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  • 29 Jul 2019

    THE LEELA PALACE UDAIPUR VOTED AS WORLD’S BEST HOTEL BY TRAVEL+LEISURE USA, READERS AWARD SURVEY 2019

    The Hotel Wins Top Ranking from Discerning Travellers Worldwide

    Udaipur - July 11, 2019. The Leela Palace Udaipur, our majestic palace on the banks of Lake Pichola in Rajasthan, is voted as  World’s Best Hotel by Travel + Leisure USA, Readers Award Survey 2019.This accolade is received in recognition of its unique location, exquisite architecture and personalised experiences that connect guests with the rich cultural heritage/heart of the city.

    Travel + Leisure World’s Best Award Survey is a world-renowned mark of excellence for travel and hospitality companies globally. It honours the finest travel experiences in the world selected by Travel+ Leisure’s global readership of discerning travellers. Readers rate their experiences and evaluate hotels across the world on characteristics such as rooms, location, service, food and value.

    Rajiv Kaul, President, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said: “We are thrilled to receive this pinnacle accolade from readers of Travel + Leisure, USA. It’s a badge of honour for our young and passionate team members, who are committed to delivering memorable experiences to our guests.

    This award comes at an exciting time as the hotel is all set to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

    Since its inception, The Leela has from a single hotel at the edge of Mumbai grown to a collection of unique properties which have redefined luxury hospitality across India. Today, The Leela has expanded its hotel portfolio to nine world-class luxury hotels spread across key destinations in India, with plans to increase its footprint within the country and overseas through management contracts.  Upcoming projects include a resort in Jaipur, a palace hotel in Agra where every room will face the Taj Mahal, and business hotels in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and in Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

     


    About The Leela Palace Udaipur

    The Leela Palace Udaipur is a stunning modern day palace inspired by the magic and grandeur of Udaipur's past, an enchanting 16th century city in the heart of Rajasthan. Set on the banks of the pristine Lake Pichola, each of the 72 rooms and 8 suites are elegant and contemporary and offer captivating views of Lake Pichola, the City Palace, and the surrounding majestic Aravalli Mountains.  Each guest room spans 580 square feet with the Maharaja Suite, an impressive 3,552 square feet.  A haven for the gourmand, dining options range from enjoying multi-cuisines at an all-day restaurant to having a royal dining experience under the stars at Sheesh Mahal, to relishing fine wines and delicious cocktails at The Library. The property also offers an award-winning 10,000-square-feet ESPA, the only luxury tented spa of its kind in the country. Equipped with state-of-the-art meeting and banquet facilities, The Leela Palace Udaipur provides unforgettable settings for events, whether it is a corporate board meeting or a lavish wedding.  Celebrated as one of the best resorts on earth, guests can explore the rich heritage of Mewar in style, comfort and tranquillity.

     

    About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

    Established in 1986, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, owns and operates nine award-winning properties in major cities and magical leisure destinations across India. These include the flagship in the capital city of New Delhi, plus, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Gurgaon, East Delhi, Goa, Udaipur and Kovalam Beach, Kerala. Over the last three decades, The Leela group has been recognized for its unique identity among the world’s leading hotels, and received numerous accolades by prestigious publications and industry groups around the globe. Each property is a market leader in its respective location, and internationally acclaimed for excellence in luxury hospitality. The Leela is committed to providing guests with unforgettable stays in settings that capture the essence of India. The group has several new projects under development, including Bangalore, Jaipur, Agra, Lucknow, Kathmandu, Chandigarh, with plans to expand to Maldives, Dubai, Fujairah Beach, and Seychelles. It has a marketing alliance with US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance, Geneva, Switzerland. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is owned by Hotel Leela venture Ltd, a publicly listed company. For more information, please visit our website at www.theleela.com

     

    To view or download high resolution images, please visit our image gallery at http://images.theleela.com

     

    For more information, contact:

    Nidhi Verma                                                                        
    Corporate Manager - Public Relations & Marketing Communications
    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts                           
    Tel: +91 (11) 66911179                                                                      
    Mobile: +91 9717596100                                                      
    E-mail: nidhi.verma@theleela.com           

  • 13 Jul 2018

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts voted # 7 Top Hotel brand in The World At Travel + Leisure Usa World’s Best Awards 2018

    Wins top rankings from discerning travellers worldwide three years in a row.

    Wins top rankings from discerning travellers worldwide three years in a row

     

    MUMBAI – 11  July 2018 - The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, a luxury portfolio  of nine award winning properties across India, has been voted #7 among Top 20 Hotel Brands in the World in a global readers survey conducted by Travel + Leisure USA. Three years in a row, The Leela has received top rankings on quality, location, service, restaurants, and value offered by its properties. 

      

    The Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Awards survey, one of the most prestigious in the travel and hospitality industry, is a worldwide survey where discerning travellers hand-pick and rate, among other things, their experiences with hotel brands.

      

    Rajiv Kaul, president, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said: “We are proud to be recognised among the Top 10 World’s Best Hotel brands, for the 3rd consecutive year, and we thank our discerning guests and readers of Travel + Leisure for conveying their appreciation. These achievements further reaffirm our commitment to providing our guests with personalized service from the heart and making every guest stay a memorable Leela experience.”

      

    Since its inception, The Leela has from a single hotel at the edge of Mumbai to a collection of unique properties which have redefined luxury hospitality across India. Today, The Leela has expanded its hotel portfolio to nine world-class luxury hotels spread across key destinations in India, with plans to increase its footprint within the country and overseas through management contracts.  Upcoming projects include a resort in Jaipur, a palace hotel in Agra where every room will face the Taj Mahal, and business hotels in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Gandhinagar, Gujarat.

     

    About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

    Established in 1986, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, owns and operates nine award-winning properties in major cities and magical leisure destinations across India. These include the flagship in the capital city of New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Gurgaon, East Delhi, Goa, Udaipur and Kovalam Beach, Kerala. Over the last three decades, The Leela group has been recognized for its unique identity among the world’s leading hotels, and received numerous accolades by prestigious publications and industry groups around the globe. Each property is a market leader in its respective location, and internationally acclaimed for excellence in luxury hospitality. The Leela is committed to providing guests with unforgettable stays in settings that capture the essence of India. It has a marketing alliance with US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance, Geneva, Switzerland. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is owned by Hotel Leela venture Ltd, a publicly listed company. For more information, please visit our website at www.theleela.com

      

    To view or download high resolution images, please visit our image gallery at http://images.theleela.com

     

    Rashmi Vasisht                                                         
    Director - Public Relations &                                         
    Corporate Communications                                          
    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts                           
    Tel: +91 (11) 3933 1234                                                
    Mobile: +91 96192 02856                                             
    E-mail: rashmi.vasisht@theleela.com
  • 29 Nov 2018

    The Leela Palace New Delhi wins the title of Favourite Business Hotel at the 8th edition of Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards

    The awards are chosen through a readers’ voting process spanning two months, and they recognize the best in the travel industry across hotels, destinations, airlines, spas, websites, apps, cruise lines, and more

    New Delhi - 29 November, 2018 - The Leela Palace New Delhi won the award for Favourite Business Hotel at the eighth edition of Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards. Hosted by the gorgeous Chitrangada Singh, and held at The Lodhi, New Delhi on 29th November 2018, this ceremony saw the attendance of industry leaders, influencers and recognized names from the travel and tourism sector including government bodies.

                   

    Like every year, the Readers’ Travel Awards are chosen through a readers’ voting process spanning two months sans any nominations and recognises the best in the travel industry across hotels, destinations, airlines, spas, websites, apps, cruise lines and more. 

     

    The ceremony saw several eminent personalities from the industry like Satyajeet Rajan, Director General, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India; Suman Billa, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India; Vijay Kumar Gautam, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of Maharashtra; Isidora Petropoulou, First Counsellor and Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Greece; Kristin Eva Sigurdardottir, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Iceland; His Excellency, Gautam Mukhopadhya, former Ambassador of India to Syria, Afghanistan and Myanmar; Her Excellency, Nengcha Lhouvum, former Ambassador of India to Lebanon and Indonesia; and Nasir Aslam Wani, former Minister of State for Home, Jammu and Kashmir, amongst others who showed up to celebrate the best in business.

     

    Commenting on the awards, Mr. Rajiv Kaul, President, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, said “We are honoured on The Leela Palace New Delhi being recognized as a Favourite business hotel by the discerning readers of Condé Nast Traveller. These awards are an affirmation of our commitment towards offering the finest in luxury hospitality. We thank our guests for their appreciation and our team for consistently delivering memorable services.”

     

    Divia Thani, Editor, Condé Nast Traveller India said, “Year after year, we have seen the participation and enthusiasm of our Condé Nast Traveller readers’ voter base increase significantly. Our readers form India’s most discerning travellers, the kind that set the travel trends. The Readers’ Travel Awards are a barometer of what the discerning, affluent Indian traveller looks for and appreciates when he or she travels. It also puts into perspective what tourism boards, hotels, airlines and other travel companies should focus on to attract this audience and helps them identify and cater to new trends. For us at Condé Nast Traveller India, it is an honour to announce the results and felicitate the winners in the presence of the creme de la creme of the travel and hospitality industry.”

     

    The annual Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards has set the benchmarks in the hospitality and travel industry year on year, since its inception in 1989 in the United States of America.

     

    The Readers’ Travel Award 2018 winners will be featured in Condé Nast Traveller India’s milestone 50th, December 2018 — January 2019 issue. To read more about the awards, please log on to http://www.cntraveller.in/ or follow Condé Nast Traveller’s handles on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

     

    About The Leela Palace New Delhi

    The Leela Palace New Delhi perfectly exemplifies the magnificent architecture, grace and elegance of Lutyens’ Delhi. Located at the heart of the prestigious Diplomatic Enclave area, the hotel is in proximity to the Presidential Palace, the Prime Minister's office, a number of embassies, the central business district and a host of historical monuments. You can experience the luxury of 254 wide-spaced guestrooms and suites each spanning over 550 square feet and a Presidential Suite sprawling over 4,800 square feet. A royal Indian dining experience is offered at Jamavar modern global dining at The Qube an exclusive Japanese culinary experience at MEGU a gastronomically entertaining evening at Le Cirque and a sophisticated retreat at The Library for wines and liqueurs. For pure, blissful indulgence an exclusive spa by ESPA is presented for the first time in the capital. The Leela Palace New Delhi combines state-of-the-art functionality with traditional warmth to ensure guests the highest levels of Indian hospitality at a global standard.

     

    About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

    Established in 1986, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, owns and operates nine award-winning properties in major cities and magical leisure destinations across India. These include the flagship in the capital city of New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Gurgaon, East Delhi, Goa, Udaipur and Kovalam Beach, Kerala. Over the last three decades, The Leela group has been recognized for its unique identity among the world’s leading hotels, and received numerous accolades by prestigious publications and industry groups around the globe. Each property is a market leader in its respective location, and internationally acclaimed for excellence in luxury hospitality. The Leela is committed to providing guests with unforgettable stays in settings that capture the essence of India. The group has several new projects under development, including Bengaluru, Jaipur, Agra, Lucknow, Kathmandu, Chandigarh, with plans to expand to Maldives, Dubai, Fujairah Beach, and Seychelles. It has a marketing alliance with US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance, Geneva, Switzerland. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is owned by Hotel Leela venture Ltd, a publicly listed company. For more information, please visit our website at www.theleela.com

    To view or download high resolution images, please visit our image gallery at http://images.theleela.com

     

    For more information, contact:

    Nidhi Verma
    Group Manager - Public Relations & Marketing Communications
    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts
    Tel: +91 (11) 3933 1234
    Mobile: +91 9717596100
    E-mail: nidhi.verma@theleela.com
  • 10 Apr 2018

    The Leela Wins Contract to Manage India’s Largest Convention Center - Mahatma Mandir and Launch ‘The Leela Gandhinagar’ Gujarat State Capital’s Largest Luxury Hotel

    The Leela Palaces Hotels and Resorts, India’s premier luxury hotel brand, today announced it has won the competitive bid and management contract to operate India’s largest Convention and Exhibition Center.

    Mumbai– 10 April 2018The Leela Palaces Hotels and Resorts, India’s premier luxury hotel brand, today announced it has won the competitive bid and management contract to operate India’s largest Convention and Exhibition Center – the 34-acre Mahatma Mandir- and launch Gujarat state capital’s largest hotel, the 300-room The Leela Gandhinagar, which is expected to open in January 2019.

     

    The agreements,effective April 1, 2018, are signed with Gandhinagar Railway and Urban Development Corporation (GARUD), a special purpose vehicle formed by the Government of Gujarat with the Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Ltd (IRSDC). Both the Mahatma Mandir Convention and Exhibition Center and The Leela Gandhinagar, will operate in a complementary yet distinctive manner, guided by The Leela’s brand promise of world-class operational excellence delivered with the warmth and grace unique to Indian hospitality.

     

    Commenting on the development, Vivek Nair, chairman and managing director, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said: “The addition of Mahatma Mandir and The Leela Gandhinagar to our MICE portfolio reinforces our plans to expand further into the international conferences and events space, and under scores our asset light growth strategy. The projects combine grand space with global standards of service and cater to the growing demand for world-class venues. Together with the government of Gujarat, our endeavour is to help transform Gandhinagar into the convention capital of India.”

     

    Commenting on the announcement, R.K Beniwal (IAS), MD Gandhinagar Railway and Urban Development Corporation Ltd (GARUD) said: “Our tie-up with The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts will be a strategic one as The Leela has a very high brand value in the premium hospitality space. We are very confident that The Leela Gandhinagar and Mahatma Mandir Convention & Exhibition Centre will be ably managed for a wider global distribution and accentuated positioning in the International and domestic MICE market.”

     

    The Leela Gandhinagar is located 400 meters from the Mahatma Mandir Convention and Exhibition Center. It is the first luxury hotel in the country to be constructed at the airspace of a conventional railway station and will be built 25 meters above ground. With Two wings of ten floors, and one wing of eight floors, it will boast 300 spacious guest rooms and suites, two extraordinary restaurants, an elaborate lounge and Boardroom, and 800 sq. meters of flexible meetings, conventions and event space with sweeping views - all matched by the legendary Leela service.

     

    The 34-acre Mahatma Mandir Convention and Exhibition Center, a world-class facility for national and international conferences, exhibitions and events, is designed to reflect the life and philosophy of the Father of the nation - Mahatma Gandhi. The environmentally-responsible complex is spacious enough to handle up to 15000 people, and includes a Convention Hall boasting seating capacity of 6000 people as well as state-of-the-art Exhibition Centers, hi-tech Conference Halls and Seminar Rooms, among a wide-array of features. It is a 25-minute drive from Ahmedabad international airport.

     

    With this signing,The Leela has expanded its hotel portfolio to ten acclaimed properties across India. Upcoming projects include a resort in Jaipur, a palace hotel in Agra where every room will face the Taj Mahal, and business hotels in Bengaluru and Hyderabad.

     

    For more information, please contact:

     

    Rashmi Vasisht                                                          Herald Saldanha                 
    Director - Public Relations &                                          Coordinator – Corporate Public Relations
    Corporate Communications                                           The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts
    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts                            Tel: +91 (22) 6691 1059     
    Tel: +91 (11) 3933 1234                                                 Mobile: +91 96198 86858                   
    Mobile: +91 96192 02856                                              E-mail: herald.s@theleela.com
    E-mail: rashmi.vasisht@theleela.com
  • 28 May 2018

    The Leela Partners with Lufthansa for New In-Flight Menu

    Innovative recipes inspired by signature Indian restaurant - Jamavar - to delight flyers

    MUMBAI - 23 May 2018 - Lufthansa India this month unveiled a brand-new menu that has been curated in collaboration with The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts and its Master Chef Vinod Saini. The new menu offers a selection of nutritious meal options, based on innovative recipes but still use traditional ingredients and bring out authentic Indian flavours to spoil flyers while cruising at 36,000 feet.

      

    Starting immediately, passengers travelling on Lufthansa German Airlines to/from India are able to order from an array of delectable meal options offering a modern take on traditional Indian cuisine. Featuring exquisite dishes from across the country that have been created using freshest seasonal ingredients involving modern food techniques, the in-flight menu ensures that passengers have access to a healthier and exclusive dining experience. 

      

    Commenting on the launch of the new menu, Master Chef Vinod Saini, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said:  “Exploring the world has led me to find my passion for being a chef. Working with Lufthansa means to explore the world further. To train chefs in India and Germany on such a high quality level has been very enriching for me too. Indian food is soul food! Yet, we have combined Indian culinary traditions with a creative approach to meet the needs of a modern traveller.”

      

    For the new menus Lufthansa German Airlines partnered with The Leela and Master Chef Vinod Saini who creates unforgettable experiences focusing on the royal kitchens of India at the brands’ signature fine dining restaurant – Jamavar.

      

    Wolfgang Will, Senior Director, South Asia, Lufthansa Group, said: “At Lufthansa, we are delighted to encourage the growing zeal within Indian travellers to explore the world as reflected by our #sayyestotheworld campaign. Being a preferred partner in airline travels also means, listen to our customers preferences. Indian passengers are demanding more diverse and healthier culinary experiences during their travel”, said “Our new in-flight menu reflects our understanding of changing passenger preferences and reaffirms our commitment of being ‘More Indian than you think’.”

      

    The new menu features dishes such as roasted chicken slices with sunflower seeds on a bed of carrots and honey sesame oil mint leaf or Lobia Sundal, a raw mango salad as appetizer choices. Martaban Gosht garnished with ginger julienne and chopped coriander, Chandani Murgh Korma and Shalgam Gosht and more for main course. To satisfy sweet cravings, passengers can choose from traditional classics such as Baked Rasgulla with caramel sauce, Kasi Halwa, Litchi Nariyal ki Kheer. Moreover, passengers with special requests for a diabetic, Jain or Kosher meal or passengers with food allergies also have scrumptious options to choose from.

      

    Lufthansa recently introduced Chaayos Masala Tea on flights to/from India effective May 2018. Exclusively crafted for the airline, it features a special blend of high quality natural ingredients, including Assam tea, dried ginger, cardamom, cinnamon, black pepper and cloves, with no added artificial flavours.

      

    The new in-flight menu is introduced across First Class, Business Class, Premium Economy Class as well as Economy Class.

       

    About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

    Established in 1986, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, owns and operates nine award-winning properties in major cities and magical leisure destinations across India. These include the flagship in the capital city of New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Gurgaon, East Delhi, Goa, Udaipur and Kovalam Beach, Kerala. Over the last three decades, The Leela group has been recognized for its unique identity among the world’s leading hotels, and received numerous accolades by prestigious publications and industry groups around the globe. Each property is a market leader in its respective location, and internationally acclaimed for excellence in luxury hospitality. The Leela is committed to providing guests with unforgettable stays in settings that capture the essence of India. The group has several new projects under development, including Bengaluru, Jaipur, Agra, Lucknow, Kathmandu, Chandigarh, with plans to expand to Maldives, Dubai, Fujairah Beach, and Seychelles. It has a marketing alliance with US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance, Geneva, Switzerland. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is owned by Hotel Leela venture Ltd, a publicly listed company. For more information, please visit our website at www.theleela.com

      

    To view or download high resolution images, please visit our image gallery at http://images.theleela.com

     

    For more information, please contact:

     

    Rashmi Vasisht                                                          Herald Saldanha                 
    Director - Public Relations &                                          Coordinator – Corporate Public Relations
    Corporate Communications                                           The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts
    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts                            Tel: +91 (22) 6691 1059     
    Tel: +91 (11) 3933 1234                                                 Mobile: +91 96198 86858                   
    Mobile: +91 96192 02856                                              E-mail: herald.s@theleela.com
    E-mail: rashmi.vasisht@theleela.com
  • 04 Jul 2017

    The Leela Receives Top Accolades for Culinary Excellence in the Capital Region at EazyDiner Foodie Awards 2017

    The Leela Wins Eazydinner Foodie Awards 2017

    DELHI NCR – 04 July 2017 - The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts takes pride as it brings home top accolades for culinary excellence in the capital region at the second edition of EazyDiner Foodie Awards 2017. Held at The Leela Ambience Gurugram Hotel & Residences, the glittering award ceremony recognized and rewarded the best and the brightest for making outstanding contributions to the dining universe of the Delhi-NCR region.

     

    The Leela Palace New Delhi’s all day dining restaurant – The Qube - won the coveted Vir’s Critic’s Choice Awards for ‘Best Sunday Brunch’ and its famed French-Italian restaurant - Le Cirque won the People’s Choice Awards for ‘Best European Restaurant’; The Leela Ambience Gurugram’s Michel Koopman, was selected ‘General Manager of the Year’ in Vir’s Critic’s Choice Awards and the all day dining restaurant - Spectra –won the People’s Choice Awards for ‘Best Café.’

     

    Commenting on the awards, Rajiv Kaul, president, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said: “We are delighted that The Leela properties in the Capital region have achieved stellar recognition for their culinary excellence and outstanding dining experience. We are thankful to Vir Sanghvi and our discerning guests for their appreciation for our mission to bring memorable dining experiences.”

     

    EazyDiner Foodie Awards 2017 are conferred annually in two distinct categories; the coveted Vir’s Critics’ Choice Awards and the EazyDiner People’s Choice Awards. In the former, India’s celebrated food connoisseur Mr. Vir Sanghvi, turns the spotlight on the city’s unrivalled and ‘must experience’ dining venues; the latter is based on thousands of guests voting for their favourite restaurants. The People’s Choice Awards process is validated by KPMG, in a clear drive to make the Foodie Awards the most credible in the country.

     

    Award winning Emcee Gitika Ganju along with leading stand-up comedian Papa CJ hosted the evening at Pearl Ballroom, the largest banquet venue at the hotel. The glittering award ceremony was attended by over 400 top hoteliers, restaurant founders, and corporate leaders.

     

    Launched by Vir Sanghvi in collaboration with India’s top hoteliers and restaurateurs, EazyDiner is an online restaurant reservation platform that offers a curated guide to an extensive range of dining options, expert reviews, deals with every reservation, insiders’ tips and an exclusive dining concierge service. In its short 24 months of operation, EazyDiner has grown to 9 cities, with a significant presence in two countries, including, Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Pune, Chennai, Kolkata, Goa, Ahmedabad and Dubai.

     

    The Qube is the all-day dining restaurant at The Leela Palace New Delhi. Designed by Design Wilkes, Malaysia, the restaurant has a striking modern ‘glass house’ design, and a ‘live’ kitchen concept where a team of chefs curate international favorites from wok-fried Asian and Thai specialties, fresh pasta to fish and chips to suit every palate.

     

    Le Cirque at The Leela Palace New Delhi is the iconic international restaurant chain’s first outpost in Asia. Designed by Design Studio Spin Inc., Tokyo, the restaurant is located on the 10th floor and offers breathtaking views of the capital city, and classic Italian and contemporary French fare in a sophisticated ambience.

     

    Michel Koopman, general manager, The Leela Ambience Gurugram Hotel & Residences, joined The Leela in 2013. A stalwart hotelier with over three decades of experience with globally acclaimed hotel groups, he has an impeccable reputation for excellence in hotel operations and Food and Beverage programing.

     

    Spectra at The Leela Gurugram Hotels & Residences is a new age all-day dining restaurant serving global cuisine, spanning several continents. Designed by Design Studio Spin Inc, Tokyo, the restaurant offers guests a veritable treat of international cuisines cooked ‘a la minute’ through its interactive kitchens by a brigade of chefs including international culinary talents.

     

    About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

    Established in 1986, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, owns and operates nine award-winning properties in major cities and magical leisure destinations across India. These include the flagship in the capital city of New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Gurgaon, East Delhi, Goa, Udaipur and Kovalam Beach, Kerala. Over the last three decades, The Leela group has been recognized for its unique identity among the world’s leading hotels, and received numerous accolades by prestigious publications and industry groups around the globe. Each property is a market leader in its respective location, and internationally acclaimed for excellence in luxury hospitality. The Leela is committed to providing guests with unforgettable stays in settings that capture the essence of India. The group has several new projects under development, including Bengaluru, Jaipur, Agra, Lucknow, Kathmandu, Chandigarh, with plans to expand to Maldives, Dubai, Fujairah Beach, and Seychelles. It has a marketing alliance with US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance, Geneva, Switzerland. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is owned by Hotel Leela venture Ltd, a publicly listed company. For more information, please visit our website at www.theleela.com

    To view or download high resolution images, please visit our image gallery at http://images.theleela.com

    For more information, contact:

    Rashmi Vasisht                                                                            

    Director - Public Relations & Corporate Communications

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts                          

    Tel: +91 (11) 3933 1234                                                                     

    Mobile: +91 96192 02856                                                    

    E-mail: rashmi.vasisht@theleela.com                 

     

  • 27 Jul 2017

    The Leela voted one of top 15 Hotel brands in the world by Travel+Leisure Usa 2017 World’s Best Awards Survey

    India’s Gem - The Leela Palace Udaipur - Voted one of the Best Hotels in the World; Ranked 7th Among Top 10 Best Resort Hotels in Asia

    MUMBAI – 27 July 2017 - The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, India’s premium luxury hospitality group, is voted one of the Top 15 Hotel Brands in the World, and The Leela Palace Udaipur voted among the Top 10 Best Resort Hotels in Asia and the Top 100 Best Hotels in the World. The accolades are a result of a worldwide Readers Survey in Travel + Leisure USA 2017 World’s Best Awards, one of the most prestigious in the travel and hospitality industry.

     

    Ranked among exclusive luxury hospitality chains worldwide, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, a network of nine majestic properties across India is voted #10  in the ‘Top 15 Hotel Brands in the World’ category and The Leela Palace Udaipur ranked # 7 in the ‘Top 10 Best Resort Hotels in Asia’ and # 34 in Top 100 Best Hotels in the World. Travel + Leisure’s annual World’s Best Awards are the barometer of what the world’s most discerning travelers find most satisfying in travel right now. The awards are a result of a worldwide Readers Poll conducted by Travel + Leisure USA, in which travelers, among other things, hand-pick and rate the world’s most exceptional hotels on key parameters - quality, location, service, restaurants, and value.

     

    Rajiv Kaul, president, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said: “We are delighted to be voted among the World's Best Hotel Brands for the second year in a row and thank the discerning readers of Travel + Leisure USA for their appreciation. This recognition shall further inspire our young talented team to continue to offer inimitable Leela experiences with warm and personalized service from heart.”

     

    In a short span of three decades, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, founded by Late Chairman Captain CP Krishnan Nair, has grown from one hotel to a network of nine world-class luxury hotels spread across key destinations in India, with plans to expand in the country and overseas through management contracts. 

     

    The World's Best Hotels Awards will be published in the August edition of Travel + leisure. The awards are part of the annual survey where readers of Travel + Leisure cast their votes for the hotels, airlines, car rental companies, destinations, airports, cruise lines and tour operators that represent the ultimate in worldwide travel.

     

    About The Leela Palace Udaipur

    The Leela Palace Udaipur, a stunning modern day palace inspired by the magic and grandeur of Udaipur’s past, is located on the banks of Lake Pichola and offers a spectacular view of the tranquil lake, the historic City Palace and the majestic Aravali mountains. The elegant and contemporary interiors of each of the 72 spacious rooms and 8 lavish suites are embellished with traditional art and artisan crafts inspired by the rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan. With a lake facing pool, an array of dining options, and a world-class ESPA spa, the palace provides a fairy tale setting for a Royal Mewar experience. A 16th century city in the heart of Rajasthan, the enchanting city of Udaipur is regal in historic splendour and immensely rich in heritage, myths, legends, culture and leisure adventure. Also known as ‘The City of Lakes’, ‘The City of Romance’ and ‘Venice of the East’, Udaipur is surrounded by the scenic beauty of the Aravali Mountains

     

    About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

    Established in 1986, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, owns and operates nine award-winning properties in major cities and magical leisure destinations across India. These include the flagship in the capital city of New Delhi, plus, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Gurgaon, East Delhi, Goa, Udaipur and Kovalam Beach, Kerala. Over the last three decades, The Leela group has been recognized for its unique identity among the world’s leading hotels, and received numerous accolades by prestigious publications and industry groups around the globe. Each property is a market leader in its respective location, and internationally acclaimed for excellence in luxury hospitality. The Leela is committed to providing guests with unforgettable stays in settings that capture the essence of India. The group has several new projects under development, including Bangalore, Jaipur, Agra, Lucknow, Kathmandu, Chandigarh, with plans to expand to Maldives, Dubai, Fujairah Beach, and Seychelles. It has a marketing alliance with US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance, Geneva, Switzerland. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is owned by Hotel Leela venture Ltd, a publicly listed company. For more information, please visit our website at www.theleela.com

     

    To view or download high resolution images, please visit our image gallery at http://images.theleela.com

    For more information, contact:

    Rashmi Vasisht                                                                            

    Director - Public Relations & Corporate Communications

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts                          

    Tel: +91 (11) 3933 1234                                                                     

    Mobile: +91 96192 02856                                                    

    E-mail: rashmi.vasisht@theleela.com                 

     

  • 09 Aug 2017

    The Leela Launches First-Ever Sweepstakes Offer

    Guests booking directly on www.theleela.com are guaranteed lowest online rates and entered in the #getMORE sweep

    Mumbai – 09 August 2017 – The Leela Palaces Hotels and Resorts, India’s premier luxury hospitality brand, has launched its first-ever sweepstakes, ‘Book Direct and #getMore’ offer which is open for bookings until October 6, 2017. Guests who book the ‘Restricted Rate’ option on www.theleela.com will be eligible to enter the sweepstakes and stand a chance to win over 100 exciting prizes.

     

    The wide array of prizes include NEXA cars, international stays in Dubai, Florence, London, Maldives, Thailand, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Oman, Zambia, sponsored by Anantara Hotels Resorts & Spas, AVANI Hotels & Resorts, The Bloomsbury, a Doyle Collection hotel and Lungarno Collection, exclusive timepieces from Daniel Wellington, high-end clothing from AM:PM, fashion Jewellery from Isharya and The Leela Gift Vouchers.

     

    The prizes will be announced on a fortnightly and monthly basis, followed by the Grand Bumper to be held on October 12, 2017. The winners will be chosen through lucky draws held in the presence of key dignitaries, sponsors and select residential guests as invitees.

     

    The sweepstakes promotion is a first of its kind in the hospitality industry and encourages guests to book direct on www.theleela.com and qualify to win the exciting prizes.

     

    About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

    Established in 1986, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, owns and operates nine award-winning properties in major cities and magical leisure destinations across India. These include the flagship in the capital city of New Delhi, plus, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Gurgaon, East Delhi, Goa, Udaipur and Kovalam Beach, Kerala. Over the last three decades, The Leela group has been recognized for its unique identity among the world’s leading hotels, and received numerous accolades by prestigious publications and industry groups around the globe. Each property is a market leader in its respective location, and internationally acclaimed for excellence in luxury hospitality. The Leela is committed to providing guests with unforgettable stays in settings that capture the essence of India. The group has several new projects under development, including Bangalore, Jaipur, Agra, Lucknow, Kathmandu, Chandigarh, with plans to expand to Maldives, Dubai, Fujairah Beach, and Seychelles. It has a marketing alliance with US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA). The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is owned by Hotel Leela venture Ltd, a publicly listed company. For more information, please visit our website at www.theleela.com

     

    To view or download high resolution images, please visit our image gallery at http://images.theleela.com

    For more information, contact:

     

    Rashmi Vasisht                                                         Herald Saldanha                 

    Director - Public Relations &                                         Coordinator – Corporate Public Relations

    Corporate Communications                                          The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts                           Tel: +91 (22) 6691 1059     

    Tel: +91 (11) 3933 1234                                                Mobile: +91 96198 86858                   

    Mobile: +91 96192 02856                                             E-mail: herald.s@theleela.com

    E-mail: rashmi.vasisht@theleela.com                 

     

  • 30 Apr 2016

    The Leela Palace New Delhi declared a winner at the first edition of Eazydiner Foodie Awards 2016

    The Leela Palace New Delhi once again stood out at the EazyDiner Foodie Awards 2016 for its unparalleled culinary offerings with Le Cirque winning the coveted Vir’s Critic’s Choice Awardsas the ‘Best European Restaurant in a Hotel’ and tea at The Lobby Lounge voted the ‘Best Brewed’ in the city.

    India’s Noted Food Critic, Vir Sanghvi Names Le Cirque ‘Best European Restaurant in a Hotel’

    Tea At The Lobby Lounge Voted The ‘Best Brewed’ in the Capital City 

    NEW DELHI - 30 April 2016 - The Leela Palace New Delhi once again stood out at the Eazy Diner Foodie Awards 2016 for its unparalleled culinary offerings with Le Cirque winning the coveted Vir’s Critic’s Choice Awards as the ‘Best European Restaurant in a Hotel’ and tea at The Lobby Lounge voted the ‘Best Brewed’ in the city.

    Eazy Diner Foodie Awards 2016 were conferred in two distinct categories; the coveted Vir’s Critics’ Choice Awards and the Eazy Diner People’s Choice Awards. In the former, food epicurean, Vir Sanghvi, throws a spotlight on the city’s unrivalled and ‘must experience’ dining venues; in the latter thousands of users of Eazy Diner vote for their favourites. 

    Speaking on the occasion, Louis Sailer, General Manager, and The Leela Palace New Delhi said, ‘It is heartening to receive an award recognizing our efforts to bring unique experiences to the city’s culinary landscape. We sincerely thank Eazy Diner patrons and Vir Sanghvi for making Le Cirque and The Lobby Lounge stand  tall in the elite selection and welcome diners to sample the most innovative flavors as our talented chefs unfold new menus, fusion iced teas and exclusive gourmet experiences.’’

