News for the Hospitality Executive
Leela Hotels, Palaces & Resorts Investing $300 million
in Three New Indian Hotel Properties;
Opens the 322 room Leela Kempinski Gurgaon, Delhi N.C.R, India
|Mumbai, INDIA – April 8, 2009 – One of India’s finest luxury
hotel groups, The Leela Hotels, Palaces & Resorts is investing $300
million and adding three new properties in the next two years. With
five properties operational, three more hotels opening this year and next,
and plans for three more, The Leela aims to be a major force in the Indian
hospitality industry with a presence in the country’s major resort and
As part of a new upscale, mixed-use development in New Delhi’s newest satellite business and shopping district, The Leela Kempinski Gurgaon, Delhi (N.C.R) had its soft opening in January and will have 322 guest rooms and suites and 90 serviced residences.
The Leela has more new properties on the drawing board. Following the high-tech trail, The Leela plans to build hotels in Hyderabad and Pune. A property in Agra, home to the Taj Mahal, is also in the planning stages.
“Our credo is Atithi Devo Bhava, “The Guest is God,” says Capt. C.P. Krishnan Nair, the visionary hotelier behind The Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts. “We aim to provide true Indian hospitality with the highest standards of service. A satisfied guest is our biggest reward,” explains Capt. Nair.
The Leela brand is renowned for having the largest guest rooms in India, state-of-the-art spas and cutting-edge business facilities. The company has also made a serious commitment to preserving the environment.
“India is an attractive destination for both leisure and business travelers,” says Onno Poortier, the president of The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts. “We know there is a tremendous potential for growth here which is why we are building and opening new hotels,” explains Poortier.
Hotel Leelaventure Ltd. owns and operates The Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts in Mumbai, Bangalore, Goa, Kovalam (Kerala), Udaipur and has a management and operations agreement with The Leela Kempinski Gurgaon, Delhi (N.C.R). Located in key business and leisure destinations and charting a pan-India presence in the near future, The Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts are a blend of aesthetic sensibility, modern amenities and truly reflect the essence of India. New hotels will soon open in Chennai (2010) and New Delhi (2010); with future plans to develop hotels in Agra, Hyderabad and Pune. The group has marketing alliances with Germany-based Kempinski (Hoteliers since 1897); US-based Preferred Hotel Group and are members of Global Hotel Alliance based in Geneva, Switzerland.
|Also See:||India Grapples with Shortage of Branded Hotel Rooms; High Interest Rates and Surge in Construction Costs Delay Hundreds of Announced Hotel Projects / August 2008|