Leela Group’s overseas alliance with Kempinski is set jointly manage luxury projects in Maldives and Mauritius. Leela was offered land by the governments of these two countries sometime back and has now decided to go in for project development.
“These ventures will be developed by Kempinski, and will be co-managed between us,” C P Krishnan Nair, Chairman of The Leela Palaces & Resorts, said. “We will take a final view of Leela’s exact role in the venture once the project is ready.”
The two ventures are expected to be ready for operations in two to three years. This marks Leela’s much talked about overseas foray. Earlier, Leela stated that it would opt for an alliance with Kempinski rather than making a solo foray that was discussed initially.
Jamavar, the specialty Indian restaurant at The Leela palace Kempinski, was recently featured among the world’s top dining places ranking by Forbes.