Sikkim Welcomes the Leela to Open 140-Room Hotel
The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, one of the luxury hotel chains in India, has signed a management agreement for a 140-room hotel in Ranka in Sikkim, marking the foray of the brand into Northeast India. The Sibin Group owns the project Leela Sikkim, which is situated on a 17-acre site with views of Gangtok Hill and
about 10 kilometers from the capital.
The Leela Sikkim, which is scheduled to open in December 2026 and is situated against the serene backdrop of the Himalayas, is positioned to completely transform the hospitality industry in the area with its thoughtful programming, inspiring design, and well-known signature services.
"Sikkim remains a pristine destination with the right blend of urbanization, rich cultural heritage, and unexplored natural beauty," stated Anuraag Bhatnagar, CEO of The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts. This growth is in line with the rising desire of discerning international leisure travelers to embark on life-changing adventures that truly capture the essence of a place's natural beauty, history, food, and culture.
The SIBIN Group and The Leela Palaces are expected to work together on the project, Leela Sikkim. Neel Chhetri, the proprietor of SIBIN Group, has expressed his excitement about the partnership. "I am excited to partner with The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts to bring this uber luxury brand to Sikkim. We are confident that with this partnership and the investments we are making, the project Leela Sikkim will soon emerge as one of the most sought-after leisure and wellness destinations in the country and will help us to showcase the hidden Himalayan treasure to the world."
“We are confident that with this partnership and the investments we are making, the project Leela Sikkim will soon emerge as one of the most sought-after leisure and wellness destinations in the country and will help us to showcase the hidden Himalayan treasure to the world.”, stated Neel Chhetri, owner of Sibin Group.
The Leela Sikkim will provide guests with a luxurious and peaceful stay, along with a variety of leisure and wellness amenities and carefully chosen services. The luxury hotel features will include 88 luxurious rooms in a hotel block in addition to 35 separate luxury villas, including 20 wellness villas, 13 twin villas, a 6-room double-story villa, and 13 luxury rooms.
This luxury hotel architecture will feature everything contemporary and stylish. There will be a variety of dining options available, including a lounge bar, specialty restaurant, wellness restaurant, and all-day dining restaurant. In addition, there will be a casino, a state-of-the-art wellness center, and a variety of other indoor and outdoor activities for guests to enjoy.
The Leela is proud to introduce Sikkim, a mystical Himalayan destination, to leisure travelers as part of its Northeastern expansion. The hill state is being authentically welcomed by The Leela to offer guests unique experiences that allow them to fully appreciate the genuine culture, art, wellness, flavors, and unspoiled natural beauty of this undiscovered area. With full on development going on in the Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities of India, tourism and design industry is also growing exponentially. This growth is evidence of the company's plan to expand throughout the nation's most important resort and leisure areas.