    The glittering ceremony was hosted by Papa CJ, the renowned stand-up comedian, and graced by stalwarts of the hospitality industry as well as CEOs from Delhi-NCR, including Sanjay Rishi, President, American Express South Asia, Deep Kalra, Chairman & Group CEO, Make My Trip, Vijay Subramaniam, Managing Director - India & South East Asia Bacardi India, Sandeep Dhupia, Partner and Head of Advisory Services, KPMG followed by a gala dinner.

    The world’s most distinguished fine dining brand straight from New York, Le Cirque, is India’s leading French-Italian restaurant where food, art and fashion converge to appeal to all five senses. A wide range of wines from across the world housed in the exclusive walk-in wine cellar, an interactive chef’s kitchen, an avant-garde bar lounge and picturesque alfresco seating with a breathtaking view of the majestic diplomatic enclave, make dining at the legendry Le Cirque truly engaging.

    Reminiscent of the British afternoon tea, The Lobby Lounge with its Edwardian glory at the palace combines the best of east and west. Celebrating India’s extraordinaire, the lounge offers a royal tea experience along with single origin coffee selection from around the world. 

    Launched by Vir Sanghvi in collaboration with India's top hoteliers and restaurateurs, EazyDiner is an online restaurant reservation platform that offers a curated guide to an extensive range of dining options, with special deals on every single booking and no reservation charges. This year, the venture has announced India’s biggest celebration of culinary excellence at the first edition of the EazyDiner Foodie Awards, 2016 in April. EazyDiner is now live in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Pune and with over one lakh registered users, making it one of the largest dining platforms in India.

    The Leela Palace New Delhi is known for its unparalleled gastronomic wonders and par excellence service. The hotel has other outlets like the iconic Japanese restaurant from New York City; MEGU popular for its Modern Japanese cuisines amid striking ambience, all day dining restaurant; The Qube known for its breakfast and Sunday brunches, signature Indian restaurant; Jamavar and the quintessential lounge; The Library bar serving an array of premium whiskeys, wines and spirits; making this hotel the most sought-after destination for discerning business and leisure travellers from around the world.

     About The Leela Palace New Delhi

    The Leela Palace New Delhi perfectly exemplifies the magnificent architecture, grace and elegance of Lutyens’ Delhi. Located at the heart of the prestigious Diplomatic Enclave area, the hotel is in proximity to the Presidential Palace, the Prime Minister's office, a number of embassies, the central business district and a host of historical monuments. You can experience the luxury of 254 wide-spaced guestrooms and suites each spanning over 550 square feet and a Presidential Suite sprawling over 4,800 square feet. A royal Indian dining experience is offered at Jamavar modern global dining at The Qube an exclusive Japanese culinary experience at MEGU a gastronomically entertaining evening at Le Cirque and a sophisticated retreat at The Library for wines and liqueurs. For pure, blissful indulgence an exclusive spa by ESPA is presented for the first time in the capital. The Leela Palace New Delhi combines state-of-the-art functionality with traditional warmth to ensure guests the highest levels of Indian hospitality at a global standard.

    About The Leela Palaces Hotels and Resorts:

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is owned by Hotel Leelaventure Ltd. The luxury hotel group owns and manages nine award-winning properties in prime urban locations and magical holiday destinations across India including Mumbai, New Delhi, East Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Udaipur and Kovalam. New properties under development include Bangalore, Jaipur, Agra, Lucknow and Kathmandu. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is committed to providing warm, gracious and anticipatory service in settings that capture the essence of India. The group has a marketing alliance with US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance based in Geneva, Switzerland. For further information, please contact your travel counsellor or visit our website at www.theleela.com.

    To view or download high resolution images, please visit our image gallery at http://images.theleela.com

    For more information, please contact:

    Rashmi Vasisht
    Corporate Director, Public Relations
    Tel: +91 22 6691 1052
    Mobile: +91 96192 02856
    Email : rashmi.vasisht@theleela.com

  • 19 Jul 2016

    The Leela Palaces Hotels and Resorts voted a Top Hotel Brand in Travel+Leisure 2016 world’s Best Awards

    The Leela Palace New Delhi –voted one of the top three city hotels in Asia by readers in Travel + Leisure’s USA 2016 World’s Best Awards Survey, one of the most prestigious honors in the travel and hospitality industry.

    The Leela Palaces Hotels and Resorts voted a Top Hotel Brand in Travel+Leisure 2016world’s Best Awards

    The Leela Palace New Delhi Ranked No.3 Among Best City Hotels in Asia

    MUMBAI – 19 July 2016 - The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, India’s premium luxury hospitality group,is ranked the world’s fifth best hotel brand and its flagship hotel - The Leela Palace New Delhi –voted one of the top three city hotels in Asia by readers in Travel + Leisure’s USA 2016 World’s Best Awards Survey, one of the most prestigious honors in the travel and hospitality industry.

    Rated above exclusive luxury hospitality chains worldwide, The Leela, a network of nine majestic properties across India, has been voted fifth in the ‘Top 15Hotel Brands in the World’ category and The Leela Palace New Delhi ranked third in the ‘Top 10 City Hotels in Asia’ category, demonstrating the group’s consistent excellence on a global scale.The awards are a result of a worldwide Readers Poll conducted by Travel + Leisure USA, in which travelers hand-pick and rate the world’s most exceptional hotels on key parameters - quality, location, service, restaurants, and value.

    Rajiv Kaul, president, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said: “We are delighted to make our debut amongst the ‘Top five Hotel Brands of the World’ and thank the discerning readers of Travel + Leisure USA for their appreciation. This recognition shall further spur our young talented team to continue to offer the finest hospitality experience and find new ways to delight our guests.”

    In a short span of three decades, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, founded by Late Chairman Captain CP Krishnan Nair, has grown from one hotel to a network of nine world-class luxury hotels spread across key destinations in India, with plans to expand in the country and overseas through management contracts. 

    In addition to the magnificent The Leela Palace New Delhi which is celebrating its fifth anniversary, and The Leela Palace Chennai, the city’s only sea-facing modern Palace hotel, which opened its doors three years ago with rave reviews, new upcoming projects include a luxury resort in Jaipur; a business hotel at Bhartiya City, Bangalore, strategically located near the international airport; and a Palace hotel in Agra, where every room will face The Taj Mahal.

    The World's Best Hotels Awards will be published in the August edition of Travel + leisure. The awards are part of the annual survey where readers of Travel + Leisure cast their votes for the hotels, airlines, car rental companies, destinations, airports, cruise lines and tour operators that represent the ultimate in worldwide travel.

    About The Leela Palace New Delhi

    The Leela Palace New Delhi perfectly exemplifies the magnificent architecture, grace and elegance of Lutyens’ Delhi. Located at the heart of the prestigious Diplomatic Enclave area, the hotel is in proximity to the Presidential Palace, the Prime Minister's office, a number of embassies, the central business district and a host of historical monuments. You can experience the luxury of 254 wide-spaced guestrooms and suites each spanning over 550 square feet and a Presidential Suite sprawling over 4,800 square feet. A royal Indian dining experience is offered at Jamavar modern global dining at The Qube an exclusive Japanese culinary experience at MEGU a gastronomically entertaining evening at Le Cirque and a sophisticated retreat at The Library for wines and liqueurs. For pure, blissful indulgence an exclusive spa by ESPA is presented for the first time in the capital. The Leela Palace New Delhi combines state-of-the-art functionality with traditional warmth to ensure guests the highest levels of Indian hospitality at a global standard.

    About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

    Established in 1986, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, owns and operates nine award-winning properties in major cities and magical leisure destinations across India. These include the flagship in the capital city of New Delhi, plus, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Gurgaon, East Delhi, Goa, Udaipur and Kovalam Beach, Kerala. Over the last three decades, The Leela group has been recognized for its unique identity among the world’s leading hotels, and received numerous accolades by prestigious publications and industry groups around the globe. Each property is a market leader in its respective location, and internationally acclaimed for excellence in luxury hospitality. The Leela is committed to providing guests with unforgettable stays in settings that capture the essence of India. The group has several new projects under development, including Bangalore, Jaipur, Agra, Lucknow, Kathmandu, Chandigarh, with plans to expand to Maldives, Dubai, Fujairah Beach, and Seychelles. It has a marketing alliance with US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance, Geneva, Switzerland. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is owned by Hotel Leela venture Ltd, a publicly listed company. For more information, please visit our website at www.theleela.com

    To view or download high resolution images, please visit our image gallery at http://images.theleela.com

    For more information, contact:

    Rashmi Vasisht
    Corporate Director, Public Relations
    Tel: +91 22 6691 1052
    Mobile: +91 96192 02856
    Email : rashmi.vasisht@theleela.com

  • 27 Jan 2016

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts receives top rankings in Tripadvisor 2016 Travellers’ Choice Awards

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is delighted to announce its top rankings in TripAdvisor 2016 Travellers’ Choice™ awards for Hotels.

    The Leela Palace New Delhi named among ‘Top 25 Hotels in India’ ‘Top 25 Luxury Hotels in India’ and ‘Top 25 Hotels for Service’ in India

    The Leela Palace Udaipur named among ‘Top 25 Luxury Hotels in India’

    MUMBAI – 27 January 2016 – The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is delighted to announce its top rankings in TripAdvisor 2016 Travellers’ Choice™ awards for Hotels. The Leela Palace New Delhi marks the beginning of the year with three prestigious awards and is named among ‘Top 25 Hotels in India,’ ‘Top 25 Luxury Hotels in India,’ and ‘Top 25 Hotels for Service in India.’ The Leela Palace Udaipur is named among the ‘Top 25 Luxury Hotels in India.’.

    The awards are determined based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from travelers worldwide by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel website. The hallmarks of Travelers’ Choice winners are remarkable service, quality and value.

    Commenting on the accolades, Rajiv Kaul, president, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said: “We are delighted to have Leela Palace New Delhi and Leela Palace Udaipur rated as India’s best luxury properties, based on the opinions of true experts – global travellers who share their unbiased reviews on TripAdvisor. We deeply thank our guests for recognising us with their highest ratings, which is their appreciation of the inimitable Leela service delivered by our dynamic service team, who are dedicated to going above and beyond to deliver heartfelt and memorable experiences to our guests.”

    Commenting on the recognition, Louis Sailer, general manager, The Leela Palace New Delhi said, “This is a great way to mark 2016, my team and I humbly thank all our patrons, guests and friends of The Leela who have shared their experience on TripAdvisor. These awards motivate us further to continue the legacy of providing India inspired most memorable guests’ experiences”.

    The iconic palatial hotel, The Leela Palace New Delhi has been the leading luxury address in region on the world’s largest and most trusted travel site, TripAdvisor for its par excellence service and guest experience ever since its inception in 2011.

    Commenting on the award, Rajesh Namby, general manager, The Leela Palace Udaipur said: “This accolade belongs to the team of The Leela Palace Udaipur who take great pride in creating memorable experiences in this stunning modern Palace. We delight in providing our business and leisure guests with a royal experience inspired by the rich heritage of Rajasthan, and we would like to thank our much valued guests for this honour.”

    TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site, in its 7th edition of Travellers’ Choice Awards has recognized most outstanding properties across 6 categories - Top Hotels, Luxury, Service, Bargain, B&Bs and Inns and Small Hotels. Established in 2009 in India, Travellers' Choice® awards are the highest honour TripAdvisor can bestow. The only travel industry awards based on millions of reviews and opinions from travellers around the world, these annual awards reflect "the best of the best" for service, quality, and customer satisfaction, from hotels and accommodations to destinations, attractions, and even brands and products.

    About The Leela Palace New Delhi

    The Leela Palace New Delhi is a 5 star hotel in New Delhi which perfectly exemplifies the magnificent architecture, grace and elegance of Lutyens’ Delhi. Located at the heart of the prestigious Diplomatic Enclave area, the hotel is in proximity to the Presidential Palace, the Prime Minister's office, a number of embassies, the central business district and a host of historical monuments. You can experience the luxury of 254 wide-spaced guestrooms and suites each spanning over 550 square feet and a Presidential Suite sprawling over 4,800 square feet. A royal Indian dining experience is offered at Jamavar modern global dining at The Qube an exclusive Japanese culinary experience at MEGU a gastronomically entertaining evening at Le Cirque and a sophisticated retreat at The Library for wines and liqueurs. For pure, blissful indulgence an exclusive spa by ESPA is presented for the first time in the capital. The Leela Palace New Delhi combines state-of-the-art functionality with traditional warmth to ensure guests the highest levels of Indian hospitality at a global standard.

    About The Leela Palace Udaipur

    The Leela Palace Udaipur is a stunning modern day palace inspired by the magic and grandeur of Udaipur's past, an enchanting 16th century city in the heart of Rajasthan. Set on the banks of the pristine Lake Pichola, each of the 72 rooms and 8 suites are elegant and contemporary and offer captivating views of Lake Pichola, the City Palace, and the surrounding majestic Aravalli Mountains. Each guest room spans 580 square feet with the Maharaja Suite, an impressive 3,552 square feet. A haven for the gourmand, dining options range from enjoying multi-cuisines at an all-day restaurant to having a royal dining experience under the stars at Sheesh Mahal, to relishing fine wines and delicious cocktails at The Library. The property also offers an award-winning 10,000-square-feet ESPA, the only luxury tented spa of its kind in the country. Equipped with state-of-the-art meeting and banquet facilities, The Leela Palace Udaipur provides unforgettable settings for events, whether it is a corporate board meeting or a lavish wedding. Celebrated as one of the best resorts on earth, guests can explore the rich heritage of Mewar in style, comfort and tranquility.

    About The Leela Palaces Hotels and Resorts:

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is owned by Hotel Leelaventure Ltd. The luxury hotel group owns and manages nine award-winning properties in prime urban locations and magical holiday destinations across India including Mumbai, New Delhi, East Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Udaipur and Kovalam. New properties under development include Bangalore, Jaipur, Agra, Lucknow and Kathmandu. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is committed to providing warm, gracious and anticipatory service in settings that capture the essence of India. The group has a marketing alliance with Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance. For further information, please contact your travel counsellor or visit our website at http://www.theleela.com

    To view or download high-resolution images, please visit our image gallery http://images.theleela.com

    For more information, contact:

    Rashmi Vasisht
    Corporate Director, Public Relations
    Tel: +91 11 3933 1234
    Mobile: +91 96192 02856
    Email : rashmi.vasisht@theleela.com

     

  • 16 Oct 2015

    The Leela Palace New Delhi and The Leela Goa named among Best Overseas Hotels in the World

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts has been internationally applauded for the fifth year running in UK’s Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards 2015.

    The Leela Group Celebrates Fifth Consecutive Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards - UK

    MUMBAI – 16 October 2015 – The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts has been internationally applauded for the fifth year running in UK’s Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards 2015.

    This year, The Leela Palace New Delhi is one of just three Indian hotels in the world’s top ten Overseas Business Hotels, further proving that the Group’s legendary Indian hospitality now has global recognition.

    Named in the top 10 Best Overseas Business Hotels – The Leela’s flagship property, The Leela Palace New Delhi, is also the only hotel in the capital city to receive this prestigious distinction.

    The Leela Goa is named the best beach resort in Asia and the Indian Sub-continent category, distinguishing its status in the popular tourist region.

    Commenting on the awards Mr. Rajiv Kaul said, “We are truly honoured that both The Leela Palace New Delhi and The Leela Goa have been recognized by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller-UK. The inclusion of The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts in their Readers’ Travel Awards for the fifth consecutive year stands testament to our brand’s vision of providing the finest in luxury hospitality to our discerning travellers.”

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts have appeared in the Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards since 2011, when The Leela Palace Udaipur was named one of the World’s Best Hotels for Service in Asia.

    Speaking on the occasion, Louis Sailer, General Manager, The Leela Palace New Delhi, said, “The entire team of The Leela Palace New Delhi joins me in thanking Condé Nast Travellers’ readers for this honour. These awards further motivate us to continue weaving indelible experiences guided by our brand philosophy of Atithi Devo Bhava which literally means Guest is God. We look forward to welcoming our patrons and friends to discover the essence of India with us."

    Commenting on the occasion, Shridhar Nair, General Manager, The Leela Goa, said: “We are honored to be recognized by the well-traveled readers of Condé Nast Traveler. Being included in this highly coveted list is particularly timely as we are celebrating our silver anniversary and reflecting on the truly distinctive guest experience that has made this beach resort so special. We are always striving to consistently deliver incomparable luxury experiences and exceptional service for our guests.”

    Internationally acclaimed, the Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards have set the standard for the travel industry and the awards are a true reflection of the discerning traveller’s demands. Discerning readers of Condé Nast Traveller were asked to choose the best that the travel world has to offer – from hotels and spas to airlines and airports. They were then asked to rate their choices according to various criteria, such as service, design and value for money. The winners were determined by a UK-based tabulation agency. The average mark on each criterion was calculated and used to provide the overall satisfaction percentage figure.

    About The Leela Palace New Delhi

    The Leela Palace New Delhi perfectly exemplifies the magnificent architecture, grace and elegance of Lutyens’ Delhi. Located at the heart of the prestigious Diplomatic Enclave area, the hotel is in proximity to the Presidential Palace, the Prime Minister's office, a number of embassies, the central business district and a host of historical monuments. You can experience the luxury of 254 wide-spaced guestrooms and suites each spanning over 550 square feet and a Presidential Suite sprawling over 4,800 square feet. A royal Indian dining experience is offered at Jamavar modern global dining at The Qube an exclusive Japanese culinary experience at MEGU a gastronomically entertaining evening at Le Cirque and a sophisticated retreat at The Library for wines and liqueurs. For pure, blissful indulgence an exclusive spa by ESPA is presented for the first time in the capital. The Leela Palace New Delhi combines state-of-the-art functionality with traditional warmth to ensure guests the highest levels of Indian hospitality at a global standard.

    About The Leela Goa

    Just 50 minutes by flight from Mumbai and a 45-minute drive from the Goa airport through coconut groves, nestles The Leela Goa, one of the most celebrated luxury beach resorts in India. Situated on the pristine Mobor beach in South Goa, the property has an ecosystem of its own – river Sal on one side, Arabian Sea on the other. Spread across 50 acres of green sanctuary, with over 300,000 trees and fresh water lagoons, this exclusive 206 room property is a unique combination of colonial Portuguese architecture and contemporary Indian design. The resort offers luxurious, secluded guest rooms and suites, destination dining experiences from around the world, an award-winning spa, a 12-hole, par-three executive golf course and a children’s club along with thoughtful, discreet service to meet every traveller’s needs. The Club at The Leela Goa is a hotel-in-a-hotel and offers guests an exclusive experience with personalized services, private pool and private dining lounge. The Leela Goa brings alive the susegado spirit, the relaxed and laid-back attitude towards life that Goa is known for, and serves guests an unforgettable experience.

    About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is owned by Hotel Leelaventure Ltd. The luxury hotel group owns and manages eight award-winning properties in prime urban locations and magical holiday destinations across India including Mumbai, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Udaipur and Kovalam. New properties under development include Bangalore, Jaipur, Agra, Lucknow and Kathmandu. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is committed to providing warm, gracious and anticipatory service in settings that capture the essence of India. The group has a marketing alliance with US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance based in Geneva, Switzerland. For further information, please contact your travel counsellor or visit our website at www.theleela.com

    To view or download high resolution images, please visit our image gallery at http://images.theleela.com.

    For more information, please contact:

    Rashmi Vasisht
    Corporate Director, Public Relations
    Tel: +91 22 6691 1052
    Mobile: +91 96192 02856
    Email : rashmi.vasisht@theleela.com

     

     

  • 30 Apr 2015

    Escape this summer with 'The Leela Getaways’

    Summer travel deals are heating up at The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, India's premier luxury hospitality brand, with The Leela Getaways 2015 – a collection of curated packages that provide a complimentary third night with every two-night stays, resulting in 33 percent off regular rates, and even more savings for booking early.

    Enjoy up to 33 percent off, free nights, and complimentary rooms for children in India’s top holiday destinations

    MUMBAI – 30 April 2015 – Summer travel deals are heating up at The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, India's premier luxury hospitality brand, with The Leela Getaways 2015 – a collection of curated packages that provide a complimentary third night with every two-night stays, resulting in 33 percent off regular rates, and even more savings for booking early.

    Whether stealing away for a quick getaway, a romantic rendezvous, or staying awhile to fully explore all that a city has to offer, guests will find fairytale views, magical 5-star stays, and exceptional value at each award-winning leisure hotels of the Group - The Leela Goa, The Leela Palace Udaipur and The Leela Kovalam.

    The Leela Moments

    The package, ideal for those who prefer to plan their own daily activities, includes stays in beautifully appointed spacious rooms; breakfast, lunch and dinner for two, as well as round- trip airport transfers. The Leela Holiday Concierge is available to assist and help plan your day.

    The Leela Palace Udaipur: Two-night stay starts at Rs. 50,000 inclusive of all taxes for a Grande Heritage Lake View room. Book two nights and get the third night free on room only basis. Complimentary accommodation for two children upto 12 years of age.

    The Leela Goa: Two-night stay starts at Rs. 31400 inclusive of all taxes for a Lagoon Terrace room.

    The Leela Kovalam: Two-night stay starts at Rs. 22365 inclusive of all taxes for a Garden View room. Stay for three nights or more and enjoy even more savings.

    Romance at The Leela

    The package offers irresistible inclusions to rekindle romance - a sumptuous dinner for the couple at one of the destination dining locations within the property, indulgent couple spa treatments, a bottle of sparkling wine, cake and chocolates in the room on arrival, a romantic boat ride on the pristine Lake Pichola (Udaipur), private butler on call, round-trip airport transfers in a luxury sedan, and more.

    The Leela Palace Udaipur: Two-night stay starts at Rs.52,000 inclusive of all taxes for a Grande Heritage Lake View room. Book two nights and get the third night free, on room only basis. Complimentary accommodation for two children upto 12 years of age.

    The Leela Goa: Three-night stay starts at Rs.63,500 inclusive of all taxes for a Lagoon Terrace room.

    The Leela Kovalam: Two-night stay starts at Rs.42,000 inclusive of all taxes for a Club room.

    Sights and Culture

    Should discovering the richness of Indian culture and sightseeing delights you, The Leela’s Sights and Culture package is a perfect selection. Designed for the explorer in you, the package includes a trip to local historical and tourist attractions along with inclusions such as a sumptuous breakfast, gourmet dinner and meal credits, round-trip airport transfers, and more.

    The Leela Palace Udaipur: Two-night stay starts at Rs.52,700 including taxes for a Grande Heritage Lake View room. Book two nights and get the third night free, on room only basis. Complimentary accommodation for two children upto 12 years of age. The package includes a visit to heritage temples, magnificent havelis and local markets of Udaipur, a scenic boat ride over Lake Pichola, a luxurious spa treatment at ESPA and a grand Palace tour following by a glass of sparkling wine at The Library Bar.

    The Leela Goa: Three-night stay starts at Rs.60,000 including taxes for a Lagoon Terrace room, inclusive of a city tour to explore historic churches and forts along with the beautiful beaches of Goa.

    The Leela Kovalam: Two-night stay starts at Rs.43,200 including taxes for a Beach View room, inclusive of a city tour to discover royal palaces and palm-fringed beaches of Kovalam.

    All package rates valid until September 30, 2015. Terms and conditions apply.
    To learn more about packages, please visit our website at www.theleela.com

    For reservations, please contact: The Leela Reservations Worldwide
    India Toll Free: 1800 1031 444; Telephone no.: +91 124 4425 444;
    Email: reservations@theleela.com

    About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is owned by Hotel Leelaventure Ltd. The luxury hotel group owns and manages eight award-winning properties in prime urban locations and magical holiday destinations across India including Mumbai, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Udaipur and Kovalam. New properties under development include Bangalore, Jaipur, Agra, Lucknow and Kathmandu. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is committed to providing warm, gracious and anticipatory service in settings that capture the essence of India. The group has a marketing alliance with US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance based in Geneva, Switzerland. For further information, please contact your travel counsellor or visit our website at www.theleela.com

    To view or download high resolution images, please visit our image gallery at http://images.theleela.com

    Rashmi Vasisht
    Corporate Director, Public Relations
    Tel: +91 22 6691 1052
    Mobile: +91 96192 02856
    Email : rashmi.vasisht@theleela.com

     

    Vaidehi Deshpande
    Corporate Assistant Manager, PR
    Tel: +91 22 6691 1412
    Mobile: +91 97691 78248
    Email : vaidehi.deshpande@theleela.com

  • 19 Sep 2015

    Hotel Leelaventure Limited sells The Leela Goa to Mettube Sdn. Bhd. and will continue management

    Hotel Leelaventure Limited (“HLVL”), announced today that subject to regulatory approvals and specific conditions being met it has entered into a Business Transfer Agreement to sell The Leela Goa to MetTube Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia.

    Largest single asset acquisition in hospitality sector in India

    MUMBAI – 19 September 2015 - Hotel Leelaventure Limited (“HLVL”), announced today that subject to regulatory approvals and specific conditions being met it has entered into a Business Transfer Agreement to sell The Leela Goa to MetTube Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia.

    Ceres Hotels Private Limited a wholly owned Indian subsidiary of MetTube, agreed to acquire the Goa Hotel for a total consideration of Rs. 725 crores. Under the terms of the agreement, The Leela Goa would be transferred to Ceres by way of a slump sale subject to satisfaction of certain conditions, including regulatory approvals.

    Pursuant to a Hotel Management Agreement, HLVL shall manage and operate the Goa Hotel and the hotel shall continue to be known as the “The Leela Goa.”

    As one of India’s premier luxury properties, The Leela Goa blends local culture with the region’s Portuguese heritage. The 206-room Leela Goa is spread across lush 50 acres with direct access to the pristine Mobor beach. The resort has the advantage of being on the banks of river Sal at the far-side of the property. With facilities including its premier spa, 12-hole golf course, private beach and several award-winning restaurants, The Leela Goa promises its guests an indulgent and relaxing stay. It is the property’s unique location, world-class facilities and outstanding service that consistently make it one of the finest hotels in India today.

    Commenting on the transaction, Mr. Vivek Nair, Chairman and Managing Director of HLVL, said: “The disinvestment of the Goa Hotel and retaining the management of the hotel under the Leela brand is in line with our strategy to restructure our debt, follow an asset light strategy and manage more hotels.”

    Upon signing the BTA, Mr. Raghav Mittal, President and Chief Executive Officer of MetTube, remarked: “This investment signifies the group’s confidence in building and growing businesses in India. As a group we are very proud to have been able to diversify our business lines and make a useful contribution to the Indian economy.”

    JM Financial Institutional Securities Limited acted as the sole financial advisor and Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas acted as the sole legal advisor to HLVL.

    Ernst & Young acted as the sole financial advisor, Khaitan & Co. acted as the domestic legal advisor and Wong & Partners (the member firm of Baker & McKenzie International) advised on Malaysian law to MetTube.

    MetTube Sdn. Bhd

    MetTube is part of the Lord Bagri promoted Metdist Group, a diversified portfolio of companies. The Metdist Group has built a global presence in both the metals trading and fabrication industries as well as other sectors such as apparel, real estate and insurance in more recent years.

    Hotel Leelaventure Limited

    HLVL is a leading Indian luxury hospitality group founded in 1986. Before the sale of The Leela Goa, HLVL had a total portfolio of six owned and two managed luxury palaces and hotels in India. For further information, please contact your travel counsellor or visit our website at www.theleela.com. To view or download high resolution images, please visit our image gallery at images.theleela.com

    Rashmi Vasisht
    Corporate Director, Public Relations
    Tel: +91 22 6691 1052
    Mobile: +91 96192 02856
    Email : rashmi.vasisht@theleela.com

       
  • 25 Nov 2014

    New Delhi’s finest alfresco restaurants at The Leela Palace New Delhi

    Synonymous to extravagance and luxury, The Leela Palace New Delhi luxury hotel presents the finest destinations with par excellence service for all the formal celebrations and personal gatherings. Celebrate outstanding moments with your special someone at our Japanese signature Japanese restaurant MEGU’s M Lounge or play host to sophisticated business entertainments or a friendly reunion at The Library Terrace.

    NEW DELHI – November 2014 – Synonymous to extravagance and luxury, The Leela Palace New Delhi luxury hotel presents the finest destinations with par excellence service for all the formal celebrations and personal gatherings. Celebrate outstanding moments with your special someone at our Japanese signature Japanese restaurant MEGU’s M Lounge or play host to sophisticated business entertainments or a friendly reunion at The Library Terrace. Refreshing music, the clink of glasses, the laughter of friends – these are the sounds of the season as we present to you our picturesque and inspiring destinations to exult in starlit evenings for that special gathering or with loved ones.

    A perfect choreography of the culinary art and an open-air ambience, decorated with bohemian lanterns, the scenic alfresco of the M Lounge creates harmony in a gorgeous setting to spend a relaxed and romantic evening with a special someone or celebrate those closed family affairs. Enjoy delectable signatures Japanese cuisines from our Sushi Bar, Crispy Asparagus, Tuna and Avocado, Salmon Toro Tartare, Crispy Kanzuri Shrimps and much more while you sip on your Sake in the tranquil comforts of the plush landscaped gardens and relish the indelible experiences specially designed for you and your guests.

    The quintessential outdoors of The Library Bar Terrace offers an exceptional alfresco area lit up with exotic flame torches overlooking a water fall, adorning a comfortable seating to pamper those who like to lounge under the stunning night sky, ideal for pre or post dinner drinks in business and social rendezvous. Soak in the cool graceful environs of our Alfrescos with our signature offerings as our award-winning team at The Library surpasses all expectations and more with their exotic concoctions and an exciting medley of hors d’oeuvres with the finest beverages in the world.

    The Leela Palace New Delhi exemplifies the splendid tradition, grace and elegance of Lutyens’ Delhi with the opulence of a personal palace. Plan unique parties at our award-winning restaurants with our talented Banquets team which will make your grand evenings opulent with their best-in-class service, meticulous planning and personalised care. With our banquet facilities that include eight fully-equipped meeting rooms, two ballrooms and an outdoor landscaped terrace venue, we have hosted New Delhi’s most distinguished corporate and social events attended by dignitaries and the crème-de-la-crème from all over the world.

    About The Leela Palace New Delhi

    The Leela Palace New Delhi is a 5 star hotel in New Delhi which perfectly exemplifies the magnificent architecture, grace and elegance of Lutyens’ Delhi. Located at the heart of the prestigious Diplomatic Enclave area, the luxury hotel is in proximity to the Presidential Palace, the Prime Minister's office, a number of embassies, the central business district and a host of historical monuments. You can experience the luxury of 254 wide-spaced guestrooms and suites each spanning over 550 square feet and a Presidential Suite sprawling over 4,800 square feet. A royal Indian dining experience is offered at Jamavar modern global dining at The Qube an exclusive Japanese culinary experience at MEGU a gastronomically entertaining evening at Le Cirque and a sophisticated retreat at The Library for wines and liqueurs. For pure, blissful indulgence an exclusive spa by ESPA is presented for the first time in the capital. The Leela Palace New Delhi combines state-of-the-art functionality with traditional warmth to ensure guests the highest levels of Indian hospitality at a global standard.

    For access to our repository of high resolution images, log on to http://images.theleela.com.

    For more information, please contact:

    Deepti Uppal
    Head - PR & Marketing Communication
    Tel: +91 11 3933 1260
    Mobile: +91 88009 93235
    Email : deepti.uppal@theleela.com

     

    Chhavi Kohli
    Executive- PR & Marketing Communications
    Tel: +91 11 3933 1260
    Mobile: +91 95600 93770
    Email : pr.newdelhi@theleela.com

  • 10 Feb 2014

    The Leela Palace New Delhi honored with two awards by Tripadvisor 2014 Travellers’ Choice® Awards

    The Leela Palace New Delhi marks the beginning of the year with two prestigious awards by TripAdvisor 2014 Travellers’ Choice®. The hotel has been named amongst the Top 25 hotels in India and the Best Luxury Hotel in India categories respectively for the second year in a row.

    For the Second Consecutive Year, World’s Largest Travel Website, TripAdvisor Conferred Two Awards To The Leela Palace New Delhi For Top & Best Luxury Hotels in India.

    NEW DELHI – 10 February 2014 –The Leela Palace New Delhi marks the beginning of the year with two prestigious awards by TripAdvisor 2014 Travellers’ Choice®. The hotel has been named amongst the Top 25 hotels in India and the Best Luxury Hotel in India categories respectively for the second year in a row.

    Standing tall amongst the finest luxury properties in the region, New Delhi’s iconic hotel is undoubtedly the preferred choice of travellers across the world. The Leela Palace New Delhi has been on the # 1 rank on the most trusted site, TripAdvisor for setting its par excellence, exceptional service and unmatchable guest experience ever since its inception in 2011.

    Commenting on the recognition, Louis Sailer, general manager, The Leela Palace New Delhi said, “The unbiased reviews and opinion of our guests on the most trusted travel site is a testimony of our hard work that goes into tailor-making magical experiences for each of our guests therefore it is an honor to receive the TripAdvisor 2014 Travellers’ Choice® award for the second year in the row. This instates greater responsibility for continuing the legacy of creating excellence on my team for the year ahead”.

    The 5th edition of the India awards, TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site, have recognized129 most outstanding propertiesacross7 categories - Top Hotels, Bargain, B&Bs and Inns, Family, Luxury, Romance and Small Hotels. In all the Indian hotels have won 222 awards across World, Asia and India lists.These annual awards are based on the millions of valuable reviews and opinions from travellers across India and the world.

