The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts announces launch of Leela Leadership Development Programme

The 15-month programme is in partnership with Indian School of Hospitality (ISH) in alliance with Les Roches

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts has announced the launch of the Leela Leadership Development Programme (LLDP) with its first batch of 25 candidates at The Leela Ambience Gurugram Hotel and Residences. Built around a world-class curriculum, in partnership with Indian School of Hospitality (ISH) in alliance with Les Roches, the class of 2023 will kickstart learning through blended modules that include boot camps, classroom training, online classes and on the job experience across Leela hotels.

Anuraag Bhatnagar, Chief Operating Officer at The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said, “We are excited to welcome our first batch of Leela Leadership Development Programme, class of 2023 in partnership with Indian School of Hospitality in alliance with Les Roches. We are truly humbled by the overwhelming response for our inaugural batch and thrilled to see the passion for hospitality in these young minds. The Leela’s deep rooted Indian legacy and ethos of ‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ is the crux of Indian hospitality and we are delighted to partner with ISH to train and develop leaders who can take on challenges at a global level while retaining this ethos that defines true Indian hospitality.  It is a privilege to interact with young talent and even a greater one to shape remarkable future luxury hospitality leaders.” 

Dilip Puri, Founder and CEO, Indian School of Hospitality, said, “We are excited to work with The Leela group and leverage our executive education capabilities to help them train and nurture future hospitality leaders. By extending our academic expertise and pedagogy for the creation of this programme, we are moving forward together in our mission to prepare young professionals who will shape a thriving industry in the new world environment. We are happy to be co-creating value for this programme through our alliance with Les Roches, one of the world’s leading hospitality business schools.”

The LLDP is a 15-month programme that identifies and mentors the talent in the industry with capstone projects, assessments and extensive guidance at the Leela properties. The programme will also include immersive knowledge sessions at ISH’s world class campus in Gurugram and will offer an applied learning format through various expert sessions and workshops delivered by their faculty.  


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