Appointment of Shridhar Nair

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts appoints Shridhar Nair as Vice President Operations

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts appoints Mr. Shridhar Nair as Vice President Operations.

Shridhar, joined the company in July 1997 as a Management Trainee.  For over two decades he has held several key positions at The Leela Mumbai, The Leela Kovalam and The Leela Goa. A winner of multiple awards including Hotelier India General Manager of the Year, HOSI Best General Manager and Business World General Manager of The Year amongst others, Sridhar is an industry veteran recognized for his operational excellence.

Shridhar’s vast experience, hands-on leadership style, ability to manage refurbishment and renovation projects across different hotels and resorts are distinguishing facets of his career with The Leela. His most recent position was General Manager The Leela, Goa.

Shridhar an alumnus of IHM Trivandrum, has also undergone the General Manager Programme at The Cornell University, Ithaca, USA. In addition, he has  completed multiple Professional Training Programs conducted by Cornell and  Nanyang University, Singapore.

“We are delighted to have Shridhar join our leadership team. With his profound market knowledge, strong business acumen and deep understanding of The Leela brand, we are confident that Shridhar will add tremendous value to operations as The Leela continues on its next new phase of growth and development,” said Anuraag Bhatnagar Chief Operating Officer, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts.  

During his free time, he keeps himself busy cycling and reading international history.

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 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.

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