Press Room

2021 Press Room

New delhi, 14 September 2021

New Delhi, 13 September 2021 - The Leela Palaces Hotels and Resorts is thrilled to announce that Megu, at The Leela Palace New Delhi has been recogni…

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Mumbai, 13 September 2021

Mumbai, India 13 September 2021 - The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, owned and managed by a Brookfield Asset Management-sponsored private real es…

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Mumbai, 1 September 2021

First of its kind, the hotel is built on the airspace of a conventional railway station, 22 meters above ground and is the tallest building and the largest hotel in the city. The hotel complements the country’s largest convention centre, Mahatma Mandir Convention and Exhibition Centre (MMCEC) Managed by The Leela, seamlessly blending state-of-the-art facilities with the graciousness of Indian hospitality to offer a complete convention solution. Mumbai, India, 1st September 2021 – The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts owned by Brookfield Asset Management-sponsored private real estate fund, announced the opening of The Leela Gandhinagar in Gujarat’s vibrant capital city. The hotel is built on the airspace of a conventional railway station, 22 meters above ground and is the tallest building and the largest hotel in the city. The Gandhinagar capital railway station has been redeveloped along with the 318 room 5-star hotel atop the tracks, the country's first such project, that was dedicated to the nati…

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Bengaluru, 30 August 2021

Bengaluru 30 August 2021 – The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, announced the appointment of Madhav Sehgal as the General Manager of The Leela Pala…

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Mumbai, 30 August 2021

Mumbai 30 August 2021 - The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts announced the appointment of Satish Kumar P. as General Manager for the luxury beach resort, The Leela Goa. Satish is an outstanding professional and brings with him over two decades of illustrious industry exposure in the hospitality segment across India, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, and Indonesia. A pre-opening specialist, he has successfully launched 8 luxury hotels within various geographies. In his new role, Satish will be responsible for achieving targets by developing and implementing strategic sales and marketing plans and initiatives in the hotel’s continuing effort to deliver outstanding guest service coupled with unparalleled luxury. Satish is passionate about building a culture that inspires out-of-the box thinking, innovation, creativity, and empowering teams to drive change and growth. He is a self-motivator with excellent problem solving and analytical skills. Having worked closely with brand teams, ownership, and asset management te…

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Mumbai, 27 August 2021

Mumbai 27 August 2021 - The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts has announced the appointment of Megha Ajgaonkar as General Manager – Sales. In her rol…

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Mumbai, 24 June 2021

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts today announced the successful vaccination of all its eligible associates across the brand. The Leela had made a commitment to launch a vaccination drive that would cover its entire workforce and their families. While majority of the associates have been vaccinated with both doses, all those eligible have taken their first dose. To ensure the safety and well-being of the guests and themselves, our associates continue to follow all protocols under sUraksha by The Leela program. “In these unprecedented times, vaccination is the key element in combating the pandemic. Ensuring the vaccination of our associates has been a priority at The Leela. The safety and well-being of our guests and associates is of paramount importance to us and it is our commitment to make them feel safe in our care.” said Anuraag Bhatnagar Chief Operating Officer, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts has undertaken various initiatives in support of its…

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Mumbai, 13 April 2021

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts today announced the launch of a vaccination drive for associates and their immediate family members and has pledged its commitment to covering the costs of vaccination for its entire workforce. “The safety and wellbeing of our guests and associates is important to us. We are looking at partnering with health care providers across cities in which we operate to facilitate the COVID-19 vaccination drive for all our associates in a phased manner. We are committed towards ensuring that all our associates are vaccinated in line with the government approved procedures and timelines. This drive will also cover family members of our associates,” said Anuraag Bhatnagar Chief Operating Officer, The Leela Palaces Hotels and Resorts. All associates at The Leela Palace Jaipur and over 60% of the eligible associates at The Leela Palace Chennai, The Leela Goa, the soon to open The Leela Gandhinagar and its Corporate Office have already been vaccinated. Efforts are now on to en…

