The Founding Chairman and the owner of Bharat Hotels, Mr Lalit Suri yearned for a hotel in London, a city he loved so intensely that it became his final resting place in 2006. On November 19, 2016 which would have been his 70th Birthday, his wife Dr. Jyotsna Suri – Chairperson & Managing Director of the Group and their children, Divya, Shradha, Deeksha and Keshav (Executive Directors) inaugurated The LaLit London fulfilling his dream.
Priti Patel PC MP, Hon’ble Secretary of State for International Development and Kath Whittam, the Mayor of Southwark inaugurated The Lalit London. A host of VIPs including Cllr Sunil Chopra, former Mayor of Southwark; Ufi Ibrahim, Chief Executive of the British Hospitality Association; the Hinduja family; Rajat Sharma, Chairman & editor-in-chief of India TV; close family, friends and consultants attended the ceremonial opening.
Guests were given a private preview of the luxury boutique hotel, which has undergone a five year restoration programme. The Lalit London is an amalgamation of two great countries and cultures. The incredible Victorian architecture houses rich Indian artefacts. The furniture, chandeliers, decorative light fixtures, artworks, mirrors, intricate tapestries, marble and mother of pearl inlay are made in India.
The LaLiT London is located in a Grade II listed property, the former home of St Olave’s Grammar School, originally designed by Edward Mountford. It will house 70 guestrooms, almost all of which will be differently laid out, the renowned pan Indian restaurant – Baluchi at the Great Hall, two stunning bars – The Teachers’ Room & The Headmaster’s Room, and the award winning Rejuve – The Spa.
Besides The LaLiT London, The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group owns and operates Twelve Five Star luxury hotels: The The LaLiT New Delhi, The LaLiT Mumbai, The LaLiT Grand Palace Srinagar, The LaLiT Golf & Spa Resort Goa, The LaLiT Ashok Bangalore, The LaLiT Laxmi Vilas Palace Udaipur, The LaLiT Temple View Khajuraho, The LaLiT Resort & Spa Bekal (Kerala), The LaLiT Jaipur, The LaLiT Chandigarh, The LaLiT Great Eastern Kolkata & The LaLiT Mangar. With approx. 4000 Rooms in its portfolio the Group has recently added The Lalit Suri Hospitality School at Faridabad offering world class education to students.
Website – www.thelalit.com