The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is owned and managed by Hotel Leelaventure Limited 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 Limited, 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 is currently spearheaded by Late Capt. C. P. Krishnan Nair’s two sons - Vivek Nair, Chairman and Managing Director and Dinesh Nair, Co-Chairman and Managing Director of Hotel Leelaventure Limited.
From the start, The Leela has been on a continuous journey to delight each traveller. The Leela’s goal is to provide the most demanding guests with memorable and magical stays that deliver the essence of India. The signature promise that binds the Group’s underlying philosophy is laid down in the ancient Indian scriptures as ‘Atithi Devo Bhava or ‘Guest is God’. This outstanding experience has been recognized with numerous prestigious awards and accolades.
Currently, The Leela owns and operates eight properties in prime urban cities and magical holiday destinations - Mumbai, Goa, Bangalore, Kovalam, Udaipur, Gurgaon, New Delhi and Chennai. Other Leela properties under development include Jaipur; Bangalore at Bhartiya city near the international airport; Agra, where every room will face The Taj Mahal and Lake Ashtamudi in Kerala near The Leela Kovalam resort.
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.
Whether it is a business meeting being conducted at any one of The Leela hotels or a holiday at one of its famed resorts, a guest can be assured of a stay that is truly unique and exceptional