The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Delhi appoints Ashish Kumar Rai as general manager
With more than 20 years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry, he holds a successful track record in managing a diverse hotel operations
The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts announces the appointment of Ashish Kumar Rai as the General Manager of The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Delhi.
Ashish 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 said, “We are delighted to welcome Ashish back to The Leela family. Ashish’s dynamism and leadership skills make him a valuable asset and I am confident that he shall consolidate The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Delhi as one of the North India’s leading MICE and wedding destination.”
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.
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.
About The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Delhi The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Delhi (formerly known as Kempinski Ambience Hotel Delhi), is strategically located near the historic Old Delhi as well as the central business districts of Delhi, Ghaziabad and Noida. The hotel is a landmark for both business and leisure travelers in the city. The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Delhi offers 480 rooms and suites; 70,000 square feet of multi-purpose meeting and banqueting space, including a pillar-less ballroom a with pre function area in excess of 30,000 square feet. One of the largest in a luxury hotel in India, the ballroom can accommodate more than 6000 guests in a cocktail format and 2500 in theatre-style. The Ballroom can be divided into 5 smaller rooms with flexible seating and adjacent to the Ballroom are 4 VIP guest rooms, which are used as break away areas. The hotel also offers a second ballroom with an area of 3500 square feet and an exclusive 1100 square feet outdoor patio, 2 exclusive boardrooms and 3 meeting rooms.