The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts appoints Chandrashekhar Joshi as General Manager of The Leela Palace Jaipur
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, with some very successful hotel openings, CJ has ensured that his hotels ramp up quickly while maintaining a strong market positioning. His forte lies in curating and delivering exceptional guest experiences propelled by a strong background in Food & Beverage operations and Sales and Marketing.
“We are delighted to have CJ lead the opening of The Leela Palace Jaipur. His astute business acumen and deep understanding of Jaipur as a market as well as the expectations of a discerning luxury leisure traveller will be a great asset as we launch and position the newest Palace in our portfolio in a highly competitive luxury travel market,” said Anuraag Bhatnagar, Chief Operating Officer, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts.
CJ holds a Diploma from the Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology & Applied Nutrition, Pusa, New Delhi. A fitness and yoga enthusiast, he is passionate about bike rides and treks in the hills.
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. The Leela, owns and operates eight 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, Gurugram, East Delhi, Goa, and Mumbai. 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 recently voted the World’s Best Hotel Brand by Travel + Leisure, USA, World’s Best Awards Survey, 2020. The brand is well poised to embrace the next phase in its growth trajectory with upcoming projects which include a Palace in Jaipur and business hotels in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. 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, Geneva, Switzerland.