Industry Update
Appointment18 July 2014

Abhishek Sahai

Named General Manager
At The Leela Palace Udaipur, India

Abhishek SahaiHe brings with him over 14 years of experience in core hotel operations and has worked at senior positions at The Oberoi and The Leela. Prior to joining The Leela Palace Udaipur, Abhishek was Rooms Division Manager at The Leela Mumbai. Abhishek first joined The Leela family in 2010 as Executive Assistant to the President and Front Office Manager of The Leela Mumbai before progressing to Rooms Division Manager of The Leela Palace Chennai. In this capacity, he played a crucial role in finalizing the hotels’ positioning in Chennai along with setting up the Rooms Division of the property and hiring and training 250 team members. Prior to this stint, he led teams in various operational capacities at The Leela Mumbai, and The Oberoi, New Delhi, where he began his hospitality career. Abhishek holds a PG Diploma in Executive General Management from IIM Lucknow and Hospitality Management from Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development along with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, English and Sociology from Lucknow University. He has also undertaken the Management Development Program from Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.

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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