Hotel Leela Venture Ltd is an Indian hotel company based in Mumbai, currently with six deluxe hotels, located in Mumbai, Bangalore, Kovalam, Udaipur, Goa and Gurgaon.
The company was founded by C. P. Krishnan Nair. Capt. Nair served in the Indian National Armyunder Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. He helped his father-in-law in the latter's garment export business. While visiting various countries, he realized the need for a luxury hotel chain in India that could measure up to international standards. He went ahead and launched the first hotel in Mumbai as Hotel Leela, in 1988. The group has then gone ahead to develop fine hotels across the other cities. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan, by Government of India in 2010.
The group intends to launch new hotels across other locations in India viz. Hyderabad, Delhi & Channai and Pune