Lalit Suri – the king of the hotel industry who has remained un-acknowledged. Lalit Suri was born in Rawalpindi which is now in Pakistan on 15th day of April 1947. The Bharat l chain of hotels is chaired by Lalit Suri. He is the only hotel owner who has a hotel that has more than sixteen hundred rooms.
Under the Bharat Group of hotels there are seven hotels which have the Flagship Intercontinental and the Grand hotels in Goa, Srinagar, Khajuraho, Mumbai, Bangalore and Udaipur along with the one in Delhi.
The Midday newspaper which was circulated in Delhi was also owned by Mr. Lalit Suri. Mr. Suri had done his schooling and college from St. Columbus and Sri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi. During state level championships, Mr. Suri represented his school as well as college for swimming and athletics.
During the initial period of 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 of his life after which he never looked back.
Bharat Group of Hotels have invested about five hundred crores in Goa as well Mumbai on properties since 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 for which he has chosen places like Ahmedabad Amritsar and Jaipur and negotiated the deal while search is still going on for the perfect location in Hyderabad as well as Chennai. The hotels will first be built in Ahmedabad, Jaipur and then Amritsar where additional four hundred to six hundred rooms will be added, next it will be done in Hyderabad and 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.