While the Supreme Court reviews Section 377, two developments over the last few days seemed to drown the activism of semantics around it and address the core issue of the LGBTQ community. One was the prince of Gujarat, Manavendra Singh Gohil, who opened the doors of his palace hotel to those who choose not to be named but are looking to hone their marketable skills for the job market and the other is the Lalit Group becoming the only hotel chain among the elite list of 32 to endorse the UN’s LGBTQ standards at work; a big leap for the country and the hospitality industry.
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.