Lebua President Asian Young Woman Business Leader of the Year

Narawadee-Bualert-President-lebua HotelsBangkok (Thailand) – September 29, 2013 – lebua Hotels & Resorts is delighted to announce that their President, Khun Narawadee Bualert, is one of the recipients of the ‘Asian Young Woman Business Leader of the Year 2013’ for her contributions in the hospitality sector. This is excellent news for the lebua brand, on the back of the company’s highly successful expansion to India this year.

Khun Narawadee Bualert is renowned for her visionary approach to business. As founder and president of the group, she has overseen lebua’s growth from a concept for a single restaurant and bar to a thriving global hospitality brand that enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence in fine dining and luxury hotels. From founding the landmark Sirocco and Sky Bar to the development of The Dome at lebua, and the creation of lebua Hotels & Resorts, Khun Narawadee has empowered both Thai and international employees to be part of one of the most dynamic and successful hospitality firms in Asia.

Philanthropy and Corporate Social Responsibility have been strong focuses for Khun Narawadee, and her founding of the Terng-Chuer Bualert Foundation provides clothing and school supplies to children in Thailand’s Northeast. Forbes Asia recognized her charitable efforts by naming her one of Asia’s ‘Heroes of Philanthropy’. Khun Narawadee is also a jury member for Cartier’s Women’s Initiative and a strong advocate for tourism development as a member of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).

About The Asian Leadership Awards
The Asian Leadership Awards is all about Achievers, Super Achievers and Future Business Leaders, and attracts the best of the best from Asia. It includes 20 categories that recognize the achievements made by selected high profile corporate business leaders in Asia and their efforts towards nation building.

An inherent desire to create a culture of interaction between the members of the business community is the driving force for the Asian Leadership Awards. This event is exclusively for business leaders as they have the unique opportunity to use their powerful leadership abilities, knowledge and energy to strengthen economic status and provide resources and prospects for others who may need assistance in building and developing businesses. The Awards provide precisely the right environment for these corporate leaders to inter-mingle and share their experiences, therefore providing valuable insight on particular aspects of the business world. Another major objective of this event is to facilitate the development of future business leaders by providing opportunities for its guests.

This event also aims to recognize the achievements of Asia’s leading business visionaries across all industry sectors and to honor their great contributions towards the region’s economic development. These initiatives will serve as a catalyst for the growth of new leaders and entrepreneurs to spur the industrial growth and to drive the region’s economy.

In other words, the objectives of this ceremony are:
• As a mark of recognition towards the achievements acquired by the
entrepreneur/business leadership.
• As a mark of honor and encouragement to the entrepreneur and leaders.
• Development of new leaders and upgrading of existing leaders.
• As a catalyst of growth for the region’s economic driver.


About lebua Hotels & Resorts:
lebua Hotels and Resorts is a growing international luxury brand that operates distinctive hotels, fine restaurants and bars. Led by visionary CEO Deepak Ohri, lebua takes a unique approach to hospitality that aspires to tap into a deeper level of exchange with our guests, one that goes beyond money-for-services to create emotional connections. This occurs when every moment spent with us is uniquely memorable, infinitely personal, and simply exceptional – and we believe that life’s truest luxuries are those that are built around these moments. This iconoclastic approach to the concept of luxury, along with lebua’s emphasis on continuous operational improvement, has led to worldwide recognition and numerous awards, and made Mr. Ohri a highly sought-after speaker at international conferences and leading business schools.

Stunning dining and beverage venues play an integral part in forging these emotional connections. At The Dome at lebua, our collection of restaurants and bars atop our Bangkok-based flagship properties, the vistas are breathtaking and unmatched, and the caliber of mixology, food preparation and innovative cuisine attracts epicures from around the city and the world. These include Sirocco, the world’s highest open air restaurant; Sky Bar, named “the most stunning rooftop bar you’ll ever see” by the New York Times; and Mezzaluna, the city’s fine-dining mecca.

lebua Hotels and Resorts’ award-wining lodging collection includes Bangkok’s best-performing luxury hotels (Tower Club at lebua and lebua at State Tower), three magnificent properties in India (Devi Garh by lebua, Udaipur; lebua Resort, Jaipur; and lebua Lodge at Amer, Jaipur), and an exclusive property in New Zealand (Lake Okareka Lodge by lebua). lebua is considering hotel management contracts in city and resort destinations worldwide and plans to expand its destination dining concepts to major international locations.

For further information, please contact:
Caron Lau, Director of Public Relations
Khanut Bunnooklub, Public Relations Manager
Tel: +66 (0) 2624 9550-2
Email: caron@lebua.com and khanut@lebua.com