Concert by sarod virtuosos Amaan and Ayaan Ali Bangash

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts unveils ‘Icons of India by The Leela’ with a private concert by sarod virtuosos Amaan and Ayaan Ali Bangash

Bengaluru, 25 October 2021: The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts today unveiled their latest initiative, Icons of India by The Leela, with a private concert by sarod virtuosos Amaan and Ayaan Ali Bangash at The Leela Palace Bengaluru. Voted the World’s Best Brand by Travel + Leisure USA for the second year in a row, the brand is collaborating with inspirational Indians who have been recognized globally for their exceptional work while emulating the essence of India. 

The Leela is the epitome of true Indian hospitality imbued with a distinct aesthetic that celebrates the country’s traditions, art, cuisine, artisanal craft and culture and is rooted in its offering of India’s rich heritage to the world. Icons of India by The Leela celebrates this richness of India while curating meaningful experiences that enrich, engage and inspire guests.

Speaking on the occasion, Anuraag Bhatnagar, Chief Operating Officer, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said, “Today’s luxury consumer is seeking authentic and transformative experiences that deliver lasting memories. India offers a plethora of rich cultural traditions and as a brand that defines the epitome of true Indian luxury, we have the unique opportunity to curate desirable experiences that resonate with our guests. Music is a universal language. It transcends space and time and touches the hearts of people. For our first collaboration, we are delighted to collaborate with Amaan and Ayaan Ali Bangash to curate an experience that will enrich and delight our guests and reinforce the emotional connection with the brand.”

Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash represent the 7th generation of a musical lineage, as sons and disciples of the sarod icon, Amjad Ali Khan. Cultural and musical traditions give life and purpose to their work. In their sound you encounter technical assuredness bolstered by elegant lyricism and joy-filled dynamism. It is music forged from a unique artistic vision that rests upon a legacy seven generations deep and includes their revered father and grandfather, Amjad Ali Khan and Haafiz Ali Khan. 

Speaking on the occasion, Amaan and Ayaan Ali Bangash said, “Indian classical music, which evolved from intimate spaces like royal courts and temples, has grown to occupy packed auditoriums and arenas. Today is a very fascinating time for classical music, for this is one genre that has organically redefined and reinvented itself. We believe we are preserving a culture, a tradition, a heritage through our music. Our association with The Leela, goes back to when we created music for their hotels. Like our music, The Leela is a true reflection of India, her rich culture and tradition and we are delighted to take this relationship a step further with a shared passion.”

Amaan and Ayaan are also the curators of ‘Raaga’ and ‘New Delhi – A Journey’ the Signature Melodies by The Leela, which regular guests at The Leela are familiar with as the music that plays in the hotel lobbies. Each melodic compilation weaves the soul of India with the spirit of the city it represents, to create a blissful experience. To listen to Melodies by The Leela, please visit

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.

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