LLDP Launch

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts announces the launch of Leela Leadership Development Programme in partnership with Indian School of Hospitality

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 the crux of Indian hospitality and we are delighted to partner with ISH to train and develop leaders who can take on challenges at a global level while retaining this ethos that defines true Indian hospitality.  It is a privilege to interact with young talent and even a greater one to shape remarkable future luxury hospitality leaders.” 

Dilip Puri, Founder and Chief Operating Officer, Indian School of Hospitality, was quoted saying: “We are excited to work with The Leela group and leverage our executive education capabilities to help them train and nurture future hospitality leaders. By extending our academic expertise and pedagogy for the creation of this programme, we are moving forward together in our mission to prepare young professionals who will shape a thriving industry in the new world environment. We are happy to be co-creating value for this programme through our alliance with Les Roches, one of the world’s leading hospitality business schools”.

The LLDP programme is a 15-month programme that identifies and mentors the talent in the industry with capstone projects, assessments, and extensive guidance at the iconic Leela properties. The programme will also include immersive knowledge sessions at ISH’s world class campus in Gurugram and will offer an applied learning format through various expert sessions and workshops delivered by their faculty.  

A tailored management training programme, Leela Leadership Development Programme offers young aspiring hoteliers the opportunity to train at some of the leading luxury hotels in the country under the leadership of accomplished hoteliers with blended learning modules focused on global hospitality competencies moulding them to be leaders of tomorrow.

To know more, visit https://www.theleela.com/leela-leadership-development-programme 

About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

Headquartered in Mumbai, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is owned by a Brookfield Asset Management-sponsored private real estate fund and operates eleven award-winning properties in major cities and leisure destinations across India. These include the flagship hotel in the capital city of New Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Udaipur, Jaipur, Gurugram, East Delhi, Goa, Mumbai, and Gandhinagar. The Leela celebrates each hotel through its unique location, art, culture and cuisine with thoughtful services, celebratory rituals, and immersive experiences. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts was voted the World’s Best Hotel Brand twice in a row by Travel + Leisure, USA, World’s Best Awards Survey, 2020 and 2021. The brand is well poised to embrace the next phase in its growth trajectory with upcoming projects which include leisure resorts in Kovalam and Ashtamudi. An epitome of true Indian luxury hospitality, The Leela is committed to providing guests with unforgettable stays in settings that capture the essence of India. The brand has a marketing alliance with US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance.

For more information, please visit our website www.theleela.com and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Indian School of Hospitality

Indian School of Hospitality (ISH) is an institute of higher education focused on reimagining hospitality education for today’s generation and tomorrow’s businesses. ISH is part of Sommet Education’s global network of 18 campuses across 8 countries. At its ultra-modern campus in Gurgaon (Delhi NCR), ISH offers degree as well as diploma and certificate programmes in hospitality management and culinary arts at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. Their culinary programmes are offered with the expertise, know-how and industry recognition of the global École Ducasse brand, and hospitality management programmes are offered in alliance with Les Roches, one of the world’s leading hospitality business schools. 

To know more, visit https://www.ish.edu.in 

Media Contacts:

Anjali Mehra 
The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

Chirag Talwar
Indian School of Hospitality