MUMBAI – 27 July 2017 - The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, India’s premium luxury hospitality group, is voted one of the Top 15 Hotel Brands in the World, and The Leela Palace Udaipur voted among the Top 10 Best Resort Hotels in Asia and the Top 100 Best Hotels in the World. The accolades are a result of a worldwide Readers Survey in Travel + Leisure USA 2017 World’s Best Awards, one of the most prestigious in the travel and hospitality industry.
Ranked among exclusive luxury hospitality chains worldwide, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, a network of nine majestic properties across India is voted #10 in the ‘Top 15 Hotel Brands in the World’ category and The Leela Palace Udaipur ranked # 7 in the ‘Top 10 Best Resort Hotels in Asia’ and # 34 in Top 100 Best Hotels in the World. Travel + Leisure’s annual World’s Best Awards are the barometer of what the world’s most discerning travelers find most satisfying in travel right now. The awards are a result of a worldwide Readers Poll conducted by Travel + Leisure USA, in which travelers, among other things, 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 be voted among the World's Best Hotel Brands for the second year in a row and thank the discerning readers of Travel + Leisure USA for their appreciation. This recognition shall further inspire our young talented team to continue to offer inimitable Leela experiences with warm and personalized service from heart.”
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.
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 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, an array of dining options, and a world-class ESPA spa, 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 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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