Bangkok based global luxury hotel chain, Lebua Hotels and Resorts, is all set to make its mark on the Indian scene by opening its first property in the Capital here. The new hotel will be located in the Dwarka in West Delhi.
This was announced by visiting Lebua's Chief Executive Officer, Deepak Ohri, at a press conference here. After managing considerable properties in Thailand and New Zealand, Lebua, under Ohri's leadership, has turned its attention to India that is witnessing robust economic growth and burgeoning middle class with higher purchase power.
If Lebua does not ring any bell to you by now, remember Hangover Part II, an American comedy and the follow up to the blockbuster movie, The Hangover that raked in US$ 450 million at box office was exclusively filmed at Lebua-the all suite luxurious hotels in Bangkok.
Scheduled to open on December 1 this year, the property in Delhi will have 400 rooms with an average room rent of Rupees 10,000 per day and will tap both domestic and foreign visitors to patronise it. To give an experience that will last long for its guests, Lebua plans to have restaurants that will specialise in Chinese, Japanese, and Mediterranean recipes besides a traditional Indian restaurant.
"We have plans to come with properties across major metros in the country", Ohri said adding that Lebua is looking immediately at Punjab and Mumbai for developing properties in these two places.
Ohri, along with his team, is set to tour Punjab to hunt for a suitable location in the state. Without disclosing further details, Ohri said the hotel in Punjab would have helipad facilities for the guests. Lebua Hotels and Resorts is managed by RRB Group Private Co., Ltd (formerly Challenge Hospitality) that was formed in Bangkok in 2003.
Thanks to Ohri Lebua which in a short period of time won accolades for its fine-dining restaurants Sirocco, Mezzaluna, Distil Bar, and Breeze. Its flagship hotel property is the luxurious all-suite "lebua at State Tower", Bangkok. A 5 star lodge at Lake Okareka, Rotorua, New Zealand is the latest addition to lebua's portfolio.
A celebrated speaker on luxury and strategy in several business schools including Harvard, IIMs is also planning to develop restaqurants in London, Sydney, Los Angeles and Hong Kong.