LLDP Graduation

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts celebrates the graduation of the inaugural batch of Leela Leadership Development Programme - Class of 2023

The first batch of 23 associates ready to take on roles as Assistant Managers

India, 16 August:  The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts celebrated the graduation of the inaugural batch of Leela Leadership Development Programme, Class of 2023 with a formal ceremony which took place recently at The Leela Palace New Delhi. This momentous occasion was graced by notable dignitaries including Shri Amitabh Kant – G20 Sherpa India, who also addressed the graduating batch, industry stalwarts and the proud parents gathered to celebrate this achievement.

Leela Leadership Development Programme (LLDP) is a tailored Management Training programme developed in partnership with Indian School of Hospitality (ISH) in alliance with Les Roches. The programme has been designed to identify and groom the best talent in the industry and nurture luxury leaders of tomorrow. The brand launched the programme, in May last year.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Anuraag Bhatnagar, Chief Executive Officer, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said, “We at The Leela believe in developing our people and are committed to giving them the opportunity to grow and reach their potential, both personally and professionally. We are extremely proud to have the inaugural batch of LLDP - Class of 2023 graduate. This milestone is a celebration of their journey, their hard work, their dedication and everything that embodies the essence of Indian hospitality. This young batch now joins us at The Leela hotels as Assistant Managers and we look forward to their valuable contribution as they redefine excellence and carry on the brand’s rich legacy guided by our ethos – Atithi Devo Bhava.”

LLDP Class of 2023 completed their 15-month programme built around a world class curriculum that focused on the necessary skills and competencies specifically nuanced to cater to the needs of the hospitality industry and the expectations of a luxury consumer. It facilitated functional training including knowledge, skills and behavioural aspects through a combination of classroom and on the job training with blended learning modules on global hospitality competencies. 

The second batch LLDP Class of 2024 is currently undergoing their training and the brand has now opened applications for the next batch of LLDP Class of 2025.

Available for both internal and external candidates, the programme is available for those who have a bachelor’s degree in hospitality and one year of experience in a luxury hotel. It is an inclusive programme that promotes employee development and fast tracks their growth into Managers and future General Managers within The Leela.

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 twelve 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, Mumbai, Gandhinagar and now Kovalam and Ashtamudi in Kerala. 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. In 2023, the brand has once again been featured in the top 3 World’s Best Hotel Brands. 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 FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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