The colours must be neutral — khaki, blue, grey, white and black. The sleeves should touch the base of the hand. The hair has to be neatly combed, with every strand in place. The tie must complement the overall look. And there is no place for belts with broad buckles, ripped jeans, polka dots or bright socks.
Keshav Suri could never wrap his head around the self-imposed dress code of the corporate world — a mantra that almost ran in the blood of his business family. Breaking the code by wearing all colours and scarves to work, he remained deaf to nervous whispers about not being taken seriously for he was a queer boss.
His ascension to the hot seat that once belonged to his father Lalit, a Member of Parliament and renowned hotelier, seemed preordained. What many others around him — perhaps even Suri himself — didn’t see coming was the other task that the youngest executive director of The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group would have to take on: That of challenging the controversial Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code in the country’s apex court.
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.