Industry Update
Appointment15 November 2013

Louis Sailer

Appointed General Manager
At The Leela Palace New Delhi, India

Louis SailerSailer brings to his new role nearly three decades of experience leading some of the finest hotels in the world, most recently as General Manager of London’s newest luxury hotel, Café Royal. An alumni of the first-ever Cornell program in conjunction with the reputed business school, Nanyang, Singapore, Sailer has worked with the finest hotels across the globe. Earlier in his career, he has helmed and worked in many top-of-the-line hotels including The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore, Raffles Hotel, Singapore and Raffles Canouan Island, St Vincent & The Grenadines, Hilton & Conrad International in Japan and Singapore, Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel in California, and many more. Prior to joining The Leela Palace New Delhi, Sailer led the pre-opening and opening of the London’s newest luxury hotel, Café Royal.

Cornell-Nanyang Institute of Hospitality Management (CNI)

Louis Sailer (Class of 0) is a graduate of Cornell-Nanyang Institute of Hospitality Management (CNI) in Singapore - Singapore
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The Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is owned by Hotel Leelaventure Ltd. The ultra-luxury hotel group owns and manages eight award-winning luxury hotels in prime urban locations and magical holiday destinations across India including Mumbai, New Delhi, Gurgaon, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa, Udaipur and Kovalam.
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