosts the Writers’ Ball at The Leela Palace Jaipur   Jaipur, 16th March, 2022 - The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts partnered with the 15th e…

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New Delhi, 14 March 2022

Partners with Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation to empower children   New Delhi, 14th March 2022: The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts w…

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Mumbai, 17 February 2022

Mumbai, 17 February 2022: The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts introduces Moments by The Leela E-Gift Card. Moments by The Leela is specially designed so guests can indulge in the joy of meaningful gifting with signature experiences ranging from palatial escapades, delectable dining, and rejuvenating spa therapies across iconic Leela hotels in India.  The best gifts don’t necessarily come in boxes. In fact, experiences top any material gift. It’s all about special moments. Moments that create beautiful memories worth cherishing and sharing. Moments by The Leela prepaid gift cards can be purchased online and redeemed for multiple transactions against accommodation, holiday packages, dining, spa and other spends across participating hotels from The Leela portfolio in India. Luxuriate in a modern palace on Lake Pichola with views of the rolling Aravalli Mountain ranges at The Leela Palace Udaipur and soak in its unparalleled grandeur as an ode to the Land of the Mewars. Indulge your senses at Mohan M…

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Mumbai, 10 February 2022

Mumbai, 10 February 2022: The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts announces the launch of Leela Leadership Development Programme (LLDP), in response to a growing need for talent to support its expansion plans. This 15-month programme is designed to identify and groom the best talent in the industry and nurture luxury leaders of tomorrow giving them a platform to carry forward The Leela’s rich legacy while carving one of their own. Built around a world class curriculum, in partnership with Indian School of Hospitality (ISH) in alliance with Les Roches, an institute of higher education focused on reimagining hospitality education for today’s generation and tomorrow’s businesses. Leela Leadership Development Programme is a tailored Management Training programme that takes into account the necessary skills and competencies specifically nuanced to cater to the needs of the hospitality industry and the expectations of a luxury consumer today. It facilitates functional training including knowledge, skills and …

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Mumbai, 1 February 2022

Mumbai, 01 February 2022: The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts launches ‘Tishya by The Leela’, the brand’s signature fragrance with an all-new range…

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2021 Press Room

Mumbai, 14 December 2021

Mumbai, 14 December 2021: The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, has been voted the Best Hotel Group for the second consecutive year in India by Trav…

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Mumbai, 13 December 2021

Mumbai, 13 December 2021: The reimagination of Leela DISCOVERY, offered in partnership with Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) has been officially launched …

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Bengaluru, 25 October 2021

Bengaluru, 25 October 2021: The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts today unveiled their latest initiative, Icons of India by The Leela, with a private concert by sarod virtuosos Amaan and Ayaan Ali Bangash at The Leela Palace Bengaluru. Voted the World’s Best Brand by Travel + Leisure USA for the second year in a row, the brand is collaborating with inspirational Indians who have been recognized globally for their exceptional work while emulating the essence of India.  The Leela is the epitome of true Indian hospitality imbued with a distinct aesthetic that celebrates the country’s traditions, art, cuisine, artisanal craft and culture and is rooted in its offering of India’s rich heritage to the world. Icons of India by The Leela celebrates this richness of India while curating meaningful experiences that enrich, engage and inspire guests. Speaking on the occasion, Anuraag Bhatnagar, Chief Operating Officer, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said, “Today’s luxury consumer is seeking authentic an…

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Bengaluru, 18 October 2021

Bengaluru, 18 October 2021 - The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts announced the opening of their second hotel in the Garden City, The Leela Bhartiya City Bengaluru. Nestled amidst the pristine environs of Bhartiya City, one of India’s largest integrated smart cities, spread across 125 acres, the hotel exudes modern luxury and sophistication. Strategically located on Thanisandra Road, just at a 30-minute drive from the International Airport, the hotel also provides easy access to the MG Road and Outer Ring Road connecting the IT corridors of Bengaluru and some of the city’s most iconic locations. A part of the immaculately designed Bhartiya City, a next gen tech park, home to leading global technology clients, theatre, entertainment, Bhartiya Mall of Bengaluru, Nikoo Homes as well as The Leela luxury private residences are only steps away from the hotel. With sprawling open spaces surrounding a Central Park, landscaped gardens, promenades and cycling paths, the city is a perfect getaway to live, work,…