    Since the inception, the hotel has earned various distinctions and laurels from prestigious publication including Robb Report, Condé Nast Traveller, Travel+Leisure, DestinAsian, Singapore Tatler Traveler, Times Food Guide, Food & Nightlife and many more. The hotel is known for its exceptional guest experience and its unique features that include architecture inspired by Lutyen’s, interiors that are reminiscent with royal Indian history and state-of-the-art technology, unparalleled culinary offerings with its two of the New York famed gourmet institutions; MEGU and Le Cirque and relaxation choices with spa by Espa (London), fully equipped gymnasium and the capital’s only rooftop temperature-controlled pool.

    About The Leela Palace New Delhi

    The Leela Palace New Delhi perfectly exemplifies the magnificent architecture, grace and elegance of Lutyens’ Delhi. Located at the heart of the prestigious Diplomatic Enclave area, the hotel is in proximity to the Presidential Palace, the Prime Minister's office, a number of embassies, the central business district and a host of historical monuments. You can experience the luxury of 254 wide-spaced guestrooms and suites each spanning over 550 square feet and a Presidential Suite sprawling over 4,800 square feet. A royal Indian dining experience is offered at Jamavar modern global dining at The Qube an exclusive Japanese culinary experience at MEGU a gastronomically entertaining evening at Le Cirque and a sophisticated retreat at The Library for wines and liqueurs. For pure, blissful indulgence an exclusive spa by ESPA is presented for the first time in the capital. The Leela Palace New Delhi combines state-of-the-art functionality with traditional warmth to ensure guests the highest levels of Indian hospitality at a global standard.

    About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is owned by Hotel Leelaventure Ltd. The ultra-luxury hotel group owns and manages eight award-winning properties in prime urban locations and magical holiday destinations across India including Mumbai, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Udaipur and Kovalam. New properties under development include Jaipur, Bangalore, Noida, Agra and Lake Ashtamudi, Kerala. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is committed to providing warm, gracious and anticipatory service in settings that capture the essence of India. The group has a marketing alliance with US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance based in Geneva, Switzerland. For further information, please contact your travel counselor or visit our website at www.theleela.com

    For access to our repository of high resolution images, log on to http://images.theleela.com.

    For more information, please contact:

    Deepti Uppal
    Head - PR & Marketing Communication
    Tel: +91 11 3933 1260
    Mobile: +91 88009 93235
    Email : deepti.uppal@theleela.com

     

    Harmandeep Singh
    Executive- PR & Marketing Communications
    Tel: +91 11 3933 1260
    Mobile: +91 95600 93770
    Email : pr.newdelhi@theleela.com

  • 09 Sep 2014

    World-renowned Espa opens at The Leela Palace Chennai

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, India’s leading luxury hotel group, has added another world class product to its offerings with the opening of ESPA at The Leela Palace Chennai. The 16,000 square feet spa combines the best in wellness from the world-renowned ESPA with innovative design and celebrated art, making it a one-of-a-kind urban sanctuary.

    The Leela expands unparalleled spa and wellness experiences to fifth city in India

    MUMBAI – 09 September 2014 – The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, India’s leading luxury hotel group, has added another world class product to its offerings with the opening of ESPA at The Leela Palace Chennai. The 16,000 square feet spa combines the best in wellness from the world-renowned ESPA with innovative design and celebrated art, making it a one-of-a-kind urban sanctuary.

    The spa in Chennai is among the first in the country to elevate the concept of Thermal Suites based on the ancient spa wisdom of Senus Per Aquam or healing through water. The expansive Suites, separate for men and women, feature deep, dynamic vitality pools with lounge beds and body jets, shimmering glass mosaic steam rooms, state-of-the art circular oak-wood saunas, stimulating rain showers and luxurious relaxation areas. The hydrotherapies are recommended to prepare for a spa journey and bring the body to perfect synergy and equilibrium.

    Speaking on the occasion, Madhu Nair, Director, Design and Operations, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said: “The opening of ESPA at The Leela Palace Chennai carries forward the intrinsic Leela spa experience that exudes luxury, the best in wellness, and an unsurpassed sense of style and space. With this opening, we have also expanded our partnership with ESPA to the fifth city in India and we are excited about introducing our guests to a world-class experience in Chennai.”

    Ensconced within the award-winning The Leela Palace Chennai and set against the azure blue seas of the Bay of Bengal and lush manicured gardens, the 12-room ESPA, designed by Jeffrey Wilkes of DesignWilkes and Madhu Nair of The Leela, is an urban oasis of tranquility where one can find the inner self in the heart of a bustling city. The spa is modern and fresh, a meandering sanctuary with secret retreats, dedicated to the beauty of the mind and body.

    Complete with highly skilled ESPA therapists, each experience has been carefully crafted with the world’s most luxurious products. Personalised well-being therapies are offered with a comprehensive treatment menu that fuses the latest scientific research in European wellness with ancient Eastern therapies. ESPA therapists provide top-to-toe treatments for radiance, vitality and purification with spa products from ESPA of the UK. These products are world-renowned for their botanical extracts and marine actives.

    Susan Harmsworth MBE, CEO and Founder, ESPA said, “We are bringing 30 years of spa heritage, knowledge and a repertoire of treatments that blend East and West with harmony – all delivered with the best technology, treatments and therapists. With the opening of ESPA at The Leela Palace Chennai, our partnership with The Leela Group gets stronger.”

    All spa treatment rooms are designed with an exquisite taste of luxury and come with plush beds, private lifestyle showers, and a curated music menu for personal selection. The Private Spa Suite is a highlight of the spa which includes a living area with a glass sliding door that opens up to its own terrace overlooking lush gardens, intertwining luxury and nature effortlessly. Guests can easily spend the day discovering their own secret retreats - sleep pods, relaxation areas, and tea lounges – all designed with plush fabrics in neutral shades and sumptuous textures; a state-of-the-art fitness studio with the latest Technogym equipment and a stunning swimming pool, invite guests to continue their ultimate spa experience.

    The spa’s grand design and bespoke furnishings blend in harmoniously with the hand-picked collectible art pieces by celebrated artists - Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi, Alex Davies, and Chameli Ramachandran – adorning the walls. Different interpretations of Lotus motifs and gleaming linen drapes complement a sophisticated palette of Turkish marble, natural Travertine stone, crystal glass, upholstered walls, and dark walnut timbers.

    Tricia Bannister, Group Spa Manager, said: “Keeping in mind both our members and day spa goers as well as international clientele, we designed a complete menu of services focusing on bringing visible results naturally. Signature treatments include the Balinese massage with warm aromatherapy oils and hot volcanic stones for relaxation, the Abhyanga massage with individually selected essential oils to balance mind and body, the Royal Leela Facial which uses a special marma-points massage and warm herb-filled poultices to tone and firm the skin, and the Rose Princess Facial which uses cooling rose quartz crystals to improve the micro circulation and leave skin smooth and beautiful.”

    In addition to a comprehensive menu of results driven body treatments, facials and massages, a selection of treatments have been created especially for men, such as the Purifying Facial and a 60-minute Deep Muscle Massage - which includes a powerful combination of stretches and therapeutic massages. Personal trainers and private yoga sessions are also readily available.

    ESPA at The Leela Palace Chennai is open to both hotel guests and day spa goers from 7 am to 10 pm daily. Treatments can be scheduled between 8 am - 9 pm. Spa, fitness studio and swimming pool memberships, day spa packages, and wedding packages are also available. For reservations or more information, please call +91 44 30958190/8191 or email spa.chennai@theleela.com

    The spa in Chennai is helmed by Anuj Singh, Spa Manager, who has 10 years of diverse experience in hospitality, spa and wellness industry in both India and United Kingdom.

    SPA FACILITIES
    • Thermal Suite (2, separate for male and female)
    • Private Spa Suite (Relaxation area, private treatment room, steam showers)
    • Treatment rooms (11 rooms)
    • Relaxation rooms (separate for male and female)
    • Circular bench oak-wood sauna (2)
    • Iridescent antique gold and claret glass mosaic steam (2)
    • Fitness Studio with Technogym equipment
    • Swimming pool

    Please click here to download high resolution photographs of ESPA: ESPA at The Leela Palace Chennai

    About ESPA

    Recognised as global leaders in spa, ESPA successfully combines the design and management of prestigious spas across five continents with the creation of pioneering, natural products that are rich in heritage, texture and aroma. ESPA - an authority in its field – is proud to partner with luxury hoteliers, property companies and owners around the globe to create some of the world’s finest spas and equally proud to be a British company who manufacture their products in the UK. ESPA products are as unique as they are effective; they are tested each and every day by a highly trained and extremely professional global network of therapists based in 55 countries. ESPA’s award-winning, results driven products are loved by women and men alike, who benefit from their visible results for both face and body. It is this combination of expertise and rich spa heritage that creates a unique brand that has won over 125 coveted awards in the last three years.

    About The Leela Palace Chennai

    The Leela Palace Chennai, the city’s first and only sea-facing five star hotel, seamlessly combines the architectural opulence of the Chettinad dynasty with one of the largest guest rooms in the city. Designed by the internationally-acclaimed architects Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates, Inc, Atlanta USA, the 11-story, 326-room hotel is conveniently located close to the central business district and local attractions. The luxury property offers panoramic views of the Bay of Bengal and a wide array of dining experiences – the signature Indian restaurant Jamavar, authentic Chinese at China XO, world cuisines at the all-day dining at SPECTRA, sophisticated selections of wines and liquors from across the world at Library Blu, and a delightful cake shop. It also houses the world-renowned ESPA from UK, spanning over 16,000 square feet, an acclaimed hair salon, Warren Tricomi from New York, a stunning outdoor infinity swimming pool, and a state-of-the-art fitness centre. A LEED Platinum certified hotel, The Leela Palace Chennai, an epitome of luxury and grandeur, offers palatial comfort with the traditional warmth of Indian hospitality.

    For more information, please visit our website at www.theleela.com. To view or download high resolution images, please visit our image gallery at http://images.theleela.com

    For more information, please contact:

    Rashmi Vasisht
    Corporate Director, Public Relations
    Tel: +91 22 6691 1052
    Mobile: +91 96192 02856
    Email : rashmi.vasisht@theleela.com

     

    Vaidehi Deshpande
    Corporate Assistant Manager, PR
    Tel: +91 22 6691 1412
    Mobile: +91 97691 78248
    Email : vaidehi.deshpande@theleela.com

  • 03 Apr 2014

    The Leela Palace Chennai wins Best New Hotel at Travel+ Leisure, India & South Asia Awards

    The Leela Palace Chennai, city’s first and only seafront hotel, has been named “Best New Hotel” in the country in the third edition of the prestigious Travel + Leisure India & South Asia’s India’s Best Awards 2013. The award was conferred in the presence of luminaries of the hospitality industry and dignitaries from around the world, including, His Excellency Dr. Burak Akcapar, Ambassador, Turkey, His Excellency Mr. Jorge Roza De Oliveira, Ambassador, Portugal, His Excellency Mr. Jaime Nualart, Ambassador, Mexico and His Excellency Dr. A K Jagessur, High Commissioner, Mauritus.

    CHENNAI – 3 April 2014 – The Leela Palace Chennai, city’s first and only seafront hotel, has been named “Best New Hotel” in the country in the third edition of the prestigious Travel + Leisure India & South Asia’s India’s Best Awards 2013. The award was conferred in the presence of luminaries of the hospitality industry and dignitaries from around the world, including, His Excellency Dr. Burak Akcapar, Ambassador, Turkey, His Excellency Mr. Jorge Roza De Oliveira, Ambassador, Portugal, His Excellency Mr. Jaime Nualart, Ambassador, Mexico and His Excellency Dr. A K Jagessur, High Commissioner, Mauritus.

    The coveted award is a result of a Readers Poll conducted where discerning and well travelled readers of Travel + Leisure magazine voted for the palatial property for its exquisite design, panoramic views, luxurious rooms and suites, outstanding food and beverage options and excellent standards of service.

    Speaking on this occasion, Mr. Pascal Dupuis, General Manager, The Leela Palace Chennai said, “We are overwhelmed and honoured to be recognized with this prestigious award. The award bears testimony to our commitment towards providing an incomparable experience and continuously delighting our guests.”

    Designed by John Gerondelis from Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates Inc. The Leela Palace Chennai opened in January 2013. Inspired by the architectural splendour of Chettinad dynasty, the Palace Hotel emanates regal and opulent style while boasting of having the largest entry-level rooms in the city. This luxurious hotel in Chennai also recently unveiled its Maharaja suite which is one of the largest in the country.

    The Palace Hotel is a gourmand’s paradise, offering authentic cuisines from all across the globe in restaurants that seamlessly combine fine dining with high design. Spectra, the all-day dining multi-specialty restaurant captures the essence of Thailand, Japan, India, and Mediterranean cuisines to provide an extravagant gastronomic affair while China XO brings the authentic flavours of the Sichuan and Cantonese regions and Jamavar offers delicacies from the royal kitchens of Awadh and Chettinad.

    Travel + Leisure is the world’s leading travel and lifestyle magazine and has been conducting the iconic World’s Best Awards for over 13 years. The categories ranged from the best country, emerging destination, cruise, business hotel, airport, luxury train, destination spa and honeymoon destinations in India and across the world wherein thousands of our discerning readers have voted robustly and discriminatingly through 2013.

    Since the launch, this 5 star hotel in Chennai has been acclaimed nationally and internationally and has been the recipient of many prestigious titles. To name a few, “Best New Luxury Hotels Worldwide” by World Spa & Travel Magazine, USA, “Hot List 2013” in Conde Nast Traveller, UK, “It List 2013” in Travel + Leisure, US, “Best Urban Hotels 2013” by Wallpaper, “Fast Emerging Luxury Business Hotel in Chennai” by World Travel Brand Awards 2013 besides others.

    About The Leela Palace Chennai

    Set on 4.8 acres overlooking the Bay of Bengal, the 11-storey, 326-room Leela Palace Chennai is ideally located in close proximity to the city's central business districts. The new hotel offers a host of restaurants, a patisserie and a bar. The world-renowned ESPA at The Leela Palace Chennai draws inspiration from India’s glorious traditional heritage, with the added benefits and comforts of contemporary styled spa rooms and advanced rejuvenation techniques. Designed by Jeffery Wilkes of Design Wilkes, Malaysia, the two-level spa is a soothing retreat of natural wood, hand carved stone and soft furnishings. This Chennai hotel also features the World renowned New York based salon, Warren Tricomi offering an extensive range of skin and hair care services. The design and style of the hotel is reminiscent of the Chettinad Palace style of architecture. The rich, historic design influence imbues the property with a deep sense of palace while guest rooms, suites and restaurants offer magnificent sweeping views of the Bay. Like its sister hotels, The Leela Palace Chennai also features a rare collection of Indian art - contemporary and traditional.

    About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is owned by Hotel Leelaventure Ltd. The ultra-luxury hotel group owns and manages eight award-winning luxury hotels in prime urban locations and magical holiday destinations across India including Mumbai, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Udaipur and Kovalam. New properties under development include Jaipur, Bangalore, Noida, Agra and Lake Ashtamudi, Kerala. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is committed to providing warm, gracious and anticipatory service in settings that capture the essence of India. The group has a marketing alliance with US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance based in Geneva, Switzerland. For further information, please contact your travel counselor or visit our website at http://www.theleela.com/

    For access to our repository of high resolution images, log on to http://images.theleela.com.

    For more information, contact:

    Rashmi Vasisht
    Corporate Director, Public Relations
    Tel: +91 22 6691 1052
    Mobile: +91 96192 02856
    Email : rashmi.vasisht@theleela.com

     

    Usri Sen
    Manager – PR & Marketing Communications
    Tel: +91 44 3095 8077
    Mobile: +91 89398 20518
    Email : usri.sen@theleela.com

  • 05 Jan 2015

    Le Cirque at The Leela Palace New Delhi appoints Diego Martinelli as the new Chef de Cuisine

    The capital’s most celebrated fine dining restaurant, Le Cirque at The Leela Palace New Delhi has appointed Diego Martinelli as the new Chef de Cuisine. A quintessential culinary personality, Diego brings with him over 16 years of strong culinary expertise working with world-renowned luxury brands. An alumnus from I.A.L. Institute of Culinary Arts in Modena, Italy, he has made notable achievements through his career.

    NEW DELHI – 6th January, 2015 – The capital’s most celebrated fine dining restaurant, Le Cirque at The Leela Palace New Delhi has appointed Diego Martinelli as the new Chef de Cuisine. A quintessential culinary personality, Diego brings with him over 16 years of strong culinary expertise working with world-renowned luxury brands. An alumnus from I.A.L. Institute of Culinary Arts in Modena, Italy, he has made notable achievements through his career.

    An expert in Italian cuisine, Diego has attained considerable experience across Europe, Middle East and Asia working with 5-star luxury hotels including Bulgari Hotels & Resorts and The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore to name a few. With each shore that he touched and a different culture he experienced, his journey has been filled with constant innovations.

    His multiple language skills with proficiency in Italian, Japanese, Spanish and English make him highly popular with his guests and colleagues alike. Diego at Le Cirque plans to orchestrate a new era in the fine dining industry of India and continue the culinary legacy of The Leela Palace New Delhi with his penchant for creativity and experimentation.

    About The Leela Palace New Delhi

    The Leela Palace New Delhi is a 5 star hotel in New Delhi which perfectly exemplifies the magnificent architecture, grace and elegance of Lutyens’ Delhi. Located at the heart of the prestigious Diplomatic Enclave area, the luxury hotel is in proximity to the Presidential Palace, the Prime Minister's office, a number of embassies, the central business district and a host of historical monuments. At the hotel, you can experience the luxury of 254 wide-spaced guestrooms and suites each spanning over 550 square feet and a Presidential Suite sprawling over 4,800 square feet. A royal Indian dining experience is offered at ‘Jamavar’, modern global dining at The Qube, an exclusive Japanese culinary experience at MEGU, a gastronomically entertaining evening at Le Cirque and a sophisticated retreat at The Library for wines and liqueurs. For pure, blissful indulgence an exclusive spa by ESPA is presented for the first time in the capital. The Leela Palace New Delhi combines state-of-the-art functionality with traditional warmth to ensure guests the highest levels of Indian hospitality at a global standard.

    To view or download high resolution images, please visit our image gallery at http://images.theleela.com.

    For more information, please contact:

    Deepti Uppal
    Head - PR & Marketing Communication
    Tel: +91 11 3933 1260
    Mobile: +91 88009 93235
    Email : deepti.uppal@theleela.com

     

    Chhavi Kohli
    Executive-PR & Marketing Communications
    Tel: +91 11 3933 1260
    Mobile: +91 95600 93770
    Email : pr.newdelhi@theleela.com

  • 18 Jul 2014

    Abhishek Sahai appointed General Manager of The Leela Palace Udaipur

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts announced the appointment of Abhishek Sahai as General Manager of The Leela Palace Udaipur, a modern palace inspired by the magic and grandeur of Udaipur’s royal past.

    MUMBAI, 16 July 2014 – The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts announced the appointment of Abhishek Sahai as General Manager of The Leela Palace Udaipur, a modern palace inspired by the magic and grandeur of Udaipur’s royal past. He brings with him over 14 years of experience in core hotel operations and has worked at senior positions at The Oberoi and The Leela. Prior to joining The Leela Palace Udaipur, Abhishek was Rooms Division Manager at The Leela Mumbai.

    In his new role, Abhishek will manage the award-winning luxury hotel, which has been named one of the ‘World’s Top Resorts’ and ‘The Most Exclusive Retreat’ on Earth by Robb Report USA in 2012 and one of ‘World’s Best Hotels’ in Conde Nast Traveller’s Gold List 2012. Its ESPA spa, India’s only tented luxury spa by the lake, has also won top honours including ‘Best Luxury Spa’ at World Luxury Spa Awards in 2011 and 2013.

    Rajiv Kaul, President, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said, “We are delighted to have Abhishek lead the team at The Leela Palace Udaipur. His dynamism and leadership skills shall be a great asset as the hotel continues to evolve into one of the most desirable destinations of the country.”

    Abhishek first joined The Leela family in 2010 as Executive Assistant to the President and Front Office Manager of The Leela Mumbai before progressing to Rooms Division Manager of The Leela Palace Chennai. In this capacity, he played a crucial role in finalizing the hotels’ positioning in Chennai along with setting up the Rooms Division of the property and hiring and training 250 team members. Prior to this stint, he led teams in various operational capacities at The Leela Mumbai, and The Oberoi, New Delhi, where he began his hospitality career.

    Taking charge of the five star hotel in Udaipur, Abhishek said, “From its distinctive architecture to award-winning offerings – it is certainly an honour to take on the role of General Manager of such a fine property. I am excited to have the chance to lead an exceptional team and we will always look for new ways to make our guests’ stay more memorable than ever before.”

    Abhishek holds a PG Diploma in Executive General Management from IIM Lucknow and Hospitality Management from Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development along with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, English and Sociology from Lucknow University. He has also undertaken the Management Development Program from Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.

    In his leisure time, he enjoys photography, listening to music and exploring new destinations and cuisines.

    About The Leela Palace Udaipur

    Set on the banks of the beautiful Lake Pichola, The Leela Palace Udaipur has 80 luxurious rooms and suites with captivating views of this romantic heritage city and the surrounding majestic Aravalli Mountains. Renowned architect Bill Bensley and interior designer Jeffrey Wilkes have created a modern palace recalling the grandeur of Udaipur’s historic past. The luxury boutique hotel has two restaurants, a lounge and bar and the 10,000-square-foot ESPA at The Leela Palace Udaipur. Guest rooms – all with views of Lake Pichola – measure an average of 580 square feet with the Maharaja Suite, an impressive 3,552 square feet. The design is contemporary with traditional elements of Rajasthani artistry.

    About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is owned by Hotel Leelaventure Ltd. The ultra-luxury hotel group owns and manages eight award-winning properties in prime urban locations and magical holiday destinations across India including Mumbai, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Udaipur and Kovalam. New properties under development include Jaipur, Bangalore, Agra and Lake Ashtamudi, Kerala. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is committed to providing warm, gracious and anticipatory service in settings that capture the essence of India. The group has a marketing alliance with US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance based in Geneva, Switzerland. For further information, please contact your travel counselor or visit our website at http://www.theleela.com/

    For more information, contact:

    Rashmi Vasisht
    Corporate Director, Public Relations
    Tel: +91 22 6691 1052
    Mobile: +91 96192 02856
    Email : rashmi.vasisht@theleela.com

     

    Chinmay Shah
    Corporate Manager, Public Relations
    Tel: +91 22 6691 1057
    Mobile: +91 98330 44840
    Email : chinmay.shah@theleela.com

  • 31 Jan 2014

    Le Cirque and The Qube win the coveted Times Food & Nightlife Awards 2014 for third consecutive year

    The Leela Palace New Delhi’s finest restaurants, The Qube and Le Cirque, were announced winners of the popular Times Food & Nightlife Awards 2014 for the Best Multi-cuisine and the Best European categories respectively for the third consecutive year.

    NEW DELHI–January, 31st, 2014 – The Leela Palace New Delhi’s finest restaurants, The Qube and Le Cirque, were announced winners of the popular Times Food & Nightlife Awards 2014 for the Best Multi-cuisine and the Best European categories respectively for the third consecutive year. The glittering awards ceremony witnessed the presence of eminent personalities from the world of business, fashion and Bollywood, including Times Group MD Vineet Jain, actor Anil Kapoor, Femina Miss India Delhi 2014, Koyal Rana and more. The by-invitation soiree attended by a bevy of food lovers was concluded with wonderful food journey wherein the winners exhibited some of the most interesting and enticing cuisines from their respective menus.

    The all day dining restaurant, The Qube at The Leela Palace New Delhi is known for its food offerings and the delectable Sunday Champagne Brunch that promises an exceptional experience to the diners. Also, New Delhi’s most sought-after restaurant, Le Cirque offers an interesting medley of French-Italian flavours that makes the food as exciting to the palate as it is a feast to the eyes.

    On receiving the award, Louis Sailer, general manager, The Leela Palace New Delhi said, “We are pleased to receive this honor from Times Food & Nightlife Awards 2014 for the third consecutive year. These awards are a true testament of our efforts to provide exceptional dining experience while maintaining the highest levels of service and we express heartfelt thanks to our patrons for their invaluable support.”

    Established across seven metropolis of India, The Times Food & Nightlife Awards is considered as the Oscars for the culinary awards in India. Times Food & Nightlife Guide is one of the leading food guides and is a trusted and reliable source for the food connoisseurs to experience some of the most authentic and exotic cuisine in the country.

    Every year, the awards are given over 54 categories following a rigorous process. The nominees are first rated by authors of respective editions and then adjudged by an expert panel and reader’s popular choice thereon announcing the winner.

    The Leela Palace New Delhi is known for its unparalleled gastronomic wonders and par excellence service. The hotel’s culinary offerings include two international fine dining institutions, modern-Japanese restaurant, MEGU and French-Italian restaurant, Le Cirque.

    Awarded as the Best Multi-cuisine restaurant in Delhi, the cube-shaped glass restaurant, The Qube offers an eclectic mix of international cuisine and beverages entwined with impeccable service. The hotel has other outlets like signature Indian restaurant; Jamavar and the quintessential lounge; The Library bar serving an array of premium whiskeys, wines and spirits; making this hotel the most preferred destination for discerning business and leisure travellers from around the world.

    About The Leela Palace New Delhi

    The Leela Palace New Delhi perfectly exemplifies the magnificent architecture, grace and elegance of Lutyens’ Delhi. Located at the heart of the prestigious Diplomatic Enclave area, the hotel is in proximity to the Presidential Palace, the Prime Minister's office, a number of embassies, the central business district and a host of historical monuments. You can experience the luxury of 254 wide-spaced guestrooms and suites each spanning over 550 square feet and a Presidential Suite sprawling over 4,800 square feet. A royal Indian dining experience is offered at Jamavar modern global dining at The Qube an exclusive Japanese culinary experience at MEGU a gastronomically entertaining evening at Le Cirque and a sophisticated retreat at The Library for wines and liqueurs. For pure, blissful indulgence an exclusive spa by ESPA is presented for the first time in the capital. The Leela Palace New Delhi combines state-of-the-art functionality with traditional warmth to ensure guests the highest levels of Indian hospitality at a global standard.

    About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is owned by Hotel Leelaventure Ltd. The ultra-luxury hotel group owns and manages eight award-winning properties in prime urban locations and magical holiday destinations across India including Mumbai, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Udaipur and Kovalam. New properties under development include Jaipur, Bangalore, Noida, Agra and Lake Ashtamudi, Kerala. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is committed to providing warm, gracious and anticipatory service in settings that capture the essence of India. The group has a marketing alliance with US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance based in Geneva, Switzerland. For further information, please contact your travel counselor or visit our website at www.theleela.com

    For access to our repository of high resolution images, log on to http://images.theleela.com.

    For more information, please contact:

    Deepti Uppal
    Head - PR & Marketing Communication
    Tel: +91 11 3933 1260
    Mobile: +91 88009 93235
    Email : deepti.uppal@theleela.com

     

    Harmandeep Singh
    Executive- PR & Marketing Communications
    Tel: +91 11 3933 1260
    Mobile: +91 95600 93770
    Email : pr.newdelhi@theleela.com

  • 02 Feb 2015

    The Leela Palace New Delhi wins two awards by Tripadvisor 2015 Travellers’ Choice® Awards

    The Leela Palace New Delhi has once again been honoured with two prestigious awards by TripAdvisor 2015 Travellers’ Choice®. The luxury hotel has been named amongst the Top 25 hotels in India and the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in India respectively for the third year in a row.

    RANKED BY TRIPADVISOR AS THE #1 HOTEL IN DELHI FOR THREE YEARS IN A ROW, THE LEELA PALACE NEW DELHI WINS TWO AWARDS BY TRIPADVISOR 2015 TRAVELLERS’ CHOICE® AWARDS

    NEW DELHI– 2nd February 2015 – The Leela Palace New Delhi has once again been honoured with two prestigious awards by TripAdvisor 2015 Travellers’ Choice®. The luxury hotel has been named amongst the Top 25 hotels in India and the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in India respectively for the third year in a row.

    The iconic 5 star hotel in New Delhi, Leela Palace New Delhi stands tall at #1 position on the world’s largest and most trusted travel site, TripAdvisor for its par excellence service and unmatchable guest experience ever since its inception in 2011.

    Commenting on the recognition, Louis Sailer, General Manager, The Leela Palace New Delhi said, “We humbly thank all our guests and patrons for sharing their experiences on TripAdvisor and this is a great way to mark 2015. These awards are a true testament to the hard work and passion of our whole team as they endeavor to live the age old Indian tradition of ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ meaning ‘Guest is God’ and we look forward to continuing the legacy of providing indelible guests’ experiences”.

    TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site, in this year’s 6th edition of Travellers’ Choice Awards has recognized most outstanding properties across 8 categories - Top Hotels, Bargain, B&Bs and Inns, Family, Luxury, Romance and Small Hotels and Best Service. Established in 2009 in India, Travellers' Choice awards are the highest honour TripAdvisor can bestow. The only travel industry awards based on millions of reviews and opinions from travellers around the world, these annual awards reflect "the best of the best" for service, quality, and customer satisfaction, from hotels and accommodations to destinations, attractions, and even brands and products.

    Since the inception, the hotel has earned various distinctions and laurels from prestigious publication including the Robb Report, Condé Nast Traveller, Travel+Leisure, DestinAsian, Singapore Tatler Traveler, Times Food Guide, Food & Nightlife and many more. The 5 star luxury hotel is known for its exceptional guest experience and its unique features that include architecture inspired by Lutyen’s, interiors that are reminiscent with royal Indian history and state-of-the-art technology, unparalleled culinary offerings with its two of the New York famed gourmet institutions; MEGU and Le Cirque and relaxation choices with spa by ESPA (London), fully equipped gymnasium and the capital’s only rooftop temperature-controlled infinity pool.

    About The Leela Palace New Delhi

    The Leela Palace New Delhi is a 5 star hotel in New Delhi which perfectly the magnificent architecture, grace and elegance of Lutyens’ Delhi. Located at the heart of the prestigious Diplomatic Enclave area, the hotel is in proximity to the Presidential Palace, the Prime Minister's office, a number of embassies, the central business district and a host of historical monuments. You can experience the luxury of 254 wide-spaced guestrooms and suites each spanning over 550 square feet and a Presidential Suite sprawling over 4,800 square feet. A royal Indian dining experience is offered at Jamavar modern global dining at The Qube an exclusive Japanese culinary experience at MEGU a gastronomically entertaining evening at Le Cirque and a sophisticated retreat at The Library for wines and liqueurs. For pure, blissful indulgence an exclusive spa by ESPA is presented for the first time in the capital. The Leela Palace New Delhi combines state-of-the-art functionality with traditional warmth to ensure guests the highest levels of Indian hospitality at a global standard.

    About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is owned by Hotel Leelaventure Ltd. The ultra-luxury hotel group owns and manages eight award-winning 5 star hotels in India in prime urban locations and magical holiday destinations across the country including Mumbai, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Udaipur and Kovalam. New properties under development include Jaipur, Bangalore, Agra and Lake Ashtamudi, Kerala. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is committed to providing warm, gracious and anticipatory service in settings that capture the essence of India. The group has a marketing alliance with US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance based in Geneva, Switzerland.

    For further information, please contact your travel counselor or visit our website at www.theleela.com

    To view or download high resolution images, please visit our image gallery at http://images.theleela.com.

    For more information, please contact:

    Deepti Uppal
    Head - PR & Marketing Communication
    Tel: +91 11 3933 1260
    Mobile: +91 88009 93235
    Email : deepti.uppal@theleela.com

     

    Chhavi Kohli
    Executive-PR & Marketing Communications
    Tel: +91 11 3933 1260
    Mobile: +91 95600 93770
    Email : pr.newdelhi@theleela.com

  • 06 Jul 2015

    Sameer Sud appointed General Manager of The Leela Mumbai

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels, and Resorts is delighted to announce the appointment of Sameer Sud as the General Manager of The Leela Mumbai, the flagship hotel of The Leela Group. Sud has enjoyed a long association of over 20 years with The Leela Group holding varied positions and has ably led teams within The Leela properties in Mumbai, Goa and Bangalore. He was previously the Resident Manager at The Leela Palace Bangalore.

    MUMBAI – 06 July 2015 - The Leela Palaces, Hotels, and Resorts is delighted to announce the appointment of Sameer Sud as the General Manager of The Leela Mumbai, the flagship hotel of The Leela Group. Sud has enjoyed a long association of over 20 years with The Leela Group holding varied positions and has ably led teams within The Leela properties in Mumbai, Goa and Bangalore. He was previously the Resident Manager at The Leela Palace Bangalore.

    Having graduated from the Institute of Hotel Management, Mumbai, Sud will now oversee the overall operations and management of The Leela Mumbai. This 391-room iconic hotel is set amidst 11 acres of lush landscaped gardens, cascading waterfalls and a lotus fountain. The Leela Mumbai offers all the facilities the discerning traveller would expect from a five star luxury hotel with an experience of the essence of India.

    Sud started his career in hospitality with The Leela Group as a part of the prestigious Leela Management Training Programme. This executive training programme has delivered over the years, quality professionals who are now at the forefront of some of the Leela properties as well as many leading hotels chains.

    In his new role, Sud will lead The Leela Mumbai, a hotel that straddles luxury and business offerings. Having won Today’s Traveller Awards as Best Business Hotel in Mumbai last year, The Leela Mumbai boasts of being much more than just a business hotel with a lot to offer to the leisure traveler. Reflecting the city’s status as the cultural capital of the country, this premier business hotel gracefully serves up an array of living, dining and lifestyle choices for guests.

