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The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group, an enterprise of Bharat Hotels Limited is India’s largest and the fastest growing privately owned Hotel Company. Headquartered in New Delhi, the company… READ MORE
DR JYOTSNA SURI Chairperson & Managing Director The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group Dr Jyotsna Suri has been associated with Bharat Hotels since its inception. In the year 1987, she… READ MORE
“We develop destinations and not just hotels”- Dr. Jyotsna Suri, CMD, The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group Dr. Jyotsna Suri is known for her vociferous promotion of Indian tourism – both… READ MORE
Initiatives in Tourism
The Group Chairperson & Managing Director, Dr Jyotsna Suri, is known and applauded for her commitment towards promoting Indian tourism and championing the cause of the industry, both… READ MORE
Corporate Social Responsibility
Project Disha is a CSR initiative of The Lalit Suri Foundation. The project seeks to assist school students and local youth have access to quality education ‘leading to employment’ and also… READ MORE
The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group, an enterprise of Bharat Hotels Limited is India’s largest and the fastest growing privately owned Hotel Company.
Headquartered in New Delhi, the company opened its first hotel here in 1988 under the dynamic leadership of Founder Chairman Mr Lalit Suri, who spearheaded the Group’s unprecedented expansion plans.
Rapid expansion and consolidation of its leadership position continues under the enterprising stewardship of Dr Jyotsna Suri, who took over as Chairperson & Managing Director in 2006.
All hotels within the group operated under the brand The Grand – Hotels, Palaces & Resorts. It was re-branded as ‘The Lalit’ on November 19, 2008 as a tribute to the company's Founder Chairman Mr Lalit Suri.
The company offers Seventeen luxury hotels, with 3600 rooms in the five-star deluxe segment with eleven operational hotels and six under development/restoration (including three overseas). The operational hotels include The Lalit New Delhi, The Lalit Mumbai, The Lalit Grand Palace Srinagar, The Lalit Ashok Bangalore, The Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace Udaipur, The Lalit Temple View Khajuraho, The Lalit Resort & Spa Bekal (Kerala), The Lalit Jaipur, The Lalit Chandigarh & The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata.
The Group has also forayed into mid-segment hotels under the brand – ‘The Lalit Traveller’. The first two hotels under this brand opened in Jaipur and Khajuraho with 25 more hotels planned in the next five years.
DR JYOTSNA SURI
Chairperson & Managing Director
The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group
Dr Jyotsna Suri has been associated with Bharat Hotels since its inception. In the year 1987, she became the Group's Joint Managing Director and in the year 2006, she took on the mantle of Chairperson & Managing Director. Since then, she has been the driving force of the Group’s operations.
On November 19, 2008, Dr Suri charted a highly successful brand change for the company. All luxury hotels now fly “THE LALIT” flag under The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group, as a tribute to the company's Founder Chairman Mr Lalit Suri.
Under her stewardship, The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group (an enterprise of Bharat Hotels Limited) is today the largest privately owned Hotel Chain in India, offering 17 five-star luxury hotels, with eleven operational properties (The Lalit New Delhi, The Lalit Mumbai, The Lalit Grand Palace Srinagar, The Lalit Ashok Bangalore, The Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace Udaipur, The Lalit Temple View Khajuraho, The Lalit Resort & Spa Bekal (Kerala), The Lalit Jaipur, The Lalit Chandigarh & The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata) and six under restoration / development in India and overseas.
Dr Jyotsna Suri has been instrumental in the Group’s foray into mid-segment hotels under the brand – ‘The Lalit Traveller’. The first two hotels under this brand opened in Jaipur and Khajuraho with over 25 more hotels planned in the next five years in Amritsar, Pune, Dehradoon, Ludhiana, to name a few.
She recently launched The Lalit Suri Hospitality School in Faridabad offering customized programmes in Hotel Management. Spread over 5 acres, the entire campus will be environment friendly and is going to be LEED & GRIHA certified.
A multifaceted personality, Dr Suri is a patron of art, culture, sports and education. Her social initiative Project Disha, being implemented under the CSR policy of Bharat Hotels, assists school students and local youth have access to “quality education leading to employment”. The area of intervention includes establishment of a Library and supplementary teaching & providing employment oriented vocational training in the hospitality sector including computer literacy, personality development, spoken English courses & other skills. These centres are currently operating at three locations across India - Khajuraho, Udaipur, & Bekal. Two more centres are planned in Kolkata and Dehradoon.
Other trusts that she has been working closely with, are The Subros Education Society, SAVERA (a body doing work for the underprivileged), 24/7 Women's Security (focuses on women safety & training), SEEDS (skills training and education for the needy), KHUSHI, The Blind School and The Spastic Society.