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New Delhi, 14 September 2021

New Delhi, 13 September 2021 - The Leela Palaces Hotels and Resorts is thrilled to announce that Megu, at The Leela Palace New Delhi has been recogni…

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Mumbai, 13 September 2021

Mumbai, 13 September 2021 - The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, owned and managed by a Brookfield Asset Management-sponsored private real estate f…

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Mumbai, 1 September 2021

First of its kind, the hotel is built on the airspace of a conventional railway station, 22 meters above ground and is the tallest building and the largest hotel in the city. The hotel complements the country’s largest convention centre, Mahatma Mandir Convention and Exhibition Centre (MMCEC) Managed by The Leela, seamlessly blending state-of-the-art facilities with the graciousness of Indian hospitality to offer a complete convention solution. Mumbai, India, 1st September 2021 – The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts owned by Brookfield Asset Management-sponsored private real estate fund, announced the opening of The Leela Gandhinagar in Gujarat’s vibrant capital city. The hotel is built on the airspace of a conventional railway station, 22 meters above ground and is the tallest building and the largest hotel in the city. The Gandhinagar capital railway station has been redeveloped along with the 318 room 5-star hotel atop the tracks, the country's first such project, that was dedicated to the nati…

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Bengaluru, 30 August 2021

Bengaluru 30 August 2021 – The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, announced the appointment of Madhav Sehgal as the General Manager of The Leela Palace Bengaluru. In his role, Madhav will lead the operations of The Leela Palace Bengaluru, and work towards strengthening its leadership positioning within this highly competitive luxury market. Madhav is an accomplished hotelier and brings with him over two decades of diverse hospitality experience having worked across markets like India, UAE, and Canada. His multi property operational experience, leadership skills and comprehensive understanding of the business are distinguishing facets of his career. With innovative and proactive strategic planning and strong interpersonal and people skills, he is focused on ensuring stellar standards of guest service which are synonymous to The Leela brand are benchmarked and maintained. Prior to joining The Leela, Madhav was the General Manager at Andaz Delhi and Hyatt Delhi Residences. His previous assignments inc…

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Mumbai, 27 August 2021

Mumbai 27 August 2021 - The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts has announced the appointment of Megha Ajgaonkar as General Manager – Sales. In her rol…

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Mumbai, 24 June 2021

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts today announced the successful vaccination of all its eligible associates across the brand. The Leela had made …

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Mumbai, 13 April 2021

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts today announced the launch of a vaccination drive for associates and their immediate family members and has pledged its commitment to covering the costs of vaccination for its entire workforce. “The safety and wellbeing of our guests and associates is important to us. We are looking at partnering with health care providers across cities in which we operate to facilitate the COVID-19 vaccination drive for all our associates in a phased manner. We are committed towards ensuring that all our associates are vaccinated in line with the government approved procedures and timelines. This drive will also cover family members of our associates,” said Anuraag Bhatnagar Chief Operating Officer, The Leela Palaces Hotels and Resorts. All associates at The Leela Palace Jaipur and over 60% of the eligible associates at The Leela Palace Chennai, The Leela Goa, the soon to open The Leela Gandhinagar and its Corporate Office have already been vaccinated. Efforts are now on to en…

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Mumbai, 22 February 2021

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts today unveiled The Leela Palace Jaipur. The hotel has been branded after extensive refurbishment and enhancements both in the product as well as service offerings. A reflection of modern palatial grandeur, the property introduces The Leela Palace Programming and signature Palace Service delivered with the graciousness of Indian hospitality to the Pink City. Located amidst tranquil environs near the Amber fort on Delhi-Jaipur highway, The Leela Palace Jaipur is set against the majestic backdrop of the Aravalli range, on over 8 acres of landscaped gardens. Within easy driving distance from Delhi, it offers the perfect vantage to explore the city in all its glory, with historical palaces of interest, buzzing bazaars brimming with textiles, art and handicrafts and the famous silver and gemstone markets only a short distance away. Anuraag Bhatnagar, Chief Operating Officer, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said, “The Leela Palace Jaipur is an exciting addition …

