Leela named best overseas biz hotel

The Leela Palace Kempinski, Bangalore was voted No.1 amongst the top 10 business hotels in the world, according to the Condé Nast Traveller Annual Readers’ Travel Awards 2007, which were based on a poll conducted among 30,000 business travelers.
1} The Leela Palace Bangalore, India

2} Landmark Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

3} Park Hyatt, Tokyo

4} Island Shangri-la, Hong Kong

5} Four Seasons Hotel George v, Paris

6} The Peninsula, Hong Kong

7} Hotel Le Bristol, Paris

8} Four Seasons Hotel, New York

9} The Jumeriah Emirates Towers, Dubai

10} Mandarin Oriental, New York

“It’s a matter of great honour to be conferred the title of ‘Favourite Overseas Business Hotel in the world’.  We want to continue to be the market leaders and achieve excellence and perfection in all that we do.  The fact that we are the first Indian hotel to reach this pinnacle on a global scale, makes this award very special. My sincere thank you to our fantastic team of enthusiastic ladies and gentleman and appreciation to our patrons for supporting us all along, “says Charles de Foucault, General manager, The Leela Palace Bangalore.

Accepting this recognition Capt. C P Krishnan Nair, Hon’ble Chairman of The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, remarked “This is great accolade for The Leela. The fact that we are such a young brand and up against such internationally renowned competition, makes this recognition all the more special to us and India. Our endeavor is to exceed the expectation of the discerning business traveller and we greatly appreciate their strong endorsement of the Leela brand.”

The Leela has carved a special niche position amongst the luxury hotels of the world.  Its portfolio of award winning hotels in India are in Mumbai, Bangalore, Goa and Kovalam in Kerala.

Within the next three years, The Leela brand will have a commanding presence in India’s most dynamic markets; Gurgaon (2008), Udaipur (2008), Chennai (2009), New Delhi (2010), Hyderabad (2010) and Pune (2010).