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Mumbai, 22 February 2021

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts today unveiled The Leela Palace Jaipur. The hotel has been branded after extensive refurbishment and enhancemen…

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Mumbai, 29 January 2021

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts appoints Mr. Shridhar Nair as Vice President Operations. Shridhar, joined the company in July 1997 as a Mana…

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Delhi, 22 January 2021

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts appoints Anupam Dasgupta as the General Manager of The Leela Palace New Delhi.  Anupam brings with him over 25 years of extensive hospitality experience having worked with leading hotels like The Oberoi Grand Kolkata, Yak & Yeti Kathmandu, The Trident Hilton Jaipur, Ananda in The Himalayas, Ista Hyderabad and ITC Vilasa. Prior to joining The Leela, Anupam was the General Manager at The Oberoi Mumbai.    Over the years, Anupam has honed his skills in understanding nuanced luxury and is a highly motivated and dynamic leader.  Technically sound, he has pursued excellence, consistently ensuring that his team performs at the highest level. He has independently handled large operations and possesses an astute business acumen with a keen understanding of finance, marketing strategy development and communications. Passionate about talent development, he has mentored many industry leaders with elan. “We are delighted to have Anupam lead this iconic and award-winning h…

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2020 Press Room

Mumbai, 27 October 2020

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts appoints Nishant Agarwal as the General Manager of The Leela Palace Udaipur. In his new role, Nishant will mana…

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Mumbai, 20 October 2020

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts appoints Vikram Choubal as Senior Vice President, Design and Technical Services. Prior to joining The Leela, Vi…

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Mumbai, 28 September 2020

The Leela Palace Jaipur will bring The Leela Palace Programming and the Signature Palace Service to the Pink City. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, owned by a Brookfield Asset Management sponsored private real estate fund, today announced the signing of a management agreement with Tulsi Palace Resorts Group to expand its portfolio to Rajasthan’s capital city, Jaipur. Over the next few months, the existing hotel in Jaipur, will undergo enhancements both in the product as well as its service offerings and will be branded upon completion of the renovation by early 2021. A reflection of modern palatial grandeur, inspired by the Rajputana heritage, the property will introduce The Leela Palace Programming and signature Palace Service delivered with authenticity and the warmth and graciousness of Indian hospitality to the Pink City. Anuraag Bhatnagar, Chief Operating Officer, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said: “We are excited to introduce the famed Leela Palace experience as the epitome of …

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Mumbai, 21 September 2020

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts announces the appointment of Reuben Kataria as the General Manager of the upcoming The Leela Hotel and Residences Bhartiya City Bengaluru. Recognised for his astute business acumen in managing hotels, Reuben is a veteran in the hospitality fraternity. Known for his leadership qualities and a rich and varied experience, he brings valuable knowledge from his world-wide assignments with prestigious Indian and International Hotel chains.  His professional experience in working with leading global chains includes The Oberoi, Hyatt and Marriott International. With more than two decades of experience in  managing hotel operations  for  both Business Hotels  and Resorts  and with  extensive practical  knowledge of Food  & Beverage operations,  hotel development, product enhancement, up-gradation and concept development, he brings with him the ideal skillset required to help open, launch and position The Leela Hotel and Residences Bhartiya City Bengaluru in a highly compet…

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Mumbai, 16 September 2020

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts announces the appointment of Anupriya Ghosh as Senior Director Revenue Strategy. Anupriya brings with her ov…

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Mumbai, 27 August 2020

Guests to be ushered in uber luxury as a prelude to their royal stay. Reiterating its unwavering commitment to elevating the guest experience, The…

