The Leela Palace Hotels – How 9 Leela Hotels are redefining luxury in India
Some beauty can be summed up in a blog post, a photo, a video. But others are so filled with inner riches, they defy easy description. For any content writer or blogger, I discovered, The Leela Palace is definitely going to pose a challenge! Or for any guest who experience The Leela Palace for that matter. For some, it’s the warmth that every staff shows in welcoming the guests. For another it’s the rich lounge and plush interiors that make her feel like royalty. For other, it’s the delicious dishes that he relish like never before. Finding a way to share the experience at this distinctive brand that’s redefining Indian luxury is a difficult job because… It just is!
Imagine all the 9 of The Palace Hotels comes under one roof for a show off! We were invited for such an event at The Leela Palace Chennai called The Leela Roadshow. Hop from stall to stall was a 30 minute visual cum verbal journey into each of The Leela Hotels.
I wish I could take you to each of The Leela Hotels because that is the only way I can share with you how it is to be at The Leela Hotels! If not for logistical issues, I would’ve definitely done it!
However, I’m gonna try describing it in a blog post.
The Leela Palace Mumbai
The Leela Mumbai is the oldest of the Leela Hotels, established by C P Krishnan Nair in 1986. It’s one of the premium luxury hotels in Mumbai and is set amidst 11 acres of lush green gardens. 5 minutes from the international airport, it’s located in North Mumbai’s commercial centre and export zone.
It’s total number of 391 guest rooms include 86 premier pool view rooms, 20 executive suites, 13 Royal Club Parlour suites and 1 Maharaja Suite.
The Leela Mumbai also has some special features like a shopping arcade, Live pianist at The Lobby Lounge, Live Indian instrumental music and even florist, astrologist and numerologist at request.
The Banquet space (Grand Ballroom) can seat 700 guests and can accommodate a floating crowd of upto 1000 guests.
The Leela Palace Goa
This is a 27 year old property and one of the three beach facing hotels of The Leela Hotels. The Leela Palace Goa was the host of 8th BRICS Summit in 2016.
The Leela Goa is a popular luxury destination for couple getaways! Looking to rekindle the romance with your love? Choose from the elaborate The Leela Romance packages exclusively designed just for two.
The price varies based on the room category (Lagoon Terrace/Conservatory Premier/Lagoon Suite) and whether you want it on a weekday or weekend. The premium package is with the accommodation in Club Suite(INR 44200+Taxes) or Club Pool Suite(INR 49200+Taxes). The Leela Romance package includes special touches like one private candle light dinner, 1 Indian Magic couples massage, Indian sparkling wine and more.
While The Leela Goa is perfect for a romantic stay, getting married at The Leela Goa is not so easy. Even if one could afford the royal venue for a swanky wedding ceremony, they filter the profile of the host. Yep it’s like the Rolls Royce of premium 5 Star banquets.
The Leela Palace Bengaluru
Established on August 2001 over 9 acres of green terrain and a sparkling lagoon, The Leela Palace Bengaluru gives a glimpse of the Royal Palace of Mysore. With its palatial architecture, plush interiors adorned with antiques and artifacts from all over India, The Leela Palace Bengaluru is an impressive reminder of what The Leela Hotels stand for – Regal, Royal and Luxury.
Bengaluru being the IT hub and epicenter of numerous corporates, The Leela Palace Bengaluru, is the ideal place for a corporate event, no matter how big, small, grand or swanky. Whether it is the Grand Ballroom, Royal Ballroom or Diya terrace, events take on a richer feel at The Leela Palace.
The extensive dining options include Pan-Asian cuisines at Zen, North and South Indian cuisines at Jamavar. French and Italian cuisine at Le Cirque Signature. They also have an extensive wine collection at The Library Bar.
The Leela Palace New Delhi at Chanakyapuri
Located at the heart of the city, in close proximity to the Rashtrapathi Bhavan, Prime Minister’s residence and The Secretariat, The Leela Palace New Delhi represents the magnificient architecture and elegance of Lutyen’s Delhi. The service here is impeccable as the friendly staff believe in “Atithi Devo Bhava” and re committed to taking guest service to reverential heights.
