Louis Sailer, the general manager appointed to oversee the opening of the Café Royal as a hotel earlier this year, will head up one on New Delhi's leading luxury hotels in India.
He has been appointed general manager of the 260-bedroom Leela Palace, which is located in the heart of New Delhi's diplomatic area close to the presidential palace.
Last month it was announced that Sailer would be leaving the Café Royal, to be replaced by Anthony Lee, the general manager of the May Fair hotel.
Prior to Sailer's appointment at the Café Royal in early 2012, he was general manager of London's Millennium Mayfair hotel. Austrian-born Sailer arrived in the UK in 2010 from Singapore, where he was general manager of the Fullerton hotel.
Earlier in his career he worked for Raffles International in Singapore, St Vincent and the Grenadines and China; for Hilton International in Singapore and Japan; and Ritz Carlton in the USA.
Sailer said: "I am delighted to be associated with the award-winning Leela group and to spearhead the iconic, the Leela Palace New Delhi that has carved its niche worldwide. I look forward to working with my team and continue the legacy of delivering the indelible guest experience at New Delhi's most beautiful property."
The Leela Palace New Delhi is operated by Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, which owns and manages eight luxury hotels across India.