Dr Jyotsna Suri holds various portfolios with Industry Associations, namely – Senior Vice President of FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) and Chairperson of the FICCI Tourism Committee for the last seven years and the only woman to do so; Chairperson of CII's J&K Taskforce on the “Revival of Kashmir”; the only Indian member on the International Executive Committee of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC); Executive Member of Hotel Association of India; and the only woman President of All India Organization of Employers (AIOE). Under her direction, FICCI introduced ‘The Great Indian Travel Bazaar’ in the year 2008 and ‘The Great Domestic Tourism Bazaar’ in the year 2011 – which have been greatly appreciated by buyers and sellers alike. These conclaves today are keenly awaited events in the annual calendar of such business interactions.
Dr Suri is known for her vociferous promotion of Indian tourism – both nationally and internationally. “Developing Destinations and not just hotels” is her conviction as she believes that economic benefits of tourism will bring peace and prosperity to the region acting as an economic multiplier; giving jobs and livelihood to many. Some of her unique initiatives to develop destinations are Polo Tournament in Drass, Shikarathon in Srinagar, The Lalit Ice Hockey in Leh, The Lalit Caddies Golf Tournament, The Lalit Chaupal, The Lalit Art Festival and The Lalit Tipaiya-thon in Khajuraho, The Lalit Cycle-on, The Lalit Kabaddi Tournament and The Lalit Utsav in Bekal.
Dr Suri has received following awards & recognitions:
- Listed amongst the Top 50 Most Powerful Women by Forbes Asia
- Rotary Shreyas Awards 2012-13 - For redefining the standards of Hospitality and Tourism industry
- Honorary Degree of “Doctor of Laws” from the University of Warwick UK - For her contribution to tourism
- World Travel Market Global Award (2011) - Only woman to receive the award in recognition of her leadership of the Group & promoting tourism
- Asia’s Leading Woman in Hospitality Award at the Women in Leadership (WIL) Asia Awards 2012 - In recognition of her outstanding performance, initiatives and achievements in the hospitality sector
- ADTOI Award 2011 - For being the ‘crusader’ of Domestic Tourism
- Rotary Club of Delhi 2011 - Lifetime Achievement Award - For Vocational Excellence
- Leading Hotelier 2010 - For being Enterprising, Daring and Determined
- IATO Hall of Fame Award (in 2012) and Award during 23rd IATO Annual Convention (in 2007) - For her valuable contribution and support to the travel and tourism sector
- Award from SPIC MACAY - For being an ardent patron of art and culture
- The Most Popular Woman in the Travel industry voted by TravTalk readers
- Human Achievers Foundation Award 2012
- The Spa Personality of the Year by Geo Spa Asia Spa Awards 2011
- Among the 25 Most Powerful Women in Business 2011 & 2012 and among the 20 Most Powerful Women in India 2009 awarded by Business Today
The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group
Divya Suri is the eldest daughter of the late Mr. Lalit Suri and Dr. Jyotsna Suri, the current Chairperson & Managing Director of The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group.
An alumna of Convent of Jesus & Mary, New Delhi, Divya Suri graduated in Commerce from the prestigious Sriram College of Commerce, Delhi University and further went on to pursue her Bachelor of Law( LLB ) from Kings College London in 1998. She trained under and then subsequently worked with established lawyers-Arun Jaitley and Mukul Rohtagi for over 8 years. She, now ably leads the Legal and Company affairs of The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group.
She is a member of the Delhi High Court Bar Association and was the Chairperson of The Young FICCI Ladies Organization (YFLO) 2012 - 2013.
DEEKSHA SURI MURTI
The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group
Born on December 15, 1979, Ms. Deeksha Suri Murti is the youngest daughter of Mr. Lalit Suri, Founder Chairman and Dr. Jyotsna Suri, Chairperson & Managing Director, The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group. She took upon the mantle of an Executive Director with the company in the year 2006 and holds a position spanning a number of disciplines including Human Resource, Information Technology, Sales and Business Process Improvement.
Ms. Suri infuses a fresh perspective to the Group's core management team. She is actively involved in creating and directing a focused and concerted effort across all levels of the organization towards revenue maximization, efficiency and crafting an employee value proposition that is representative of the brand promise.
Accomplishing the vision of The Group’s Founder Chairman Mr. Lalit Suri to develop professional managers for the organization, Ms. Suri conceptualized The Lalit Suri Management Academy in the year 2007. Situated in the premises of The Lalit New Delhi, the academy is in its 7th year now and under Ms. Suri’s leadership, has produced an indispensable talent pool for the company. Project Lakshya is another initiative instituted by Ms. Suri last year, aiming at augmenting both the front and back-end functions together for a consistent customer experience.
