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/
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