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Mumbai, 29 July 2020

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, announces the appointment of Sai Shankar as Vice President Procurement. Sai brings with him over two decades of extensive experience in Procurement, including tendering of new projects, bulk supply sourcing and strategizing for annual capital expenditure. His last assignment was with PVR limited – Gurgaon, where he was responsible for procurement of various verticals including manpower planning, housekeeping, security, engineering and sound & projection equipment for Cinemas pan India. Prior to this he has also worked with hospitality brands including Taj group of hotels and Claridges. In his new role, Sai will align the procurement team and set up procurement processes  and policies for The Leela brand. In addition, he will also lead the cost-savings initiatives and resource optimization for the brand that will help in improving profitability. “Sai joins The Leela family at a very crucial time as the brand is looking at expansion plans and we are delighted to we…

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Mumbai, 14 July 2020

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts announces the appointment of Amandeep Sarna as Vice President Information Technology.  Amandeep brings with him over two decades of extensive experience in Information Systems & Technology. His last assignment was with Kerzner International – Dubai, where he was leading the technology function in the capacity of Vice President – Global, Application Development. Prior to this he has worked with many international brands including Marriott International, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Interstate Hotels and Onyx Hospitality. “Amandeep is known to be a global, forward-looking Technology leader with focus on conceptualizing, developing, and implementing new and innovative technology solutions. With his hands-on experience of managing large-scale complex projects to ensure tangible business outcomes, we are confident that he will transform the technology landscape for The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts” said Anuraag Bhatnagar, COO, The Leela Palaces Hotels and Resor…

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Mumbai, 9 July 2020

In the same survey, The Leela Palace Udaipur gained top honours as the #1 Resort in India and The Leela Palace New Delhi has bagged #2 City Hotel in …

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Mumbai, 6 July 2020

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is further strengthening its leadership team with the appointment of Anjali Mehra as Vice President Marketing. …

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Mumbai, 2 July 2020

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts announces the appointment of Ravi Shankar as Senior Vice President Finance. In his new role, Ravi will oversee the finance operational strategies and drive finance operations and initiatives for the brand. In a career spanning over 20 years, he has added many feathers to his cap, the latest being his stint as Chief Financial Officer at MH Lifestyle Hotels LLC Dubai. A well-known hospitality professional and a financial wizard, Ravi comes with extensive experience both within India and internationally. His career includes several noteworthy assignments with top corporate houses and Hotels, such as RSM & Co., New Delhi (now PricewaterhouseCoopers), Le Meridien, Starwood Hotels and Resorts and Marriott International.  Over the years he has developed financial strategies and provided strategic financial counsel to drive portfolio performance, growth, and organizational effectiveness. With a keen business acumen, he has been instrumental in aligning financial and bu…

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2019 Press Room

Mumbai, 23 October 2019

Hotel Leelaventure Limited has completed the transaction with BSREP III India Ballet Pte. Ltd. / its affiliates (“Brookfield”) for sale of the Company’s hotel undertakings in Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai and Udaipur. Hotel Leelaventure Limited (HLVL) has completed the transaction with BSREP III India Ballet Pte. Ltd. /  its affiliates (“Brookfield”) for sale of the Company’s (a) hotel undertakings in Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai and Udaipur (b) hotel operations business, and (c) 100% shareholding in Leela Palaces and Resorts Limited (its wholly-owned subsidiary) which owns property and holds licenses for the development of a hotel in Agra (collectively “Undertakings”). A few procedural formalities are pending and would be completed shortly. The total consideration of Rs. 3950 crores was received from Brookfield on 16th October 2019 and the entire consideration, net of transaction-related costs of Rs. 70 crores were used  to repay the banks and financial institutions who were lenders to the Company, in fu…