On the academic front, Ms. Suri is an alumnus of Convent of Jesus & Mary, New Delhi. In 2000, she graduated in Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.) from the prestigious Hindu College, Delhi University. Furthermore, she is a Post Graduate in Business Management from the London School of Economics. Prior to joining the family business, Ms. Suri gained invaluable experience as a Business Consultant with the Hay Group for over 2 years, where she worked extensively on strategy and operational issues with leading companies in APAC and EMEA. Besides this, she is known for her warm personality & people friendly skills. She is a travel enthusiast and maintains a disciplined and challenging personal fitness regime.
The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group
Keshav Suri, youngest Executive Director at The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group is currently involved in refueling the group’s growth plans to the next level. While he is responsible for operations and management of the current properties, he is also intimately involved in spearheading new projects for The Group under the astute leadership of Dr Jyotsna Suri, Chairperson & Managing Director of The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group.
Being part of the Mergers & Acquisitions team, he is on an active look out for perfect fits for his Group’s folio. At a strategic level, he is keenly looking into revitalizing the Food & Beverages portfolio of The Group.
He is also the brain behind ‘Kitty Su – The Nightclub’ at The Lalit New Delhi which has been awarded ‘Best Night Club’ in Delhi by Times Food and Nightlife Awards consecutively for last two years. Paying an incredible amount of thought to the minutest of details, he ensures that the club stays at the absolute cutting edge of contemporary clubbing experiences.
Prior to his current position, Keshav Suri garnered significant exposure through various professional forays. His maiden assignment was with Standard Chartered Bank in New Delhi, which included working on the bilateral trade relationship between India and Thailand. He has also been a part of the Marketing Department of the Unilevers.
An alumnus of St. Columbus School, New Delhi, Keshav Suri graduated in Law and Business from the University of Warwick. Thereafter he pursued his Master’s Degree in International Management from Kings College, London followed by an LLM Degree from School of African & Oriental Studies (SAOS), London, where he gained in-depth knowledge on comparative human resource management and the law and governance of developing countries especially the Asia-Pacific region. While in Kings College London, he did his training in Management & Entrepreneurship at the London School of Economics.
With an impressive academic background and sound technical knowledge of the company’s operations and departments, Keshav Suri has set his sights on making The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group, into one of the largest and fastest growing privately owned hospitality chains in India.
“We develop destinations and not just hotels”- Dr. Jyotsna Suri, CMD, The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group
Dr. Jyotsna Suri is known for her vociferous promotion of Indian tourism – both nationally and internationally. “Developing Destinations and not just hotels” is her conviction, as she believes that involving local people in such initiatives will help bring popularity to the destination, boost tourism and bring peace & prosperity to the region as it acts as an economic multiplier; giving jobs and livelihood to many.
It is the people at the destinations that account for the success of the Group’s hotels and therefore the initiatives involve the local population, their handicrafts, culture, food and also giving them training and employment to boost the economic environment. The people of these regions have come forward with great enthusiasm and The Lalit is now a successful catalyst for cultural awakening and rejuvenation in places like Kashmir, Khajuraho, Bekal (Kerala) and Udaipur. In addition, with Dr. Jyotsna Suri’s vision, the Group has been able to revive interest in these destinations in the domestic market.
Some of the unique initiatives taken by The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group to develop destinations are:
The Lalit Polo Tournament in Drass (Kashmir): Determined to put Drass, the second coldest habitat on earth and its Polo heritage on the map once again, Dr Suri conceptualized the idea of organizing a Polo Tournament in the region. In August 2009, a polo match was held for the first time between The Lalit team and the Drass local team. Since then, four such tournaments have been organized with around 15,000 locals gathering every year to watch the match. During the event, The Group hosts lunch for the locals and distributes blankets.
The Lalit Shikarathon in Srinagar: Shikaras, the pretty boats dotting the Dal Lake are synonymous with Kashmir and have been a symbol of romance for many years. As a homage to the Shikaras and their diligent boatmen, The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group organizes the longest ever Shikarathon on Dal lake in Srinagar every year, since October 2011.
The Lalit Ponython in Gulmarg: As Pony Wallahs are an institution of tourism in Gulmarg and major stakeholders in the prosperity of the region, the group organises The Lalit Ponython in Gulmarg with an aim of educating the Pony walahs on the benefits of responsible tourism.
The Lalit Ice Hockey at Leh (Jammu & Kashmir): The Lalit Ice Hockey is organized on the country’s highest ice-skating ring, at 3483 meters above sea level, in the mountainous region of Leh, to promote and develop the sport as well as the destination.