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Mumbai, 29 January 2021

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts appoints Mr. Shridhar Nair as Vice President Operations. Shridhar, joined the company in July 1997 as a Mana…

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Delhi, 22 January 2021

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts appoints Anupam Dasgupta as the General Manager of The Leela Palace New Delhi.  Anupam brings with him over …

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Jaipur, 7 January 2021

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts appoints Chandrashekhar Joshi as the General Manager of The Leela Palace Jaipur. In his new role CJ as he is better known in the industry, will launch the soon to open 200 room Palace, a reflection of modern palatial grandeur, inspired by the Rajputana heritage. He will be instrumental in introducing The Leela Palace Programming and signature Palace Service to the Pink City while ensuring that it is delivered with authenticity and the graciousness of Indian hospitality. With over 20 years of extensive hospitality experience, CJ has worked with Hotels like Le Meridien Pune, JW Marriott Juhu Mumbai, Renaissance Mumbai, JW Marriott Mussoorie and JW Marriott Jaipur. Prior to joining The Leela, CJ was the General Manager Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa.  A passionate hotelier with a proven track record of managing both city and leisure hotels, CJ has a strong business insight and the distinctive ability to get the best out of his teams. A pre-opening expert, w…

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2020 Press Room

Mumbai, 27 October 2020

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts appoints Nishant Agarwal as the General Manager of The Leela Palace Udaipur. In his new role, Nishant will mana…

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Mumbai, 20 October 2020

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts appoints Vikram Choubal as Senior Vice President, Design and Technical Services. Prior to joining The Leela, Vi…

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Mumbai, 28 September 2020

The Leela Palace Jaipur will bring The Leela Palace Programming and the Signature Palace Service to the Pink City. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, owned by a Brookfield Asset Management sponsored private real estate fund, today announced the signing of a management agreement with Tulsi Palace Resorts Group to expand its portfolio to Rajasthan’s capital city, Jaipur. Over the next few months, the existing hotel in Jaipur, will undergo enhancements both in the product as well as its service offerings and will be branded upon completion of the renovation by early 2021. A reflection of modern palatial grandeur, inspired by the Rajputana heritage, the property will introduce The Leela Palace Programming and signature Palace Service delivered with authenticity and the warmth and graciousness of Indian hospitality to the Pink City. Anuraag Bhatnagar, Chief Operating Officer, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said: “We are excited to introduce the famed Leela Palace experience as the epitome of …

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Mumbai, 21 September 2020

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts announces the appointment of Reuben Kataria as the General Manager of the upcoming The Leela Hotel and Residences Bhartiya City Bengaluru. Recognised for his astute business acumen in managing hotels, Reuben is a veteran in the hospitality fraternity. Known for his leadership qualities and a rich and varied experience, he brings valuable knowledge from his world-wide assignments with prestigious Indian and International Hotel chains.  His professional experience in working with leading global chains includes The Oberoi, Hyatt and Marriott International. With more than two decades of experience in  managing hotel operations  for  both Business Hotels  and Resorts  and with  extensive practical  knowledge of Food  & Beverage operations,  hotel development, product enhancement, up-gradation and concept development, he brings with him the ideal skillset required to help open, launch and position The Leela Hotel and Residences Bhartiya City Bengaluru in a highly compet…

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Mumbai, 16 September 2020

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts announces the appointment of Anupriya Ghosh as Senior Director Revenue Strategy. Anupriya brings with her ov…

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Mumbai, 27 August 2020

Guests to be ushered in uber luxury as a prelude to their royal stay. Reiterating its unwavering commitment to elevating the guest experience, The…

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Mumbai, 29 July 2020

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, announces the appointment of Sai Shankar as Vice President Procurement. Sai brings with him over two decades of extensive experience in Procurement, including tendering of new projects, bulk supply sourcing and strategizing for annual capital expenditure. His last assignment was with PVR limited – Gurgaon, where he was responsible for procurement of various verticals including manpower planning, housekeeping, security, engineering and sound & projection equipment for Cinemas pan India. Prior to this he has also worked with hospitality brands including Taj group of hotels and Claridges. In his new role, Sai will align the procurement team and set up procurement processes  and policies for The Leela brand. In addition, he will also lead the cost-savings initiatives and resource optimization for the brand that will help in improving profitability. “Sai joins The Leela family at a very crucial time as the brand is looking at expansion plans and we are delighted to we…