    Commenting on the appointment, Rajiv Kaul, President, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said, “We are delighted to have somebody of Sameer’s calibre and depth of experience leading The Leela Mumbai team and helping the hotel with its continued leadership in the North Mumbai market.”

    Taking charge at The Leela Mumbai, Sameer Sud, general manager said, ”It is an absolute honour to lead The Leela Group’s flagship property in what is known as the cultural capital of India. The Leela Mumbai spells traditional luxury in the midst of the bustling metropolis and my team and I are committed to ensure that our guests continue enjoying luxurious and unforgettable experiences at our hotel.”

    Sud hails from the beautiful and scenic Himachal Pradesh where he spent his formative years. He is an avid fan of fitness and enjoys jogging and cycling in his spare time. He is married with one child.

    About The Leela Mumbai

    The first hotel of The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, The Leela Mumbai is an oasis of tranquility in the bustling metropolis and set amidst 11 acres of lush landscaped gardens and cascading waterfalls. A convenient 5-minute drive from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport and 15-minute drive from the domestic airport, the hotel is located in close proximity to North Mumbai’s commercial center and export zone. The hotel offers spacious and beautifully-appointed 391-rooms and suites, including a 140sq. meters Presidential Suite. The exciting spectrum of culinary experiences include Le Cirque Signature, the legendary Franco-Italian spectacle, a royal Indian dining experience at Jamavar, modern global dining at Citrus, authentic Chinese at The Great Wall, along with a sophisticated retreat at Six Degrees bar by the poolside. Multi-purpose meeting and conference rooms with latest technologies are available upon request. For blissful and revitalizing indulgence the exclusive Spa at The Leela offers European and Oriental inspired treatments.

    For further information, please contact your travel counsellor or visit our website at www.theleela.com. For access to our repository of high resolution images, log on to view or download high resolution images, please visit our image gallery at http://images.theleela.com.

    For more information, please contact:

    Sunila Duggal
    Manager, PR &Marketing Communications
    Tel: +91 (22) 6691 1211
    Mobile: +91 98210 8853
    Email : sunila.duggal@theleela.com

     

     

  • 16 Jun 2014

    The Leela Kovalam wins Lonely Planet’s Best Indian Luxury Hotel Award

    The Leela Kovalam, India’s only cliff-top beach resort and Kerala’s most popular holiday getaway, won the prestigious Best Indian Luxury Hotel award at the Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Awards 2014. The readers’ choice award was presented to Rajiv Kaul, President, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts and NC Somaiah, General Manager, The Leela Kovalam at a glittering ceremony in Mumbai.

    The Cliff-Top Resort Voted Best Hotel For Three Consecutive Years.

    MUMBAI – 16 June 2014 – The Leela Kovalam, India’s only cliff-top beach resort and Kerala’s most popular holiday getaway, won the prestigious Best Indian Luxury Hotel award at the Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Awards 2014. The readers’ choice award was presented to Rajiv Kaul, President, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts and NC Somaiah, General Manager, The Leela Kovalam at a glittering ceremony in Mumbai. The winners were joined by the who’s who of the national travel industry, several international invitees and celebrities like Rahul Khanna, Evelyn Sharma, Rajkummar Rao, Rashmi Uday Singh and Kabir Khan who are keen travellers themselves.

    This is the third year in a row that The Leela Kovalam has won a Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Award, the first and the second being Best Resort Hotel in 2012 and Best Hotel for Relaxation in 2013 respectively. All winners of the Lonely Planet Magazine India (LPMI) Travel Awards 2014 were adjudged by the most important stakeholders – the readers themselves, for the benefit of other readers.

    On receiving the award, General Manager NC Somaiah said, “We, at The Leela Kovalam, are truly honored to be recognized and voted as top favorite by the readers of the internationally-renowned Lonely Planet magazine. This award stands testimony to The Leela’s vision of providing discerning travelers with the finest in luxury guest services.”

    The Leela Kovalam, Kerala’s largest beachside resort, boasts of 183 rooms and suites dotted over 60 verdant acres of lush green land. Cradled between two sweeping beaches, this five star hotel in Kovalam is perched on a rock-face and offers the most panoramic views of the famed Kovalam shoreline. The beach resort features an array of dining options, beach-view rooms with private sundecks, Divya, an authentic Ayurveda Wellness Spa, infinity pools that merge into the horizon, the private and exclusive ‘The Club’, which is a hotel within a hotel for guests seeking unparalleled luxury, amongst other world-class services.

    The voting of LPMI Travel Awards 2014 began with a strong list of nominees selected by industry-wide travel experts from India's premier travel facilitators, which were then voted in an online and in-magazine poll by Lonely Planet Magazine India's well-informed readers. Lonely Planet magazine has long been recognised around the world as the traveller’s best friend and these awards aim to provide a credible industry-best measure of what Indian travellers love.

    The five-star beachside luxury resort has recently won a range of prestigious awards and accolades including the AsiaSpa India ‘Best Spa Cuisine’ award for Divya Spa in April 2014, AsiaSpa India ‘Best Ayurvedic Spa and Wellness Center’ award for Divya Spa in April 2013, MakeMyTrip ‘Platinum Pick Partner’ award in 2013, TripAdvisor ‘Certificate of Excellence’ in 2010, 2012 and 2104, amongst other recognitions.

    About The Leela Kovalam

    The Leela Kovalam, India’s only cliff-top beach resort, is owned by the RP Group and managed by The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts and offers a panoramic view of the Kovalam shoreline. With infinity pools that merge into the horizon, the resort offers guests a host of impeccable dining and entertainment options, along with Divya, an authentic Ayurveda Wellness Spa. ‘The Club’ at the resort exemplifies the ultimate in luxury, with all rooms and suites built on the edge of the cliff-top.

    About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is owned by Hotel Leelaventure Ltd. The ultra-luxury hotel group owns and manages eight award-winning properties in prime urban locations and magical holiday destinations across India including Mumbai, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Udaipur and Kovalam. New properties under development include Jaipur, Bangalore, Noida, Agra and Lake Ashtamudi, Kerala. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is committed to providing warm, gracious and anticipatory service in settings that capture the essence of India. The group has a marketing alliance with US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance based in Geneva, Switzerland. For further information, please contact your travel counselor or visit our website at http://www.theleela.com/

  • 15 Sep 2016

    The Leela Palace New Delhi Appoints New Food and Beverage Manager to Set New Heights of Service Excellence

    New Delhi-15 September 2016 - The Leela Palace New Delhi, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rajat Kalia as the new Food and Beverage Manager.

    In his new role, Rajat will oversee the F&B operations of the award-winning restaurants, bar, banquets and butler operations for The Leela Palace New Delhi 254 rooms and suites.

     

    He started his career with The Leela Palace Bengaluru in 2006 as Assistant Restaurant Manager of Citrus, All Day Dining restaurant where he was involved in the day to day operations of the restaurant along with monthly training of the service team. Since then he has acquired a diverse experience in operating and excelling in the management of fine dining restaurants and overall F&B space in the hotel. He comes with great knowledge and understanding of dining trends and innovative concepts which can enhance the guest experiences and give a fillip to our niche and bespoke banquet events. His strength lies in curating great service experiences, in depth product knowledge and consummate people management skills.

     

    Speaking on the appointment Louis Sailer, General Manager, The Leela Palace New Delhi said, “We welcome Rajat back to Delhi and our young palace. In his new role, his focus will be to enhance Leela’s signature service and dining experiences. I am sure with his energy, in depth knowledge and skill sets he will contribute hugely to the young dynamic F &B teams across our restaurants and bar.”

     

    In a short span of just 10 years of experience under his belt, Rajat has worked across leading hospitality brands in India and Maldives. His previous stints include Taj Vivanta, Surajkund, JW Marriott Aerocity, New Delhi, One and Only Reethi Rah, Maldives besides being part of the opening team of iconic Japanese restaurants like MEGU , the first Asian outpost of the legendary brand from New York at The Leela Palace New Delhi and Akira Back, a Las Vegas based Korean-Japanese modern-day dining restaurant at JW Marriott Aerocity, New Delhi.

     

    Upon his return to The Leela Palace New Delhi, Rajat says, “ This is a homecoming for me. I am very excited to be back at the hotel that gave me the strong platform I needed in my initial years. Besides providing strategic guidance to my team and maintaining the coveted position we enjoy on Delhi’s culinary landscape, my immediate task will be to roll out the new menus and get my team ready for the busy festive season. I am excited and happy to be working in a gorgeous hotel known for its world class facilities and flawless service standards. It’s a responsibility and I am very proud to have been bestowed with it.”

     

    A passionate photographer, in his free time, Rajat likes to sample different restaurant experiences.

     

    About The Leela Palace New Delhi

    The Leela Palace New Delhi perfectly exemplifies the magnificent architecture, grace and elegance of Lutyens’ Delhi. Located at the heart of the prestigious Diplomatic Enclave area, the hotel is in proximity to the Presidential Palace, the Prime Minister's office, a number of embassies, the central business district and a host of historical monuments. You can experience the luxury of 254 wide-spaced guestrooms and suites each spanning over 550 square feet and a Presidential Suite sprawling over 4,800 square feet. A royal Indian dining experience is offered at Jamavar modern global dining at The Qube an exclusive Japanese culinary experience at MEGU a gastronomically entertaining evening at Le Cirque and a sophisticated retreat at The Library for wines and liqueurs. For pure, blissful indulgence an exclusive spa by ESPA is presented for the first time in the capital. The Leela Palace New Delhi combines state-of-the-art functionality with traditional warmth to ensure guests the highest levels of Indian hospitality at a global standard.

    About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

    Established in 1986, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, owns and operates nine award-winning properties in major cities and magical leisure destinations across India. These include the flagship in the capital city of New Delhi, plus, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Gurgaon, East Delhi, Goa, Udaipur and Kovalam Beach, Kerala. Over the last three decades, The Leela group has been recognized for its unique identity among the world’s leading hotels, and received numerous accolades by prestigious publications and industry groups around the globe. Each property is a market leader in its respective location, and internationally acclaimed for excellence in luxury hospitality. The Leela is committed to providing guests with unforgettable stays in settings that capture the essence of India. The group has several new projects under development, including Bangalore, Jaipur, Agra, Lucknow, Kathmandu, Chandigarh, with plans to expand to Maldives, Dubai, Fujairah Beach, and Seychelles. It has a marketing alliance with US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance, Geneva, Switzerland. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is owned by Hotel Leela venture Ltd, a publicly listed company. For more information, please visit our website at https://www.theleela.com/en_us/

    To view or download high resolution images, please visit our image gallery at http://images.theleela.com

    For more information, please contact:

     

    Reema Singh                                       

    Head -PR & Marketing Communications

    The Leela Palace New Delhi

    Tel: + 91 11 3933 1261

    Mobile: + 91 8800993235  

    E-mail: reema.singh@theleela.com

     

     

     

  • 31 Mar 2015

    The Leela Group joins global Earth Hour

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts today announced that for the third consecutive year, its eight award-wining 5 star hotels around the country united to support a greener planet and joined the Earth Hour on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 8:30 pm.

    All hotels across India switched off lights for a brighter future

    MUMBAI – 31 March 2015 - The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts today announced that for the third consecutive year, its eight award-wining 5 star hotels around the country united to support a greener planet and joined the Earth Hour on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 8:30 pm.

    To show their commitment towards a green and sustainable future, all hotels switched off nonessential lights, including exterior lights and rooftop neon signages, and dimmed interior lights, including the lobby, to a safe level for guests and employees. To counterbalance, hotels illuminated various spaces with candles and created a chain of candlelight dinners across its acclaimed restaurants to communicate the global call for climate change in an accessible and aesthetic manner. All General Managers connected with guests and invited them to participate in this initiative.

    The group also actively raised awareness about this important campaign among thousands of its Twitter and Facebook fans and followers.

    “The Leela group is proud to support Earth Hour. It is a reaffirmation of our enduring commitment to protect our environment and operate green hotels that contribute towards a healthier, safer environment for our guests and employees, every day”, said Rajiv Kaul, President, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts. He added, “Earth Hour is a powerful symbol through which each one of us can make a lasting difference on the health of our planet.”

    Participation in Earth Hour is part of The Leela Group’s commitment to Nature, one of the four pillars of the brand. The group is committed to developing sustainable and environmentally friendly hotels. It has achieved the highest global ratings - Platinum LEED certifications - from the U.S. Green Building Council, for sustainable design and world-class green practices for The Leela Palace New Delhi and The Leela Palace Chennai. Former President Pranab Mukherjee has conferred the National Energy Conservation Award 2012 to The Leela Palace Bangalore for its notable contribution towards energy savings.

    Since its inception, the group has focused on converting barren land on which the hotels are built into green, lush zones that benefit surrounding communities, further reducing energy and water consumption, and responsibly handling waste management while limiting carbon emissions, among other initiatives.

    Earth Hour, an initiative of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), is the world’s single largest annual event, which has inspired a millions of people across 172 countries and territories to switch off lights to draw attention to the worldwide issue of global warming and climate change.

    About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is owned by Hotel Leelaventure Ltd.
    The luxury hotel group owns and manages eight award-winning properties in prime urban locations and magical holiday destinations across India including Mumbai, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Udaipur and Kovalam. New properties under development include Bangalore, Jaipur, Agra, Lucknow and Kathmandu. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is committed to providing warm, gracious and anticipatory service in settings that capture the essence of India. The group has a marketing alliance with US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance based in Geneva, Switzerland. For further information, please contact your travel counsellor or visit our website at www.theleela.com

    Rashmi Vasisht
    Corporate Director, Public Relations
    Tel: +91 22 6691 1052
    Mobile: +91 96192 02856
    Email : rashmi.vasisht@theleela.com

     

    Vaidehi Deshpande
    Corporate Assistant Manager, PR
    Tel: +91 22 6691 1412
    Mobile: +91 97691 78248
    Email : vaidehi.deshpande@theleela.com

  • 01 Jun 2015

    Megu introduces fresh flavours with a brand new menu

    The award-wining culinary team at MEGU recreates the magic of oriental aromas by giving a complete makeover to its menu. Introducing fresh seasonal ingredients combined with authentic Japanese flavours and cooking techniques, the menu is delicately balanced with MEGU signatures and new creations, especially vegetarian delights, to cater to every palate.

    NEW DELHI – 1st June 2015 - The award-wining culinary team at MEGU recreates the magic of oriental aromas by giving a complete makeover to its menu. Introducing fresh seasonal ingredients combined with authentic Japanese flavours and cooking techniques, the menu is delicately balanced with MEGU signatures and new creations, especially vegetarian delights, to cater to every palate.

    Whether you are looking for a Sushi and Sashimi experience starting at INR 600, a three course executive lunch INR 1500 onwards or an elaborate multi-course dinner, our dedicated team at MEGU curates a perfect experience each time. Host your business associates, friends and family in the most intimate environs of our private dining room, Kimoni adorned with 66 rare and antique Kimonos sourced from across Japan where our chef de cuisine customizes the menu to your tastes and preferences.

    Look forward to our range of sumptuous delicacies from the East that include Tuna Tartare, Yellowtail Carpaccio, Salmon Daikon, Yuzu Akami, Crispy Chicken, Seared Rock Lobster, Shitake Asparagus, Corn Fed Chicken Breast, Grilled Sea Bass, Grilled Lamb Chops and an assortment of delicious MEGU rolls like Soy Akami & Black Truffle, Seared King Salmon Belly, Spicy Hamachi, Spicy Tuna, Pizza Sushi Roll, Dragon, Spicy California, Toro Salmon, Spicy Ebi Cracker and much more.

    As a special tribute to vegetarian and healthy preferences, the new menu at the New Delhi restaurant includes special rolls like Avocado and Cucumber, Vegetable Rainbow, Enoki Tempura Roll, Green California Roll, Avocado Tempura Roll and Asparagus Tempura.

    The iconic American restaurant chain’s first venture in India, MEGU is synonymous with luxurious high-end dining with avante-garde preparations, class-apart service amidst the dramatic interiors of the restaurant with a signature crystal Buddha under colossal Bonsho bell making for a divine interlude.

    Book your tables now at +91 (11) 3933 1360 or email us at megu.newdelhi@theleela.com.

    About The Leela Palace New Delhi

    The Leela Palace New Delhi is one of the finest 5 star hotel in New Delhi which perfectly exemplifies the magnificent architecture, grace and elegance of Lutyens’ Delhi. Located at the heart of the prestigioCus Diplomatic Enclave area, the hotel is in proximity to the Presidential Palace, the Prime Minister's office, a number of embassies, the central business district and a host of historical monuments. You can experience the luxury of 254 wide-spaced guestrooms and suites each spanning over 550 square feet and a Presidential Suite sprawling over 4,800 square feet. A royal Indian dining experience is offered at Jamavar modern global dining at The Qube an exclusive Japanese culinary experience at MEGU a gastronomically entertaining evening at Le Cirque and a sophisticated retreat at The Library for wines and liqueurs. For pure, blissful indulgence an exclusive spa by ESPA is presented for the first time in the capital. The Leela Palace New Delhi combines state-of-the-art functionality with traditional warmth to ensure guests the highest levels of Indian hospitality at a global standard.

    For further information, please contact your travel counselor or visit our website at www.theleela.com. To view or download high resolution images, please visit our image gallery at http://images.theleela.com.

    For more information, please contact:

    Deepti Uppal
    Head - PR & Marketing Communication
    Tel: +91 11 3933 1260
    Mobile: +91 88009 93235
    Email : deepti.uppal@theleela.com

     

    Chhavi Kohli
    Executive-PR & Marketing Communications
    Tel: +91 11 3933 1260
    Mobile: +91 95600 93770
    Email : pr.newdelhi@theleela.com

  • 08 Jun 2015

    Summer therapy at The Qube

    Conquer the summer heat with our exotic range of frozen delights curated with seasonal flavours and your favourite ingredients perfect for rendezvous with your family, friends and the little ones at The Qube, The Leela Palace New Delhi. As the soaring mercury makes you crave for the icy sprinkles, our talented team of chefs curate an irresistible medley of refreshing sorbets and Ice creams that will tease and tantalise your taste buds.

    A range of rich flavoured, handcrafted sorbets and Ice creams

    NEW DELHI – 8th JUNE 2015 – Conquer the summer heat with our exotic range of frozen delights curated with seasonal flavours and your favourite ingredients perfect for rendezvous with your family, friends and the little ones at The Qube, The Leela Palace New Delhi. As the soaring mercury makes you crave for the icy sprinkles, our talented team of chefs curate an irresistible medley of refreshing sorbets and Ice creams that will tease and tantalise your taste buds.

    Our melt-in-the-mouth, scrumptious and silky smooth ice-creams include a broad gamut from the classic Vanilla, Pistachio to exotic treats like Strawberry Cheese, Espresso Coffee, Honey and more. Experience the punch fruity flavours with decadent sorbets spanning the spectrum of popular favourites like Blueberry, Strawberry, Raspberry to the striking Mandarin, Litchi, Mango, Manjari Chocolate and more, that are also perfect for vegan and lactose intolerance.

    So this summer, join in the celebration and put us on your ‘must-visit’ list as we take you on a delightful journey to beat the heat with our frozen retreats.

    About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

    The Leela Palace New Delhi perfectly exemplifies the magnificent architecture, grace and elegance of Lutyens’ Delhi. Located at the heart of the prestigious Diplomatic Enclave area, the hotel is in proximity to the Presidential Palace, the Prime Minister's office, a number of embassies, the central business district and a host of historical monuments. You can experience the luxury of 254 wide-spaced guestrooms and suites each spanning over 550 square feet and a Presidential Suite sprawling over 4,800 square feet. A royal Indian dining experience is offered at Jamavar modern global dining at The Qube an exclusive Japanese culinary experience at MEGU a gastronomically entertaining evening at Le Cirque and a sophisticated retreat at The Library for wines and liqueurs. For pure, blissful indulgence an exclusive spa by ESPA is presented for the first time in the capital. The Leela Palace New Delhi combines state-of-the-art functionality with traditional warmth to ensure guests the highest levels of Indian hospitality at a global standard. To view or download high resolution images, please visit our image gallery at http://images.theleela.com

    Deepti Uppal
    Head - PR & Marketing Communications
    Tel: +91 11 3933 1260
    Mobile: +91 88009 93235
    Email : deepti.uppal@theleela.com

     

    Chhavi Kohli
    Executive- PR & Marketing Communications
    Tel: +91 11 3933 1260
    Mobile: +91 95600 93770
    Email : pr.newdelhi@theleela.com

  • 16 Jun 2015

    The Leela Palace New Delhi wins The Best Leisure Hotel in India at CNBC Awaaz Travel Awards ’15

    Adding another feather in its cap, the capital’s most iconic luxury hotel, The Leela Palace New Delhi has been awarded as the Best Leisure Hotel in India at CNBC AWAAZ Travel Awards’15 for its unmatched hospitality and exceptional guest experiences.

    NEW DELHI – 16TH JUNE 2015 – Adding another feather in its cap, the capital’s most iconic luxury hotel, The Leela Palace New Delhi has been awarded as the Best Leisure Hotel in India at CNBC AWAAZ Travel Awards’15 for its unmatched hospitality and exceptional guest experiences. The awards were felicitated by Dr. Raman Singh, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Government of Chhattisgarh in presence of Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Hon’ble Minister of State (IC) for Tourism, Government of India and Shri Dayal Das Baghel, Hon’ble Minister of Culture & Tourism, Government of Chhattisgarh and key players of the tourism and hospitality industry.

    The Travel Awards in its 9th edition recognised the best-in-class destinations, organizations and service providers based on an objective study conducted by CNBC AWAAZ across multi-media platforms. Final results were adjudged by an esteemed jury presided over by Mr. Amitabh Kant, Secretary, DIPP, Government of India, Mr. Ajeet Bajaj, Managing Director, Snow leopard Adventures and Mr. Sarvin Warden, Founding Partner, Designer Holidays.

    Voted as the Best Luxury Hotel in India in 2014 and Best Business Hotel in India in 2012 and 2013 for the its par excellence service and unique features, this is the fourth consecutive year where The Leela Palace New Delhi is honoured amongst the most preferred hotels.

    Commenting on the recognition, Louis Sailer, General Manager, The Leela Palace New Delhi said, “We are thankful to the viewers of CNBC AWAAZ who have recognised The Leela Palace New Delhi yet again. It is an honour to be acknowledged for our tireless efforts that go into weaving magical and memorable stays for our guests. Each of these accolades motivates us further to continue excelling guest expectations and redefining the benchmark of luxury hospitality in India.”

    Since the inception, The Leela Palace New Delhi has earned various distinctions and laurels from prestigious publications including the Robb Report, Condé Nast Traveller, Travel+Leisure, DestinAsian, Singapore Tatler Traveler, Times Food Guide, Food & Nightlife and many more. Amongst the top 5 star hotels in New Delhi, the Palace is known for its Lutyen’s inspired architecture, opulent interiors reminiscent of royal Indian residences, the state-of-the-art technology, unique collection of restaurants with two of the New York famed gourmet institutions; MEGU and Le Cirque and relaxation choices featuring ESPA, a fully equipped gymnasium and the capital’s only rooftop temperature-controlled infinity pool.

    About The Leela Palace New Delhi

    The Leela Palace New Delhi is a 5 star hotel in New Delhi which perfectly the magnificent architecture, grace and elegance of Lutyens’ Delhi. Located at the heart of the prestigious Diplomatic Enclave area, the hotel is in proximity to the Presidential Palace, the Prime Minister's office, a number of embassies, the central business district and a host of historical monuments. You can experience the luxury of 254 wide-spaced guestrooms and suites each spanning over 550 square feet and a Presidential Suite sprawling over 4,800 square feet. A royal Indian dining experience is offered at Jamavar modern global dining at The Qube an exclusive Japanese culinary experience at MEGU a gastronomically entertaining evening at Le Cirque and a sophisticated retreat at The Library for wines and liqueurs. For pure, blissful indulgence an exclusive spa by ESPA is presented for the first time in the capital. The Leela Palace New Delhi combines state-of-the-art functionality with traditional warmth to ensure guests the highest levels of Indian hospitality at a global standard.

    About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

    The Leela Palace New Delhi perfectly exemplifies the magnificent architecture, grace and elegance of Lutyens’ Delhi. Located at the heart of the prestigious Diplomatic Enclave area, the hotel is in proximity to the Presidential Palace, the Prime Minister's office, a number of embassies, the central business district and a host of historical monuments. You can experience the luxury of 254 wide-spaced guestrooms and suites each spanning over 550 square feet and a Presidential Suite sprawling over 4,800 square feet. A royal Indian dining experience is offered at Jamavar modern global dining at The Qube an exclusive Japanese culinary experience at MEGU a gastronomically entertaining evening at Le Cirque and a sophisticated retreat at The Library for wines and liqueurs. For pure, blissful indulgence an exclusive spa by ESPA is presented for the first time in the capital. The Leela Palace New Delhi combines state-of-the-art functionality with traditional warmth to ensure guests the highest levels of Indian hospitality at a global standard.

    To view or download high resolution images, please visit our image gallery at http://images.theleela.com.

    For more information, please contact:

    Deepti Uppal
    Head - PR & Marketing Communication
    Tel: +91 11 3933 1260
    Mobile: +91 88009 93235
    Email : deepti.uppal@theleela.com

     

    Chhavi Kohli
    Executive-PR & Marketing Communications
    Tel: +91 11 3933 1260
    Mobile: +91 95600 93770
    Email : pr.newdelhi@theleela.com

  • 14 May 2014

    Dr. Tania Bardhan wins Top Honour at The Asiaspa India Awards 2013

    Dr. Tania Bardhan of ESPA at The Leela Palace New Delhi was conferred the ‘Spa Manager of the Year’ award at the recently held GeoSpa asiaSpa India Awards 2013. The evening celebrated the best in the spa and wellness industry and was filled with industry experts and celebrities, including, leading Bollywood ladies, Shilpa Shetty and Jacqueline Fernandez.

    NEW DELHI – 14 May 2014 - Dr. Tania Bardhan of ESPA at The Leela Palace New Delhi was conferred the ‘Spa Manager of the Year’ award at the recently held GeoSpa asiaSpa India Awards 2013. The evening celebrated the best in the spa and wellness industry and was filled with industry experts and celebrities, including, leading Bollywood ladies, Shilpa Shetty and Jacqueline Fernandez.

    With a wealth of experience at leading national and international hotels, Dr.Bardhan is a Doctor of Homeopathy and Acupuncture. .She believes in integrating holistic practices in wellness and lifestyle programmes much as ensuring sustainable management of luxury spa environments. In her current role, she leads a diverse team of therapists, gym instructors, nail technicians, and attendants to deliver memorable spa journeys.

    Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Bardhan, Spa Manager, ESPA at The Leela Palace New Delhi said “I am proud to be a part of The Leela group that believes in delivering excellence. Thank you to asiaSpa India for this prestigious honour and I look forward to continuing to provided the finest spa experiences to our discerning resident and local guests.”

    The world-renowned ESPA at The Leela Palace New Delhi combines exquisite interiors and design with state-of-the-art treatment rooms and advanced rejuvenation techniques. An exclusive oasis in the heart of the capital city, the 6,500square-footspa spans two levels. On the first level, it features a café with a newly launched spa cuisine menu, a fitness studio with Techno gym equipment, separate relaxation areas for male and female guests, Amethyst steam rooms, and Cedar sauna rooms. . The second level has seven treatment rooms, a spa suite for couples, a relaxation room for women and ‘The Finishing Studio’. Treatments offered blend the latest scientific advances in European wellness with ancient therapies from Ayurveda.

    Referring to the Spa Manager of the Year Award, Louis Sailer, General Manager,The Leela Palace New Delhi said: “The entire team is immensely proud of Tania’s achievement; the award is well-deserved recognition of her professionalism, enthusiasm and commitment towards the management of our world-class spa. In a city so full of visual stimulation and chaotic beauty, ESPA at The Leela Palace New Delhi is a blissful retreat to guests, allowing each guest to simply relax, unwind and harmoniously embrace the traditional warmth of The Leela Palace New Delhi.”

    The by-invitation nominations of the 7th edition of asiaSpa India awards 2013 were assessed and audited by Grant Thornton. The esteemed annual awards recognised the Best Spas across multiple categories, Spa products and the leading industry experts in India. The luxury lifestyle publication, asiaSpa India is a treasure trove of information on spa’s, health, wellness, beauty and luxury lifestyle and enjoys a large readership of stylish and sophisticated decision makers leading a life of luxury.

    The iconic spa at The Leela Palace New Delhi was recently chosen by thousands of readers of Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards and the hotel has awarded by many national and international top publications, including Robb Report USA, Conde Nast Traveller, DestinAsian, Singapore Tatler and the most recent Travel + Leisure’s India’s Best Awards.

    About The Leela Palace New Delhi

    The Leela Palace New Delhi perfectly exemplifies the magnificent architecture, grace and elegance of Lutyens’ Delhi. Located at the heart of the prestigious Diplomatic Enclave area, the hotel is in proximity to the Presidential Palace, the Prime Minister's office, a number of embassies, the central business district and a host of historical monuments. You can experience the luxury of 254 wide-spaced guestrooms and suites each spanning over 550 square feet and a Presidential Suite sprawling over 4,800 square feet. A royal Indian dining experience is offered at Jamavar modern global dining at The Qube an exclusive Japanese culinary experience at MEGU a gastronomically entertaining evening at Le Cirque and a sophisticated retreat at The Library for wines and liqueurs. For pure, blissful indulgence an exclusive spa by ESPA is presented for the first time in the capital. The Leela Palace New Delhi combines state-of-the-art functionality with traditional warmth to ensure guests the highest levels of Indian hospitality at a global standard.

    For more information, contact:

    Deepti Uppal
    Head - PR & Marketing Communication
    Tel: +91 11 3933 1260
    Mobile: +91 88009 93235
    Email : deepti.uppal@theleela.com

     

    Harmandeep Singh
    Executive- PR & Marketing Communications
    Tel: +91 11 3933 1260
    Mobile: +91 95600 93770
    Email : pr.newdelhi@theleela.com

  • 20 Jun 2014

    The Leela Palace New Delhi felicitated as India’s Best Luxury Hotel by CNBC Awaaz Travel Awards

    Recognizing the service excellence and highest standards of guest experience, The Leela Palace New Delhi has been voted as the ‘Best Luxury Hotel’ in India, by CNBC AWAAZ Travel Awards 2014. Competing with the finest restaurants in the country, Le Cirque, Asia’s first outpost of internationally renowned French-Italian restaurant has been voted as the ‘Best Restaurant International Cuisine’

    Viewers Vote India’s Most Acclaimed Hotel as the ‘Best Luxury Hotel’ & Its French-Italian Restaurant, Le Cirque as the ‘Best Restaurant International Cuisine’.

    INDORE – 20 June 2014 - Recognizing the service excellence and highest standards of guest experience, The Leela Palace New Delhi has been voted as the ‘Best Luxury Hotel’ in India, by CNBC AWAAZ Travel Awards 2014. Competing with the finest restaurants in the country, Le Cirque, Asia’s first outpost of internationally renowned French-Italian restaurant has been voted as the ‘Best Restaurant International Cuisine’ for the consecutive year for its unmatched dining experience. These awards were felicitated at a by-invitation soiree in Indore in the presence of Mr. Surendra Patwa, Honorable Minister for Tourism & Culture, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh, Mr. Raghuvendra Singh, Managing Director of Madhya Pradesh Tourism, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh and key industry players.

    The CNBC AWAAZ Travel Awards is an annual event hosted by CNBC AWAAZ to recognize the best-in-class travel destinations and other ancillary services of the tourism and hospitality industry. The winners are decided via an exhaustive national consumer response study of over 10,000 respondents using online and SMS as the response medium. The awards are powered by an esteemed jury panel of Mr. Amitabh Kant, Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Govt. of India, Mr. Ashwini Kakkar, Vice Chairman, Mercury Travels, Mr. Ajeet Bajaj, Managing Director, Show Leopard Adventures and Mr. Kuki Chawla, Chairman, Siddharth Travels.

    Commenting on the recognition, Mr. Louis Sailer, General Manager, The Leela Palace New Delhi said, "We are thankful to the viewers of CNBC Awaaz who have recognized The Leela Palace New Delhi and Le Cirque yet again, acknowledging our efforts that go into making this hotel a preferred destination for the discerning travelers and food connoisseurs. Each of these accolades motivates us to continue excelling guest expectations and redefining the benchmark of luxury hospitality.”

    Adjudged by the viewers of CNBC AWAAZ across the country, The Leela Palace New Delhi is admired for its exceptional guest services and unmatched features and facilities making it the first choice amongst travellers looking for a luxurious retreat. Viewers further voted Le Cirque for second year in a row for delivering an unparalleled French-Italian dining experience and the finest international restaurant in the country.

    This hotel in Delhi has won numerous distinctions for its superlative features for discerning business and leisure travellers. The unique Royal Club services especially tailored keeping in mind the needs of jetsetters and discerning business travelers offer a dedicated concierge, in-room check-in and check-out, fully equipped conferencing facilities on the same floor and a privileged access to the club lounge with complimentary food & beverage presentations. It houses the Capital’s only roof-top temperature-controlled pool, an advanced fitness studio and a multi-level spa by ESPA which are just steps away from the Club floors. For connoisseurs with refined palate, the hotel offers an array of dining options including two international fine-dining institutions; Le Cirque serving French-Italian and MEGU serving Modern-Japanese cuisine, a signature Indian restaurant; Jamavar, an all-day dining multi-cuisine restaurant; The Qube and a sophisticated lounge; The Library bar.

