The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, a premier luxury hotel brand in India, has revealed the formalization of a management agreement for a 140-room hotel in Ranka, Sikkim, signifying the brand’s entry into Northeast India.
Owned by the Sibin Group, the project Leela Sikkim is located approximately 10 kilometres from the capital city, on a 17-acre plot overlooking Gangtok Hill.
Slated to open in December 2026, The Leela Sikkim is set amidst the backdrop of the Himalayas and is set to redefine the hospitality landscape of the region with its inspirational design, thoughtful programming and the brand’s renowned signature services.
Anuraag Bhatnagar, Chief Executive Officer, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said: “We are delighted to introduce The Leela brand to Northeast India with the project Leela Sikkim. Sikkim remains a pristine destination with the right blend of urbanization, rich cultural heritage and unexplored natural beauty.
“This expansion is in lockstep with the growing demand from the discerning global leisure traveler to experience meaningful and transformative journeys that are an authentic expression of a region’s natural beauty, heritage, cuisine, and culture.”
Neel Chhetri Proprietor Sibin Group said: “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.”
The Leela Sikkim offers guests a tranquil and luxurious experience, complete with a range of leisure and wellness facilities and thoughtfully curated services. The resort features 35 independent luxury villas including 20 wellness villas, 13 twin villas, and a six-room double-storey villa and 88 luxury rooms in a hotel block.
A range of dining options with an all-day dining restaurant, a specialty restaurant, a wellness restaurant and a lounge bar will also be offered. Guests will also be able to enjoy a state-of-the-art wellness centre and a casino, along with a host of other indoor and outdoor activities.