The aim of the Hotelier India Awards
Every year, Hotelier India Awards aim to reward the often unrecognised individuals that make the region’s hotels some of the most prestigious in the world. India is home to some of the most glamorous hotels in the world. It has representation from all of the major hotel chains, as well as its own collection of regional hotel brands offering international services with a traditional touch. A hotel’s staff is continuously pushed to exceed expectations when it comes to providing state-of-the-art amenities and luxury services. However, we rarely acknowledge the hard-working individuals behind the scenes, the ones responsible for our luggage, clean sheets, and hot coffee in the morning. Those unsung heroes behind the scenes who work behind the scenes to make our stay memorable are given the opportunity to shine and be recognized.
The 13th annual Hotelier India Awards
In 2021, the Hotelier India Awards witnessed a giant leap, attracting almost 1400+ submissions and bringing about more success stories than many thought possible. Now in its 13th year, the Hotelier India Awards recognize the achievements of a wide range of front- and back-of-house staff, such as housekeeping managers, chefs, marketers and PR experts, engineers and revenue managers. A gala dinner and ceremony was held at the JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity on November 29th to recognize and acknowledge the most deserving hoteliers for all their passion and dedication towards serving their customers daily.
Introducing one of its the presenting partner, Mr. Aman Kapoor
With over two decades of experience working across different geographies, including India and the US, Aman Kapoor, CEO of Airport Land Development at DIAL, is at the forefront of several critical initiatives within the company. He has also led the team responsible for developing the GMR Aerocity brand of integrated developments at some of the biggest airports in the country – Hyderabad, Delhi, and Goa. For someone who has an extensive history in the land development and real estate business, he has continued to maintain leadership positions in significant multi-use real-estate domains.
In the previous year, the GMR Group announced the development of 1500 acres at the Hyderabad airport to augment its infrastructure. ‘(GMR AeroCity Hyderabad) is an integrated mixed-use development encompassing a business park, retail park, aerospace and industrial park, logistics park, and hospitality component.
As a conglomerate interested in airports, transportation, energy, services business, urban infrastructure, and sports, GMR is believed to be one of the fastest-growing infrastructure organisations in the country. The National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF) and GMR Airports Limited (GAL) announced a financial partnership in December 2022, allowing NIIF to invest in equity capital at three greenfield international airports namely – at Mopa, Goa, and Bhogapuram in Andhra Pradesh. The NIIF will invest Rs,6.31 billion in GMR Goa International Airport Limited (GGIAL) in a Compulsory Convertible Debenture (CCD).