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The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts appoints Hemant Mediratta as Chief Advisor for its International Leisure business

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts has appointed consummate luxury hotelier and entrepreneur Hemant Mediratta as Chief Advisor for its International Leisure business. Hemant completed an outstanding and fulfilling 16-year tenure with The Oberoi Group and has been pursuing an entrepreneurial journey as Co-Founder of a sales and marketing organisation catering to global ultra-luxury and luxury brands. In his role as Chief Advisor, Hemant will drive the international leisure strategy and mentor and guide the travel trade team along with International Sales Offices at The Leela to strengthen the positioning of the brand and help garner its rightful share from this segment.

“We are delighted to welcome Hemant to The Leela family and to have someone of his calibre, repute and experience advise us on strengthening our International Leisure Sales strategy. A purveyor of luxury with an invaluable background and hands-on experience, Hemant carries a phenomenal reputation with international travel trade. We are confident that with his understanding of nuanced luxury, he will add tremendous value as the world begins to travel again and we poise ourselves to embrace the next new phase of our growth trajectory,” said Anuraag Bhatnagar, Chief Operating Officer, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts.

Hemant has over 28 years of experience in the hospitality business and is a seasoned professional with experience ranging across hotel operations and sales and marketing in both domestic and international markets. Being a passionate believer in the India story, he has worked relentlessly towards driving Indian tourism. During his long association with Oberoi Hotels & Resorts, he played a significant role in positioning the brand internationally, especially in his last position as Senior Vice President Sales. His other previous roles span successful terms in senior positions at globally acclaimed hotel groups like Hyatt International, IHG and Park Hotels.

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