The Leela Palace's architecture and furnishings are drawn heavily from the traditional 19th century Chettinad Palaces of this region.
The Leela Palace, Chennai is located overlooking the Bay of Bengal on the south-east coast of India in Chennai. It is a 35 minute drive from Chennai Airport and 25 minutes from the railway station. It is within easy distance of down-town Chennai and the major attractions.
The Palace lives up to its name, gleaming, vibrant, with the interiors twinkling with all that you imagine a palace should offer, with glass furnishings, chandeliers, paintings and sculpture. With state of the art technology in all the 326 rooms, boasting the largest bedrooms in Chennai it is grand enough to make you feel like royalty during your stay. The ESPA spa, full gym and a 25 metre pool roof top pool, provides all the distraction for the modern traveller, coupled with out of this world dining it is quickly turning into the place to be seen while staying in Chennai.
Why we like it
The hotel offers speciality dining that would satisfy the most discerning of palates. The cuisine here is experiential - worth a stay on this merit alone. In addition to the three restaurants there is further indulgence, the Leela Cake Shop, headed up by the Parisien trained pastry chef, Avijiit Gosh. With a reputation spreading like wildfire through the city it stands head and shoulders above anywhere in Chennai for dessert.