The Leela Palaces And Preferred Hotels Envision A Greener Future

In celebration of 15 years of collaboration, The Leela Palaces and Preferred Hotels embark on an exciting journey that enhances hospitality and places sustainable practices at the forefront
The Leela Palace Udaipur
The Leela Palace UdaipurThe Leela Palace

In a significant milestone, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, one of India's renowned luxury hotel brands, and Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world's largest independent hotel brand, mark 15 years of their partnership. The two entities have joined forces to offer exceptional hospitality to discerning travellers worldwide, focusing on captivating destinations. In an official announcement, they have revealed an extension of their collaboration, welcoming The Leela Kovalam, A Raviz Hotel, The Leela Ashtamudi, A Raviz Hotel, and The Leela Gandhinagar into the Preferred Hotels & Resorts portfolio.

This enduring partnership underscores Preferred's ability to implement innovative global strategies tailored to the unique needs of its member hotels, fostering mutually beneficial relationships. The synergy between the two organisations supports The Leela's ambitious yet strategic expansion plans, enabling the luxury hotel brand to harness the results-driven advantages of Preferred's global infrastructure and distribution platform, which includes a network of sales professionals in 35 offices around the world. In return, Preferred Hotels & Resorts continues its growth in one of the world's fastest-growing economies and a flourishing leisure and business travel market.

Promoting Sustainability And Conscious Luxury

Additionally, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, and Preferred Hotels & Resorts are further deepening their partnership by integrating two of The Leela's marquee palaces into Beyond Green, Preferred Hotel's global collection of the most environmentally responsible hotels worldwide. The Leela Palace Udaipur and The Leela Palace Bengaluru will now be part of Beyond Green, a global portfolio that champions sustainability through tangible actions and outcomes.

At the core of The Leela's sustainability efforts are environmental sensitivity, responsible consumption, and resource efficiency. The Leela Palace Bengaluru stands out as a prime example, with 90% of the palace's energy sourced from wind power. Meanwhile, The Leela Palace Udaipur has received the prestigious SEEMS Platinum National Energy Management Award and operates electric boats on Lake Pichola. The Leela continues to make substantial investments in sustainable practices, fostering a circular economy and supporting the communities where it operates. Embracing the philosophy of "Atithi Devo Bhava – Guest is God," The Leela prioritises guest-centric experiences while promoting conscious luxury.

At the core of The Leela's sustainability efforts are environmental sensitivity, responsible consumption, and resource efficiency. The Leela Palace Bengaluru stands out as a prime example, with 90% of the palace's energy sourced from wind power. Meanwhile, The Leela Palace Udaipur has received the prestigious SEEMS Platinum National Energy Management Award and operates electric boats on Lake Pichola. The Leela continues to make substantial investments in sustainable practices, fostering a circular economy and supporting the communities where it operates. Embracing the philosophy of "Atithi Devo Bhava–Guest is God," The Leela prioritises guest-centric experiences while promoting conscious luxury.

The Leela Palace Bengaluru
The Leela Palace BengaluruThe Leela Palace

A Unified Vision For A Greener Future

Commenting on the partnership, Mr Anuraag Bhatnagar, Chief Executive Officer of The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, expressed his delight in strengthening the partnership with Preferred Hotels & Resorts and reiterated their commitment to a greener, cleaner, and more sustainable future. This collaboration signifies the convergence of two like-minded brands redefining the future of travel in harmony with nature and socio-cultural surroundings. Lindsey Ueberroth, CEO of Preferred Travel Group, also conveyed her excitement about the partnership and the shared vision of providing unparalleled hospitality to discerning travellers.

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