The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, India’s premium luxury hospitality group has 9 luxury properties across India. From the majestic palace by the lake in Udaipur to their cliff top beach resort in Kovalam, they exude opulence and style. If they are not on your bucket list, they should be!
The Leela Palace Udaipur
Luxury with an Indian touch is what we felt when we first visited their Mumbai property. Unlike many modern hotels, The Leela Mumbai has retained its Indian roots. Something we appreciate in any place we stay; to get a flavour of the culture. Right from the lobby it won us over. The Leela Mumbai is a hotel without being a hotel. It feels like a resort. Live musicians playing Indian classical instruments welcome you into another world away from Mumbai’s busy, noisy roads.
The rooms start at 25 sq mt. They have city and pool view rooms, royal club suites, and an exclusive category of suites which have their own butler! The biggest advantage if you ask us is that is conveniently located near the airport. Which means that you can have all of the amenities and the lavishness, without the commute. I mean who wants to sit in a cab and drive for 3 hours to reach the hotel! Instead you can spend that time relaxing in the pool or going for a spa.
You will never run out of food options at The Leela. They have it all: Citrus for all-day dining, Jamavar which is their signature Indian restaurant, Le Cirque Signature for fine-dining which serves Franco-Italian cuisine, The Great Wall for Chinese and Six Degrees which is a cosmopolitan bar.
The Leela has properties in Bengaluru, Chennai, New Delhi, East Delhi, Goa, Gurugram, Kovalam, Udaipur and Mumbai.
What is ‘Book Direct and #getMORE?
Now this is the exciting part! Here’s where planning in advance can pay off! The Leela is offering special rates to those who book directly on their website. Book on www.theleela.com between July 15, 2017 and October 6, 2017, for stays valid until June 30, 2018 for what they are calling restricted rates. If you are planning a stay before June 2018, book away till October and you will get the best online rates possible.
And that’s not all. They have partnered with some amazing luxury brands and resorts and are giving away prizes if you book within that period. The prizes include NEXA cars, international stays in Dubai, Indonesia, Maldives, Oman, Sri Lanka, Bangkok, Cambodia, Thailand, Zambia, Florence and London sponsored by Anantara Hotels Resorts & Spas, AVANI Hotels & Resorts, The Bloomsbury, a Doyle Collection hotel and Lungarno Collection, exclusive timepieces from Daniel Wellington, high-end clothing from AMPM, fashion Jewellery from Isharya and The Leela Gift Vouchers. More details on the sweepstakes are here.
A sneak peak into the BookDirect and #getmore Draw Event
We were invited by The Leela to attend their first sweepstake. The experience was one that we would not have imagined. It was not just a lucky draw but an event with drinks, high tea and games. If you know us, you will know that we are huge game nerds and absolutely cannot resist any kind of games!
Our favourite game was the monkey. Put a chocolate in the monkey’s paw and have it catapulted into the cups behind him. Other than this we also loved the letter building game and Jenga. All the games kept the guests thoroughly entertained. The winners of the games were given tokens and the person who collected the most tokens won a bonus prize.
As you can guess, the high tea was amazing as well. The food was absolutely scrumptious. Gourmet bite-sized treats with wine, can we really complain?
At the end of the evening, the winners of the sweepstakes were picked using a computer-aided draw. These were the first sweepstakes and the prizes get bigger for each one.
Being smart with luxury bookings is something we definitely advocate. Best rate plus a potential reward, now that’s a win-win situation. Plan ahead or be totally spontaneous and #getMORE!