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
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