The winners of the Hotelier India Awards 2012
Sarovar Hotels managing director Anil Madhok makes his acceptance speech after receiving the 2012 Hotelier India Lifetime Achievement Award
Lifetime Achievement Award
Sarovar HotelsHall of Fame
Chairman and managing director
Lemon Tree Hotels
Editorial Choice Award for sustainable luxury
Executive director ITC
Aerocon presents General Manager of the Year
Luxury – Jay Rathore, Vice President and General Manager, The Oberoi, New Delhi
Runners Up: Ko Van Den Hil, General Manager, The Westin, Hyderabad Mindspace
Roger Wright, General Manager, The Leela Hotel and Residences, Gurgaon
Mid – Somnath Mukherjee, General Manager, The Gateway Hotel Ganges and Nadesar Palace, Varanasi
Runner Up: Avneesh Kumar Mathur, General Manager, Country Inn and Suites By Carlson, Jaipur
Upscale – Martin Wuethrich, General Manager, Sheraton Hotel at Brigade Gateway, Bengaluru
Runners Up: Dhiraj Mehta, General Manager, Trident, Udaipur
Mahesh Aiyar, General Manager, Vivanta Taj Whitefield, Bengaluru
IDeaS presents Sales and Revenue Person of the Year
Winners: Tarun Sobti, Director of Sales, The Trident, Gurgaon and The Oberoi Hotels and Resorts, New Delhi
Prakhar Kapoor, Assistant Manager – Revenue Management, The Trident and The Oberoi, Gurgaon
Runner Up: Debanjan Kundu, The Westin, Hyderabad Mindspace; Prasoona Akkunoor, The westin, Hyderabad Mindspace; Siddharaj Solanki, The Leela, Mumbai
Honourable Mention: Anang Chaturvedi, Courtyard by Mariott, Ahmedabad.
Sonypresents IT Person of the Year
Winner: Sumit Mathur, Systems Manager, The Oberoi, Gurgaon
Runner Up: M. Venkatachalam, The Oberoi, New Delhi.
Sleek Modular Kitchen presents Human Resource Manager of the Year
Winner: Raja Sadhukhan, Human Resource Manager, The Gateway Hotel Ganges, Varanasi
Runner Up: P.M. Sriraj, The Leela Palace, Bangalore.
Garnet Plywood presents Unsung Hero of the Year
Winners: Parthiban P, Chef De Partie, Radisson Blu Resort, Temple Bay
Runner Up: Krishna Tukaram Jadhav, Evershine A Keys Resort, Mahabaleshwar.
Grundfos presents Chief Engineer of the Year
Winner: L. Ganesan, The Westin, Hyderabad Mindspace
Runner Up: Suresh Kumar Pillai, Hilton, Chennai.
Lasvit presents Project Manager of the Year
Winner: Kuldeep Singh Bhamra, Deputy General Manager, Lemon Tree Hotels
Runner Up: Ravikumar Sharma, Novotel-Ibis, Bengaluru Techpark.
Harman presents Procurement Manager of the Year
Winner: Joseph Pereira, Materials Manager, The Westin, Mumbai Garden City
Runner Up: Ajay Naidu, Radisson Hotel, Pune.
Winsar presents Marketing/PR Person of the Year
Winner: Hema Hariramani, Director of Sales and Marketing, JW Marriott, Mumbai
Runner Up: Jyoti Roy, Hilton, Chennai.
Callebaut presents Chef of the Year
Winner: Glenn B. Eastman, Executive Chef, The Leela Palace, New Delhi
Runner Up: Sandeep Kalra, The Trident, Gurgaon.
Caparo Spinks presents Housekeeper of the Year
Winner: Archana Gupta, Executive Housekeeper, The Westin Gurgaon and The Westin Sohna Resort and Spa, New Delhi
Runner Up: Kiran Kumar, The Leela, Goa.
Schott Zwiesel presents Food and Beverage Manager of the Year
Winners: Rathijit Dutta, Restaurant Manager, The Oberoi, Gurgaon; Diksha Pande, Food and Beverage Manager, The Oberoi, Gurgaon
Runner Up: Nishant Vishwanath, Pune Marriott Hotel and Convention Centre.
Artize presents Laundry Person of the Year
Winners: Rakesh Kumar Dureja, Laundry Manager, Leela Palace, Chankyapuri, New Delhi
Runner Up: R. Shivakumar, Jaypee Greens Golf Resort and Spa