Wednesday, 13 January 2010: The Hotel Investment Forum India conferred Capt. C.P. Krishnan Nair, Chairman of The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts the prestigious Hall of Fame Award amidst luminaries from the world of banking, real estate and hospitality at a glittering ceremony today.
The award is in recognition of Capt. Nair’s outstanding business practices, leadership qualities and for raising the bar for the industry with his achievements. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Jim Burba, President of Burba Hotels Network and the host to the event, said, “Capt. Nair remains an inspiration to aspiring hoteliers and we are delighted to have him receive the Hall of Fame Award this year. His contribution to the industry, philanthropy work and community investment truly represent what the HIFI Hall of Fame was designed to honour.”
Acknowledged as the doyen of the hospitality industry, Capt. Nair reflects on his long journey, “This award highlights the friends, family, peers, business associates and all those who have stood by me and believed in my dream, and contributed so immensely to the culmination of this moment.”
About Hotel Leelaventure Limited:
Hotel Leelaventure Ltd. operates The Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts in Mumbai, Bangalore, Goa, Kovalam (Kerala), Gurgaon and Udaipur. Located in key business and leisure destinations, The Leela is a blend of aesthetic sensibility, modern amenities and truly reflects the essence of India. New hotels will soon open in New Delhi (2010) and Chennai (2010); with plans to develop hotels in Agra, Hyderabad and Pune. The group has marketing alliances with Germany based Kempinski (Hoteliers since 1897); US based Preferred Hotel Group and are members of Global Hotel Alliance based in Geneva, Switzerland.
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