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.
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