India’s The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts has been 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.
India’s premium luxury hospitality group, which offers a portfolio of nine majestic properties across India, has been voted fifth in the ‘Top 15 Hotel Brands in the World’ category and The Leela Palace New Delhi ranked third in the ‘Top 10 City Hotels in Asia’ category.
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.