FRANKFINN HOSPITALITY ASSIGNMENT SUBMITTED BY REEJA JOSEPH BATCH –G1
Select two renowned chain of hotels(one domestic and one international)and trace its history right from the time of it’s inception.
Domestic Chain of Hotels…
The Leela Group of Hotels
The Leela Group of Hotels
Hotel Leela Venture Ltd is an Indian hotel company, currently with four deluxe hotels, located in Mumbai , Bangalore , Kovalam and Goa .
The History of the Hotel
The company was founded by Captain C.P. Krishnan Nair.
Capt. Nair served in the Indian National Army under Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose .
He helped his father-in-law in the latter's garment export business.
While visiting various countries, he realized the need for a luxury hotel chain in India that could measure up to international standards.
He went ahead and launched the first hotel in Mumbai as Hotel Leela, in 1988.
The group has then gone ahead to develop fine hotels across the other cities.
The group intends to launch new hotels across other locations in India viz. Hyderabad , Delhi & Udaipur .
Behind every institution lies the vision of an individual. In Capt. Nair’s case, this vision has flowered, given his unshakeable belief in India’s ability to compete with the best in the world as an equal. This belief, forged to a large extent during Capt. Nair’s early years as a freedom fighter in India’s fight for Independence, finds expression in each of the group’s endeavors.
Leela Lace Ltd
It was in 1957 when Capt. Nair, after completing his stint in the army, set up a small industrial unit in suburban Mumbai. Inspired by the handloom weaving industry in Cannanore, Kerala, this was the Leela Scottish Lace Ltd., India’s first and only lace manufacturing plant.
With a commitment to excellence and innovation, Leela Lace Ltd. grew from a small beginning to become the first company to introduce the “Bleeding Madras” fabric and other handlooms such as Cheese Cloth and gauze fabric to the fasion capitals of the west, specifically the USA. Their runaway success was reflected in the magic words “Guaranteed to bleed”, which became the key to the popularity of India’s textile export.
In the early 70’s, the company launched its ready-made garments unit and is today, India’s premier export house. Since the 80’s, the client list of Leela Lace reads like the veritable who’s who of the American fashion industry : The Gap, Liz Claiborne, Polo Jeans, Tommy Hilfiger, JC Penney, Macy’s, Van Heusen, Walmart…..
Mr. Dinesh Nair, the present Managing Director of Leela Lace Ltd., took over from his father Capt. C.P. Krishnan Nair, in the early 80’s. After consolidating the the company’s position, he shifted his focus to the American woven sportswear market with a continuous emphasis on fast turnaround and big volumes. Rapid growth has been the result, and has made Leela Lace the largest garment exporter from India to the USA.
Today Leela Lace has 20 factories with state of the art equipment – 10 in Bangalore, 5 in Chennai and 5 in Mumbai, with an annual turnover of US$ 75 million. It is Leela Lace Ltd., the parent company, which is the promoter of Hotel Leelaventure Ltd.
Hotel Leela Venture Ltd.
The Leela Kempinski Mumbai and The Leela Kempinski Goa are two of the best hotels in India, and have also won considerable international acclaim. For this to have been achieved in 12 short years is nothing short of remarkable.
In fact, The Leela Kempinski Mumbai has received many rewards for being the best 5 star deluxe hotel in India, and The Leela Kempinski Goa voted the best luxury beach resort in India.
Recently in 2001 Capt. Nair fulfilled his longstanding dream of constructing a palace hotel in the garden city of Bangalore. The Leela Palace Kempinski Bangalore is built in art deco style recreating the grandeur of The Mysore Maharajas Palace. It is set amidst 8 acres of landscaped garden and waterfalls. It is a palace with the heart of a modern hotel. Its 254 rooms are opulently furnished and are befitting royalty.
The newest addition The Leela Kovalam is Kerala’s largest resort, built on a rock face cradled between two wide sweeping beaches with a stunning view of the famous Kovalam coastline.
Achieving these levels of excellence has been the result of a three pronged business strategy, best described in the words of Capt. Nair.
Fundamental to our business is the all pervasive Indian tradition of hospitality. Secondly, we honour the cultural heritage of India. Lastly, we operate on the basis of world class technology, backed up fully by the commitment of the staff.
The Leela Kempinski, Mumbai
Set on landscaped gardens and surrounded by waterfalls, fountains and lotus pools, Leela Kempinski Mumbai is one of the famous 5 star hotels in Mumbai
Leela Kempinski Mumbai, Facilities
Leela Kempinski Mumbai has 423 centrally air-conditioned rooms including 33 suites. The rooms are divided into a number of categories, such as Premier City View rooms, Royal Club, Royal Club Parlour, Executive Suite, Deluxe Suite, Junior Presidential Suite and Presidential Suite.
A wide range of services and facilities are available at Leela Kempinski Mumbai. These include board rooms and meeting rooms, business center, foreign exchange services, daily city coach, in-room dining available round-the-clock, health club, car hire services, Limousine services, massage service, outdoor swimming pool, same day laundry services, shopping arcade, travel agency and many more. Spa, yoga, naturopathy, meditation and personal training programs are also available here.
Meeting and conference facilities at Leela Kempinski Mumbai are of a high class. The hotel offers a number of venues for the purpose. These include the Grand Ballroom, Nidhi, Nitya, Maya, Kamal, Diya, Tara and Roshini.
Leela Kempinski Mumbai, Dining Facilities
The restaurants at Leela Kempinski Mumbai offer a wide choice of cuisines. Both Indian and International dishes are available here. Citrus: Famous for its pastas and salads, this restaurant offers pan-Asian, International and Indian cuisines. Jamavar: This specialty restaurant offers Indian delicacies. The Great Wall: It is a Chinese specialty restaurant. Stella: This restaurant serves Italian delicacies. The Lobby Lounge: An ideal place for meeting over lunch or a few cocktails. Bling: This night club at Leela Kempinski Mumbai has a 4000 sq ft dance floor and is a popular haunt for Bollywood celebrities. Six Degrees: It is a cosmopolitan bar at Leela Kempinski Mumbai.
Leela Kempinski, Bangalore,
The Leela Kempinski, Bangalore is an unrivaled hotel in the garden city of Bangalore. It is one of the most exquisite hotels in Bangalore carrying around it an aura of magnificence and enchantment. The Leela Kempinski, Bangalore is a luxury and and a business hotel both in one body. The hotel is just minutes away from the IT sector at Whitefield and the Electronics Complex of Bangalore. Besides, the chief commercial and shopping street, M.G. Road is hardly five kilometers away from the hotel.