Culminating an entire year's search for the most exceptional new products and services on earth, Robb Report USA, hand-picked The Leela Palace New Delhi for offering the finest in luxury, placing the hotel amongst the most elite in the world.
The exclusive list of winners, announced in the 24th annual flagship edition, “Best of the Best” Hotels 2012, is a result of thorough and holistic consultations with trusted correspondents, associates, and veterans in the luxury-hospitality community who selected the most exceptional and exclusive properties around the globe. The result is a one-of-a-kind compendium of destinations that Robb Report recommends to connoisseurs and elite audiences.
Commenting on the recognition, Capt. C.P. Krishnan Nair, chairman and founder of The Leela Palaces Hotels and Resorts said, "My two sons – Vivek and Dinesh Nair – and I are proud and happy to have created the only hotel in India awarded with the recognition as the world's best hotel by the highly respected team at Robb Report. We built this Palace hotel against all odds and this prestigious honour reaffirms our commitment towards serving only the best for the world's most discerning travellers and leisure seekers. With just one year of operation under our belt, we have been ranked amongst the world's best and this is just the beginning.”
Other winners included The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, Corinthia Hotel, London and Mandarin Oriental, Paris.
The Leela Palace which opened last year is fast gaining critical acclaim for its world-class facilities and traditional Indian hospitality. The latest property launch by The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts has set new standards of luxury in the hospitality industry in India. The Leela Palace New Delhi offers the largest guest rooms in the capital city; unparalleled culinary experiences including two international institutions - Le Cirque and MEGU; award-winning ESPA spa facility and an infinity-edge rooftop swimming pool, making it one of the most sought-after destinations for discerning business and leisure travellers.
Recent awards conferred on The Leela Palace New Delhi include “Best Hotel Restaurant in India” for Le Cirque by Travel + Leisure, South Asia, February 2012; Six- Star Diamond Award by American Academy of Hospitality Sciences, conferred upon MEGU, April 2012; “Readers Choice Best Hotel in New Delhi” by DestinAsian magazine, February 2012; “Best Hotels around the World” by the renowned Tatler Travel Guide, January 2012 and named the “Most Opulent Hotel,” by Architectural Digest, September 2011. The Leela has also been awarded the LEED Platinum Certification by Indian Green Building Council for excellence in sustainable design and integrating world class green best practices.
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