Bharat chain of hotels encompasses the seven Grand hotels in Delhi, Mumbai, Goa, Bangalore, Srinagar, Udaipur and Khajuraho.
Lalit Suri was born on 15th April, 1947 in Rawalpindi. He graduated from St Columbus and Sri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi.
Both at the school and college level, he participated in swimming and athletics at the state level. He studied automobile engineering and initially constructed bodies of vehicles. He shifted to the hotel business by establishing the first hotel in Delhi in 1988.
The Bharat chain of hotels expanded at a very rapid rate under the guidance of Lalit Suri. Besides the hotel business, he was also an ardent traveler and an art lover. Lalit Suri died in London on 10th October 2006 due to a severe heart attack. He went there with the FICCI delegation.