Kempinski and Leela end partnership
Kempinski Hotels and Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts have mutually agreed to put an end to their 25 year old partnership. Following a progressive phase out which began in 2012, both parties will from now on promote their businesses separately. This will allow Leela to further consolidate its sales and marketing network independently, while facilitating Kempinski Hotels’ direct penetration into the important Indian market. First mono-branded Kempinski hotel opened last year in New Delhi (Kempinski Ambience). The Leela company has already re-branded its website and is gradually taking out the Kempinski brand from its literature.