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Mumbai, 14 July 2020

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts announces the appointment of Amandeep Sarna as Vice President Information Technology.  Amandeep brings with him over two decades of extensive experience in Information Systems & Technology. His last assignment was with Kerzner International – Dubai, where he was leading the technology function in the capacity of Vice President – Global, Application Development. Prior to this he has worked with many international brands including Marriott International, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Interstate Hotels and Onyx Hospitality. “Amandeep is known to be a global, forward-looking Technology leader with focus on conceptualizing, developing, and implementing new and innovative technology solutions. With his hands-on experience of managing large-scale complex projects to ensure tangible business outcomes, we are confident that he will transform the technology landscape for The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts” said Anuraag Bhatnagar, COO, The Leela Palaces Hotels and Resor…

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Mumbai, 9 July 2020

In the same survey, The Leela Palace Udaipur gained top honours as the #1 Resort in India and The Leela Palace New Delhi has bagged #2 City Hotel in …

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Mumbai, 6 July 2020

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is further strengthening its leadership team with the appointment of Anjali Mehra as Vice President Marketing. …

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Mumbai, 2 July 2020

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts announces the appointment of Ravi Shankar as Senior Vice President Finance. In his new role, Ravi will oversee the finance operational strategies and drive finance operations and initiatives for the brand. In a career spanning over 20 years, he has added many feathers to his cap, the latest being his stint as Chief Financial Officer at MH Lifestyle Hotels LLC Dubai. A well-known hospitality professional and a financial wizard, Ravi comes with extensive experience both within India and internationally. His career includes several noteworthy assignments with top corporate houses and Hotels, such as RSM & Co., New Delhi (now PricewaterhouseCoopers), Le Meridien, Starwood Hotels and Resorts and Marriott International.  Over the years he has developed financial strategies and provided strategic financial counsel to drive portfolio performance, growth, and organizational effectiveness. With a keen business acumen, he has been instrumental in aligning financial and bu…

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Mumbai, 2 June 2020

"Suraksha by The Leela" reiterates our commitment towards the safety and wellbeing of our guests and associates. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, India’s premier luxury hospitality brand, announces the launch of SURAKSHA in partnership with Bureau Veritas India. This comprehensive program builds on The Leela’s rigorous cleaning protocol and is aimed at elevating sanitisation, hygiene and safety procedures to deliver a safe environment for guests and associates and ensure safety across all our  hotels. “The world around us has changed fundamentally and it has become imperative that we take even more stringent measures to ensure our guests and associates feel safe as we prepare to welcome them back again” said Anuraag Bhatnagar, Chief Operating Officer, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts.” “SURAKSHA reiterates our commitment towards the safety and wellbeing of our guests and associates. It redefines our processes so our guests can continue to enjoy our indulgent services and distinctive experi…

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Mumbai, 14 April 2020

Care packages, cooked meals, accommodation for medical staff and tea service for the police overseeing the lockdown — all are a part of the hotel cha…

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2019 Press Room

Mumbai, 23 October 2019

Hotel Leelaventure Limited has completed the transaction with BSREP III India Ballet Pte. Ltd. / its affiliates (“Brookfield”) for sale of the Company’s hotel undertakings in Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai and Udaipur. Hotel Leelaventure Limited (HLVL) has completed the transaction with BSREP III India Ballet Pte. Ltd. /  its affiliates (“Brookfield”) for sale of the Company’s (a) hotel undertakings in Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai and Udaipur (b) hotel operations business, and (c) 100% shareholding in Leela Palaces and Resorts Limited (its wholly-owned subsidiary) which owns property and holds licenses for the development of a hotel in Agra (collectively “Undertakings”). A few procedural formalities are pending and would be completed shortly. The total consideration of Rs. 3950 crores was received from Brookfield on 16th October 2019 and the entire consideration, net of transaction-related costs of Rs. 70 crores were used  to repay the banks and financial institutions who were lenders to the Company, in fu…