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Mumbai, 29 July 2019

The Hotel Wins Top Ranking from Discerning Travellers Worldwide Udaipur - July 11, 2019. The Leela Palace Udaipur, our majestic palace on the banks of Lake Pichola in Rajasthan, is voted as  World’s Best Hotel by Travel + Leisure USA, Readers Award Survey 2019. This accolade is received in recognition of its unique location, exquisite architecture and personalised experiences that connect guests with the rich cultural heritage/heart of the city. Travel + Leisure World’s Best Award Survey is a world-renowned mark of excellence for travel and hospitality companies globally. It honours the finest travel experiences in the world selected by Travel+ Leisure’s global readership of discerning travellers. Readers rate their experiences and evaluate hotels across the world on characteristics such as rooms, location, service, food and value. Rajiv Kaul, President, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said: “We are thrilled to receive this pinnacle accolade from readers of Travel + Leisure, USA. It’s a ba…

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2018 Press Room

New delhi, 29 November 2018

The awards are chosen through a readers’ voting process spanning two months, and they recognize the best in the travel industry across hotels, destin…

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Mumbai, 11 July 2018

Wins top rankings from discerning travellers worldwide three years in a row. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, a luxury portfolio  of nine aw…

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Mumbai, 28 May 2018

Lufthansa India this month unveiled a brand-new menu that has been curated in collaboration with The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts and its Master Chef Vinod Saini. The new menu offers a selection of nutritious meal options, based on innovative recipes but still using traditional ingredients and bringing out authentic Indian flavours to spoil flyers while cruising at 36,000 feet. Starting immediately, passengers travelling on Lufthansa German Airlines to/from India are able to order from an array of delectable meal options offering a modern take on traditional Indian cuisine. Featuring exquisite dishes from across the country that have been created using freshest seasonal ingredients involving modern food techniques, the in-flight menu ensures that passengers have access to a healthier and exclusive dining experience.  Commenting on the launch of the new menu, Master Chef Vinod Saini, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said: “Exploring the world has led me to find my passion for being a chef…

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Mumbai, 10 April 2018

The Leela Palaces Hotels and Resorts, India’s premier luxury hotel brand, today announced it has won the competitive bid and management contract to operate India’s largest Convention and Exhibition Center – the 34-acre Mahatma Mandir- and launch Gujarat state capital’s largest hotel, the 300-room The Leela Gandhinagar, which is expected to open in January 2019. The agreements, effective April 1, 2018, are signed with Gandhinagar Railway and Urban Development Corporation (GARUD), a special purpose vehicle formed by the Government of Gujarat with the Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Ltd (IRSDC). Both the Mahatma Mandir Convention and Exhibition Center and The Leela Gandhinagar, will operate in a complementary yet distinctive manner, guided by The Leela’s brand promise of world-class operational excellence delivered with the warmth and grace unique to Indian hospitality. Commenting on the development, Vivek Nair, chairman and managing director, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said…

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2017 Press Room

Mumbai, 9 August 2017

Guests booking directly on www.theleela.com are guaranteed lowest online rates and entered in the #getMORE sweep. The Leela Palaces Hotels and Res…

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Mumbai, 27 July 2017

India’s Gem - The Leela Palace Udaipur - Voted one of the Best Hotels in the World; Ranked 7th Among Top 10 Best Resort Hotels in Asia. The Leela …

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Delhi, 4 July 2017

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts takes pride as it brings home top accolades for culinary excellence in the capital region at the second edition of EazyDiner Foodie Awards 2017. Held at The Leela Ambience Gurugram Hotel & Residences, the glittering award ceremony recognized and rewarded the best and the brightest for making outstanding contributions to the dining universe of the Delhi-NCR region. The Leela Palace New Delhi’s all day dining restaurant – The Qube - won the coveted Vir’s Critic’s Choice Awards for ‘Best Sunday Brunch’ and its famed French-Italian restaurant - Le Cirque won the People’s Choice Awards for ‘Best European Restaurant’; The Leela Ambience Gurugram’s Michel Koopman, was selected ‘General Manager of the Year’ in Vir’s Critic’s Choice Awards and the all day dining restaurant - Spectra –won the People’s Choice Awards for ‘Best Café.’ Commenting on the awards, Rajiv Kaul, president, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said: “We are delighted that The Leela properties in t…

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