MUMBAI – 27 November 2015 – The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is delighted to announce that at the fifth edition of Condé Nast Traveller India Readers’ Travel Awards The Leela Palace Udaipur was voted the most ‘Favourite Leisure Hotel’ of the country and ESPA at The Leela Palace New Delhi won the most ‘Favourite Hotel Spa’ in India.
The prestigious awards, based on votes cast by the readers of the internationally renowned Condé Nast Traveller magazine, were conferred at a glittering ceremony in New Delhi. The evening was graced with the presence of industry stalwarts and eminent personalities, including Chief Guest Shri Vinod Zutshi, Secretary, Minister of Tourism, Government of India; His Highness Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar of Udaipur; His Excellency Mr Ahmed Mohamed, High Commissioner of the Republic of Maldives; and Shree Amitabh Kant, Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion.
Commenting on the awards, Rajiv Kaul, president, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, said: “We are truly honoured that The Leela Palace Udaipur and The Leela Palace New Delhi have been recognized as the top favourite hotels of India by the highly discerning readers of Condé Nast Traveller. These awards are an affirmation of The Leela Group’s unwavering commitment towards offering the finest in luxury hospitality. We thank all our guests for their trusted support and our team for their impeccable delivery of guest services.”
Commenting on the recognition, Rajesh Namby, general manager, The Leela Palace Udaipur, said, “We at The Leela Palace Udaipur, are truly honoured and thank our readers of Condé Nast Traveller India for voting for us as their Favourite Leisure Hotel’ in India,. This coveted award has inspired us more to continue the magic of crafting and creating the ultimate experience of authentic Indian luxury for our guests.”
Commenting on the recognition, Louis Sailer, general manager, The Leela Palace New Delhi said, "It is indeed an honour to be acknowledged for our tireless efforts, we are extremely thankful to the readers of Condé Nast Traveller India who have voted for us. We look forward to welcoming patrons and friends to experience the exclusive India inspired spa treatments at ESPA.”
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. The winners were determined by an independent market research company after being scored on several parameters unique to each category. The survey began in June 2015 and was available through the secured website and the magazine.
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 a lake facing pool, 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 ESPA at The Leela Palace New Delhi
ESPA at The Leela Palace New Delhi is highly commended for the unique Ayurveda inspired treatments available for both men and women as well as resident and non-resident guests. The spa is a blissful retreat to rebalance and embrace the traditional warmth of the legendary Leela hospitality and service. Aesthetically designed in the shape of a maze, the decor of ESPA includes dark timber flooring, intricate hand-carved marble finishing, and beautiful patterned ceilings and is adorned with the finest art collection. Spread across two levels, the lower level features a state-of-the-art fitness centre, beautifully appointed relaxation area, steam and sauna, ESPA café while the level above brings the comfort of seven exquisite spa treatment rooms, couple’s spa suite and the capital’s most sought-after hand and foot finishing studio to its guests.
About The Leela Palace New Delhi
The Leela Palace New Delhi perfectly exemplifies the magnificent architecture, grace and elegance of Lutyens’ Delhi. One of the finest luxury hotels in New Delhi and 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
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 Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance, Switzerland. For further information, please contact your travel counsellor or visit our website at www.theleela.com. To view or download high resolution images, please visit our image gallery at http://images.theleela.com.
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