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
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