Leela joins Preferred Group

Preferred Hotel Group has added The Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts to its collection of over 650 hotels and resorts worldwide.The Leela currently represents four of India’s leading luxury properties in the key locations of Mumbai, Bangalore, Goa and Kovalam, all of which are now members of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts brand.

“Preferred Hotel Group is very committed in expanding its infrastructure and its partner hotel presence in India. As part of this growth, we are delighted to be working with The Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts who have aggressive development plans to rapidly increase their portfolio in key business and leisure locations throughout India,” said Ananya Narayan, Area Managing Director, India and Middle East.

Hotel Leelaventure Ltd. owns and operates The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts in Mumbai, Bangalore, Goa, and in Kovalam (Kerala); have new developments in Gurgaon (opens Nov. 2008) and Udaipur (opens Jan. 2009), Chennai (opens 2009), New Delhi (opens 2010), Hyderabad and Pune (opens 2011), and already have marketing alliance with Kempinski and are members of the Global Hotel Alliance headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.