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The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts and Kempinski Hotels mutually agree to end their alliance

October 9, 2013 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts and Kempinski Hotels have mutually agreed to bring the companies’ fruitful 25-year relationship to a close, effective October 1 2013. Following a progressive phase-out which began in 2012, the agreement will allow The Leela to further consolidate its sales and marketing network, while facilitating Kempinski Hotels’ direct penetration of the important Indian market.

Capt. CP Krishnan Nair, Chairman Emeritus and Founder Chairman, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said: The strong cooperation enjoyed by the two luxury brands over more than two decades has immensely benefited both The Leela and Kempinski, and helped significantly increase brand awareness globally and in the Indian market.

Reto Wittwer, President and CEO, Kempinski Hotels, said: We are proud of the rewarding relationship which Kempinski Hotels and The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts have enjoyed for more than twenty years.

One of India’s leading luxury hospitality group, The Leela Palaces Hotels and Resorts, owns and operates eight award-winning properties in prime destinations across the country – Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Udaipur, Goa, Kovalam (Kerala) and Gurgaon.  The group is poised tosignificantly expand its portfolio in the next four years. In addition to The Leela Palace Chennai, the city’s first sea-facing hotel, which opened its doors in February 2013 with rave reviews, new properties under development, among other locations, include a 60-room Palace property in Jaipur; Bhartiya City strategically located near the Bangalore airport; Agra where every room will face The Taj Mahal; Noida, NCR and Lake Ashtamudi in Kerala.

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