It has a total of 254 rooms and suites which includes 7 luxury suites,1 Grande Suite with plunge pool, 1 Maharaja Suite and 1 Presidential Suite. The banquet space includes the iconic Grand Ballroom and Royal Ballroom that can seat 320 and 88 guests each.
The Leela Palace Chennai
The Leela Palace Chennai is another sea facing hotel of The Leela Hotels. It’s no exception to the royalness that The Leela is known for. Compared to the 5 Star venues in Chennai, The Leela Palace stands out with its architectural grandeur and beautiful location. We have recently published a dedicated post on The Leela Palace Chennai, which will give you a good insight into the specialties of The Leela Palace Chennai.
We got to explore The Leela Palace Chennai, and just got completely awestruck by the details to which the luxury is imparted! The chandelier at the lobby was worth almost a crore and the couch at the lounge was around 75 lakhs! The food needs a special mention because the Mexican and Japanese cuisine was a delightful indulgence besides the Indian cuisine! We wanted to see the hands behind this magic and we met Mr.Dharmen Makawana, the Executive Chef at The Leela Palace Chennai. No wonder he can do magics after travelling around half the globe and working at some the famous brands across the world!
However, having hosted The Leela Palace roadshow, we sneaked out to tour the hotel and get a feel of the luxury. The lobby and coffee lounge was adorned with plush furnitures, rich colorful floral decors, finest cutlery and silver plated chairs. The walk of admiration through the hotel was gracefully disturbed by the paintings worth fortune that held our gaze. But I was heavily disappointed equally as none of them could be fit into my pocket.
The Leela Palace Udaipur
The Leela Palace Udaipur is the most expensive of The Leela Hotels and a truly memorable, magical stay is assured once you visit the hotel. The hotel embodies the grandeur of Udaipur’s rich and royal heritage. Located on the bank of the majestic Lake Pichola, it offers stunning views of the Aravalli mountain range. The stunning views of sunrise and sunset is something that you shouldn’t miss!
Though it exemplifies the magic of a royal era, the facilities here is a blend of traditional Rajasthani design and the best of technology. It has 80 guestrooms including the grand Maharaja Suite with a royal living room, private outdoor swimming pool and a terrace garden.
It’s one of the most popular venue for destination weddings in India. It has a 4500 sq feet of banquet space that can seat up to 150 guests. The terrace space overlooking Lake Pichola is a great venue that can host a variety of events.
Though it’s very expensive and a 2 day premium wedding here with a guest of 100 will cost nothing less than 1.2 crores, it’s definitely worth every penny.
The Leela Palace Ambience Gurgaon
This is one of our personal favorites. The Leela Palace Ambience Gurgaon is unique property of The Leela group of hotels as the luxury is made available for not just a day or two, but for a month or more! Yes, you heard us right! This property has a hotel and residence. You can make a stay at these residences for a month or more with access to the luxurious services of the hotel including the room service and the other amenities that that the venue has to offer. You have a wide range of options to pick from a 1 BHK, 2 BHK and 3BHK. It’s perfect for a business trip that you take with your family. It also boasts of a lush green golf course at the venue.
The Leela Palace Kovalam
The Leela Palace Kovalam A Raviz Hotel is another beach facing venues of The Leela, built on a cliff-top. The breathtaking view of the famous Kovalam coastline is unbeatable and the rooms facing the Arabian Sea promise a soothing and peaceful stay.
Want more? They have two stunning infinity pools and The Sky Bar overlooking Arabian sea! And its Kerala! Of course there are traditional Ayurvedic treatments by best in the country!
The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel
Here comes the baap ka baap of The Leela banquet spaces!
It’s the country largest banquet space in a hotel, spreading over a whooping 70,000 sq feet! The seating capacity of this magnificent venue is 3600 guests in a theatre style. 1200 guests can be comfortably seated in a cluster style. It’s perfect for product launches of national and international brands, corporate annual functions and residential conferences. It was also the host Femina Miss India 2016.
This is also the largest property of The Leela Hotels with 490 rooms with including a Presidential Suite. It’s a perfect venue for a grand gala function.
Though it’s going to be a little while before BigFday can help people across India to celebrate their events, we can definitely help you host your celebrations whether it’s a wedding, reception, sangeet, engagement or a corporate event at any of the 9 Leela Hotels across India! And guess what! We do have secret deals with them 🙂 Visit BigFday.com or call us at 7811003344