    About The Leela Palace New Delhi

    The Leela Palace New Delhi perfectly exemplifies the magnificent architecture, grace and elegance of Lutyens’ Delhi. Located at the heart of the prestigious Diplomatic Enclave area, the hotel is in proximity to the Presidential Palace, the Prime Minister's office, a number of embassies, the central business district and a host of historical monuments. You can experience the luxury of 254 wide-spaced guestrooms and suites each spanning over 550 square feet and a Presidential Suite sprawling over 4,800 square feet. A royal Indian dining experience is offered at Jamavar modern global dining at The Qube an exclusive Japanese culinary experience at MEGU a gastronomically entertaining evening at Le Cirque and a sophisticated retreat at The Library for wines and liqueurs. For pure, blissful indulgence an exclusive spa by ESPA is presented for the first time in the capital. The Leela Palace New Delhi combines state-of-the-art functionality with traditional warmth to ensure guests the highest levels of Indian hospitality at a global standard.

    About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is owned by Hotel Leelaventure Ltd. The ultra-luxury hotel group owns and manages eight award-winning luxury hotels in prime urban locations and magical holiday destinations across India including Mumbai, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Udaipur and Kovalam. New properties under development include Jaipur, Bangalore, Noida, Agra and Lake Ashtamudi, Kerala. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is committed to providing warm, gracious and anticipatory service in settings that capture the essence of India. The group has a marketing alliance with US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance based in Geneva, Switzerland. For further information, please contact your travel counselor or visit our website at http://www.theleela.com/

    For more information, contact:

    Deepti Uppal
    Head – PR & Marketing Communication
    Tel: +91 11 3933 1260
    Mobile: +91 88009 93235
    Email : deepti.uppal@theleela.com

     

    Harmandeep Singh
    Executive- PR & Marketing Communications
    Tel: +91 11 3933 1260
    Mobile: +91 95600 93770
    Email : pr.newdelhi@theleela.com

  • 04 Dec 2014

    Christmas and New Year’s celebrations at The Leela Palace New Delhi

    The Leela Palace New Delhi welcomes guests and visitors alike to indulge in the sights, sounds and smell of Christmas and the holiday season offerings, and exclusive month-long festivities across its award-wining restaurants in New Delhi. Led by the French Executive Chef Christophe Gillino, the culinary team presents a holiday gourmet fare including an array of appetising menus, hand crafted desserts, themed afternoon high-tea and cocktails, and a unique selection of luxurious celebratory hampers filled with joys for your gifting pleasure.

    Life-size gingerbread house. Celebratory hampers.
    Gastronomic delights. Live entertainment and more.

    NEW DELHI – 4th December, 2014 – The Leela Palace New Delhi welcomes guests and visitors alike to indulge in the sights, sounds and smell of Christmas and the holiday season offerings, and exclusive month-long festivities across its award-wining restaurants in New Delhi. Led by the French Executive Chef Christophe Gillino, the culinary team presents a holiday gourmet fare including an array of appetising menus, hand crafted desserts, themed afternoon high-tea and cocktails, and a unique selection of luxurious celebratory hampers filled with joys for your gifting pleasure.

    Taking the centre stage at the Palace in December, is the life-size gingerbread shop-house that is made of 1200 bricks of freshly baked gingerbread on the outside and over 1000 gingerbread tiles on the inside, 1 metric ton of royal icing bejeweled with wreaths, traditional Christmas lights, stars, baubles, and gold foil decorations. Giving our guests an opportunity to take home the festive spirit, the gingerbread house offers a full range of Christmas delights like Mince Pies, Dundee Cake, Plum Cake, Chocolate Santas, Christmas Cookies, Mini Gingerbread House and much more.

    Thoughtfully curated, there is something for everyone from our Christmas delights to our New Year’s Eve celebration. Spend the festive season with your loved ones in the opulent environs of our award-wining restaurants as we pamper you with our personalised service and unmatched gourmet experiences.

    Prelude to Christmas – 1st to 23rd December 2014

    Life size gingerbread shop-house filled with Christmas delights and luxury hampers ready to be taken home.
    A Celebratory buffet lunch with abundance of international and Indian indulgences along with holiday season specials at The Qube
    An exquisite festive style afternoon tea at The Lobby Lounge.

    Christmas Eve Buffet – 24th December 2014

    An unforgettable experience with old world delicacies, live carving stations, barbeque grills and selection of Christmas favourites at The Qube.

    Christmas Day Buffet – 25th December 2014

    Replete with traditional Christmas delicacies featuring smoked salmon station, roasted butter ball turkey & black forest ham carving stations accompanied with premium wines & spirits at The Qube.

    New Year’s Eve Celebrations – 31st December 2014

    Gourmet affair with Indian and International flavours complimented with free flow of champagne by a live band at The Qube.
    Handcrafted six-course menu, a glass of champagne on arrival in company of a live jazz band at Le Cirque
    An unforgettable savor-faire straight from the Kitchens of Maharajas with a three-course set menu at Jamavar
    Dramatic ambience, spectacular modern-Japanese delights served A La Carte and the traditional hospitality at MEGU
    An ethereal experience under the stars with range of premium spirits, cigars and cognacs complimented with Bollywood tunes and Western classics at The Library

    New Year’s Day Brunch– 1st January 2014

    Live barbeque, extravagant food stations, premium wines & a Bloody Mary live bar at The Qube
    For queries and reservations please contact the dedicated Food & Beverage team at The Leela Palace New Delhi on 91 11 39331234 or email us at fnbservice.newdelhi@theleela.com

    About The Leela Palace New Delhi

    The Leela Palace New Delhi is a 5 star hotel in New Delhi which perfectly exemplifies the magnificent architecture, grace and elegance of Lutyens’ Delhi. Located at the heart of the prestigious Diplomatic Enclave area, the luxury hotel is in proximity to the Presidential Palace, the Prime Minister's office, a number of embassies, the central business district and a host of historical monuments. At the hotel, you can experience the luxury of 254 wide-spaced guestrooms and suites each spanning over 550 square feet and a Presidential Suite sprawling over 4,800 square feet. A royal Indian dining experience is offered at ‘Jamavar’, modern global dining at The Qube, an exclusive Japanese culinary experience at MEGU, a gastronomically entertaining evening at Le Cirque and a sophisticated retreat at The Library for wines and liqueurs. For pure, blissful indulgence an exclusive spa by ESPA is presented for the first time in the capital. The Leela Palace New Delhi combines state-of-the-art functionality with traditional warmth to ensure guests the highest levels of Indian hospitality at a global standard.

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    For more information, please contact:

    Deepti Uppal
    Head - PR & Marketing Communication
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    Chhavi Kohli
    Executive- PR & Marketing Communications
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  • 15 Sep 2014

    The Leela Palace New Delhi introduces Kamal- an exclusive experience for female travellers

    The flagship property of the The Leela group in New Delhi introduces KAMAL, an experience of its kind, thoughtfully created to offer maximum comfort and privacy to single lady travellers. Named after Kamal, which literally means Lotus, the national flower of India, this quintessential package is replete with bespoke female-friendly services.

    NEW DELHI – 15 September, 2014 – The flagship property of the The Leela group in New Delhi introduces KAMAL, an experience of its kind, thoughtfully created to offer maximum comfort and privacy to single lady travellers. Named after Kamal, which literally means Lotus, the national flower of India, this quintessential package is replete with bespoke female-friendly services.

    The celebration of luxury begins at the touch down when a guest is received by the dedicated Leela team at the airport and ushered into the multi-faceted city in a chauffeur driven BMW sedan. With hand-picked in-room amenities ranging from special Food & Beverage welcome and turn down amenities, luxury toiletries by Gilchrist and Soames, choice of lifestyle magazines and newspapers, selection of books by leading female Indian authors, yoga mats, styling accessories, high-speed internet access and a fully-equipped business desk, KAMAL certainly is every woman’s choice. KAMAL guests experience personalised yet unobtrusive round-the-clock services by the dedicated female housekeepers, butlers, concierges and personal shopping assistants and guides along with an access to a personal chef who curates gourmet experiences including gluten free and healthy lifestyle menus. Wide array of KAMAL services can be added to an accommodation category of choice at an introductory price of INR 2000 per night* only, plus taxes.

    Speaking on the occasion, Louis Sailer, General Manager, The Leela Palace New Delhi said, “KAMAL is The Leela Palace New Delhi’s ode to every female traveller from across the globe. Having spent endless hours in anticipating and addressing the unique needs of our discerning guests, thereafter, perfecting our vast repertoire of handcrafted amenities and well thought out features, I am confident that KAMAL is sure to spoil you for choice.”

    In addition, guests can take advantage of a unique range of on-request services including exclusive offers on spa treatments at ESPA, private yoga session, live cooking demonstration by the Master Indian Chef, on-call make-up artist, a guided day tour to Taj Mahal, Agra and more.

    The finest hotel in Delhi offers to its guests an impressive range of recreation facilities including capital’s only rooftop temperature-controlled swimming pool with panoramic views of city’s skyline, a fully equipped gymnasium, a luxury hand and foot finishing studio within the award-wining Spa by ESPA and a lifestyle boutique, Amalya.

    *Introductory price is applicable on minimum length of stay of two nights. Plus Applicable Taxes. For terms and conditions, cancellation policy and reservations, please contact reservations@theleela.com or visit us on www.theleela.com

    About The Leela Palace New Delhi

    The Leela Palace New Delhi perfectly exemplifies the magnificent architecture, grace and elegance of Lutyens’ Delhi. Located at the heart of the prestigious Diplomatic Enclave area, the hotel is in proximity to the Presidential Palace, the Prime Minister's office, a number of embassies, the central business district and a host of historical monuments. At the hotel, you can experience the luxury of 254 wide-spaced guestrooms and suites each spanning over 550 square feet and a Presidential Suite sprawling over 4,800 square feet. A royal Indian dining experience is offered at ‘Jamavar’, modern global dining at The Qube, an exclusive Japanese culinary experience at MEGU, a gastronomically entertaining evening at Le Cirque and a sophisticated retreat at The Library for wines and liqueurs. For pure, blissful indulgence an exclusive spa by ESPA is presented for the first time in the capital. The Leela Palace New Delhi combines state-of-the-art functionality with traditional warmth to ensure guests the highest levels of Indian hospitality at a global standard.

    About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is owned by Hotel Leelaventure Ltd. The ultra-luxury hotel group owns and manages eight award-winning properties in prime urban locations and magical holiday destinations across India including Mumbai, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Udaipur and Kovalam. New properties under development include Jaipur, Bangalore, Noida, Agra and Lake Ashtamudi, Kerala. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is committed to providing warm, gracious and anticipatory service in settings that capture the essence of India. The group has marketing alliances with Germany-based Kempinski hotels, US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance based in Geneva, Switzerland. For further information, please contact your travel counsellor or visit our website at www.theleela.com. To view or download high resolution images, please visit our image gallery at http://images.theleela.com

    For more information, please contact:

    Deepti Uppal
    Head - PR & Marketing Communications
    Tel: +91 11 3933 1260
    Mobile: +91 88009 93235
    Email : deepti.uppal@theleela.com

     

    Chhavi Kohli
    Executive-PR & Marketing Communications
    Tel: +91 11 3933 1260
    Mobile: +91 95600 93770
    Email : pr.newdelhi@theleela.com

  • 15 Oct 2016

    The Leela Goa selected as the preferred venue to host BRICS-BIMSTEC Joint Summit

    India’s Prime Minister and Heads-of-State of eleven countries, including Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, to converge at closing state dinner showcasing the finest of Indian cuisine.

    GOA – Oct 14, 2016 – Taking international recognition to the next level, The Leela Goa, nestled between the Arabian Sea and River Sal, has been chosen to host the prestigious BRICS-BIMSTEC joint summit on October 15 – 16, 2016, that will witness the convergence of 11 distinguished world leaders, including the summit host, our Hon’ble Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi.

     

    The 75-acre exclusive resort, will be hosting the joint summit at the Riverside lawns which overlook the tranquil River Sal and the lofty Betul mountains, and organizing a one-of-a-kind beachside state banquet hosted by the Indian Prime Minister. The resort is also poised to receive the heads-of-state of all seven BIMSTEC countries as in-house guests during the two-day summit in Goa.

     

    After hectic parleys at the joint summit, the world leaders, including His Excellency Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, His Excellency Xi Jin Ping, President of China, His Excellency Michel Temer, President of Brazil and His Excellency Jacob Zuma, President of South Africa, will converge for the state banquet in a luxury tent on the vast expanse of the stunning Leela beach. More than 250 dignitaries from around the globe will attend the seven-course curated dinner that will also feature eclectic cultural performances from renowned artists across India.

     

    “We have taken great care to ensure that every detail of the dignitaries visit and stay with us are attended to in a manner that reflects the best of traditional Indian hospitality. Our team of highly talented chefs have been researching and curating the “perfect” seven course meal for several months for this important closing state banquet. Our effort is to showcase India’s rich culinary heritage to our international guests while having all ten national delegations appreciate our regional presentations without compromising on their individual taste preferences – a tall task for our team,” said Shridhar Nair, general manager, The Leela Goa.

     

    For the state banquet, The Leela Goa’s team of talented chefs have thoroughly researched ten national cuisines before compiling a special pan-Indian menu that delicately marries varied tastes with the Indian selection. For example the Shahi Lobster being served for dinner is inspired by the famous dish - Lobster Thermidor - and has a delicate blend of flavours derived from Indian herbs and spices.

     

    Eminent guests staying at The Leela Goa will include her Excellency Ms Aung Sang Suu Kyi, Prime Minister of Myanmar; His Excellency Mr Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka; His Excellency Prayut Chan o cha, Prime Minister of Thailand; Her Excellency Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh; His Excellency Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Prime Minister of Nepal; His Excellency Tshering Tobgay, Prime Minister of Bhutan.

     

    The resorts’ experienced team of butlers, who have previously handled several visits of heads of states, are keenly looking forward to ensuring that the dignitaries feel at home during their stay. Special arrangements have been made for the motorcades of the eleven heads of states, including, over 180 luxury sedans, in addition to the military escort vehicles.

     

    Being chosen as the primary host for BRICS-BRIMSTEC Summit is yet another recognition of The Leela Goa as one of the finest luxury resorts in Asia and India. Recently ranked among the Top 10 luxury resorts in Asia & the Indian sub-continent by the esteemed readers of Conde Nast Traveller – UK, The Leela Goa has further consolidated its position as the preferred venue of choice for events of significance to India and the world.

     

    The resort which underwent a five million dollar refurbishment a few years ago is a striking confluence of Portuguese and Indian design. As a preferred meetings and events destination, it offers stays that are truly in nature’s lap and showcase endless acres of plumeria gardens, lotus ponds, bamboo plantations, mangrove coves, apart from the majestically flowing River Sal and the balmy Arabian Sea; luxurious accommodations, state-of-the-art conference and meeting rooms, world-class dining and entertainment, an executive golf course, international water sports and one of Goa’s finest beaches.

     

    Its fine dining concepts include a new pavilion restaurant called The Restaurant with live kitchens and Jamavar, The Leela’s signature fine dining Indian restaurant. Guests can also enjoy local fresh seafood at Susegado, the beachfront grill restaurant, fine dining at the Riverside, the Italian restaurant on the banks of the river Sal, sparkling cocktails and snacks at the Pool Bar and refreshments and appetizers at the Yali Lounge.

     

    About The Leela Goa:

    Just 50 minutes by flight from Mumbai and a 45-minute drive from the Goa airport through coconut groves, nestles The Leela Goa, one of the most celebrated luxury beach resorts in India. Situated on the pristine Mobor beach in South Goa, the property has an ecosystem of its own – river Sal on one side, Arabian Sea on the other. Spread across 50 acres of green sanctuary, with over 300,000 trees and fresh water lagoons, this exclusive 206 room property is a unique combination of colonial Portuguese architecture and contemporary Indian design. The resort offers luxurious, secluded guest rooms and suites, destination dining experiences from around the world, an award-winning spa, a 12-hole, par-three executive golf course and a children’s club along with thoughtful, discreet service to meet every traveller’s needs. The Club at The Leela Goa is a hotel-in-a-hotel and offers guests an exclusive experience with personalized services, private pool and private dining lounge. The Leela Goa brings alive the susegado spirit, the relaxed and laid-back attitude towards life that Goa is known for, and serves guests an unforgettable experience.

     

    About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

    Established in 1986, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, owns and operates nine award-winning properties in major cities and magical leisure destinations across India. These include the flagship in the capital city of New Delhi, plus, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Gurgaon, East Delhi, Goa, Udaipur and Kovalam Beach, Kerala. Over the last three decades, The Leela group has been recognized for its unique identity among the world’s leading hotels, and recently voted the world’s fifth best brand in the prestigious Travel + Leisure US 2016 worldwide survey. Each property is a market leader in its respective location, and internationally acclaimed for excellence in luxury hospitality. The Leela is committed to providing guests with unforgettable stays in settings that capture the essence of India. The group has several new projects under development, including Bangalore, Jaipur, Agra, Lucknow, Kathmandu, Chandigarh, with plans to expand overseas. It has a marketing alliance with US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance, Geneva, Switzerland. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is owned by Hotel Leela venture Ltd, a publicly listed company. For more information, please visit our website at www.theleela.com

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    For more information, contact:

    Rashmi Vasisht
    Corporate Director, Public Relations
    Tel: +91 22 6691 1052
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    Email : rashmi.vasisht@theleela.com

  • 01 Jul 2015

    The Leela Kovalam – a Raviz hotel voted ‘Best Hotel for Relaxation’ at Lonely Planet Magazine Travel Awards 2015

    The Leela Kovalam - a Raviz hotel, India’s only cliff-top beach resort, has won the coveted ‘Best Hotel for Relaxation’ award at the Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Awards 2015. The readers’ choice award was presented to Rajiv Kaul, President, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts and NC Somaiah, General Manager, The Leela Kovalam – a Raviz hotel at a glittering ceremony in Mumbai.

    Cliff-top beach resort recognised as the best in India four years in a row

    MUMBAI – 01 July 2015 – The Leela Kovalam - a Raviz hotel, India’s only cliff-top beach resort, has won the coveted ‘Best Hotel for Relaxation’ award at the Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Awards 2015. The readers’ choice award was presented to Rajiv Kaul, President, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts and NC Somaiah, General Manager, The Leela Kovalam – a Raviz hotel at a glittering ceremony in Mumbai.

    This is the fourth year in a row that The Leela Kovalam – a Raviz Hotel has won a Lonely Planet Magazine India Travel Award. The first being Best Resort Hotel in 2012 followed by Best Hotel for Relaxation in 2013 and Best Indian Luxury Hotel Award in 2014.

    Commending the accolades, Rajiv Kaul, President, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, said “I would like to thank our discerning guests and readers of Lonely Planet Magazine for their invaluable support and powerful votes of confidence. To be the top choice in the country for four consecutive years is an outstanding achievement for The Leela Kovalam, and a reflection of The Leela’s vision of providing the finest experiences. I applaud our team for consistently delivering high quality services which has earned this continual recognition.”

    On receiving the award, General Manager NC Somaiah said, “We are truly honored to receive this prestigious recognition from the readers of Lonely Planet Magazine. We aim to provide our guests from all over the world with unforgettable stays, whether it’s for business, a relaxing getaway, or a fun-filled family vacation, and this award stands testimony to our dedicated efforts.”

    The Leela Kovalam – a Raviz hotel, Kerala’s largest beachside resort, boasts of 183 rooms and suites dotted over 60 verdant acres of lush green land. Cradled between two sweeping beaches, the property is perched on a rock-face and offers the most panoramic views of the famed Kovalam shoreline. The beach resort features an array of dining options, beach-view rooms with private sundecks, an authentic Ayurveda Wellness Spa, infinity pools that merge into the horizon, the private and exclusive ‘The Club’, which is a hotel within a hotel for guests seeking unparalleled luxury, amongst other world-class services.

    The five-star beachside luxury resort in Kovalam has recently won a range of prestigious awards and accolades including the Today’s Traveller Best Wedding Hotel in South India in September 2014, AsiaSpa India ‘Best Spa Cuisine’ award in April 2014, AsiaSpa India ‘Best Ayurvedic Spa and Wellness Center’ award in April 2013, MakeMyTrip ‘Platinum Pick Partner’ award in 2013, TripAdvisor ‘Certificate of Excellence’ in 2010, 2012 and 2104, amongst other recognitions.

    The Lonely Planet Magazine India nominees were initially selected by a panel of industry-wide travel experts, which were then voted on, both online and in the magazine, by Lonely Planet Magazine India's well-informed readers.

    About The Leela Kovalam – a Raviz Hotel

    The Leela Kovalam – a Raviz hotel is owned by the RP Group and managed by The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts. Offering one of the most panoramic views of the Kovalam shoreline, the famed beach resort offers guests infinity pools that merge into the horizon, a host of impeccable dining and entertainment options, along with ‘Favourite Kerala Ayurveda and Spa,’ an authentic Ayurveda Wellness Spa. ‘The Club’ at the resort exemplifies the ultimate in luxury, with all rooms and suites built on the edge of the cliff-top. RP Group of Companies is spearheaded by Chairman Dr. Ravi Pillai and has a presence in seven countries in various sectors, including, construction, healthcare, education, retail, travel and tourism.

    About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is owned by Hotel Leelaventure Ltd. The luxury hotel group owns and manages eight award-winning properties in prime urban locations and magical holiday destinations across India including Mumbai, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Udaipur and Kovalam. New properties under development include Bangalore, Jaipur, Agra, Lucknow and Kathmandu. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is committed to providing warm, gracious and anticipatory service in settings that capture the essence of India. The group has a marketing alliance with US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance based in Geneva, Switzerland. For further information, please contact your travel counsellor or visit our website at www.theleela.com

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    For more information, contact:

    Rashmi Vasisht
    Corporate Director, Public Relations
    Tel: +91 22 6691 1052
    Mobile: +91 96192 02856
    Email : rashmi.vasisht@theleela.com

     

  • 18 Dec 2014

    India's premier luxury hotel group - The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts - enters Nepal

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, India's premier luxury hospitality brand and Summit Group of Nepal signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the presence of Prime Minister of Nepal, Mr. Sushil Koirala.

    PM Sushil Koirala witnesses signing of agreement for first of four hotels with local partner – Summit Group

    KATHMANDU – 18 December 2014 – The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, India's premier luxury hospitality brand and Summit Group of Nepal signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the presence of Prime Minister of Nepal, Mr. Sushil Koirala, to collaborate on the first of four hotels, to be established across Nepal, marking a new era of partnership in tourism between India and Nepal. The Leela Kathmandu, the first of the series, a 5-star deluxe hotel to be built in the heart of Kathmandu, is expected to be completed within 36 months.

    Summit Group, which has extensive interests in real estate, hotels and allied businesses, will develop the property, while The Leela will market and manage it as part of its award-winning portfolio of eight iconic properties in prime urban and holiday destinations across India.

    At the signing ceremony, Prime Minister Koirala welcomed the entry of The Leela and urged the Group to establish hotels in other parts of Nepal. Both Prime Minister Koirala and his Indian counterpart, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, have shown serious intent in developing their tourism across the member nations of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).

    Emphasizing the crucial role travel and tourism plays in the economic development of the country, Mr. Vivek Nair, Chairman and Managing Director, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said: “We are delighted to begin our foray in the international markets with Kathmandu. Given the potential of tourism worldwide, we look forward to expanding our footprint in India and overseas."

    Located close to the Narainhity Museum, The Leela Kathmandu will be the first of a series of hotels to be established across Nepal. It will be followed by a hotel in Lumbini, birthplace of the Buddha, as part of The Leela Group's plans to pave a Buddhist Trail from Nepal to Bodhgaya, Nalanda, and Varanasi in India. Other places in Nepal where hotels are being planned under the Leela banner include Pokhara.

    Mr. Amrit Shakya, Chairman and Managing Director of Summit Group said: “The entry of the Leela Group in Nepal would dramatically raise standards and help stimulate tourism. I believe the time has now come for the government and private sector to collaborate in revitalizing the tourism sector. We have to work together with the government to frame policies that attract international expertise and investment to help consolidate the tourism industry.”

    The Leela Kathmandu will be designed by the internationally renowned architect, Mr. John Gerondolis, of Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart & Associates, Inc, in Atlanta, US. He had earlier created the much admired Leela Palaces in New Delhi and Chennai, each of them drawing strong inspiration from local architectural and cultural influences. Mr. Gerondolis is currently designing The Leela Palace Agra, where every room will offer a view of The Taj Mahal.

    The Kathmandu property will draw heavily from the rich Newari tradition that dominates the Kathmandu valley, blending it with modern elements of the highest international excellence in luxury hotels, and adorned by the unmistakeable touch of the Leela grandeur. This high quality branding will be seen in the oversized guest rooms and suites, and will include signature restaurants, lounges, banquet facilities as well as a state-of-art spa and fitness studio. The Leela’s high standards of excellence will also ensure exclusive services for the corporate sector.

    "The Leela Kathmandu will be a part of our Group that has established high standards of excellence and personalized service in catering to upscale segments of corporate, leisure, and adventure tourism," said Mr. Nair. “It will be even brighter if Nepal augments its infrastructure in terms of enhanced hotel accommodation, world-class airports, and highways.”

    Mr. Nair further added that Nepal could be confident in meeting the forecast of the World Travel and a Tourism Council (WTTC) in its authoritative, 2014 annual report.

    According to the report, WTTC predicts that the total contribution of the travel and tourism sector to the Nepalese GDP, including jobs indirectly supported by the industry, will rise from Nepali Rupees 145.3 billion to 257.4 billion, by 2024. The report also forecasts employment rising from 1.112 million jobs in 2013 to 1.7 million jobs in 2024.

    Mr. Nair also emphasized the need to enhance skills development in the sector and establish a world-class hotel and tourism management institute in Nepal.

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in Mumbai, India, and owned by Hotel Leelaventure Ltd, owns and manages properties in India, and soon in other parts of the world too. Its exclusive properties are located in Mumbai, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Udaipur and Kovalam, with new hotels under development in Jaipur, Bangalore, Agra, Lake Ashtamudi, Kerala, and Lucknow.

    About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is owned by Hotel Leelaventure Ltd. The luxury hotel group owns and manages eight award-winning properties in prime urban locations and magical holiday destinations across India including Mumbai, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Udaipur and Kovalam. New properties under development include Jaipur, Bangalore, Agra, Lake Ashtamudi, Kerala, and Lucknow. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is committed to providing warm, gracious and anticipatory service in settings that capture the essence of India. The group has a marketing alliance with US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance based in Geneva, Switzerland. For further information, please contact your travel counselor or visit our website at www.theleela.com

    About The Summit Group

    The Summit Group owns or operates a chain of hotels and resorts, with a well -earned reputation for being authentically Nepali, and especially Newari, in design and presentation.

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    Rashmi Vasisht
    Corporate Director, Public Relations
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    Chinmay Shah
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  • 24 Sep 2014

    Citrus at The Leela Mumbai unveils a Japanese counter and a new a la carte menu

    Citrus at The Leela Mumbai is delighted to unveil a new Japanese counter and the most comprehensive menu of global cuisines in the restaurant's history, including more than 50 new à la carte dishes featuring the broadest choice to please every palate.

    MUMBAI – 24 September 2014 – Citrus at The Leela Mumbai is delighted to unveil a new Japanese counter and the most comprehensive menu of global cuisines in the restaurant's history, including more than 50 new à la carte dishes featuring the broadest choice to please every palate.

    The pièce de résistance of the new menu is the Japanese counter helmed by our young Japanese chef who is known for letting the top notch seafood and his superior knife skills shine. Presenting a wide array of Japanese fare with a selection of teas and Sake, guests can choose among melt-in-your-mouth Sushi & Sashimi - from tuna to yellow tail to pepper seared salmon, vegetarian hand Rolls, hot and cold small eats, or opt for the set menu or platters to relish chef recommended delicacies.

    The restaurant is also offering new dishes from the restaurant's live kitchens curated over countless tasting sessions. The team of chefs invited loyal Citrus fans to taste a wide array before finalizing the menu. The result is scrumptious delicacies that take you on a culinary journey through different parts of the world. From classic American grills and steaks to aromatic Asian delicacies, Middle Eastern platters to robust Italian preparations, the exhaustive menu has a lot to offer, including local Mumbai favorites of Kheema Pav, Wada Pav, coastal South Indian Curries and delectable desserts like Valrhona Chocolate and Gianduja Parfait and Warm Bread and Butter Pudding with Vanilla Bean Anglaise.

    Other new entries surprise and delight in equal measure. The Asian menu of Malaysian Style Satay, Nasi Goreng, Thai Curries and Crisp Rolls have been especially created by our lady Thai chef. The classic Angus preparations of juicy Burgers and Tenderloin and Rib Eye steaks are highly recommended; the Scottish Salmon or Grilled Fish on Braised Leeks with Caper Cream are not to be missed by sea food lovers.

    The elegant wine cellar carefully placed next to the live kitchen comprises of the best exotic labels. The vintage collection boasts of the moet & chandon, “dom perignon” and louis roederer, “cristal”. Showcasing the best from vineyards across the world, Italy, France Austria and Spain, the team delights in suggesting the best wine to compliment your meal for an unforgettable gourmet experience.

    Complimenting the gourmet menu, the tasteful décor of Citrus makes it a must visit of epicurean delight. Glass paneled French windows offer intimate views of lush greenery and cascading waterfalls. Combined with streams of natural light, an ambience of relaxed sophistication and a comfortable and stylish environment, Citrus promises a truly memorable bon vivant experience.

    About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

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    CITRUS DETAILS

    Restaurant timing – All day
    Seating Capacity – 90 covers
    Dress Code - Smart casuals
    Table Reservations – +91 (22) 6691 1359

    About The Leela Mumbai

    The flagship hotel of The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, The Leela Mumbai is set amidst 11 acres of lush landscaped gardens, cascading waterfalls and a lotus fountain. The hotel is a convenient 5-minute drive from the Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport and 15-minute drive from the domestic airport. Located in close proximity to North Mumbai’s commercial center and export zone, The Leela Mumbai is an oasis of tranquility amidst this bustling metropolis. It offers all the facilities the discerning traveller would expect from a five star luxury hotel with an experience of the essence of India. With 392 rooms and suites including one Presidential Suite, three Junior Presidential Suites, six Deluxe Suites, 20 Executive Suites, 13 Royal Club Parlours, and 45 Clubrooms, and an exciting spectrum of culinary experiences from authentic Indian to Chinese cuisine and an international buffet to choose from, options at the hotel are as diverse as they are innovative. To conduct business while the guest is with us, The Leela Mumbai offers an array of well-appointed smaller meeting rooms for seminars, breakout rooms and board meetings located at the first floor and the 8th floor. The Leela Mumbai also offers The Spa by The Leela offering the best of ancient and modern therapies using the finest quality natural ingredients from ESPA.

    For more information, please visit our website at www.theleela.com

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  • 04 Mar 2016

    Le Cirque and Megu voted as the Best Fine Dining Restaurants at Times Food & Nightlife Awards 2016

    New Delhi’s most sought-after restaurants, Le Cirque and MEGU at The Leela Palace New Delhi have been honored by Times Food & Nightlife Awards 2016. Le Cirque stands tall wining the Best French in Fine Dining Category for the fifth consecutive year while MEGU is voted for the second time as the Best Japanese in Fine Dining Category.

    NEW DELHI – 4 March 2016 – New Delhi’s most sought-after restaurants, Le Cirque and MEGU at The Leela Palace New Delhi have been honored by Times Food & Nightlife Awards 2016. Le Cirque stands tall wining the Best French in Fine Dining Category for the fifth consecutive year while MEGU is voted for the second time as the Best Japanese in Fine Dining Category. The by-invitation soiree witnessed the presence of eminent personalities from the world of business, fashion and Bollywood, including Vineet Jain, Managing Director, Times Group; Ajay Bijli, Chairman & Managing Director, PVR Pictures Limited; Sunil Sethi, President, Fashion Design Council of India; Sunny Leone; Subir Malik and many more. The glittering evening was concluded with an alluring food affair where the winners showcased their unique creations and innovations from their menus.

    New York’s legendary restaurant, Le Cirque is synonymous with luxurious and high-end dining offering an interesting medley of European flavours that makes the food just as exciting to the palate as it is a feast to the eyes. A wide range of wines from across the world housed in the exclusive walk-in wine cellar, an interactive chef’s kitchen, an avant-garde bar lounge and picturesque alfresco seating with a breathtaking view of the majestic diplomatic enclave, make dining experience at Le Cirque truly engaging.

    Long regarded as the jewel in the crown of Japanese restaurants, India’s first outpost of the renowned American dining chain, MEGU invites epicureans to celebrate oriental accents amid the comfort of multiple dining rooms, an intimate private dining room with over 66 vintage Kimonos adorning its walls, a sushi bar and a stunning open air M-lounge suitable for chic and relaxed evenings with friends and family.

    Le Cirque and MEGU 

    Speaking on the occasion, Louis Sailer, General Manger, The Leela Palace New Delhi said, ‘‘It’s heartening to receive this honor for both our iconic restaurants Le Cirque and MEGU. We thank all Times Food & Nightlife patrons and look forward to welcoming them to sample the most innovative flavours to date as our talented chefs unfold new menus and exclusive gourmet experiences.’’

    Established over seven metropolis of India, The Times Food and Nightlife Guide is one of the leading food handbooks with more than 2000 listings and has been conducting the iconic Times Food and Nightlife Awards also known as the ‘Food Oscars’ among gourmets and gourmands. Each year, in anticipation of bringing out the best across the country, nominees are first rated by the authors of respective editions, subsequently the nominees are adjudged by the panel and reader’s popular choice thereon announcing the winner.

