Leela Leadership Development Programme

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts launches Leela Leadership Development Programme

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 behavioural aspects through a combination of classroom and on the job training with blended learning modules on global hospitality competencies. 

Speaking on the launch of Leela Leadership Development Programme, Anuraag Bhatnagar, Chief Operating Officer, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said, “At The Leela we put our guests at the centre of everything we do and it is our people who make us who we are. We believe in providing our associates with world-class training and personal development opportunities through every stage of their career, whether they have been with the company for a number of years or are just starting out their career in the industry. Our Leela Leadership Development Programme is targeted at finding talent that has the potential to become future leaders of luxury hospitality and we are committed towards  strengthening and developing these talents to take on leadership roles. We are extremely delighted to partner with a renowned institution such as The Indian School of Hospitality in alliance with Les Roches to help us in this endeavour.”

Available for both internal and external candidates, this programme is available for those who have a bachelor’s degree in hospitality and one year of experience in a luxury hotel. The programme will develop the finest hospitality talent who have a passion for hospitality and transform and fast track their growth into Managers and future General Managers within The Leela. 

The programme is inviting applications for three levels, General Management Trainee, Housekeeping Management Trainee and Sales Management Trainee. Leela Leadership Development Programme will be conducted through boot camps and online classes, including capstone projects, assessments and extensive training 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.   

The interested candidates can apply on lldp@theleela.com with the subject line with the below mentioned application details:

Internal Candidates: Application for LLDP/ Full name of your hotel
External Candidates: Applications for LLDP/State of Residence 

The candidates are also requested to share their updated CV with 2 pictures (one passport size and one full length picture) along with a 30-seconds video describing what makes them unique by sending that as a link or an attachment of under 25mb size.

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 a business hotel in Hyderabad. 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.

Media Contacts:

Anjali Mehra 
The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts