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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.

08 Jul 2016

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

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