The Leela Palaces Hotels and Resorts voted a Top Hotel Brand in Travel+Leisure 2016world’s Best Awards
The Leela Palace New Delhi Ranked No.3 Among Best City Hotels in Asia
MUMBAI – 19 July 2016 - The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, India’s premium luxury hospitality group,is ranked the world’s fifth best hotel brand and its flagship hotel - The Leela Palace New Delhi –voted one of the top three city hotels in Asia by readers in Travel + Leisure’s USA 2016 World’s Best Awards Survey, one of the most prestigious honors in the travel and hospitality industry.
Rated above exclusive luxury hospitality chains worldwide, The Leela, a network of nine majestic properties across India, has been voted fifth in the ‘Top 15Hotel Brands in the World’ category and The Leela Palace New Delhi ranked third in the ‘Top 10 City Hotels in Asia’ category, demonstrating the group’s consistent excellence on a global scale.The awards are a result of a worldwide Readers Poll conducted by Travel + Leisure USA, in which travelers hand-pick and rate the world’s most exceptional hotels on key parameters - quality, location, service, restaurants, and value.
Rajiv Kaul, president, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said: “We are delighted to make our debut amongst the ‘Top five Hotel Brands of the World’ and thank the discerning readers of Travel + Leisure USA for their appreciation. This recognition shall further spur our young talented team to continue to offer the finest hospitality experience and find new ways to delight our guests.”
In a short span of three decades, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, founded by Late Chairman Captain CP Krishnan Nair, has grown from one hotel to a network of nine world-class luxury hotels spread across key destinations in India, with plans to expand in the country and overseas through management contracts.
In addition to the magnificent The Leela Palace New Delhi which is celebrating its fifth anniversary, and The Leela Palace Chennai, the city’s only sea-facing modern Palace hotel, which opened its doors three years ago with rave reviews, new upcoming projects include a luxury resort in Jaipur; a business hotel at Bhartiya City, Bangalore, strategically located near the international airport; and a Palace hotel in Agra, where every room will face The Taj Mahal.
The World's Best Hotels Awards will be published in the August edition of Travel + leisure. The awards are part of the annual survey where readers of Travel + Leisure cast their votes for the hotels, airlines, car rental companies, destinations, airports, cruise lines and tour operators that represent the ultimate in worldwide travel.
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 www.theleela.com
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