    The Leela Palace New Delhi is known for its unparalleled gastronomic wonders and par excellence service. The hotel has other outlets like all day dining restaurant; The Qube known for its breakfast and Sunday brunches, signature Indian restaurant; Jamavar and the quintessential lounge; The Library bar serving an array of premium whiskeys, wines and spirits; making this hotel the most sought-after destination for discerning business and leisure travellers from around the world.

    About The Leela Palace New Delhi

    The Leela Palace New Delhi perfectly exemplifies the magnificent architecture, grace and elegance of Lutyens’ Delhi. Located at the heart of the prestigious Diplomatic Enclave area, the hotel is in proximity to the Presidential Palace, the Prime Minister's office, a number of embassies, the central business district and a host of historical monuments. You can experience the luxury of 254 wide-spaced guestrooms and suites each spanning over 550 square feet and a Presidential Suite sprawling over 4,800 square feet. A royal Indian dining experience is offered at Jamavar modern global dining at The Qube an exclusive Japanese culinary experience at MEGU a gastronomically entertaining evening at Le Cirque and a sophisticated retreat at The Library for wines and liqueurs. For pure, blissful indulgence an exclusive spa by ESPA is presented for the first time in the capital. The Leela Palace New Delhi combines state-of-the-art functionality with traditional warmth to ensure guests the highest levels of Indian hospitality at a global standard.

    About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is owned by Hotel Leelaventure Ltd. The ultra-luxury hotel group owns and manages eight award-winning properties in prime urban locations and magical holiday destinations across India including Mumbai, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Udaipur and Kovalam. New properties under development include Jaipur, Bangalore, Noida, Agra and Lake Ashtamudi, Kerala. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is committed to providing warm, gracious and anticipatory service in settings that capture the essence of India. The group has a marketing alliance with US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance based in Geneva, Switzerland. For further information, please contact your travel counselor or visit our website at http://www.theleela.com

    To view or download high-resolution images, please visit our image gallery http://images.theleela.com

    For more information, contact:

    Deepti Uppal
    Head - PR & Marketing Communications
    Tel: +91 11 3933 1260
    Mobile: +91 88009 93235
    Email : deepti.uppal@theleela.com

     

    Shilpi Varshney
    Asst. Manager - PR & Marketing Communications
    Tel: +91 11 3933 1260
    Mobile: +91 95600 93770
    Email : pr.newdelhi@theleela.com

  • 20 Jul 2015

    Introducing Obento at Megu

    This autumn, the capital’s most celebrated modern-Japanese restaurant, MEGU goes out of its way to present an irresistible OBENTO lunch set extravaganza, offering a medley of oriental flavours especially curated by its award-wining culinary team.

    The Ultimate Japanese Lunch Experience With 10 Handcrafted Dishes At INR 2500 Only

    NEW DELHI – 20th July 2015 –This autumn, the capital’s most celebrated modern-Japanese restaurant, MEGU goes out of its way to present an irresistible OBENTO lunch set extravaganza, offering a medley of oriental flavours especially curated by its award-wining culinary team.

    Louis Sailer, General Manager at The Leela Palace New Delhi said, “Our aim is not only to introduce India’s premier Japanese restaurant to a wider audience, but also make it possible for everyone to experience the capital’s most stunning Japanese restaurant design combined with an extraordinary lunch experience within your expected spending budget. Hence we have designed a culinary journey for you to taste.”

    OBENTO at MEGU is one-of-its kind in the world and offers your choice of Sashimi, a grilled skewer and a main course accompanied with traditional Miso Soup, Tofu Soy Shoga, a hearty Oriental Salad, Sushi of the day, a handcrafted Omakase Chawanmushi, Japanese pickles, steamed rice and seasonal fruits with Green Tea.

    A must try experience for everyone. Book your tables now at +91 11 39331360 or email us at megu.newdelhi@theleela.com.

    Starting July 2015, for Lunch only.

    About The Leela Palace New Delhi

    The Leela Palace New Delhi is one of the finest 5 star hotel in New Delhi which perfectly exemplifies the magnificent architecture, grace and elegance of Lutyens’ Delhi. Located at the heart of the prestigioCus Diplomatic Enclave area, the hotel is in proximity to the Presidential Palace, the Prime Minister's office, a number of embassies, the central business district and a host of historical monuments. You can experience the luxury of 254 wide-spaced guestrooms and suites each spanning over 550 square feet and a Presidential Suite sprawling over 4,800 square feet. A royal Indian dining experience is offered at Jamavar modern global dining at The Qube an exclusive Japanese culinary experience at MEGU a gastronomically entertaining evening at Le Cirque and a sophisticated retreat at The Library for wines and liqueurs. For pure, blissful indulgence an exclusive spa by ESPA is presented for the first time in the capital. The Leela Palace New Delhi combines state-of-the-art functionality with traditional warmth to ensure guests the highest levels of Indian hospitality at a global standard.

    For further information, please contact your travel counselor or visit our website at www.theleela.com. To view or download high resolution images, please visit our image gallery at http://images.theleela.com.

    For more information, please contact:

    Deepti Uppal
    Head - PR & Marketing Communication
    Tel: +91 11 3933 1260
    Mobile: +91 88009 93235
    Email : deepti.uppal@theleela.com

     

    Chhavi Kohli
    Executive - PR & Marketing Communications
    Tel: +91 11 3933 1260
    Mobile: +91 95600 93770
    Email : pr.newdelhi@theleela.com

  • 02 Sep 2015

    The Leela Palace New Delhi honoured by Delhi Gourmet Club

    The talented members of the capital’s four-years young and the most sought-after luxury hotel in India, The Leela Palace New Delhi adds another feather to its cap with two prestigious awards at the season 2 of Top Chef Awards 2015, Delhi and NCR.

    Italian Restaurant Le Cirque’s Diego Martinelli Wins The Top Chef Award Delhi-NCR 2015 For Excellence In Modern European Cuisine (Five Star)

    Modern - Japanese Restaurant MEGU’s Atul Tiwari Wins The Top Chef Award For Restaurant Manager Of The Year (Five Star) At Top Chef Awards 2015

    NEW DELHI – 2nd September 2015 –The talented members of the capital’s four-years young and the most sought-after luxury hotel in India, The Leela Palace New Delhi adds another feather to its cap with two prestigious awards at the season 2 of Top Chef Awards 2015, Delhi and NCR.

    Appointed in January, 2015, Le Cirque’s Chef De Cuisine, Diego Martinelli has already made an impression on Delhi gourmands with his exceptional culinary skills, fine understanding of Modern European and Italian cuisine, and personalised guests’ management winning the Top Chef Award Delhi-NCR 2015 for Excellence in Modern European Cuisine (Five Star). While the youngest on the team, Asst. Restaurant Manager of MEGU, Atul Tiwari sets a new benchmark in par excellence service and Food & Beverage operations being recognised with the Top Chef Award for Restaurant Manager of the year (Five Star).

    Delhi Gourmet Club, popularly known as DGC is a Facebook community of over 7500 engaged food & beverage enthusiasts founded by the acclaimed blogger and food columnist, Sourish Bhattacharyya, businessman, and a celebrated cookbook writer, Rocky Mohan along with founder of Sikandalous Cuisine, a popular recipe sharing page on Facebook, Atul Sikand. Top Chef Award Delhi-NCR 2015 by DGC is committed to discovering and celebrating National Capital Region’s best kept culinary secrets and honouring its most talented chefs and enterprising restaurateurs. Voted online by Delhi Gourmet Club Members, the illustrious jury co-chaired by Vir Sanghvi and eminent food connoisseurs adjudged the final results in 19 categories spanning from Top chefs, restaurant managers and mixologists both in standalone and five star categories.

    Commenting on the occasion, Louis Sailer, General Manager of The Leela Palace New Delhi said, “It is heartwarming to see both our nominated talents at Le Cirque and MEGU voted as the best by the capital’s foremost connoisseurs of food and drink, and we thank the members and the jury for this honour. Chef Diego and Atul have set a new precedent in culinary art and operations, and we look forward to continuing the legacy of providing our guests with best of the best gourmet experiences across our unique collection of restaurants.”

    Offering a range of restaurants, bar and open-air venues with tailor-made menus for private dining events combined with legendary Leela service, The Leela Palace New Delhi offers an experience for everyone. Amongst the top 5-star hotels in New Delhi and the number 1 on TripAdvisor, the hotel is known for its Lutyen’s inspired architecture, opulent interiors reminiscent of royal Indian residences, state-of-the-art technology, selection of most celebrated restaurants and relaxation choices featuring ESPA, a fully equipped gymnasium and the capital’s only rooftop temperature-controlled infinity pool.

    About The Leela Palace New Delhi

    The Leela Palace New Delhi is one of the finest 5 star hotel in New Delhi which perfectly exemplifies the magnificent architecture, grace and elegance of Lutyens’ Delhi. Located at the heart of the prestigioCus Diplomatic Enclave area, the hotel is in proximity to the Presidential Palace, the Prime Minister's office, a number of embassies, the central business district and a host of historical monuments. You can experience the luxury of 254 wide-spaced guestrooms and suites each spanning over 550 square feet and a Presidential Suite sprawling over 4,800 square feet. A royal Indian dining experience is offered at Jamavar modern global dining at The Qube an exclusive Japanese culinary experience at MEGU a gastronomically entertaining evening at Le Cirque and a sophisticated retreat at The Library for wines and liqueurs. For pure, blissful indulgence an exclusive spa by ESPA is presented for the first time in the capital. The Leela Palace New Delhi combines state-of-the-art functionality with traditional warmth to ensure guests the highest levels of Indian hospitality at a global standard.

    For further information, please contact your travel counselor or visit our website at www.theleela.com. To view or download high resolution images, please visit our image gallery at http://images.theleela.com.

    For more information, please contact:

    Deepti Uppal
    Head - PR & Marketing Communication
    Tel: +91 11 3933 1260
    Mobile: +91 88009 93235
    Email : deepti.uppal@theleela.com

     

    Chhavi Kohli
    Executive - PR & Marketing Communications
    Tel: +91 11 3933 1260
    Mobile: +91 95600 93770
    Email : pr.newdelhi@theleela.com

  • 26 Nov 2015

    Christmas and New Year’s cheer at The Leela Palace New Delhi

    The capital’s most sought-after luxury hotel, The Leela Palace New Delhi welcomes guests and visitors alike to experience the magic of Christmas and the holiday season with their loved ones.

    Life-size gingerbread house. Celebratory Hampers.
    Gastronomic delights. Live entertainment and more.

    NEW DELHI – 26 NOVEMBER, 2015 – The capital’s most sought-after luxury hotel, The Leela Palace New Delhi welcomes guests and visitors alike to experience the magic of Christmas and the holiday season with their loved ones.

    As a part of our yearly holiday tradition, our award-wining culinary team led by the French Executive Chef, Christophe Gillino has put together an irresistible month-long festive extravaganza. With our sumptuous menus featuring classic old world delicacies and Christmas favourites, handcrafted cakes and desserts, themed afternoon high-tea, a unique selection of thoughtfully put together hampers filled with joys for your gifting pleasure, there is something for everyone.

    Taking the centre-stage in the lobby is the life-size gingerbread shop-house that is made of 2000 bricks of freshly baked gingerbread on the outside and over 400 gingerbread tiles on the inside, 2.5 metric tons of royal icing bejeweled with wreaths, traditional Christmas lights, stars, baubles, and gold foil decorations. Giving our guests an opportunity to take home the festive spirit, the gingerbread house offers a full range of Christmas delights like Mince Pies, Dundee Cakes, Plum Cakes, Xmas Cup Cakes, Chocolate Santas, Christmas Cookies, Mini Gingerbread House adorned with henna-art, Stollen bread and much more.

    Let your senses soak the sweetness in the air amid the opulent environs of our award-wining restaurants in Delhi as we pamper you and your family with our personalised service and unmatched gourmet experiences.

    HOUSE OF JOY - 26th NOVEMBER, 2015
    A Life-Size Ginger Bread House filled with bountiful Christmas takeaways

    XMAS CLASSIC LUNCH – 4th TO 23rd, DECEMBER, 2015
    A special holiday inspired buffet lunch at The Qube
    An exquisite festive style high-tea at The Lobby Lounge

    CHRISTMAS EVE BUFFET- 24th, DECEMBER, 2015
    Classic selection of Christmas favourites and more at The Qube
    Price per Adult - INR 4,500 plus taxes, Children - INR 2,000 plus taxes

    CHRISTMAS DAY BUFFET- 25th, DECEMBER, 2015
    A wide selection of traditional delicacies accompanied with premium wines & spirits at The Qube
    Price per Adult - INR 6,500 plus taxes, Children - INR 2,500 plus taxes

    NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATIONS – 31st, DECEMBER, 2015
    An unforgettable gourmet affair at The Qube with champagne and a live band
    Price per Adult - INR 8,000 plus taxes, Children – INR 3,000 plus taxes

    Handcrafted six-course menu at Le Cirque entwined with a glass of champagne on-arrival in the company of a live Jazzband
    Price per Adult- INR 10,000 plus taxes

    NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATIONS – 31st, DECEMBER, 2015
    An unforgettable gourmet affair at The Qube with champagne and a live band
    Price per Adult - INR 8,000 plus taxes, Children – INR 3,000 plus taxes

    A royal savour-faire at Jamavar with its set menus
    Price per Adult - INR 8,000 plus taxes, Children - INR 2,500 plus taxes

    An abundance of spectacular dishes from the east at MEGU
    A La Carte menu price

    Champagne or a martini in the stunning environs of The Library terrace amidst Indian Bollywood tunes and Western Classics
    Minimum consumption charges of INR 5,000 plus taxes apply

    NEW YEAR’S DAY CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH - 1st JANUARY, 2016
    Live barbeque and extravagant sea food stations, complimented with a selection of premium wines and a Bloody Mary bar at The Qube
    Price per Adult - INR 6,500 plus taxes, Children - INR 2,500 plus taxes

    For queries and reservations please contact the dedicated Food & Beverage team at The Leela Palace New Delhi on +91 (11) 3933 1234 or email us at fnbservice.newdelhi@theleela.com

    About The Leela Palace New Delhi

    The Leela Palace New Delhi is a 5 star hotel in New Delhi which perfectly exemplifies the magnificent architecture, grace and elegance of Lutyens’ Delhi. Located at the heart of the prestigious Diplomatic Enclave area, the luxury hotel is in proximity to the Presidential Palace, the Prime Minister's office, a number of embassies, the central business district and a host of historical monuments. At the hotel, you can experience the luxury of 254 wide-spaced guestrooms and suites each spanning over 550 square feet and a Presidential Suite sprawling over 4,800 square feet. A royal Indian dining experience is offered at ‘Jamavar’, modern global dining at The Qube, an exclusive Japanese culinary experience at MEGU, a gastronomically entertaining evening at Le Cirque and a sophisticated retreat at The Library for wines and liqueurs. For pure, blissful indulgence an exclusive spa by ESPA is presented for the first time in the capital. The Leela Palace New Delhi combines state-of-the-art functionality with traditional warmth to ensure guests the highest levels of Indian hospitality at a global standard.

    To view or download high resolution images, please visit our image gallery at images.theleela.com

    Deepti Uppal
    Head - PR & Marketing Communications
    Tel: +91 11 3933 1260
    Mobile: +91 88009 93235
    Email : deepti.uppal@theleela.com

     

     

  • 09 Sep 2015

    Nandini Diwakar & Sanjeev Gakhar win India’s largest Online Culinary Talent Hunt

    In a gripping finale, Nandini Diwakar and Sanjeev Gakhar beat six other finalists in a live-cook out session to win India’s largest online culinary talent hunt, Lufthansa #cookandfly contest held in partnership with The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts.

    LUFTHANSA #COOKANDFLY CONTEST HELD IN IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE LEELA PALACES, HOTELS AND RESORTS

    Winning recipe to be featured in Lufthansa’s inflight menu: winners win a Lufthansa Business Class ticket to Europe; a 6 weeks internship with celebrity chefs at The Leela and complimentary overnight stay at The Leela Ambience Gurgaon

    NEW DELHI - 09 September 2015 - In a gripping finale, Nandini Diwakar and Sanjeev Gakhar beat six other finalists in a live-cook out session to win India’s largest online culinary talent hunt, Lufthansa #cookandfly contest held in partnership with The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts. Nandini and Sanjeev were announced winner at a glittering grand finale ceremony at The Leela Ambience Gurgaon. Rajni Kaura (Paneer-e-husn) and Simmi Sareen (Upma Polenta cakes with mushroom coconut sauce) won the first and second runner up titles respectively. The winning recipes – Nandini (Murgh Noore Bahara with Mawa Pulao) and Sanjeev (Masala Aloo aur khatte pyaaz) will be featured in Lufthansa’s inflight menu.

    Lufthansa #cookandfly contest is Season 2 of Star Chef Contest where the nationwide hunt for India’s largest online culinary talent is conducted by MasterChefs Kunal Kapur and Vinod Saini of The Leela and Lufthansa’s culinary expert for the Asian region, Chef Thomas Brockenauer.

    Conceived under Lufthansa’s “Non Stop You” positioning and “More Indian Than You Think” philosophy, the Lufthansa #cookandfly contest celebrates India’s cultural and cuisine diversity and aims to engage with target audiences on a topic close to their heart – their food preferences. Hosted on Facebook, the contest also harnessed the power and reach of social media and received overwhelming response with entry submissions pouring even after the submission timeline was over.

    Commenting on the contest, Mr. Rajiv Kaul, President, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said, “We are delighted to expand our partnership with Lufthansa to showcase the hidden culinary talent of India and help them spread their wings. The Leela reflects the essence of India and our Master chefs Kunal Kapur and Vinod Saini take pride in bringing the finest Indian culinary experiences from our signature Kitchen – Jamavar - to the skies. We have brought this ethos to the campaign to help celebrate the diverse culinary heritage of India.”

    Mr. Wolfgang Will, Director, South Asia, Lufthansa Passenger Airlines, said, “Lufthansa’s presence in India of 60 years gives it an unparalleled understanding of the needs of its Indian customers. The brand has made huge progress towards embracing Indian culture and its needs and the contest provides the right opportunity to not only help us understand India’s food preferences but also help our Indian customers see the brand’s “Indian” side and connect with the brand even more. We are also happy that our decision to host the contest on a social media platform helped us reach out to a wider target audience especially the younger audiences and connect with a new target group. Our brand philosophy of “Nonstop You” gets very well integrated with the contest as the winning recipe becomes a part of our inflight menu. This definitely goes on to reflect a more Indianized version of the brand.

    We are also very pleased to partner with The Leela for the second season of the contest and are thankful to our esteemed jury members, MasterChef Kunal Kapur, MasterChef Vinod Saini, and Lufthansa’s culinary expert for the Asian region, Chef Thomas Brockenauer, for their invaluable expertise and advice in planning and putting together this contest.”

    Kunal Kapur, Executive Sous Chef at The Leela Ambience Gurgaon, added, “I am really happy to be associated and judge the Lufthansa CookandFly contest, as I believe it's a great platform to bring in the hidden talent and gems from all over India. As I believe cooking is the only art which evolves all five senses and a great meal needs to impress them all.”

    The winner wins a Lufthansa Business Class ticket to Europe and a 6 weeks internship with celebrity chefs at The Leela. The winners also gets exciting prizes from The Leela including 1 voucher for 1 night stay for 2 in executive suite with regular inclusions. Other prizes for contestant and runners-up include 1 voucher for Lungo pranzo (long Sunday lunch) at Zanotta for 2 with sparkling wine (for 2nd runners up); 3 vouchers for spectra weekend dinner for (2 non-alcoholic for contestants) and 2 vouchers for Diya weekend lunch for 2 (non-alcoholic for contestants.)

    Other contest prizes include a premium quality Morphy Richards blender which was given to the “Chef’s pick of the week” recipe (best recipe of the week award was given to contest with the best dish for the respective week) –
    “Chef’s pick of the week” winners:
    Week 1 – Deepshikha Porwal, Bangalore (Paneer pasanda with veg rice)
    Week 2 - Dhruba Mukheree, Kolkata (Oatmeal spinach pancakes)
    Week 3 – Ritu Lodha, Tuticorn (Kabuli rice with stuffed cheese bottle gourd)
    Week 4 – Sumitra Chowdhury (Vegetarian egg Nargisi Kofta Curry with veg palau rice)
    Week 5 – Ella Grover (Stuffed lotus stem raw mint mango gravy)
    Week 6 – Kalpana Talpade, Mumbai (Papetama Kid)
    Week 7 – Sanjeev Gakhar, New Delhi (Zaaffaraani Murg)
    Week 8 – Sujaya Mahesh, Bangalore (Masala Methi rice with chow chow salad)
    Week 9 – Simmi Sareen, Mumbai (Upma Polenta cakes with mushroom coconut sauce)

    About Lufthansa in India

    Deutsche Lufthansa AG is a global aviation group with its headquarters based in Germany, employing more than 118,000 staff worldwide. Lufthansa is an international group of European airlines. The airlines engaged in the passenger transportation business are Lufthansa Passenger Airlines (including Lufthansa Regional), Austrian Airlines, SWISS and Germanwings as well as stakeholdings in Brussels Airlines, JetBlue and SunExpress, operating through the Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna, Brussels and Zurich hubs. In summer 2014 the Lufthansa Group served 321 destinations in 103 countries on four continents and in 2014 Lufthansa Group welcomed around 105 million air passengers on board. With 25 gateways in Asia/Pacific Lufthansa, SWISS and Austrian Airlines is the leading European airline group in the region.

    About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

    For further information, please contact your travel counsellor or visit our website at www.theleela.com. To view or download high resolution images, please visit our image gallery at images.theleela.com

    Rashmi Vasisht
    Corporate Director, Public Relations
    Tel: +91 22 6691 1052
    Mobile: +91 96192 02856
    Email : rashmi.vasisht@theleela.com

     

    Nidhi Verma
    Head PR & Marketing Communications
    Tel: +91 124 4771161
    Mobile: +91 97175 96100
    Email : nidhi.verma@theleela.com

  • 18 Jun 2014

    The Leela Palace New Delhi celebrates India Extraordinaire with its Tea Rhapsody

    A quintessential tribute to extraordinary India’s celebrated aromas and distinct local specialties, The Leela Palace New Delhi is delighted to introduce a Tea Rhapsody at The Qube that offers our guests a unique menu that converges the best of east with the west and you are sure to traverse geographies. Enjoy the sights of culinary passion as they come alive in a perfect juxtaposition of intricate henna art inspired cakes and pastries along with specialties from India and the old continent.

    NEW DELHI – 18 June 2014 – A quintessential tribute to extraordinary India’s celebrated aromas and distinct local specialties, The Leela Palace New Delhi is delighted to introduce a Tea Rhapsody at The Qube that offers our guests a unique menu that converges the best of east with the west and you are sure to traverse geographies. Enjoy the sights of culinary passion as they come alive in a perfect juxtaposition of intricate henna art inspired cakes and pastries along with specialties from India and the old continent.

    As an ode to the enduring afternoon tea ritual, our team of chefs has worked tirelessly to curate a signature concept that celebrates the diversity and the infinite charm of India’s gastronomical heritage with touch of Leela flair.

    Introducing the concept in Delhi, the menu celebrates the time-honored and richly beautiful henna art that is associated with weddings and special occasions with dedicated selection of cakes, macaroons and cookies adorned with intricate and the daintiest henna patterns. Accompanying this is the selection of Indian sweets and savouries that includes many of your favourites like Kesari Boondi Ladoo, Balu Sahi, Kala Jamun, Methi Matthi, Aloo Bonda, Mirch Vada, Dhokla, Samosas, and more. Our selection of petite sandwiches permeates Indian flavours like Tandoori Chicken and Tandoori Paneer. Our western delights from the Old Continent compliment the experience with an array of cakes, jams, desserts and scones and hard to miss the Mango Minestrone soup. Lastly, crowning the experience is our finest selection of teas and single origin coffees sourced from around the world interspersed with our seamless service.

    Recommended and acclaimed by food critics, prestigious publications and institutions, our team at The Qube promises an exceptional experience each time. What better way to spend your Saturday afternoon with family and friends in the ambience that offers an abundance of natural light overlooking serene greens of the inner courtyard and the captivating statue of 1.5 tons of gold, silver, copper and bronze, our DEVI.

    Timings: 1600 to 1830 hours, Every Saturday,
    Reservation details: 011 39331370 or email us at theqube.newdelhi@theleela.com,
    Tariff: Introductory of INR 1700 per adult and a special price of INR 900 for children below 12 years of age, for limited period only.

    About The Leela Palace New Delhi

    The Leela Palace New Delhi perfectly exemplifies the magnificent architecture, grace and elegance of Lutyens’ Delhi. Located at the heart of the prestigious Diplomatic Enclave area, the hotel is in proximity to the Presidential Palace, the Prime Minister's office, a number of embassies, the central business district and a host of historical monuments. You can experience the luxury of 254 wide-spaced guestrooms and suites each spanning over 550 square feet and a Presidential Suite sprawling over 4,800 square feet. A royal Indian dining experience is offered at Jamavar modern global dining at The Qube an exclusive Japanese culinary experience at MEGU a gastronomically entertaining evening at Le Cirque and a sophisticated retreat at The Library for wines and liqueurs. For pure, blissful indulgence an exclusive spa by ESPA is presented for the first time in the capital. This hotel in Delhi combines state-of-the-art functionality with traditional warmth to ensure guests the highest levels of Indian hospitality at a global standard.

    About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is owned by Hotel Leelaventure Ltd. The ultra-luxury hotel group owns and manages eight award-winning hotels in India in prime urban locations and magical holiday destinations across India including Mumbai, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Udaipur and Kovalam. New properties under development include Jaipur, Bangalore, Noida, Agra and Lake Ashtamudi, Kerala. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is committed to providing warm, gracious and anticipatory service in settings that capture the essence of India. The group has a marketing alliance with US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance based in Geneva, Switzerland. For further information, please contact your travel counselor or visit our website at http://www.theleela.com/

    For more information, contact:

    Deepti Uppal
    Head - PR & Marketing Communication
    Tel: +91 11 3933 1260
    Mobile: +91 88009 93235
    Email : deepti.uppal@theleela.com

     

    Harmandeep Singh
    Executive- PR & Marketing Communications
    Tel: + 91 11 3933 1260
    Mobile: + 91 95600 93770
    Email : pr.newdelhi@theleela.com

  • 22 Dec 2015

    The Leela expands with third luxury hotel in National Capital Region

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts today announced a new addition to the group’s luxury portfolio with the reflagging of Ambience Group’s five-star deluxe hotel in East Delhi. Renamed ‘The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Delhi,” the 480-room property offers one of the largest conference and event space in India.

    The Leela Expands With Third Luxury Hotel In National Capital Region
    Newest addition to portfolio - The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Delhi brings one of the largest conventions and events space in India

    MUMBAI – 22 December 2015 – The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts today announced a new addition to the group’s luxury portfolio with the reflagging of Ambience Group’s five-star deluxe hotel in East Delhi. Renamed ‘The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Delhi,” the 480-room property offers one of the largest conference and event space in India.

    With the newest addition, The Leela group now operates three unique properties in the Delhi-NCR totalling over 1150 rooms, further enhancing its brand appeal and market penetration.

    Commenting on the development, Rajiv Kaul, president, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said: “The addition of The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi to our portfolio further consolidates our presence in the Delhi-NCR region and underscores our asset light growth strategy. The hotel is designed to offer a seamless experience for large conferences, weddings, exhibitions, product launches to guests from here and overseas. As India emerges as a significant destination for world-class banqueting, conventions and events, this property shall further assist in making Delhi a preferred upscale MICE destination.”

    The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Delhi is strategically located near the historic Old Delhi as well as the central business districts of Delhi, Ghaziabad and Noida. It offers 70,000 square feet of multi-purpose meeting and banqueting space, including a pillar-less ballroom with pre-function area in excess of 30,000 square feet, with the capacity to host more than 6000 guests reception style and 2500 seated theatre-style.

    The property is helmed by Jaideep Anand, an experienced hotelier with over three decades with leading hotel groups. Anand brings an immaculate reputation for excellence in hotel operations, food and beverage, and wellness.

    The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Delhi is easily accessible from the Airport, National Highway and Delhi Metro. Its 480 contemporary rooms and suites are encased within two towers connected by sky bridges. The Leela’s signature experience of culinary excellence will be reflected in all four restaurants and its scenic, glass-enclosed bar. For guests and local residents alike, the hotel offers a 6587 square feet spa with hammam and an ice fountain, two fitness studios, a trendy beauty salon, and two outdoor heated swimming pools.

    The 70,000 square feet ballroom space is flexible and can also be divided into five smaller rooms with flexible seating and is flanked by four VIP guest rooms which can be used as break-away areas. The hotel also offers a second ballroom with an area of 3500 square feet, an 1100 square feet outdoor patio, two exclusive boardrooms and three meeting rooms.

    Two well-appointed business centres at the hotel, comprising of seven additional boardrooms compliment the convention facilities, on the ground level. Each of these business centres are equipped with state of the art LED screens, world class office equipment and personalised executive service.

    The Leela now offers guests three hotels with distinct identities in the Delhi-NCR region to choose from - The Leela Palace New Delhi located in the prestigious diplomatic enclave in the heart of the capital city; The Leela Ambience Gurgaon Hotels and Residences located in the dynamic hub of Gurgaon while being 15 minutes from the domestic and international Airports; and The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Delhi located in close proximity to Lutyens Delhi, Old Delhi, with easy getaway access to Agra and the hills of North India.

    About The Leela Palaces Hotels and Resorts:

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is owned by Hotel Leelaventure Ltd. The luxury hotel group owns and manages nine award-winning properties in prime urban locations and magical holiday destinations across India including Mumbai, New Delhi, East Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Udaipur and Kovalam. New properties under development include Bangalore, Jaipur, Agra, Lucknow and Kathmandu. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is committed to providing warm, gracious and anticipatory service in settings that capture the essence of India. The group has a marketing alliance with Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance. For further information, please contact your travel counsellor or visit our website at www.theleela.com

    For more information, please contact:

    Rashmi Vasisht
    Corporate Director, Public Relations
    Tel: +91 22 6691 1052
    Mobile: +91 96192 02856
    Email : rashmi.vasisht@theleela.com

       
  • 11 Mar 2015

    Le Cirque’s Chef De Cuisine, Diego Martinelli introduces a brand new menu

    New Delhi’s most celebrated French-Italian restaurant, Le Cirque at The Leela Palace New Delhi gives a complete makeover to its menu introducing a world of new and exciting flavours, ingredients and colours. Under the leadership of the newly appointed chef de cuisine, Diego Martinelli, the sublime menu showcases a fresh line of creativity with a dollop of the nostalgia of retreating winters.

    NEW DELHI – 11th March 2015 –New Delhi’s most celebrated French-Italian restaurant, Le Cirque at The Leela Palace New Delhi gives a complete makeover to its menu introducing a world of new and exciting flavours, ingredients and colours. Under the leadership of the newly appointed chef de cuisine, Diego Martinelli, the sublime menu showcases a fresh line of creativity with a dollop of the nostalgia of retreating winters.

    Diego whips up excellence with his creative bent playing around with the local herbs and spices, combining them with the perfect cuts of meats and freshly farmed vegetables. Complementing the season, Le Cirque’s new menu strikes a perfect balance with a wide selection of chef’s own creations and Le Cirque Signatures straight from New York.

    The collections of his handcrafted culinary delicacies include the Lobster Ravioli, Risotto Alla Cipolla, Yellowfin Tuna, Sea Bass in Crispy Potato Paupiette and Chicken Al Mattone. For our guests with vegan preferences, the menu offers a delicious Pumpkin soup, tasty Zucchini Frittelle, Capellini, Fritto Misto and Risotto Ai Carcifio, which can be paired with our exclusive range of wine or champagne. The new menu at the New Delhi restaurant pays special tribute to healthy, low-calorie and gluten-free indulgences.

    Diego’s personal favourites on the menu include his signature Pumpkin Tortelloni with its sweet flavour and texture, the Sage Pappardelle Pasta for comfort food and Pork Belly with richness in its soft meat and crispy skin.

    The iconic American restaurant chain’s first venture in Asia, Le Cirque is synonymous with luxurious and high-end dining. Located on the 10th floor, it features an avant-garde bar lounge with a walk-in wine cellar and picturesque alfresco seating, comfort of multiple dining rooms and an interactive chef’s table amidst its candle lit chic ambience.

    We invite you to a culinary sojourn of paramount service and culinary excellence, only at the legendary Le Cirque.

    Book your tables now at +91 (11) 3933 1390 or email us at lecirque.newdelhi@theleela.com.

    About The Leela Palace New Delhi

    The Leela Palace New Delhi is a 5 star hotel in New Delhi which perfectly exemplifies the magnificent architecture, grace and elegance of Lutyens’ Delhi. Located at the heart of the prestigious Diplomatic Enclave area, the hotel is in proximity to the Presidential Palace, the Prime Minister's office, a number of embassies, the central business district and a host of historical monuments. You can experience the luxury of 254 wide-spaced guestrooms and suites each spanning over 550 square feet and a Presidential Suite sprawling over 4,800 square feet. A royal Indian dining experience is offered at Jamavar modern global dining at The Qube an exclusive Japanese culinary experience at MEGU a gastronomically entertaining evening at Le Cirque and a sophisticated retreat at The Library for wines and liqueurs. For pure, blissful indulgence an exclusive spa by ESPA is presented for the first time in the capital. The Leela Palace New Delhi combines state-of-the-art functionality with traditional warmth to ensure guests the highest levels of Indian hospitality at a global standard.

    For further information, please contact your travel counselor or visit our website at www.theleela.com. To view or download high resolution images, please visit our image gallery at http://images.theleela.com.

