The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts were founded in year 1987 by Capt. C. P. Krishnan Nair who named the hotel chains after his wife.
The first hotel was established in Mumbai and was named as The Leela Penta which was subsequently named to The Leela Mumbai. The Leela group aims to provide best-in-class and unique experience to all its customers.
Leela hotels currently have its presence in 8 prime locations in Mumbai, Bangalore, Trivandrum, Udaipur, Goa, Chennai, New Delhi and Gurgaon. Hotel Leela is planning to expand its hotel business in Indian locations of Agra, Coimbatore, Kollam and Jaipur. The company also has marketing alliances with preferred Hotels and Resorts and it is also a member of Global Hotel Alliance which is based in Geneva, Switzerland.
Leela has also setup Leela Academy of Learning which is a state-of-the-art facility and focuses on development of valuable managerial qualities for each of its students. The Leela Hotels also has a unique customer reward called DISCOVERY which caters its customers to have a unique local experience in its current locations. The company is into sub-segments of Dining, Meetings, Spa and Salon, Boutique and Weddings. The Leela Hotels is also affiliated with Jet Airways to provide Airline catering support and services. The international affiliations of Leela are Germany based Lufthansa airlines.
With the aim of providing unique local experience along with the best-in-class servicing and accommodation in its locations, Hotel Leela is and is growing to be one of the top Hotel chains in India.