The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts has announced the opening of The Leela Gandhinagar.
Location and Design
Located near the Dandi Kutir museum, The Leela Gandhinagar provides spectacular views of the Central Vista. First of its kind, the hotel is built on the airspace of a conventional railway station, 22 meters above ground and is the tallest building and the largest hotel in Gandhinagar, the capital of Gujarat.
The hotel’s lavish interiors draw influence from the rich archaeological and architectural antiquity of Gujarat. The flooring is inspired by the Adalaj Stepwell and features elements like the famous Tree of Life at Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, traditional glass beadwork, textile craftsmanship of Bandhej, Ajrakh and Batik, among various other art inspirations embellishing the complex.
The Leela Gandhinagar consists of 318 tastefully appointed, spacious rooms and suites, with contemporary interiors seamlessly blending grandeur, comfort, and modern sophistication. The bevy of suites also consists of Royal and 4 Presidential Suites each offering a distinct magnitude of opulence, ‘ultra’-modern facilities and luxurious amenities.
Anuraag Bhatnagar, Chief Operating Officer, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, said:
We are privileged to partner with the Government of Gujarat, The Ministry of Railways and IRSDC to bring The Leela brand to the vibrant city of Gandhinagar and this milestone development underscores our commitment to their vision. The Leela Gandhinagar together with Mahatma Mandir Convention and Exhibition Centre Managed by The Leela is set to offer a distinctive and convenient solution, seamlessly blending cutting-edge facilities with the graciousness of Indian hospitality. This experience of authentic Indian luxury is uniquely inspired by vibrant Gujarat. We are confident it will charm even the most sophisticated global traveller.
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Citrus Junction is the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant offering a selection of Indian, Oriental, and Continental cuisines; Moksha Lounge has an all-day tapas menu with a handpicked selection of teas and coffees along with a charming patisserie and Diya, the fine dining restaurant that specializes in Indian cuisine promises the perfect setting for a special occasion. The Royal Club Lounge comprises of an exclusive dining area serving breakfast, afternoon tea, and evening beverages accessible exclusively to the guests staying at The Royal Club Rooms and Suites. It also boasts of a private library lounge and an exclusive party room with stunning views of the city.
Ankur Gupta, Managing Partner, Head of India – Real Estate, Brookfield Asset Management, said:
The Leela Gandhinagar is a fascinating project and an engineering marvel which will serve the highest quality of Indian hospitality under The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts. We are honoured to participate in this strategic project with the Government and play our part in the realization of the Honourable Prime Minister’s vision of transforming the urban Indian landscape with state-of-the-art infrastructure. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts continues to witness rapid growth under Brookfield while fortifying its position as the World’s Best Luxury hospitality brand.
Guests can choose from the hotel’s indoor and outdoor event spaces spanning across 30,000 square feet, all matched with the legendary Leela hospitality. The hotel also features a holistic world-class spa, state-of-the-art gymnasium, and an outdoor swimming pool.
Built over an area of 34 acres, the Mahatma Mandir Convention and Exhibition Centre offers both choice and flexibility with great facilities to host conventions for up to 15,000 delegates. 4 seminar rooms, 3 Exhibition Centres, 7 conference halls and a meeting room, are all equipped with every modern amenity imaginable.
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