I can look back at my life, and be proud. It has never been about the accolades or recognition, but about making a difference. Because I have seen the bad, I appreciate the good, and work towards making it better every day.
Contrary to popular opinion, kids don’t have it easy. I wouldn’t say being a gay child made it harder, but for me, childhood was a trying period. The experiences through childhood and coming into adulthood made me an aware and conscious individual. I learnt the art of overcoming challenges, and growing a thick skin. But that didn’t stop the insecurities from creeping in when I plunged headfirst into my family business.
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 twelve luxury Hotels, Places & Resorts and two mid market segment hotels under The LaLiT Traveller brand offering 2261 rooms.