The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts owned by Brookfield Asset Management-sponsored private real estate fund has announced the opening of The Leela Gandhinagar in Gujarat.

The hotel is built on the airspace of a conventional railway station, 22 meters above ground and is the tallest building and the largest hotel in the vibrant capital city. The Gandhinagar capital railway station has been redeveloped along with the 318 room 5-star hotel atop the tracks.

Located near the Dandi Kutir museum, the hotel offers stunning views of Central Vista. The property’s interiors are inspired by Gujarat’s rich archaeological and architectural antiquity. The flooring is inspired by the Adalaj Stepwell and features elements like the famous Tree of Life at Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, traditional glass beadwork, textile craftsmanship of Bandhej, Ajrakh and Batik.

The Leela Gandhinagar features 318 rooms and suites. The Royal and Presidential suites are equipped with ultra-modern facilities and luxurious amenities.

The dining offerings include the Citrus Junction, an all-day dining restaurant serving Indian, oriental, and continental cuisines; Moksha Lounge featuring an all-day tapas menu with a handpicked selection of teas and coffees along with a patisserie and Diya, the fine dining restaurant that specialises in Indian cuisine.

The Royal Club Lounge offers an exclusive dining area serving breakfast, afternoon tea, and evening beverages accessible exclusively to the guests staying at The Royal Club Rooms and Suites. It also houses a private library lounge and an exclusive party room with stunning views of the city.

Recreational amenities include a spa, state-of-the-art fitness centre and an outdoor pool.

Guests can choose from the hotel’s indoor and outdoor event spaces spanning across 2,787 sqm, for hosting large and small gatherings.

Anuraag Bhatnagar, chief operating officer, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said:

“We are privileged to partner with the Government of Gujarat, The Ministry of Railways and IRSDC to bring The Leela brand to the vibrant city of Gandhinagar and this milestone development underscores our commitment to their vision.

“The Leela Gandhinagar together with Mahatma Mandir Convention and Exhibition Centre Managed by The Leela is set to offer a distinctive and convenient solution seamlessly blending cutting-edge facilities with the graciousness of Indian hospitality.

“This experience of authentic Indian luxury is uniquely inspired by vibrant Gujarat. We are confident it will charm even the most sophisticated global traveller.”

Ankur Gupta, managing partner, Head of India – Real Estate, Brookfield Asset Management, added:

“The Leela Gandhinagar is a fascinating project and an engineering marvel which will serve the highest quality of Indian hospitality under The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts.

“We are honoured to participate in this strategic project with the Government and play our part in the realisation of the Honourable Prime Minister’s vision of transforming the urban Indian landscape with state-of-the-art infrastructure.

“The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts continues to witness rapid growth under Brookfield while fortifying its position as the World’s Best Luxury hospitality brand.”