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Nira Hotels’ MPS Puri Discusses What Makes True Luxury

podsquare_LGlobal hotelier Puri joins Paul and Elizabeth to talk about what makes true luxury in a hotel. Turns out it isn’t the number of threads in a sheet or the size of a television screen, but rather something that will make a hotel stay memorable. After all, if you can afford $400 a night for a hotel room, you already have a large flat screen TV at home and probably high thread-count sheets. Nira Hotels are fast becoming a standard by which to judge true luxury. Puri talks about great hotel services. His background is interesting and illustrates the range of luxury properties he is familiar with.

For almost 40 years, MPS Puri has been associated with some of the finest hotels in the world, including the Peninsula Hotels (Hong Kong), Raffles Hotel, The Fullerton Hotel (Singapore), Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, The Ritz-Carlton, Halekulani (Hawaii), Hyatt Hotels and Fairmont Hotels.

His management positions include time in charge of the Raffles International portfolio, supervising development and performance in the Asia-Pacific region and roles leading operations for prestigious hotel openings, including duties as the Chief Operating Officer of the Fullerton in Singapore. Puri has also acted as Head of the Americas for GHM Hotels, where he was responsible for opening and operating The Setai, South Beach, serving as General Manager. Recently, Puri has acted as Food & Beverage consultant to Orient Express Hotels & Resorts, advising on global F&B operations.

Puri spoke with Paul and Elizabeth from his newest hotel in Switzerland, the  Nira Alpina is situated at the upper end of the spectacular Engadine valley with panoramic views over the endless expanse of turquoise lakes that lie along the plateau. Nestled into the mountainside beneath the majestic Corvatsch Mountain, the hotel enjoys stunning views of the small Swiss village of Surlej and Lake Silvaplana beyond.