In recognition of its steadfast commitment to environmental protection, The Leela Palace New Delhi is the first new hotel in the capital city to receive the highest level of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, LEED Platinum. The prestigious certification was awarded for excellence in sustainable design and integrating world class green best practices by The Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), licensed by the internationally renowned U.S. Green Building Council.
Capt. C.P. Krishnan Nair, chairman and founder of The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said, “We are extremely proud that our enduring commitment to protecting our environment has resulted in stringent LEED certification at the platinum level. This milestone recognizes our proactive efforts since the inception of the group to build and operate efficient, green hotels which contribute every day towards environmental protection and offer important benefits including a healthier and safer environment for the enjoyment of our guests and employees.” Tamir Kobrin, general manager, The Leela Palace New Delhi said “The LEED platinum certification demonstrates our deep commitment to reach the highest level of environmental protection and social responsibility in everything we do and serves as a prime example of just how much we can accomplish in a short period of time.”