Preferred Hotels & Resorts has announced a partnership with the Leela Palaces, an upscale chain of luxury hotels and resorts. The company will now be able to offer travelers access to exclusive Preferred Perks at these four unique locations in India, including delicious meals made by Michelin-starred chefs and complimentary Wi-Fi for their entire stay.

Preferred Hotels & Resorts has expanded its partnership with The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts. This partnership will allow Preferred to offer special rates for guests staying at the Leela Palaces.

Preferred Hotels & Resorts Expands Partnership With The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts

WHY DOES IT GET A RATING: In 2021, Preferred added two additional properties to its portfolio under The Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts brand, with ambitions to grow its collaboration with the premium brand this year and in the future. – Associate Writer Lacey Pfalz


Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel brand, is pleased to celebrate its continued and growing partnership with The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts through the addition of two new properties to its global portfolio.

The Leela Bhartiya City Bengaluru opened in September 2021, and The Leela Palace Jaipur opened in November 2021, bringing Preferred’s collaboration with the Mumbai-based firm to ten internationally known hotels throughout India, with ambitions to grow further in 2022 and beyond. Preferred’s success in implementing unique worldwide strategies that adapt to the particular requirements of its member hotels to build mutually beneficial partnerships is shown by its lasting engagement with one of India’s most award-winning hotel brands.

In support of The Leela’s ambitious development strategy, the synergetic alliance enables the luxury hotel brand to tap into the results-driven benefits of Preferred’s global infrastructure and distribution platform along with its corporate and leisure travel sales capabilities, expertise in the independent hotel space, and network of sales professionals located in 40 offices worldwide. In turn, Preferred Hotels & Resorts continues to expand its presence in one of the world’s fastest growing economies and a burgeoning leisure and business travel market.

“With a shared vision to provide unparalleled hospitality, our continuing relationship with The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is pivotal to Preferred’s development in India,” said Saurabh Rai, Executive Vice President for Preferred Hotels & Resorts. “These recent additions showcase not only the diversity and sophistication of our properties in the region, but also lends itself to the creative and ambitious spirit behind The Leela, a brand we are truly honored to stand alongside.”

Preferred Hotels & Resorts, luxury hotels in India, The Leela Bhartiya City, Leela Palaces resorts and hotels Rendering of The Leela Bhartiya City, Bengaluru, part of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. (photo via Preferred Hotels & Resorts)

“Our partnership with Preferred offers us worldwide exposure and allows us to display our collection of unique hotels that encapsulate authentic Indian luxury.” We are committed to delivering an authentic and impeccable luxury experience that defines the essence of India and makes every guest’s stay a memorable one, as voted by the industry’s most prestigious travel awards, including Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best,” said Anuraag Bhatnagar, Chief Operating Officer, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts.

The association between Preferred Hotels & Resorts and The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts began in 2008 with The Leela Kempinski Mumbai (now known as The Leela Mumbai), The Leela Palace Kempinski Bangalore (now known as The Leela Palace Bengaluru) and The Leela Kempinski Goa (now known as The Leela Goa). Since then, the portfolio has grown to encompass The Leela Palace New Delhi; The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel Delhi; The Leela Ambience Gurugram Hotel and Residences; The Leela Palace Udaipur; The Leela Palace Bengaluru; The Leela Bhartiya City Bengaluru; The Leela Palace Chennai; The Leela Mumbai; The Leela Goa, and The Leela Palace Jaipur, with more hotels and resorts in process.

As a result of this partnership, Preferred Hotels & Resorts has grown its footprint in South Asia to 30 member hotels with 24 in India. Each of these member properties are located in key leisure and business destinations and comprise some of the market’s finest independently owned and managed luxury hotels.

For stays at any of The Leela properties represented within the Preferred Hotels & Resorts portfolio, travelers are invited to book via the Preferred brand website. Travel agents can book client stays via GDS using the “PV” chain code. For hotel owners and operators exploring options to stay or become independent, visit www.PreferredHotels.com/Freedom.


SOURCE: Preferred Hotels & Resorts press release.

The “i prefer hotels login” is a partnership between Preferred Hotels & Resorts and the Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts. The partnership will allow Preferred to offer their worldwide guests exclusive benefits through the loyalty program.

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