Lalit Suri Profile and Biography
Lalit Suri was the king of the hotel industry who unfortunately remained un-acknowledged.
Lalit Suri was born on the 15th day of April 1947 in Rawalpindi, a city located in the Punjab province of Pakistan. Lalit Suri chaired the Bharat l chain of hotels.
Mr. Suri is so far the only hotelier in history who has a hotel with more than sixteen hundred rooms.
Under the Bharat Group of hotels, there are seven hotels with the Flagship Intercontinental and the Grand hotels in Goa, Srinagar, Khajuraho, Mumbai, and Bangalore, and Udaipur, along with the one in Delhi.
Mr. Lalit Suri also owned the Midday newspaper, which was circulated in Delhi. Mr. Suri had done his schooling and college education from St. Columbus and Sri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi. During state-level championships, Mr. Suri represented his school as well as a college for swimming and athletics.
During his career, he manufactured vehicle bodies as he was a trained automobile engineer. He built his 1st hotel in 1988 in Delhi, which proved to be a turning point in his life after which he never looked back.
Bharat Group of Hotels has invested about five hundred crores in Goa and Mumbai on properties for some years. They have also taken on lease Ashok Hotel of Bangalore for thirty years, and the investment that was done was forty-two crores for lease and another forty crores for renovating it.
Lalit Suri wished to expand his business. He has chosen places like Ahmedabad, Amritsar, and Jaipur and negotiated the deal while a search is still going on for Hyderabad’s perfect location as Chennai.
The hotel will first be built in Ahmadabad, Jaipur, and then Amritsar. An additional four hundred to six hundred rooms will be added; next, it will be done in Hyderabad Chennai, where the number of 5-star deluxe rooms shall increase by five hundred more.
Apart from being a booming businessman, Mr. Suri was a lover of art and a passionate traveler. He was the Member of Parliament from Rajya Sabha. He left this world on 11 October 2006 as a result of cardiac arrest.