    For more information, please contact:

    Deepti Uppal
    Head - PR & Marketing Communication
    Tel: +91 11 3933 1260
    Mobile: +91 88009 93235
    Email : deepti.uppal@theleela.com

     

    Chhavi Kohli
    Executive-PR & Marketing Communications
    Tel: +91 11 3933 1260
    Mobile: +91 95600 93770
    Email : pr.newdelhi@theleela.com

  • 09 Jun 2014

    The Leela introduces perfect Getaway Packages

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts introduces The Leela Getaways – a collection of perfect holiday escapes at exceptional value in India’s top leisure destinations. Each award-winning leisure hotel of the Group - The Leela Goa, The Leela Palace Udaipur and The Leela Kovalam – is offering special rates and luxury vacation packages designed to help you celebrate or relax with family, rediscover romance or simply, getaway.

    Escape to India’s Top Destinations with Luxurious Offers and Savings

    MUMBAI – 9 June 2014 – The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts introduces The Leela Getaways – a collection of perfect holiday escapes at exceptional value in India’s top leisure destinations. Each award-winning leisure hotel of the Group - The Leela Goa, The Leela Palace Udaipur and The Leela Kovalam – is offering special rates and luxury vacation packages designed to help you celebrate or relax with family, rediscover romance or simply, getaway.

    Whether it is a family holiday or a journey to rediscover the rich culture of India, a spa vacation or rejuvenation through Ayurveda, a romantic rendezvous or a self-indulgent royal retreat, Leela Getaways offer a wide array of packages with luxurious savings as high as 33%, where you receive a free room night with a minimum two-night stay, and extra savings for booking in advance.

    Each of the hotels offer heart-stopping views and heart-warming stays. The Leela Goa is nestled between River Sal and the Arabian Sea, with over 300,000 trees and freshwater lagoons, making it a green sanctuary. The Leela Palace Udaipur, a stunning modern day palace located on the banks of Lake Pichola, offers a spectacular view of the tranquil lake, the historic City Palace and the majestic Aravali mountains. The Leela Kovalam is cradled between two sweeping beaches and perched on a rock-face, offering panoramic views of the famed Kovalam shoreline.

    The Leela Moments

    The package, ideal for those who prefer to plan their own daily activities, includes stays in beautifully appointed spacious rooms, all meals; breakfast, lunch and dinner for two, as well as round-trip airport transfers. The Leela Holiday Concierge is available to assist with holiday options.

    The Leela Palace Udaipur - Package starts at Rs. 23,000 per room per night plus taxes, for a Lake View room. Book a minimum two-night stay, and get the third night stay complimentary on room only basis.

    The Leela Goa - Package starts at Rs. 12,000 per room per night plus taxes, for a Lagoon Terrace room. Book 21 days in advance and save another 5% off on the package rate.

    The Leela Kovalam - Package starts at Rs. 9,000 per room per night plus taxes, for a Garden View room. Book 30 days in advance and get 10% off on the package rate.

    Romance at The Leela

    A package specially designed for a couple longing to spend quality time together at an idyllic location. This enticing breakfast-inclusive package offers an array of romantic inclusions that set the mood to rekindle love, such as an exquisite dinner for the couple at one of the destination dining locations within the property, luxurious and relaxing couple spa treatments, a bottle of sparkling wine, cake and chocolates in the room on arrival, a romantic boat ride over the pristine Lake Pichola (Udaipur), private butler on call, round-trip airport transfers in a luxury sedan, and more.

    The Leela Palace Udaipur - Package starts at Rs. 23,500 per room per night plus taxes, for a Lake View room. Book a minimum two-night stay, and get the third night stay complimentary on room only basis.

    The Leela Goa - Package starts at Rs. 22,900 per room per night plus taxes, for a Lagoon Terrace room.

    The Leela Kovalam - Package starts at Rs. 17,600 per room per night plus taxes, for a Club room.

    Sights and Culture

    If discovering the richness of Indian culture and sightseeing delights you, The Leela’s Sights and Culture package is a perfect selection. Designed for the explorer in you, the package includes a trip to explore historic churches and forts along with the beautiful beaches of Goa; heritage temples, magnificent havelis and local markets of Udaipur; and royal palaces and palm-fringed beaches of Kovalam, along with many inclusions such as a sumptuous breakfast, gourmet dinner and meal credits, round-trip airport transfers, and more.

    The Leela Palace Udaipur - Package starts at Rs. 22,000 per room per night plus taxes, for a Lake View room.

    The Leela Goa - Package starts at Rs. 15,500 per room per night plus taxes, for a Lagoon Terrace room.

    The Leela Kovalam - Package starts at Rs. 12,000 per room per night plus taxes, for a Beach View room.

    Spa and Spiritual Journeys

    Spa and Spiritual Journeys blend award-winning ESPA spa therapies with enchanting local experiences at The Leela Palace Udaipur. This luxury hotel is the perfect destination to invigorate the mind, body and soul while discovering one of Rajasthan’s most exotic and picturesque lands - historic Udaipur.

    Spa and Spiritual Journeys are three wellness programmes based on achieving total balance and restoring natural energy over three, five or seven days. The three programmes have been thoughtfully crafted to bring a unique balance by combining ancient ayurvedic and modern western spa treatments at the award-winning ESPA tented spa suites, with outdoor spiritual pursuits such as traditional ritual ceremony at the 150-year old Lord Shiva temple, tranquil yoga and meditation sessions, private guided visits to palaces, ancient forts and temples in and around the city, serene sunset boat cruise, sessions with an astrologer, Rajasthani dance lessons, refreshing spa cocktails and daily healthy spa cuisine, and more, making these journeys a lot more than just a holiday.

    The Leela Palace Udaipur – Three-day package starts at Rs. 66,337, Five-day package starts at Rs. 1,32,318 and Seven-day package starts at Rs. 1,75,142. Rates include room tariffs for a Lake View room, breakfast, spa treatments and taxes.

    Ayurveda at The Leela

    If you are seeking to rejuvenate your senses and soul, or correct imbalances in your body through pure Ayurveda, the recently launched ‘Ayurveda at The Leela’ packages are just what you should opt for. The package, offered at the world-class Divya Ayurveda Spa at The Leela Kovalam, consists of Lifestyle (7-day package, focused on rejuvenation, de-stress and detoxification), Wellness (14-day package, focused on anti-aging and weight loss) and Specialised (21-day package, focused on rheumatoid arthritis, spondylosis, migraine and other ailments). The Lifestyle and Wellness packages include 90 minutes and the Specialised package includes 120 minutes of Ayurveda treatment per day.

    Health and life style consultancy by a qualified Ayurveda doctor, yoga and meditation session once every day, complimentary online consultancy for three months after the program, all meals and round-trip airport transfers are also included in each of these three packages.

    The Leela Kovalam - Package starts at Rs. 11,000 per room per night plus taxes, for a Garden View room.

    Suite Indulgences

    Exclusivity beyond imagination defines the Suite Indulgence package. The package elevates the stay to a truly unforgettable experience as you indulge in one of the luxuriously appointed lake or ocean-facing suites along with inclusions such as a sumptuous breakfast, high tea and gourmet meals at our restaurants, unique destination dining experiences, half-day sightseeing trip in a BMW or a private three-course dinner for two along with a couple’s massage at The Spa (Goa), plus, airport transfers in a luxury sedan, complimentary 24-hour butler service, internet, laundry, discounts on spa treatments and F&B, and more.

    Health and life style consultancy by a qualified Ayurveda doctor, yoga and meditation session once every day, complimentary online consultancy for three months after the program, all meals and round-trip airport transfers are also included in each of these three packages.

    The Leela Palace Udaipur - Package starts at Rs. 55,250 per room per night plus taxes, for a Luxury Suite.

    The Leela Goa - Package starts at Rs. 38,000 per room per night plus taxes, for a Club Suite.

    The Leela Kovalam - Package starts at Rs. 26,800 per room per night plus taxes, for a Club Suite.

    For reservations, please contact: The Leela Reservations Worldwide -
    India Toll Free: 1800 1031 444; Telephone no.: +91 124 4425 444;

    E-mail: reservations@theleela.com ; Web: www.theleela.com

    All package rates valid until September 30, 2014. Terms and Conditions apply.

    About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is owned by Hotel Leelaventure Ltd. The ultra-luxury hotel group owns and manages eight award-winning properties in prime urban locations and magical holiday destinations across India including Mumbai, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Udaipur and Kovalam. New properties under development include Jaipur, Bangalore, Noida, Agra and Lake Ashtamudi, Kerala. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is committed to providing warm, gracious and anticipatory service in settings that capture the essence of India. The group has a marketing alliance with US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance based in Geneva, Switzerland. For further information, please contact your travel counselor or visit our website at www.theleela.com

    To view or download high-resolution images, please visit our image gallery http://images.theleela.com.

    For more information, contact:

    Rashmi Vasisht
    Corporate Director, Public Relations
    Tel: +91 22 6691 1052
    Mobile: +91 96192 02856
    Email : rashmi.vasisht@theleela.com

     

    Chinmay Shah
    Corporate Manager, Public Relations
    Tel: +91 22 6691 1057
    Mobile: +91 98330 44840
    Email : chinmay.shah@theleela.com

  • 07 Dec 2016

    The Leela Palace Udaipur Wins Top Accolades at Conde Nast Traveller India Readers Travel Awards 2016

    Luxury Resort voted a ‘Favourite Indian Leisure Hotel’ and its spa by ESPA crowned ‘Favourite Indian Hotel Spa’.

    UDAIPUR– 07 December 2016 – The Leela Palace Udaipur has been voted a ‘Favourite Leisure Hotel’ of the country and its spa by ESPA crowned India’s ‘Favourite Hotel Spa’ at the sixth edition of Condé Nast Traveller India Readers’ Travel Awards. The awards were conferred at a glittering ceremony attended by select industry leaders, influencers and marquee names from travel, tourism and government bodies, including Chief Guest Shri Vinod Zutshi, Secretary, Minister of Tourism, Government of India.

     

    The prestigious Readers Travel Awards were chosen through a nationwide readers’ voting process spanning two months. The awards recognize the best in the travel industry and are considered the barometer of the tastes and preferences of discerning travellers.

     

    Commenting on the awards, Rajesh Namby, general manager, The Leela Palace Udaipur, said: “We are truly honoured that The Leela Palace Udaipur has been recognized two years in row as a favourite hotel of the discerning readers of Condé Nast Traveller. These awards are an affirmation of our commitment towards creating truly personal and authentic experiences for our guests. We thank all our guests for their trusted support and our team for consistently delivering memorable services.”

     

    Commenting on the recognition, Tania Bardhan, group spa manager, The Leela Palaces Hotels and Resorts said: "It is indeed an honour to be acknowledged for our efforts and our heartfelt thanks to the readers of Condé Nast Traveller India who have voted for us. We are delighted that our guests appreciate the unique concept of our luxury tented spa, and the luxurious spa rituals on offer with natural, scientifically proven, ethically sourced products.”

     

    Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards are globally renowned and considered the most prestigious in the industry. They honour the best in travel, tourism and hospitality, as chosen by the discerning and influential readers of Condé Nast Traveller, and are considered indicative of what discerning travellers really want and enjoy. Based on their personal experiences, readers voted across 27 categories for their preferred destinations, airlines, hotels, spas, airports and more.

     

    About The Leela Palace Udaipur

    The Leela Palace Udaipur, a stunning modern day palace inspired by the magic and grandeur of Udaipur’s past, is located on the banks of Lake Pichola and offers a spectacular view of the tranquil lake, the historic City Palace and the majestic Aravali mountains. The elegant and contemporary interiors of each of the 72 spacious rooms and 8 lavish suites are embellished with traditional art and artisan crafts inspired by the rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan. With the country’s only luxury tented spa and an array of dining options, the palace provides a fairy tale setting for a Royal Mewar experience. A 16th century city in the heart of Rajasthan, the enchanting city of Udaipur is regal in historic splendour and immensely rich in heritage, myths, legends, culture and leisure adventure. Also known as ‘The City of Lakes’, ‘The City of Romance’ and ‘Venice of the East’, Udaipur is surrounded by the scenic beauty of the Aravali Mountains.

     

    About The Spa by ESPA at The Leela Palace Udaipur

    ESPA at The Leela Palace Udaipur is majestically located in the courtyard gardens overlooking Lake Pichola and provides deeply therapeutic treatments with products developed from the finest, organic plant extracts and oils from around the world. The spa’s one-of-a-kind air-conditioned tents, set amidst private pools and fragrant gardens, fuse time-honoured local artisanal designs of Rajasthan. Every ESPA treatment and ceremony is a personalised, luxurious and caring experience, with treatments reflecting a fusion of ancient Ayurvedic and modern European therapies.

     

    About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

    Established in 1986, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, owns and operates nine award-winning properties in major cities and magical leisure destinations across India. These include the flagship in the capital city of New Delhi, plus, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Gurgaon, East Delhi, Goa, Udaipur and Kovalam Beach, Kerala. Over the last three decades, The Leela group has been recognized for its unique identity among the world’s leading hotels, and received numerous accolades by prestigious publications and industry groups around the globe. Each property is a market leader in its respective location, and internationally acclaimed for excellence in luxury hospitality. The Leela is committed to providing guests with unforgettable stays in settings that capture the essence of India. The group has several new projects under development, including Bengaluru, Jaipur, Agra, Lucknow, Kathmandu, Chandigarh, with plans to expand to Maldives, Dubai, Fujairah Beach, and Seychelles. It has a marketing alliance with US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance, Geneva, Switzerland. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is owned by Hotel Leela venture Ltd, a publicly listed company. For more information, please visit our website at www.theleela.com

     

    To view or download high resolution images, please visit our image gallery at http://images.theleela.com

     

    For more information, please contact:

    Rashmi Vasisht                                     

    Corporate Director, Public Relations                 

    Tel: +91 11 3933 1234                         

    Mobile: +91 96192 02856                               

    E-mail: rashmi.vasisht@theleela.com

  • 23 Jan 2014

    Kunal Chauhan appointed General Manager of The Leela Palace Bangalore

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels, and Resorts today announced the appointment of Kunal Chauhan as the General Manager of The Leela Palace Bangalore. Chauhan brings with him a broad array of experience in various senior positions with The Oberoi Group and The Leela Group. Prior to this appointment, he was the Resident Manager at The Leela Palace New Delhi.

    BANGALORE – 23 January 2014 - The Leela Palaces, Hotels, and Resorts today announced the appointment of Kunal Chauhan as the General Manager of The Leela Palace Bangalore. Chauhan brings with him a broad array of experience in various senior positions with The Oberoi Group and The Leela Group. Prior to this appointment, he was the Resident Manager at The Leela Palace New Delhi.

    In his new role, Chauhan will manage the award-winning Leela Palace Bangalore that was voted the world’s Favourite Overseas Business Hotel by Condé Nast Traveller, UK. More recently, the luxury hotel has been ranked “one of the very best hotels on the planet” by Conde Nast Traveller USA’s, Gold List Readers Choice Survey 2013; with one of the best spas in Asia by UK Readers’ Spa Awards 2011. For the last two successive years, The Leela Palace Bangalore is the only hotel in the country to win “The National Energy Conservation Award” conferred by the President of India.

    Rajiv Kaul, President of The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said, “We are delighted to have Kunal helm the iconic Leela Palace Bangalore. We are confident that under Kunal’s dynamic leadership, The Leela Palace Bangalore will continue to retain its market leadership and be the first choice of discerning travelers.”

    Chauhan comes with a strong F & B background having set up award-winning operations as the Executive Assistant Manager – Food & Beverage at The Leela Palace Ambiance Gurgaon. for which he was recognized as the “F&B Manager of the Year” by the prestigious Hotelier India Awards. Chauhan has also served as the Resident Manager at the group’s flagship property, The Leela Palace New Delhi. His operational experience, multi-property management, refurbishment and renovation experience across different 5 star hotels are distinguishing facets of his career.

    Taking charge at The Leela Palace Bangalore, Chauhan said, “The Leela Palace Bangalore really stands out as a symbol of exemplary luxury, but more importantly, as a symbol of Leela hospitality. It is certainly a great honor to take on the role of General Manager of such a magnificent property.”

    Kunal is an alumni of OCLD (Oberoi Centre of learning and development) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree along with a diploma in hotel management.

    He firmly believes in work-life balance and is usually found with his family and close friends in his leisure time experimenting with different cuisines.

    About The Leela Palace Bangalore

    The Leela Palace Bangalore nestled amidst nine acres of lush gardens and a sparkling lagoon in the garden city of Bangalore featuring six floors of elegant and spacious 357 rooms and suites. The new luxury 5 star hotel offers a host of restaurants, bars and The Royal Club, a hotel within a hotel providing highly-personalized business and leisure services complemented by five daily meal presentations at The Royal Club Lounge. Built in an art-deco form drawing inspiration from the architectural style of the Royal Palace of Mysore and the palaces of the Vijayanagar Empire, its copper domes, arches and ornate ceilings reflect the grandeur of palaces of a bygone era. The 5 star business hotel is in close proximity to business districts and an easy stroll from the KGA golf course. The palm lined approach to the hotel leads past an exquisite marble fountain into a windswept lobby that overlooks lush gardens, waterfalls and lily ponds. A striking feature of the hotel is its majestic airy porte-cochere at the entrance.

    About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is owned by Hotel Leelaventure Ltd. The ultra-luxury hotel group owns and manages eight award-winning properties in prime urban locations and magical holiday destinations across India including Mumbai, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Udaipur and Kovalam. New properties under development include Jaipur, Bangalore, Noida, Agra and Lake Ashtamudi, Kerala. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is committed to providing warm, gracious and anticipatory service in settings that capture the essence of India. The group has a marketing alliance with US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance based in Geneva, Switzerland. For further information, please contact your travel counselor or visit our website at http://www.theleela.com/

    For access to our repository of high resolution images, log on to http://images.theleela.com.

    For more information, contact:

    Rashmi Vasisht
    Corporate Director, Public Relations
    Tel: +91 22 6691 1052
    Mobile: +91 96192 02856
    Email : rashmi.vasisht@theleela.com

     

    Bhavana Shah
    Manager - PR & Marketing Communications
    Tel: +91 40 3057 1190
    Mobile: +91 93424 06549
    Email : bhavana.shah@theleela.com

  • 03 Apr 2014

    The Leela Palace New Delhi rated amongst the Best Business Hotels for women travellers by Travel + Leisure

    The Leela Palace New Delhi has been voted amongst the Best Hotels For Women Travellers in India for the exceptional features and amenities thoughtfully created to provide seamless safety, maximum comfort and privacy to female guests by the readers of Travel + Leisure India and South Asia.

    NEW DELHI, 03 April, 2014: The Leela Palace New Delhi has been voted amongst the Best Hotels For Women Travellers in India for the exceptional features and amenities thoughtfully created to provide seamless safety, maximum comfort and privacy to female guests by the readers of Travel + Leisure India and South Asia. The third edition of the iconic India’s Best Awards 2013 by Travel + Leisure India & South Asia honoured the very best in regional travel and hospitality. The prestigious award was felicitated in the presence in presence of Piyush Sharma, Publisher & CEO, Travel + Leisure India & South Asia, His Excellency Dr. Burak Akcapar, Ambassador, Turkey, Mr. Chetan Seth, Chairman & Managing Director, Chemon India, Anupama Dayal, Shivani Wazir Pasrich, His Excellency Mr. Jorge Roza De Oliveira, Ambassador, Portugal, His Excellency Mr. Jaime Nualart, Ambassador, Mexico and His Excellency Dr. A K Jagessur, High Commissioner, Mauritus.

    Voted by thousands of Travel + Leisure readers, The Leela Palace New Delhi emerged as one of favourite hotels of the women travellers from all across the world. Earlier in 2013, this luxury hotel in Delhi proactively transformed one of its guest floors to an exclusive haven for single lady travellers. Expressed in every detail, Kamal, the quintessential floor is packaged with round the clock bespoke services including being received by a airport representative upon arrival, complimentary airport-transfers in BMW sedans, in-car food order service, special in-room amenities ranging from luxury toiletries to choice of magazines and newspapers, yoga mats, styling accessories and special F&B amenities, dedicated female housekeepers & butlers, female security guards, complimentary treatment at ESPA along with access to a fully equipped fitness studio and the capital’s only rooftop temperature controlled swimming pool. Kamal engenders an added sense of security with surveillance system and restricted elevator access.

    Commenting on the occassion Louis Sailer, General Manager, The Leela Palace New Delhi said, “Women business travellers are a very important market segment for us and we thank all the readers of Travel + Leisure for their invaluable support. The Leela Palace New Delhi thrives on the finest service standards, listening to our guests needs, being open to go an extra mile to attend to their needs and being proactive in exceeding expectations is in our ethos. And, with our dedicated single lady travellers’ floor, we are confident that all our female guests will enjoy enhanced privacy and comfort in the lap of luxury.”

    Travel + Leisure India and South Asia is the sixth international edition of the world’s leading travel magazine. It has been in India and South Asia region for over 7 years. The winners of India’s Best Awards 2013 were decided after robust voting from the discerning readers. The readers were invited to cast votes across various categories ranging from top hotels, resorts, destinations and airlines to cruise lines and travel companies.

    The flagship property of The Leela group has been awarded by many national and international top publications, including Robb Report USA, Conde Nast Traveller, DestinAsian, Singapore Tatler and the most recent Travel + Leisure’s India’s Best Awards. This hotel in delhi is reminiscent of royal palaces & India’s dramatic past. The Lutyen’s inspired architecture, multi-million dollar art collection, grandeur of 254 spacious guestrooms & exceptional culinary wonders including two New York imports, Le Cirque and MEGU. The unique features include the city’s only rooftop temperature-controlled swimming pool, spa by ESPA, London and a state-of-the-art gymnasium which bring memorable comfort to discerning travellers.

    About The Leela Palace New Delhi

    The Leela Palace New Delhi perfectly exemplifies the magnificent architecture, grace and elegance of Lutyens’ Delhi. Located at the heart of the prestigious Diplomatic Enclave area, this five star hotel in Delhi is in proximity to the Presidential Palace, the Prime Minister's office, a number of embassies, the central business district and a host of historical monuments. You can experience the luxury of 254 wide-spaced guestrooms and suites each spanning over 550 square feet and a Presidential Suite sprawling over 4,800 square feet. A royal Indian dining experience is offered at Jamavar modern global dining at The Qube an exclusive Japanese culinary experience at MEGU a gastronomically entertaining evening at Le Cirque and a sophisticated retreat at The Library for wines and liqueurs. For pure, blissful indulgence an exclusive spa by ESPA is presented for the first time in the capital. The Leela Palace New Delhi combines state-of-the-art functionality with traditional warmth to ensure guests the highest levels of Indian hospitality at a global standard.

    About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is owned by Hotel Leelaventure Ltd. The ultra-luxury hotel group owns and manages eight award-winning luxury hotels in prime urban locations and magical holiday destinations across India including Mumbai, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Udaipur and Kovalam. New properties under development include Jaipur, Bangalore, Noida, Agra and Lake Ashtamudi, Kerala. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is committed to providing warm, gracious and anticipatory service in settings that capture the essence of India. The group has a marketing alliance with US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance based in Geneva, Switzerland. For further information, please contact your travel counselor or visit our website at http://www.theleela.com/

    For access to our repository of high resolution images, log on to http://images.theleela.com.

    For more information, contact:

    Deepti Uppal
    Head - PR & Marketing Communication
    Tel: +91 11 3933 1260
    Mobile: +91 88009 93235
    Email : deepti.uppal@theleela.com

     

    Harmandeep Singh
    Executive- PR & Marketing Communications
    Tel: + 91 11 3933 1260
    Mobile: + 91 95600 93770
    Email : pr.newdelhi@theleela.com

  • 15 Jan 2015

    Le Cirque wins the coveted Times Food & Nightlife Awards 2015 for the fourth consecutive year

    Capital’s finest restaurant, Le Cirque at The Leela Palace New Delhi bags the prestigious Times Food & Nightlife Award 2015 for fourth consecutive year in the Best French - Fine Dine category. Considered as the Oscars for the culinary awards in India, the glittering ceremony saw the presence of eminent personalities from the world of fashion, Bollywood and business including Times Group MD Vineet Jain, Bipasha Basu, Rahul Dev, Papa CJ and more.

    NEW DELHI– 15th January 2015 – Capital’s finest restaurant, Le Cirque at The Leela Palace New Delhi bags the prestigious Times Food & Nightlife Award 2015 for fourth consecutive year in the Best French - Fine Dine category. Considered as the Oscars for the culinary awards in India, the glittering ceremony saw the presence of eminent personalities from the world of fashion, Bollywood and business including Times Group MD Vineet Jain, Bipasha Basu, Rahul Dev, Papa CJ and more. The by-invitation soiree was followed by an elaborate gourmet fare wherein the winners exhibited some of the most interesting and enticing cuisines from their respective menus.

    New Delhi’s most sought-after restaurant, Le Cirque offers an interesting medley of European flavours that makes the food as exciting to the palate as it is a feast to the eyes.

    On receiving the award, Louis Sailer, General Manager, The Leela Palace New Delhi said, “We are delighted to receive this honour for Le Cirque from Times Food and Nightlife Awards 2015 for the fourth year in a row. This award is a true testament to the team’s hard work and serves as a motivation to continue providing our guests with the finest dining experience the capital has to offer.”

    “The recently appointed Chef de Cuisine, Diego Martinelli is busy perfecting spring and summer flavours and we look forward to welcoming all Times Food & Guide Nightlife readers and our patrons in near future” added Louis Sailer.

    Established across seven metropolis of India, The Times Food & Nightlife are the biggest and most democratic F&B awards, based on a city wise format, covering various classes and cuisines.

    Times Food & Nightlife Guide is one of the leading food guides and is a trusted and reliable source for the food connoisseurs to experience some of the most authentic and exotic cuisines in India.

    Every year, the awards are given in various categories following a rigorous process. The nominees are first rated by authors of respective editions and then adjudged by an expert panel and readers’ popular choice, thereon announcing the winner.

    The Leela Palace New Delhi is known for its unparalleled gastronomic wonders and par excellence service. The hotel’s culinary offerings include two international fine dining institutions, modern-Japanese restaurant, MEGU and French-Italian restaurant, Le Cirque.

    Awarded as the Best Multi-cuisine restaurant in Delhi, the cube-shaped glass restaurant, The Qube offers an eclectic mix of international cuisines and beverages entwined with impeccable service. The hotel has other outlets like signature Indian restaurant, Jamavar and the quintessential lounge, The Library bar serving an array of premium whiskeys, wines and spirits; making this hotel the most preferred destination for discerning business and leisure travellers from around the world.

    About The Leela Palace New Delhi

    The Leela Palace New Delhi is a 5 star hotel in New Delhi which perfectly the magnificent architecture, grace and elegance of Lutyens’ Delhi. Located at the heart of the prestigious Diplomatic Enclave area, the hotel is in proximity to the Presidential Palace, the Prime Minister's office, a number of embassies, the central business district and a host of historical monuments. You can experience the luxury of 254 wide-spaced guestrooms and suites each spanning over 550 square feet and a Presidential Suite sprawling over 4,800 square feet. A royal Indian dining experience is offered at Jamavar modern global dining at The Qube an exclusive Japanese culinary experience at MEGU a gastronomically entertaining evening at Le Cirque and a sophisticated retreat at The Library for wines and liqueurs. For pure, blissful indulgence an exclusive spa by ESPA is presented for the first time in the capital. The Leela Palace New Delhi combines state-of-the-art functionality with traditional warmth to ensure guests the highest levels of Indian hospitality at a global standard.

    About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is owned by Hotel Leelaventure Ltd. The ultra-luxury hotel group owns and manages eight award-winning 5 star hotels in India in prime urban locations and magical holiday destinations across the country including Mumbai, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Udaipur and Kovalam. New properties under development include Jaipur, Bangalore, Agra and Lake Ashtamudi, Kerala. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is committed to providing warm, gracious and anticipatory service in settings that capture the essence of India. The group has a marketing alliance with US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance based in Geneva, Switzerland.

    For further information, please contact your travel counselor or visit our website at www.theleela.com

    To view or download high resolution images, please visit our image gallery at http://images.theleela.com.

    For more information, please contact:

    Deepti Uppal
    Head - PR & Marketing Communication
    Tel: +91 11 3933 1260
    Mobile: +91 88009 93235
    Email : deepti.uppal@theleela.com

     

    Chhavi Kohli
    Executive-PR & Marketing Communications
    Tel: +91 11 3933 1260
    Mobile: +91 95600 93770
    Email : pr.newdelhi@theleela.com

  • 26 May 2015

    The Leela Mumbai wins the Trip Advisor Hall Of Fame Award 2015

    TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, announced the 2015 Certificate of Excellence award recipients. As 2015 marks the fifth anniversary of the Certificate of Excellence award, TripAdvisor has inducted The Leela Mumbai into the “Hall of Fame”. This special designation is awarded to businesses that have earned a Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years and winners will receive a special ‘Hall of Fame’ certificate to recognize their achievement.

    MUMBAI – May 26, 2015 - TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, announced the 2015 Certificate of Excellence award recipients. As 2015 marks the fifth anniversary of the Certificate of Excellence award, TripAdvisor has inducted The Leela Mumbai into the “Hall of Fame”. This special designation is awarded to businesses that have earned a Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years and winners will receive a special ‘Hall of Fame’ certificate to recognize their achievement.

    This prestigious TripAdvisor award is given to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.com. The Leela Mumbai is delighted to receive this award and thanks their guests who took their time to review and rate the leading luxury hotel in Mumbai on TripAdvisor.

    Speaking on the occasion, The Leela Mumbai’s General Manager, Mr Ashish Kumar Rai said “We are very proud of being a part of this coveted honour. TripAdvisor, over the past years, has become the hallmark of unbiased and honest guest feedback which for today’s travelers is key in making their travel decisions. The Leela Mumbai has consistently been delivering guest services of highest industry standards over the past three decades. This honour reaffirms our commitment to our guests, who are treated nothing less than God, upholding the ethos of our brand - “AthithiDevoBhava”

    About The Leela Mumbai

    The first hotel of The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, The Leela Mumbai is a 5 star hotel in Mumbai, an oasis of tranquility in the bustling metropolis and set amidst 11 acres of lush landscaped gardens and cascading waterfalls. A convenient 5-minute drive from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport and 15-minute drive from the domestic airport, the hotel is located in close proximity to North Mumbai’s commercial center and export zone. The hotel offers spacious and beautifully-appointed 391-rooms and suites, including a 140sq. meters Presidential Suite. The exciting spectrum of culinary experiences include Le Cirque Signature, the legendary Franco-Italian restaurant, a royal Indian dining experience at Jamavar, modern global dining at Citrus, authentic Chinese at The Great Wall, along with a sophisticated retreat at Six Degrees-The Cosmopolitan Bar by the poolside. Multi-purpose meeting and conference rooms with latest technologies are available upon request. For blissful and revitalizing indulgence the exclusive Spa The Leela offers European and Oriental inspired treatments.

    For further information, please contact your travel counsellor or visit our website at www.theleela.com. For access to our repository of high resolution images, please visit our image gallery at http://images.theleela.com

    For more information, please contact:
    Sunila Duggal
    Marketing Communications & Public Relations Manager
    Tel: +91 22 6691 1211
    Mobile: +91 98210 88535
    Email : sunila.duggal@theleela.com

     

     

  • 18 Nov 2016

    The Leela Palace New Delhi Voted as the ‘Best Hotel for Women Business Travellers in India’2016 In the Readers Choice Awards by Travel+Leisure India and South Asia

    The Leela Palace New Delhi Voted as the ‘Best Hotel for Women Business Travellers In India’ 2016.

    NEW DELHI- 18th November 2016- The Leela Palace New Delhi witnessed a victorious night as it was conferred the prestigious Readers choice award for the ‘Best Hotel for Women Business Travelers in India’ at India’s Best Awards by Travel+Leisure India and South Asia held in Delhi. The hotel’s special single lady traveler package KAMAL, is an experience of its kind, thoughtfully created to offer maximum comfort and privacy to the lady guest. Named after Kamal, which literally means Lotus, the national flower of India, this quintessential package is replete with bespoke female-friendly services.

     

    Entering the 10 year in South Asian Region, this time the magazine conducted polling entirely on its digital platform- website and tablet edition and received votes fromrecord number of readers who chose their favorite brands across various categories.

     

    Speaking on the occasion Mr. Louis Sailer, General Manager at The Leela Palace New Delhi said “We are honored to be recognized for ourone of its kind, thoughtfully curated KAMAL experience at The Leela Palace New Delhi. We sincerely thank the readers of Travel+Leisure and our cherished patrons who have appreciated our untiring efforts that have gone into perfecting this home away from home experience.”

     

    Celebration of luxury begins at the touch down when a guest is received by the dedicated Leela team at the airport and ushered into the multi-faceted city in a female chauffeur driven BMW sedan.  At the heart of this quintessential experience is the wide range of bespoke female friendly amenities like hand-picked in-room amenities, luxury toiletries, styling accessories and more along with privileged services like round the clock dedicated female butlers, housekeepers, concierge and personal shopping assistance and guides as well as an access to a personal chef who curates gourmet experiences including gluten free and healthy lifestyle menus.In addition, guests can take advantage of many uniqueon-request services such as offers on spa treatments at ESPA, private yoga session, live cooking demonstration by the Master Indian Chef, on-call make-up artist, a guided day tour to TajMahal, Agra.

     

    Celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, The Leela Palace New Delhi has also been recognized as one of the 100 best hotels in the world by Travel +Leisure, USA and has garnered laurels globally for setting new standards of luxury in hospitality. The hotel offers the largest guest rooms in the capital city; unparalleledculinary experiences including two internationally-renowned restaurants - Le Cirque and MEGU; signature therapies at award-winning spa by ESPA London and an infinity-edge rooftop swimming pool, making it one of the most sought-after destinations for both business and leisure.

