Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts launches leadership development programme

The 15-month programme will offer management training to internal and external talent


The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts has announced the launch of the Leela Leadership Development Programme (LLDP). The move is in response to a growing need for talent to support its expansion plans.

This 15-month programme is designed to identify and groom the best talent in the industry and nurture luxury leaders of tomorrow. The programme is created in partnership with the Indian School of Hospitality (ISH) and in alliance with Les Roches.

A tailored management training programme, LLDP will integrate a combination of classroom and on-the-job training with blended learning modules on global hospitality competencies.

Leela aims to facilitate functional training including knowledge, skills and behavioural aspects through a combination of classroom and on-the-job training with blended learning modules on global hospitality competencies. It will be conducted through boot camps and online classes, including capstone projects, assessments and extensive training at the iconic Leela properties. The programme will also include immersive knowledge sessions at ISH’s campus in Gurugram and will offer an applied learning format through various expert sessions and workshops delivered by their faculty.

Speaking on the launch of the Leela Leadership Development Programme, Anuraag Bhatnagar, chief operating officer, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts says, “Our Leela Leadership Development Programme is targeted at finding talent that has the potential to become future leaders of luxury hospitality, and we are committed towards strengthening and developing these talents to take on leadership roles. We are extremely delighted to partner with a renowned institution such as The Indian School of Hospitality in alliance with Les Roches to help us in this endeavour.”

Available for both internal and external candidates, this programme requires applicants to have a bachelor’s degree in hospitality and one year of working experience with a luxury hotel. The programme will develop the finest hospitality talent with a passion for hospitality, and transform and fast track their growth into managers and future general managers within The Leela.

The programme is inviting applications for three levels, general management trainee, housekeeping management trainee and sales management trainee.

Interested candidates may apply at lldp@theleela.com with the relevant subject line as follows:

Internal Candidates: Application for LLDP/ Full name of your hotel

External Candidates: Applications for LLDP/State of Residence

The candidates are also requested to share their updated CV with two pictures (one passport size and one full length picture) along with a 30-second video describing what makes them unique by sending that as a link or an attachment of under 25mb size.

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