The Lalit Walk-a-thon for Dabbawalas in Mumbai: The Lalit Walk-a-thon for Dabbawallas at The Lalit Mumbai, is a salute to the indefatigable spirit of Mumbai’s Dabbawallas who have won accolades around the world for their operational efficiency and impeccable service standards. More than 5000 dabbawallas participate in the event.
The Lalit Arts Festival: To promote the region of Khajuraho, Dr. Suri initiated The Lalit Arts Festival organized annually on Maha Shivraatri to celebrate Shiv Parvati Vivaha.
The celestial temples of Khajuraho, considered to be a commemoration of the wedding of Shiva & Parvati and the life forces of the entire Universe comes alive during the event. Over 10,000 people including locals, tourists and important dignitaries participate every year in this event which promotes the art and cultural heritage of the city. To boost Indian railways, the event promotes a train journey to the destination.
The Lalit Tipaiya-thon in Khajuraho: Rickshaws are an integral part of the local Indian transport system. To recognize the efforts of these rickshawallas and to promote eco-friendly means of transport, the Group organizes The Lalit Tipaiya-thon with more than 100 rickshawallas participating in it.
The Lalit Chaupal in Khajuraho: The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group connected with the “Real Stakeholders of Tourism” through its unique initiative – The Lalit Chaupal. Led by Dr Jyotsna Suri, The Lalit Chaupal brought together civic and cultural officials of Khajuraho and nearby tourist attractions, to promote symbiotic relationship amongst all.
Chalo Chitrakoot Festival in Chitrakoot & Khajuraho: Chitrakoot has been undiscovered despite the fact that Lord Rama spent 11 and a half years of his 14 year vanvaas there.
To popularize the destination, the group initiated the 'Chalo Chitrakoot' festival. The festival showcases a cycle expedition, which starts from Khajuraho and culminates at Chitrakoot, involving over 100 local cyclists, crossing 73 villages across 144 kms in Khajuraho and Chitrakoot region. This is followed by a 10 day long Ram Lila enacted the traditional way on the banks of river Mandakini. This initiative brought this region into focus, resulting in the inauguration of the Chitrakoot airport.
The Lalit ‘Cycle-on’ in Bekal (Kerala) - To promote fitness, good health and green environment amongst the locals, The Lalit ‘Cycle-on is organised with over 1000 cyclists from local villages, schools and universities participating in it. The race starts from The Lalit Resort & Spa Bekal, ending at the Bekal Fort, capturing the enthralling beauty of this amazing destination.
The Lalit Kabaddi Tournament in Bekal (Kerala): Kabaddi a traditional team game of India is a unique amalgamation of the mind, body and intense concentration. The group organizes The Lalit Suri South India National Kabaddi Championship in association with the District Kabaddi Association in Bekal (Kerala).
Holi Parv in Udaipur (Rajasthan): The Group under its “Unified Celebrations of India” initiative commemorates “Holi Parv” at The Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace Udaipur with the core objective of making the guests & locals experience the Indian culture. The event includes a special 3-day package with a luxurious train journey from Delhi to Udaipur. The two special coaches dedicated to The Lalit are customized to suit the guests' needs and reflect the 'Limitless Hospitality' ethos of the group.
The Lalit Caddies Golf Tournament: The Group organizes The Lalit Caddies Golf Tournament in Delhi, Srinagar, Nainital and Bangalore. With Caddies playing a vital role in the game of golf Dr. Suri believes in recognizing everyone’s contribution.
Initiatives in Tourism
The Group Chairperson & Managing Director, Dr Jyotsna Suri, is known and applauded for her commitment towards promoting Indian tourism and championing the cause of the industry, both within the country as well as overseas. She has also taken it upon herself to be the voice for the industry with the Government – and has been credited with starting various ‘public-private’ initiatives for the tourism industry.
Dr. Jyotsna Suri is currently the Sr. Vice President of FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry), the only Indian member of the International Executive Committee of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and Chairperson of FICCI Tourism Committee, besides being involved with various other tourism bodies. Under her direction, in 2008, FICCI introduced ‘The Great India Travel Bazaar’ – which has been greatly appreciated by buyers and sellers alike. This has now become a keenly awaited annual event.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Project Disha is a CSR initiative of The Lalit Suri Foundation. The project seeks to assist school students and local youth have access to quality education ‘leading to employment’ and also equips them to understand the benefits & opportunities available in today’s economic scenario.
The area of intervention includes establishment of a library and supplementary teaching, besides providing employment oriented vocational training in the hospitality sector including computer literacy, personality development, spoken English courses & other skills. These centers are currently operating in three locations across India - Khajuraho, Udaipur, & Bekal. Two more centers are planned in Kolkata and Dehradoon.