     

     

    About The Leela Palace New Delhi

    The Leela Palace New Delhi perfectly exemplifies the magnificent architecture, grace and elegance of Lutyens’ Delhi. Located at the heart of the prestigious Diplomatic Enclave area, the hotel is in proximity to the Presidential Palace, the Prime Minister's office, a number of embassies, the central business district and a host of historical monuments. You can experience the luxury of 254 wide-spaced guestrooms and suites each spanning over 550 square feet and a Presidential Suite sprawling over 4,800 square feet. A royal Indian dining experience is offered at Jamavar modern global dining at The Qube an exclusive Japanese culinary experience at MEGU a gastronomically entertaining evening at Le Cirque and a sophisticated retreat at The Library for wines and liqueurs. For pure, blissful indulgence an exclusive spa by ESPA is presented for the first time in the capital. The Leela Palace New Delhi combines state-of-the-art functionality with traditional warmth to ensure guests the highest levels of Indian hospitality at a global standard.

     

    About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

    Established in 1986, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, owns and operates nine award-winning properties in major cities and magical leisure destinations across India. These include the flagship in the capital city of New Delhi, plus, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Gurgaon, East Delhi, Goa, Udaipur and Kovalam Beach, Kerala. Over the last three decades, The Leela group has been recognized for its unique identity among the world’s leading hotels, and received numerous accolades by prestigious publications and industry groups around the globe. Each property is a market leader in its respective location, and internationally acclaimed for excellence in luxury hospitality. The Leela is committed to providing guests with unforgettable stays in settings that capture the essence of India. The group has several new projects under development, including Bangalore, Jaipur, Agra, Lucknow, Kathmandu, Chandigarh, with plans to expand to Maldives, Dubai, Fujairah Beach, and Seychelles. It has a marketing alliance with US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance, Geneva, Switzerland. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is owned by Hotel Leela venture Ltd, a publicly listed company. For more information, please visit our website at https://www.theleela.com/en_us/

    To view or download high resolution images, please visit our image gallery at http://images.theleela.com

    For more information, please contact:

     

    Reema Singh                                       

    Head -PR & Marketing Communications

    The Leela Palace New Delhi

    Tel: + 91 11 3933 1261

    Mobile: + 91 8800993235  

    E-mail: reema.singh@theleela.com

     

     

     

  • 08 Jul 2016

    The Leela Palace New Delhi appoints New Executive Chef to lead Culinary Team

    New Delhi-June 2016 - The Leela Palace New Delhi is delighted to announce the appointment of Adrian Mellor as the new Executive Chef.

    At the helm of culinary operations of The Leela Palace New Delhi, Chef Adrian will lead a highly creative team to further elevate the unique dining experiences that the bouquet of award-winning restaurants offers to discerning guests.

    Commenting on the appointment, Louis Sailer, general manager, The Leela Palace New Delhi said: “We are pleased to welcome Chef Adrian Mellor to the vibrant city of Delhi and our young palace. In his new role, Adrian will spearhead The Leela Palace New Delhi’s new culinary directions to capture the senses of our valued patrons and discerning travellers. His wealth of extensive knowledge and enthusiasm is an addition to the team that constantly sets precedent in the luxury dining segment and works hard to please the palette of our guests coming from all over the world.”

    A seasoned professional, Adrian has garnered twenty six years of professional experience across Asia and Europe. He started his career from Penny hill Park Hotel, London, as Chef de partie and went on to helm some of the finest restaurants at the world’s leading five star hotels, including, the Waldorf Astoria Malaysia; The Oberoi Rajvilas, India; The Peninsula Manila, Republic of the Philippines among others. He was Private Chef at ‘The Royal Hashemite Court in Jordan’ where he gallantly carried out his responsibilities, overseeing all the official functions of their majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania.

    Born and brought up in Oldham, England, Adrian, completed his education from Tameside College, Greater Manchester. He started working at an early age of 14 at a restaurant in UK where he was exposed to the inner workings of a restaurant and sparked his interest in the field of all things gastronomy. 

    A classically trained chef, Adrian describes himself as someone who is continuously learning and adapting himself to the changing culinary landscape, evolving styles and local preferences. It is his passion for food, ingredients, and cooking techniques that inspire him to experiment and bring a fresh perspective to his creations with enlivening twists.   His strength lies in his curiosity, willingness to experiment and an extensive knowledge of international culinary trends.

    In his free time, Adrian likes to play golf, he is a voracious reader and has recently started learning to play guitar.

    About The Leela Palace New Delhi

    The Leela Palace New Delhi perfectly exemplifies the magnificent architecture, grace and elegance of Lutyens’ Delhi. Located at the heart of the prestigious Diplomatic Enclave area, the hotel is in proximity to the Presidential Palace, the Prime Minister's office, a number of embassies, the central business district and a host of historical monuments. You can experience the luxury of 254 wide-spaced guestrooms and suites each spanning over 550 square feet and a Presidential Suite sprawling over 4,800 square feet. A royal Indian dining experience is offered at Jamavar modern global dining at The Qube an exclusive Japanese culinary experience at MEGU a gastronomically entertaining evening at Le Cirque and a sophisticated retreat at The Library for wines and liqueurs. For pure, blissful indulgence an exclusive spa by ESPA is presented for the first time in the capital. The Leela Palace New Delhi combines state-of-the-art functionality with traditional warmth to ensure guests the highest levels of Indian hospitality at a global standard.

    About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

    Established in 1986, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, owns and operates nine award-winning properties in major cities and magical leisure destinations across India. These include the flagship in the capital city of New Delhi, plus, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Gurgaon, East Delhi, Goa, Udaipur and Kovalam Beach, Kerala. Over the last three decades, The Leela group has been recognized for its unique identity among the world’s leading hotels, and received numerous accolades by prestigious publications and industry groups around the globe. Each property is a market leader in its respective location, and internationally acclaimed for excellence in luxury hospitality. The Leela is committed to providing guests with unforgettable stays in settings that capture the essence of India. The group has several new projects under development, including Bangalore, Jaipur, Agra, Lucknow, Kathmandu, Chandigarh, with plans to expand to Maldives, Dubai, Fujairah Beach, and Seychelles. It has a marketing alliance with US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance, Geneva, Switzerland. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is owned by Hotel Leela venture Ltd, a publicly listed company. For more information, please visit our website at https://www.theleela.com/en_us/

    To view or download high resolution images, please visit our image gallery at http://images.theleela.com

    For more information, please contact:

    Rashmi Vasisht
    Corporate Director, Public Relations
    Tel: +91 22 6691 1052
    Mobile: +91 96192 02856
    Email : rashmi.vasisht@theleela.com

  • 01 Apr 2015

    Espa at The Leela Palace New Delhi wins Best Spa Cuisine Award at the Geospa Asiaspa India Awards 2015

    Spa and wellness industry’s most coveted GeoSpa asiaSpa India Awards 2015 recognise ESPA at The Leela Palace New Delhi for the ‘Best Spa Cuisine in India’. The glittering award ceremony that celebrated the outstanding efforts of individuals and companies in driving best practices and exceptional standards in spa and wellness industry in Asia

    NEW DELHI – 1st April 2015 – Spa and wellness industry’s most coveted GeoSpa asiaSpa India Awards 2015 recognise ESPA at The Leela Palace New Delhi for the ‘Best Spa Cuisine in India’. The glittering award ceremony that celebrated the outstanding efforts of individuals and companies in driving best practices and exceptional standards in spa and wellness industry in Asia was attended by industry stalwarts, leading ladies from Bollywood, socialites and government personalities including Vidya Balan, Huma Quereshi, Raveena Tandon, Siddharth Shukla, Riddhima Kapoor Sahani, Vandana Luthra and Amitabh Kant Sahai.

    Acclaimed for its luxurious ayurvedic-inspired and holistic treatments, ESPA has been nominated as the best in India for the healthy and inspiring cuisine served at its ESPA Café. The menu offers a wide range of delicacies especially curated to promote well being and healthy lifestyle. Nourish yourself with our refreshing smoothies, juices, soups and salads, and dairy and gluten-free delights made with organic, local and seasonal ingredients and enriched with immunity enhancing probiotics and antioxidants.

    Now in its 11th year, the asiaSpa Awards have become known for their uncompromised independence emerging as the most credible barometer within the spa and wellness industry. The awards recognise excellence amongst stand alone spas and hotel spas, spa products, treatments and personalities.

    Commenting on the recognition, Louis Sailer, General Manager, The Leela Palace New Delhi said, "We are delighted to receive this honor and thank all our patrons. Such awards make our tireless efforts worthwhile and we truly look forward to continuing the legacy of providing the finest experiences at our spa including a versatile healthy cuisine at the ESPA Café.”

    Aesthetically designed in the shape of a maze, the decor of ESPA includes dark timber flooring, intricate hand-carved marble finishing, and beautiful patterned ceilings and is adorned with the finest art collection. Located in the finest luxury hotel in Delhi, ESPA now welcomes non-resident guests as well. Spread across two levels with a state-of-the-art fitness centre, beautifully appointed relaxation area, steam and sauna, ESPA café on level one while the level two brings the comfort of seven exquisite spa treatment rooms and Couple’s Spa Suite to its guests.

    About The Leela Palace New Delhi

    The Leela Palace New Delhi is the finest amongst New Delhi hotels which perfectly exemplifies the magnificent architecture, grace and elegance of Lutyens’ Delhi. Located at the heart of the prestigious Diplomatic Enclave area, the hotel is in proximity to the Presidential Palace, the Prime Minister's office, a number of embassies, the central business district and a host of historical monuments. You can experience the luxury of 254 wide-spaced guestrooms and suites each spanning over 550 square feet and a Presidential Suite sprawling over 4,800 square feet. A royal Indian dining experience is offered at Jamavar modern global dining at The Qube an exclusive Japanese culinary experience at MEGU a gastronomically entertaining evening at Le Cirque and a sophisticated retreat at The Library for wines and liqueurs. For pure, blissful indulgence an exclusive spa by ESPA is presented for the first time in the capital. The Leela Palace New Delhi combines state-of-the-art functionality with traditional warmth to ensure guests the highest levels of Indian hospitality at a global standard.

    About ESPA

    ESPA is the world’s leading total spa company building award winning spas in five continents across the globe. Years of experience covering strategy, operational, conceptual and developmental elements of spas combined with an in depth knowledge of differing cultures, products and treatments, result in a company which is well rounded and genuinely committed to inspired natural products, treatments and continual spa development.

    To view or download high resolution images, please visit our image gallery at http://images.theleela.com.

    For more information, please contact:

    Deepti Uppal
    Head - PR & Marketing Communication
    Tel: +91 11 3933 1260
    Mobile: +91 88009 93235
    Email : deepti.uppal@theleela.com

     

    Chhavi Kohli
    Executive-PR & Marketing Communications
    Tel: +91 11 3933 1260
    Mobile: +91 95600 93770
    Email : pr.newdelhi@theleela.com

  • 27 Nov 2015

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts wins top accolades at Conde Nast Traveller India Readers Travel Awards 2015

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is delighted to announce that at the fifth edition of Condé Nast Traveller India Readers’ Travel Awards The Leela Palace Udaipur was voted the most ‘Favourite Leisure Hotel’ of the country and ESPA at The Leela Palace New Delhi won the most ‘Favourite Hotel Spa’ in India.

    MUMBAI – 27 November 2015 – The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is delighted to announce that at the fifth edition of Condé Nast Traveller India Readers’ Travel Awards The Leela Palace Udaipur was voted the most ‘Favourite Leisure Hotel’ of the country and ESPA at The Leela Palace New Delhi won the most ‘Favourite Hotel Spa’ in India.

    The prestigious awards, based on votes cast by the readers of the internationally renowned Condé Nast Traveller magazine, were conferred at a glittering ceremony in New Delhi. The evening was graced with the presence of industry stalwarts and eminent personalities, including Chief Guest Shri Vinod Zutshi, Secretary, Minister of Tourism, Government of India; His Highness Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar of Udaipur; His Excellency Mr Ahmed Mohamed, High Commissioner of the Republic of Maldives; and Shree Amitabh Kant, Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion.

    Commenting on the awards, Rajiv Kaul, president, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, said: “We are truly honoured that The Leela Palace Udaipur and The Leela Palace New Delhi have been recognized as the top favourite hotels of India by the highly discerning readers of Condé Nast Traveller. These awards are an affirmation of The Leela Group’s unwavering commitment towards offering the finest in luxury hospitality. We thank all our guests for their trusted support and our team for their impeccable delivery of guest services.”

    Commenting on the recognition, Rajesh Namby, general manager, The Leela Palace Udaipur, said, “We at The Leela Palace Udaipur, are truly honoured and thank our readers of Condé Nast Traveller India for voting for us as their Favourite Leisure Hotel’ in India,. This coveted award has inspired us more to continue the magic of crafting and creating the ultimate experience of authentic Indian luxury for our guests.”

    Commenting on the recognition, Louis Sailer, general manager, The Leela Palace New Delhi said, "It is indeed an honour to be acknowledged for our tireless efforts, we are extremely thankful to the readers of Condé Nast Traveller India who have voted for us. We look forward to welcoming patrons and friends to experience the exclusive India inspired spa treatments at ESPA.”

    Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Travel Awards are globally renowned and considered the most prestigious in the industry. They honour the best in travel, tourism and hospitality, as chosen by the discerning and influential readers of Condé Nast Traveller, and are considered indicative of what discerning travellers really want and enjoy. Based on their personal experiences, readers voted across 27 categories for their preferred destinations, airlines, hotels, spas, airports and more. The winners were determined by an independent market research company after being scored on several parameters unique to each category. The survey began in June 2015 and was available through the secured website and the magazine.

    About The Leela Palace Udaipur

    The Leela Palace Udaipur, a stunning modern day palace inspired by the magic and grandeur of Udaipur’s past, is located on the banks of Lake Pichola and offers a spectacular view of the tranquil lake, the historic City Palace and the majestic Aravali mountains. The elegant and contemporary interiors of each of the 72 spacious rooms and 8 lavish suites are embellished with traditional art and artisan crafts inspired by the rich cultural heritage of Rajasthan. With a lake facing pool, spa and an array of dining options, the palace provides a fairy tale setting for a Royal Mewar experience. A 16th century city in the heart of Rajasthan, the enchanting city of Udaipur is regal in historic splendour and immensely rich in heritage, myths, legends, culture and leisure adventure. Also known as ‘The City of Lakes’, ‘The City of Romance’ and ‘Venice of the East’, Udaipur is surrounded by the scenic beauty of the Aravali Mountains.

    About ESPA at The Leela Palace New Delhi

    ESPA at The Leela Palace New Delhi is highly commended for the unique Ayurveda inspired treatments available for both men and women as well as resident and non-resident guests. The spa is a blissful retreat to rebalance and embrace the traditional warmth of the legendary Leela hospitality and service. Aesthetically designed in the shape of a maze, the decor of ESPA includes dark timber flooring, intricate hand-carved marble finishing, and beautiful patterned ceilings and is adorned with the finest art collection. Spread across two levels, the lower level features a state-of-the-art fitness centre, beautifully appointed relaxation area, steam and sauna, ESPA café while the level above brings the comfort of seven exquisite spa treatment rooms, couple’s spa suite and the capital’s most sought-after hand and foot finishing studio to its guests.

    About The Leela Palace New Delhi

    The Leela Palace New Delhi perfectly exemplifies the magnificent architecture, grace and elegance of Lutyens’ Delhi. One of the finest luxury hotels in New Delhi and located at the heart of the prestigious Diplomatic Enclave area, the hotel is in proximity to the Presidential Palace, the Prime Minister's office, a number of embassies, the central business district and a host of historical monuments. You can experience the luxury of 254 wide-spaced guestrooms and suites each spanning over 550 square feet and a Presidential Suite sprawling over 4,800 square feet. A royal Indian dining experience is offered at Jamavar modern global dining at The Qube an exclusive Japanese culinary experience at MEGU a gastronomically entertaining evening at Le Cirque and a sophisticated retreat at The Library for wines and liqueurs. For pure, blissful indulgence an exclusive spa by ESPA is presented for the first time in the capital. The Leela Palace New Delhi combines state-of-the-art functionality with traditional warmth to ensure guests the highest levels of Indian hospitality at a global standard.

    About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is owned by Hotel Leelaventure Ltd. The luxury hotel group owns and manages eight award-winning properties in prime urban locations and magical holiday destinations across India including Mumbai, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Udaipur and Kovalam. New properties under development include Bangalore, Jaipur, Agra, Lucknow and Kathmandu. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is committed to providing warm, gracious and anticipatory service in settings that capture the essence of India. The group has a marketing alliance with Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance, Switzerland. For further information, please contact your travel counsellor or visit our website at www.theleela.com. To view or download high resolution images, please visit our image gallery at http://images.theleela.com.

    For more information, please contact:

    Rashmi Vasisht
    Corporate Director, Public Relations
    Tel: +91 22 6691 1052
    Mobile: +91 96192 02856
    Email : rashmi.vasisht@theleela.com

       
  • 09 Apr 2015

    Espa at The Leela Palace Udaipur wins Travel + Leisure Award for Best Destination Spa

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is delighted to announce that the luxurious ESPA at The Leela Palace Udaipur, located on the tranquil banks of Lake Pichola, has been named Best Destination Spa at the fourth edition of Travel + Leisure ‘India’s Best Awards’ 2014.

    Award marks sixth accolade in four years, making it one of the most celebrated destination spas of the country

    MUMBAI – 9 April 2015 – The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is delighted to announce that the luxurious ESPA at The Leela Palace Udaipur, located on the tranquil banks of Lake Pichola, has been named Best Destination Spa at the fourth edition of Travel + Leisure ‘India’s Best Awards’ 2014.

    ‘India’s Best Awards’ are one of the industry’s most credible and authentic awards as they are voted exclusively by the magazines’ discerning readers who assess the very best of travel and hospitality experiences.

    The award was bestowed at a glittering ceremony at The Leela Ambience Gurgaon, graced by prominent influencers from the world of travel, tourism and hospitality.

    Offering the perfect setting for indulgent relaxation and rejuvenation over 10,000 sq. ft., the award marks the sixth accolade in four years, making ESPA at The Leela Palace Udaipur one of the most celebrated destination spas in India. The country’s only tented luxury spa has carved out a formidable reputation nationally and internationally, through service excellence and acclaimed award titles such as ‘Favourite Hotel Spa in India’ at Condé Nast Traveller India Awards in 2011 and 2014, ‘Best Luxury Spa’ at World Luxury Spa Awards in 2011 and 2013 and ‘Runner-up - Best Hotel Spa’ at Condé Nast Traveller India Awards in 2012.

    Commenting on the recognition, Abhishek Sahai, General Manager, The Leela Palace Udaipur said, “We are truly honored to be recognized and voted as a favourite by readers of the internationally-renowned Travel + Leisure magazine. This award stands testimony to our commitment of providing discerning travellers with the finest in luxury spa experiences and elevates ESPA spa and Udaipur as a destination to newer heights.”

    ESPA at The Leela Palace Udaipur is majestically located in the courtyard gardens overlooking Lake Pichola and provides deeply therapeutic treatments with products developed from the finest, organic plant extracts and oils from around the world. The spa’s one-of-a-kind air-conditioned tents, set amidst private pools and fragrant gardens, fuse time-honored local artisanal designs of Rajasthan. Every ESPA treatment and ceremony is a personalised, luxurious and caring experience, with treatments reflecting a fusion of ancient Ayurvedic and modern European therapies.

    The Leela Palace Udaipur also offers ‘Spa and Spiritual Journeys’, three unique programmes spread over three, five or seven days, that blends award-winning ESPA spa therapies with enchanting local experiences. The programmes combine ancient ayurvedic and modern western spa treatments, tranquil yoga and meditation sessions in lush Guava gardens and daily healthy spa cuisine with private guided visits to the ancient forts and temples of Ranakpur, Eklingji, Nagda, Nathdwara and Jagdish temple. The Spa and Spiritual Journeys start from INR 81,000 (Single) and INR 1,20,000 (Double) for a 3-day journey, and includes room charges, breakfast, listed spa treatments and applicable taxes.

    In its 9th year in the South Asian region, Travel + Leisure India & South Asia has been conducting a survey of its readers for the past three years to assess the very best of the world of travel and hospitality experiences. The polling for these reader’s choice awards was conducted through the Travel + Leisure magazine as well as online in 2014, over a period of five months.

    For reservations, please contact The Leela Reservations Worldwide: Call: 1 800 1031 444, +91 124 4425 444, Email: reservations@theleela.com, Web: www.theleela.com.

    About The Leela Palace Udaipur

    Set on the banks of the beautiful Lake Pichola, The Leela Palace Udaipur has 80 luxurious rooms and suites with captivating views of this romantic heritage city and the surrounding majestic Aravalli Mountains. Renowned architect Bill Bensley and interior designer Jeffrey Wilkes have created a modern palace recalling the grandeur of Udaipur’s historic past. The luxury boutique hotel has two restaurants, a lounge and bar and the 10,000-square-foot ESPA at The Leela Palace Udaipur. Guest rooms – all with views of Lake Pichola – measure an average of 580 square feet with the Maharaja Suite, an impressive 3,552 square feet. The design is contemporary with traditional elements of Rajasthani artistry.

    For access to our repository of high resolution images, log on to http://images.theleela.com

    For more information, contact:

    Rashmi Vasisht
    Corporate Director, Public Relations
    Tel: +91 22 6691 1052
    Mobile: +91 96192 02856
    Email : rashmi.vasisht@theleela.com

     

    Chinmay Shah
    Corporate Manager, Public Relations
    Tel: +91 22 6691 1057
    Mobile: +91 98330 44840
    Email : chinmay.shah@theleela.com

  • 21 May 2015

    The Leela Palace New Delhi named amongst the "World’s Top Hotels" by Robb Report USA

    The Leela Palace New Delhi is the only hotel from the capital of India to be named amongst the world’s Top 100 Hotels of 2015 by Robb Report USA, the most definitive authority for luxury brands across the globe. Handpicked for its finest luxury services and unique experiences, the flagship property of The Leela group features on one-of-its-kind biennial compendium of the world’s most spectacular and exclusive hotels, following the “Best Of The Best” Hotels in the world recognition in 2012.

    The only hotel in Delhi to feature among the finest league of luxury hotels worldwide

    NEW DELHI – 21 May 2015 – The Leela Palace New Delhi is the only hotel from the capital of India to be named amongst the world’s Top 100 Hotels of 2015 by Robb Report USA, the most definitive authority for luxury brands across the globe. Handpicked for its finest luxury services and unique experiences, the flagship property of The Leela group features on one-of-its-kind biennial compendium of the world’s most spectacular and exclusive hotels, following the “Best Of The Best” Hotels in the world recognition in 2012.

    Adjudged by a team of more than 50 editors, veterans in luxury-hospitality industry and travel experts on the basis of service, location, room quality, amenities and facilities, Robb Report’s biennial culmination endorses the world’s most exclusive and luxurious retreats to connoisseurs and elite travellers alike.

    Commenting on the recognition, Louis Sailer, General Manager of The Leela Palace New Delhi said, “We humbly thank the Robb Report team and our patrons for this honour. These awards are a true testament to the hard work and passion of the entire Palace team as each member endeavors to live every moment by our Founder Chairman, Capt. C.P. Krishnan Nair’s philosophy of ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ meaning ‘Guest is God’. We look forward to continuing the legacy of providing indelible guests’ experiences in times to come”.

    Fairly young and a modern day Palace, The Leela Palace New Delhi opened its doors 4 years ago in 2011 and has been critically acclaimed for setting new global standards of luxury in the hospitality industry. The 5 star hotel in New Delhi has been recently conferred upon two prestigious awards by TripAdvisor 2015 Travellers’ Choice®. It stands tall at #1 position in Delhi on the world’s largest and most trusted travel site, TripAdvisor for its par excellence service and unmatchable guest experience.

    Since the inception, the luxury hotel has earned various distinctions and laurels from prestigious publication including the Condé Nast Traveller, Travel+Leisure, DestinAsian, Singapore Tatler Traveler, Times Food Guide, Food & Nightlife and many more. Amongst the top 5 star hotels in New Delhi, the Palace is known for its exceptional guest experience and its unique features that include architecture inspired by Lutyen’s style, interiors that are reminiscent of royal Indian history and the state-of-the-art technology, unparalleled culinary collection with two of the New York famed gourmet institutions; MEGU and Le Cirque and relaxation choices featuring ESPA, a fully equipped gymnasium and the capital’s only rooftop temperature-controlled infinity pool.

    About The Leela Palace New Delhi

    The Leela Palace New Delhi is one of the finest luxury hotels in New Delhi which perfectly exemplifies the magnificent architecture, grace and elegance of Lutyens’ Delhi. Located at the heart of the prestigious Diplomatic Enclave area, the hotel is in proximity to the Presidential Palace, the Prime Minister's office, a number of embassies, the central business district and a host of historical monuments. You can experience the luxury of 254 wide-spaced guestrooms and suites each spanning over 550 square feet and a Presidential Suite sprawling over 4,800 square feet. A royal Indian dining experience is offered at Jamavar modern global dining at The Qube an exclusive Japanese culinary experience at MEGU a gastronomically entertaining evening at Le Cirque and a sophisticated retreat at The Library for wines and liqueurs. For pure, blissful indulgence an exclusive spa by ESPA is presented for the first time in the capital. The Leela Palace New Delhi combines state-of-the-art functionality with traditional warmth to ensure guests the highest levels of Indian hospitality at a global standard.

    To view or download high resolution images, please visit our image gallery at http://images.theleela.com.

    For more information, please contact:

    Deepti Uppal
    Head - PR & Marketing Communication
    Tel: +91 11 3933 1260
    Mobile: +91 88009 93235
    Email : deepti.uppal@theleela.com

     

    Chhavi Kohli
    Executive-PR & Marketing Communications
    Tel: +91 11 3933 1260
    Mobile: +91 95600 93770
    Email : pr.newdelhi@theleela.com

  • 07 Oct 2014

    The Leela unveils limited edition Diwali Gift Hampers

    Celebrate this festive season with a limited edition of especially curated gift hampers by AMALYA, lifestyle boutique of The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, India’s leading luxury hotel group.

    Celebrate in style with bespoke creations by AMALYA

    MUMBAI – 07 October 2014 – Celebrate this festive season with a limited edition of especially curated gift hampers by AMALYA, lifestyle boutique of The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, India’s leading luxury hotel group. Ranging from the traditional to the extravagantly indulgent, and with price points to satisfy a variety of budgets, the thoughtfully designed gift hampers are part of an exclusive collection.

    From a traditional hamper to a celebratory casket, coffee and tea connoisseur’s delights to a relaxation spa tote, a trendy executive hamper to a sommelier’s choice wine offering; our gift ideas are rare and exclusive, befitting every occasion.

    Choose from an exquisite selection of hampers and celebrate the true spirit of Diwali with AMALYA.

    The highly recommended ones are

    The Traditional Hamper, provides all needed essentials for any auspicious occasion, including an intricately engraved pooja thali and white metal lamp with twin kumkum and vermillion holders, a beautiful enamelled Ganesha, a white metal japmala and a box of special homemade mithai prepared by The Leela chefs. INR 2,500/- plus taxes

    The Luxury Tea Hamper is an aficionado’s treat, curated with some of the finest Tea Forte products, including, an elegant porcelain teapot, a Cherry Blossom Kati Tea Brewing system with tumblers, fine teas from Tea Forte and delectable confectionaries. INR 7,250/- plus taxes

    The Sweet & Savory Hamper is an interesting panoply of sweet and savory treats crafted to delight all gourmet lovers. From homemade mithai to carefully selected confectionaries, delectable savories to elegant home décor of mirror medallion votives and picture frames, this hamper is sure to add grace to your home. INR 9,000/- plus taxes

    The Champagne Hamper makes for a perfect gift for the bon vivants, with a bottle of one of the finest champagne in the world, Moët & Chandon, along with accessories of Schott Zwiesel Champagne glasses and SS hammered champagne chiller. A box of homemade truffles adds that perfect touch of exclusivity to make it priceless. INR 13,500/- plus taxes

    The Relaxation Tote is designed to indulge a spa lover, with a range of relaxing spa treatments items from Crabtree and Evelyn and a complimentary massage voucher for an indulgent spa experience at any of our luxury spas. With a Crabtree & Evelyn utility bag, a signature Yukata robe with luxury slippers from The Leela, the tote promises a complete home spa experience. INR 20,000/- plus taxes

    The Executive Hamper is sure to impress with its handpicked lifestyle accessories that not only exude luxury but also have great utilitarian value. A bottle of Glenlivet single malt whiskey is complimented with sophisticated accessories from Tie Rack, a Parker pen gift set, a desk clock, a Crabtree & Evelyn West India lime travel set, and select AMALYA accessories consisting of leather coasters, baggage tags and designer letter and envelope carriers. INR 25,000/- plus taxes

    The entire collection comprises of eleven hampers. In addition to the above, others include The Classic Hamper, The Celebratory Casket, The Luxury Coffee Hamper, The Sommelier’s Choice Wine Hamper and The Cocktail Hamper.

    For full details on all AMALYA’s Luxury Gift Hampers, and hi-resolution photographs, kindly click Download link .

    NOTE

    • For inquiries and placing your orders, please call +91 22 6691 1168 or email: amalya@theleela.com.
    • All hampers are subject to availability in Mumbai, New Delhi and Bangalore

    About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is owned by Hotel Leelaventure Ltd. The ultra-luxury hotel group owns and manages eight award-winning 5 star hotels & resorts in prime urban locations and magical holiday destinations across India including Mumbai, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Udaipur and Kovalam. New properties under development include Jaipur, Bangalore, Agra and Lake Ashtamudi, Kerala. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is committed to providing warm, gracious and anticipatory service in settings that capture the essence of India. The group has a marketing alliance with US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance based in Geneva, Switzerland. For further information, please contact your travel counselor or visit our website at http://www.theleela.com/

    For more information, contact:

    Rashmi Vasisht
    Corporate Director, Public Relations
    Tel: +91 22 6691 1052
    Mobile: +91 96192 02856
    Email : rashmi.vasisht@theleela.com

     

    Vaidehi Deshpande
    Corporate Assistant Manager, PR
    Tel: +91 22 6691 1412
    Mobile: +91 97691 78248
    Email : vaidehi.deshpande@theleela.com

  • 28 Mar 2014

    The Leela pledges support for Earth Hour

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts will proudly join Earth Hour, the worldwide movement to celebrate the commitment to our planet, on Saturday, 29 March 2014 at 8:30 pm.

    All Eight Hotels to Switch Off or Reduce Lights to Join the Global Call for Climate Change Awareness.

    MUMBAI – 28 March 2014 - The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts will proudly join Earth Hour, the worldwide movement to celebrate the commitment to our planet, on Saturday, 29 March 2014 at 8:30 pm.

    All signages and non-essential lights at all eight luxury hotels around the country will be switched off and the essential lights would be dimmed to safe level. To counterbalance, hotels will use candles aesthetically to light up the various spaces along with creating a chain of candlelight dinners across its award-winning 5 star restaurants, to communicate the global call for climate change awareness to guests in an accessible and beautiful manner. All esteemed guests will also be invited to participate in this initiative through personalized letters from their General Manager.

    The group will also actively raise awareness about this important campaign among thousands of its Twitter and Facebook fans and followers.

    Earth Hour 2014, an initiative of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), is the world’s single largest annual event, which has inspired a millions of people across 152 countries to switch off lights to draw attention to the worldwide issue of global warming and climate change.

    "The Leela’s support of Earth Hour is a reaffirmation of our commitment to the environment and our endeavor to involve our guests and employees in raising awareness of environmental issues facing our planet,” said Rajiv Kaul, President, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts. “We believe that every individual at The Leela can make a vital difference.”

    Since its inception, the group has focused on Greening by converting barren land on which the 5 star hotels are built into lush zones to benefit surrounding communities, further reducing energy and water consumption, and responsibly handling waste management while limiting carbon emissions, and inspiring employees and guests to support the environment.

    The group has also been acclaimed for its green construction standards that have achieved the highest ratings - Platinum LEED certifications - from the U.S. Green Building Council, for sustainable design and world-class green practices.

    Both The Leela Palace New Delhi and The Leela Palace Chennai have been awarded Platinum LEED certification and President Pranab Mukherjee has conferred the National Energy Conservation Award 2012 to The Leela Palace Bangalore for its notable contribution towards energy savings.

    About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

    The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is owned by Hotel Leelaventure Ltd. The ultra-luxury hotel group owns and manages eight award-winning luxury 5 star hotels in prime urban locations and magical holiday destinations across India including Mumbai, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Udaipur and Kovalam. New properties under development include Jaipur, Bangalore, Noida, Agra and Lake Ashtamudi, Kerala. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is committed to providing warm, gracious and anticipatory service in settings that capture the essence of India. The group has a marketing alliance with US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance based in Geneva, Switzerland. For further information, please contact your travel counselor or visit our website at http://www.theleela.com/

    For access to our repository of high resolution images, log on to http://images.theleela.com.

    For more information, contact:

    Rashmi Vasisht
    Corporate Director, Public Relations
    Tel: +91 22 6691 1052
    Mobile: +91 96192 02856
    Email : rashmi.vasisht@theleela.com

     

    Vaidehi Deshpande
    Corporate Assistant Manager, PR
    Tel: +91 22 6691 1412
    Mobile: +91 97691 78248
    Email : vaidehi.deshpande@theleela.com

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