The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts Appoints Biswajit Chakraborty as Cluster General Manager
The Leela Kovalam, A Raviz Hotel and The Leela Ashtamudi India, Mumbai, December 28, 2022: The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts has announced the appointment of Mr. Biswajit Chakraborty as The Cluster General Manager of The
The Leela Kovalam, A Raviz Hotel and The Leela Ashtamudi
India, Mumbai, December 28, 2022: The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts has announced the appointment of Mr. Biswajit Chakraborty as The Cluster General Manager of The Leela Kovalam, A Raviz Hotel and The Leela Ashtamudi, A Raviz Hotel in “God’s Own Country.”
Biswajit has over 35 years of experience across major Indian hotel brands like The Oberoi Hotels and Taj Hotels and has also worked for the Accor Hotel Group. Having held leadership roles in various capacities including Hotel Operations, Sales and Marketing and Pre-Openings, he brings with him a wealth of experience and astute business acumen. Biswajit was the opening General Manager of The Leela Kempinski Kovalam in 2005 and is returning to Kerala to lead the iconic beach destination hotel The Leela Kovalam A Raviz Hotel and launch the hidden gem of Kerala Backwaters, The Leela Ashtamudi A Raviz Hotel.
Prior to joining The Leela, Biswajit was with Hotelivate as Managing Director, South India. A staunch believer in the brand’s ethos of “Atithi Devo Bhava”, Biswajit is known to be strategic leader with a humane and effective leadership style focused on placing the guest at the centre of everything he does.
“Biswajit’s return to The Leela family is a key milestone as we embark upon our journey to fortify our presence in Kerala. With his in-depth market knowledge and deep seeded relationships, we are confident Biswajit is poised to further enhance and strengthen The Raviz and The Leela partnership to create a synergy that can propel the State to the centre stage of the global tourism network.”Mr Anuraag Bhatnagar, Chief Operating Officer, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts
“We are delighted to welcome Mr Chakraborty to the family, with whom we share a very sound personal bonding for a long time, and our Chairman Dr Ravi Pillai was always captivated by Mr Chakraborty’s extensive experience in successfully managing Uber-Luxury Hospitality products through his unique style of management.”Mr. Asish Nair, Vice President R P Group
Biswajit holds a master’s degree in commerce from Bangalore University and has to his credit a Diploma in Hospitality General Management from Cornell University, Ithaca, Upstate New York.
About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts
Headquartered in Mumbai, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is owned by a Brookfield Asset Management-sponsored private real estate fund and operates eleven award-winning properties in major cities and leisure destinations across India. These include the flagship hotel in the capital city of New Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Udaipur, Jaipur, Gurugram, East
Delhi, Mumbai, Gandhinagar and now Kovalam. The Leela celebrates each hotel through its unique location, art, culture and cuisine with thoughtful services, celebratory rituals, and immersive experiences. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts was voted the World’s Best Hotel Brand twice in a row by Travel + Leisure, USA, World’s Best Awards Survey, 2020 and 2021. The brand is well poised to embrace the next phase in its growth trajectory with upcoming projects which includes a leisure resort in Ashtamudi in Kerala. An epitome of true Indian luxury hospitality, The Leela is committed to providing guests with unforgettable stays in settings that capture the essence of India. The brand has a marketing alliance with US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance.
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