7th Edition Hotelier Summit, India & 2nd Edition HotelierHospitality Leaders' Industry Choice Awards: a grand success

Mumbai, Jun ?2016:The7th edition Hotelier Summit, India which is being held on 2nd and 3rd June is a high note event.? The annual summit that facilitates the meeting of key stakeholders in the hospitality industry which includes hotel Owners, Hotel Operators, Architects, Interior Designers and Developers attracted key audience and witnessed enthusiastic participation.? JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar has been abuzz with activity ever since the start of the summit. The first day has some insightful panel discussions with eminent speakers from the industry.? The first discussion on "Hotel Design Concept & Development Planning" covers key aspects related to business planning, property development, team development, funding and finally costing and budgeting.? The speakers included PremalZaveri, Associate Director ? Hospitality & Leisure, CBRE South Asia Pvt Ltd, PrashanthRaoAroor, MD and CEO, Intellistay Hotels Pvt Ltd and S P Arora, Managing Director ? Tourism Finance Corporation of India Limited among others. The second discussion on "Hotel Design & Architectural Development" proves to be yet another intuitive session covering key areas related to concept design, planning consent, investment appraisals and coordination with hotel management company/Operator and Owner.? Again, there are industry stalwarts including Gaurav Chopra, IIA, LEED AP, Principal / Senior Vice President & Managing Director- HKS India (Moderator), SonaliBhagwati, Co-Founder, Spazzio Design and ReemaDiwan, Associate Director: Design & Technical ServicesStarwood Asia Pacific Hotels & Resorts as the speakers. Interspersed with strategic meetings, the participants will find the sessions useful as well as eye opening.? The wonderful live performance by the 31 SCORPION group provides a rejuvenating break before the much awaited awards section. The 2ndEditionHospitality Leaders' Industry Choice Awards saw awards presented in a total of 13 categoriesfor buyers and 4 categories for suppliers.? The winners of the popular people?s choice awards are:  

Winner Award
Shiv Maini, Ibis Hotel The House Keeping Manager of The Year
AbhinavSareen, Aloft Bengaluru Cessna Business Park IT Resource Person : Hospitality
Rothin Banerjee, Taj Palace New Delhi The Technical Services Leader of the Year
Rishi Puri, Lords Hotels & Resorts The Hotel Operations Head of the Year
Kailashgundupalli, Novotel Mumbai Juhu beach Executive Chef
SaurabhBakshi, Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway General Manager of the Year
Nitin Shankar Nagrale, Radisson Blu Plaza Mumbai Powai The Hospitality Procurement Leader of the Year
Vincent Edwin Ramos, UmaidBhavan Palace Unsung Hero in the Hospitality Sector
Amit Gupta, Studio Symbiosis Most Innovative Hotel Design
VirajPatki, P G Patki Architects Best Hospitality Interior Designer
BrindaSomaya, Somaya and Kalappa Consultants (SNK) Best Hospitality Architect Award
Nirupa Shankar, Sheraton Grand / AshnaKapur The Restuarant Owner of the Year
AkankshaTyagi, Country Inn and Suites Goa Panjim The Rising Star Enterpreneur for Hospitality
Ajay Bakaya, Sarovar Hotels & Resorts The Hotel Owner of the Year
(Late) LalitSuri Legend of Indian Hospitality
Speaking at the event Ganesh Babu, Director of IDE Consulting Services said ?It is indeed a great platform to recognize the contribution and honor the best in the field of hospitality.? Given the fact that it is a popular choice award speaks volumes about the caliber and talent of the winners?. The discussions slated for the second day are functional, the first being "Hospitality Project Implementation".? This discussion provides some practical inputs with regard to construction contracts, sourcing of materials, logistics and storage, construction and workforce management.? With Mr. MadhuChandhok, Founder and Director - PIP2020 as the Moderator, some of the speakers for this session areNarendraVerma, Principal Consultant - Hospitality Consultants India and Zia Shiekh, Chairman & Managing Director, Svenska Design Hotels. Post lunch is the? time for ?discussion on "Pre Launch, Launch and Operations" with active participation from speakers like PaminiHemaprabha, Executive Housekeeper, Regional Rooms Specialist, Master Trainer, Emirates Palace UAE, PankajGiroti, Founder & Managing Director, UNA Hotels and Subhabrata Roy, General Manager, Four Points by Sheraton, Navi Mumbai. With over 85 suppliers and over 120 buying companies coming in, the ambience proves to be one conducive for effectiveness and productivity.? ?All in all, the meet was highly successful in meeting its objectives much like the previous editions and we hope to see similar success in the future editions as well? concluded Ganesh Babu.


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