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The Leela

  • Established in 1983
  • One of the finest Indian luxury hospitality brands
  • Currently, The Leela owns and operates eight properties
  • Member of the Global Hotel Alliance based in Geneva, Switzerland

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is owned and managed by Hotel Leelaventure Ltd which was established in 1983 in Mumbai. The company is a part of The Leela Group whose portfolio includes hotel and resort properties; IT and business parks; as well as, real estate development.

The Group was founded by Late Capt C P Krishnan Nair, Chairman Emeritus and Founder Chairman of Hotel Leelaventure Ltd, who envisioned The Leela as one of the finest Indian luxury hospitality brands. Under his leadership, within a short span of 25 years, the Group has evolved from one hotel, on the outskirts of Mumbai, into a range of eight award-winning properties across the country that celebrate India's diverse geography and architectural history. In the process, The Leela redefined standards of luxury hospitality.

The group has a marketing alliance with US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance based in Geneva, Switzerland.


The Leela: Memorable and magical stays that deliver the essence of India

2013 The Leela Palace Chennai was opened
2011 The Leela Palace New Delhi, designed by John Gerondelis
2009 The Leela Ambience Gurgaon Hotel and Residences was opened
1997 Foundation stone for the Leela Palace Bengaluru placed by Prime Minister Mr H D Deve Gowda and Chief Minister Mr J H Patel
1987 Capt Nair opens the first Leela hotel in Mumbai: The Leela Penta
Tourism and Hospitality
In FY20, 39 million jobs were created in the tourism sector in India, which was 8.0% of the total employment in the country.