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Mumbai, 29 July 2019

The Hotel Wins Top Ranking from Discerning Travellers Worldwide Udaipur - July 11, 2019. The Leela Palace Udaipur, our majestic palace on the banks of Lake Pichola in Rajasthan, is voted as  World’s Best Hotel by Travel + Leisure USA, Readers Award Survey 2019. This accolade is received in recognition of its unique location, exquisite architecture and personalised experiences that connect guests with the rich cultural heritage/heart of the city. Travel + Leisure World’s Best Award Survey is a world-renowned mark of excellence for travel and hospitality companies globally. It honours the finest travel experiences in the world selected by Travel+ Leisure’s global readership of discerning travellers. Readers rate their experiences and evaluate hotels across the world on characteristics such as rooms, location, service, food and value. Rajiv Kaul, President, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said: “We are thrilled to receive this pinnacle accolade from readers of Travel + Leisure, USA. It’s a ba…

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2018 Press Room

New Delhi, 29 November 2018

The awards are chosen through a readers’ voting process spanning two months, and they recognize the best in the travel industry across hotels, destin…

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Mumbai, 11 July 2018

Wins top rankings from discerning travellers worldwide three years in a row. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, a luxury portfolio  of nine aw…

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Mumbai, 28 May 2018

Lufthansa India this month unveiled a brand-new menu that has been curated in collaboration with The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts and its Master Chef Vinod Saini. The new menu offers a selection of nutritious meal options, based on innovative recipes but still using traditional ingredients and bringing out authentic Indian flavours to spoil flyers while cruising at 36,000 feet. Starting immediately, passengers travelling on Lufthansa German Airlines to/from India are able to order from an array of delectable meal options offering a modern take on traditional Indian cuisine. Featuring exquisite dishes from across the country that have been created using freshest seasonal ingredients involving modern food techniques, the in-flight menu ensures that passengers have access to a healthier and exclusive dining experience.  Commenting on the launch of the new menu, Master Chef Vinod Saini, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said: “Exploring the world has led me to find my passion for being a chef…

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Mumbai, 10 April 2018

The Leela Palaces Hotels and Resorts, India’s premier luxury hotel brand, today announced it has won the competitive bid and management contract to operate India’s largest Convention and Exhibition Center – the 34-acre Mahatma Mandir- and launch Gujarat state capital’s largest hotel, the 300-room The Leela Gandhinagar, which is expected to open in January 2019. The agreements, effective April 1, 2018, are signed with Gandhinagar Railway and Urban Development Corporation (GARUD), a special purpose vehicle formed by the Government of Gujarat with the Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Ltd (IRSDC). Both the Mahatma Mandir Convention and Exhibition Center and The Leela Gandhinagar, will operate in a complementary yet distinctive manner, guided by The Leela’s brand promise of world-class operational excellence delivered with the warmth and grace unique to Indian hospitality. Commenting on the development, Vivek Nair, chairman and managing director, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said…

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2017 Press Room

Mumbai, 9 August 2017

Guests booking directly on www.theleela.com are guaranteed lowest online rates and entered in the #getMORE sweep. The Leela Palaces Hotels and Res…

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Mumbai, 27 July 2017

India’s Gem - The Leela Palace Udaipur - Voted one of the Best Hotels in the World; Ranked 7th Among Top 10 Best Resort Hotels in Asia. The Leela …

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DELHI, 4 July 2017

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts takes pride as it brings home top accolades for culinary excellence in the capital region at the second edition of EazyDiner Foodie Awards 2017. Held at The Leela Ambience Gurugram Hotel & Residences, the glittering award ceremony recognized and rewarded the best and the brightest for making outstanding contributions to the dining universe of the Delhi-NCR region. The Leela Palace New Delhi’s all day dining restaurant – The Qube - won the coveted Vir’s Critic’s Choice Awards for ‘Best Sunday Brunch’ and its famed French-Italian restaurant - Le Cirque won the People’s Choice Awards for ‘Best European Restaurant’; The Leela Ambience Gurugram’s Michel Koopman, was selected ‘General Manager of the Year’ in Vir’s Critic’s Choice Awards and the all day dining restaurant - Spectra –won the People’s Choice Awards for ‘Best Café.’ Commenting on the awards, Rajiv Kaul, president, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said: “We are delighted that The Leela properties in t…

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