Industry Update
Appointment29 July 2019

Ashish Kumar Rai

Appointed General Manager
At The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Delhi, India

Ashish Kumar Rai

The Leela Palaces Hotels and Resorts has appointed Ashish Kumar Rai as the General Manager of The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Delhi. He began his career with The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts as a Management Trainee and thereafter served as General Manager at various award winning and iconic hotels such as The Taj Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur, The Leela Mumbai and The Westin Mumbai Garden City. His last assignment was with SUJÁN group as Vice President.

Rajiv Kaul, President of The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts believes that Ashish Kumar Rai will consolidate The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Delhi as one of the North India's leading MICE and wedding destination.

Ashish is an avid traveler and takes keen interest in history and culture. In his leisure time, he enjoys playing tennis, squash and cricket and ardently follows Polo.

Born in New Delhi, Ashish holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from Delhi University and a Diploma from The Institute of Hotel Management, PUSA, New Delhi, before joining the Leela Palace Hotels and Resorts as Management Trainee in 1998. He has also done Executive Management program from S.P. Jain institute of Management, Mumbai and professional courses in Hospitality and Finance from the Cornell University, USA.

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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