On a bright morning in Bengaluru last month, Uber riders woke up to find an unusual message on the company’s mobile app. “Bengaluru, today all roads lead to equal opportunity and RISE, India’s first LGBTI job fair," a pop-up said, signing off with an emoji of the rainbow flag.
Every virtual route leading to the LaLiT Ashok Hotel, which hosted RISE (Reimagining Inclusion for Social Equality), was marked with a shimmering rainbow line. A special day on India’s Pride calendar this year, 12 July was commemorated by Uber, which participated in RISE, with a special gesture.
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.