By Lendell Patel
Zubin Irani, senior managing director, commercial companies – India, United Technologies Corporation
“United Technologies is honoured and delighted to be associated with the prestigious Hotelier India Awards which recognises the achievements of this wonderful industry.
United Technologies through its companies shares three core values with the Indian hospitality industry – innovation, sustainability and customer focus. While we strive to make the most efficient products with cutting-edge technology and user friendly features, the hospitality industry has always supported us by being among the first users of these new products and egging us on towards more challenging goals.
Our product range is designed to be sustainable, much like our operations. Our high efficiency products save energy, providing very short paybacks. Cooling products use green refrigerants, while fire and security is maximised with minimal use of water to douse a fire.
We aim high, set ambitious goals and deliver results, and we use customer feedback to recalibrate when necessary. We move quickly and make timely, well-reasoned decisions because our future depends on them.”
Sivaprasad Gangadharan, IDeaS
“The Hotelier India Awards will bring together some of the leading hotel owners and managers in the country. As a sponsor for the Hotelier India Awards 2012, IDeaS is expecting the will event celebrate best practices and highlight hoteliers who are pushing innovation to ensure that their properties are as profitable and enjoyable to guests as possible.
Hotelier India is the premier hotel-specific media outlet in India reaching key decision makers in both large national chains and smaller independent properties. As the world’s leading provider of revenue management technology and services, IDeaS, looks to partner with credible organisations that are trusted in the industry – and through its successful history communicating news, trends and viewpoints to hoteliers across the country, Hotelier India is highly regarded for not only reporting on the industry, but also for influencing it.”
Ankush Agarwal, director- marketing & business development, Harman India- Professional
“Hotelier India Awards, is perhaps the largest and most coveted platform to honour great talent in the Indian hospitality industry. As we embark on the second year of this association, we look forward to higher levels of interaction and networking with the industry leaders. For HARMAN India, it will help us to gain further insights on evolving trends and technologies – especially in integrated solutions for audio/sound.
HARMAN, has the distinction of being a world leader in professional audio systems, and as a sound partner for the awards, we endeavour to create a lasting sonic impression on the guests, as they would listen to the art of sound.”
Visheshwar Raj Singh, general manager, Trident Bandra Kurla
“Over the last few years, Hotelier India has grown in strength and stature (and circulation too, I am sure!) to become one of the defining publications of the Indian hospitality industry. Trident, Bandra Kurla, Mumbai is proud to remain a preferred partner for the Hotelier India Awards jury meet this year as well.”
B Jairath, vice president, sales & marketing, Caparo Spinks Wade International
“Caparo Spinks Wade International is a JV between Caparo Group, Harrison Spinks-UK and Wade Furniture group-UK. Ours becomes the first International brand to set up a manufacturing facility in India to churn out luxury spring mattresses.
Caparo Spinks is proud to be the exclusive sponsor for the Housekeeper of the year category of the Hotelier India Awards 2012. Through these awards, the company extends its appreciation and commitment towards the hotel industry. We believe that these awards will give us a platform to showcase our product portfolio which is the best in the luxury segment.
Hotelier India Awards endorses the value that hotel industry has created for society and inspire it to achieve greater heights.”
S M Edward, managing director, Winsar Infosoft
“Winsar Infosoft is fully dedicated to providing software solutions to the hospitality industry keeping in mind their need to enhance guest satisfaction, by improving operational efficiency, thereby leading to profitability. We strive to help them improve their service standards by bringing high-end, state-of-the-art technology to the table.
We are delighted to be Knowledge Partner of Hotelier India awards, bringing out excellent achievers of the hospitality industry in recognition of their performance. We are proud and honoured to be associated with the acclaimed Hotelier India Awards, aiming to uplift the spirit of this exciting industry.”
Sanjay Sharma, complex general manager, The Westin Gurgaon & The Westin Sohna
“The Hotelier India Awards is often touted to be the Oscars of the hospitality industry and we are thrilled to continue our partnership in the third consecutive year. It is one of the greatest recognition platforms for hospitality players in India and we yet again in 2012 expect to see the excellence in the industry being celebrated. As partners, we look forward to creating an unforgettable experience for the hospitality fraternity.”
Gangaprasad Gururaja Rao, head – SBU CBS, Grundfos
“The role of Chief Engineer today is magnified like never before, in the eyes of guest – who has become increasingly discerning about every area of his stay – as well as the hotel owner, as the engineer can help him to improve his bottomline by focussing on cost of ownership. We see the Hotelier India Awards as the right platform for Grundfos to support these endeavours.”
Atul Kapur, senior vice president, sales & marketing, HIL
“HIL is part of the CK Birla group. Our company was launched in 1946 as a roofing-solutions provider. We have now diversified into green building solutions and strive to be a market leader across all verticals, while also being a one-stop shop for hotels when it comes to complete building solutions.
Today only auto-clay blocks are used in construction, versus the traditional use of bricks. This construction material, is a must for hotels that will want to procure a GRIHA rating. Another product that we are looking to popularise for its efficiency in sustainability is fibre-cement boards. Also, the big question in India is energy efficiency and our products meet this need very effectively.
The Hotelier India Awards is a great initiative. We believe that recognition for good work is a must. We’ve seen lots of recognition for the builder and architect fraternities and it is great to see that the hospitality industry too, has such a platform.”
Sumedh Singh Mandla, CEO core brands, Aspri Spirits
“The Hotelier India Awards have come up as a great instrument to recognise talent in the hospitality industry. Platforms like this would further motivate hospitality professionals across the country to offer their best services during every “moment of truth”, with both, internal and external customers.
One of the pillars in the success of Aspri Spirits is the value addition that we offer in the F&B programme for majority of the hotels across India. Our strong focus on innovation and service excellence makes us beverage partner of choice for an increasing number of hotels. This initiative provides us with an opportunity to display our support to the hoteliers who have made a difference to the industry through their spirit to serve, during last year.”
Pesi Engineer, Business head, Zwiesel Kristallglas AG, India Liaison Office
“I expect an unbiased platform which honors the work of people in hospitality who possibly have gone unnoticed for their achievements thus giving due credibility & recognition to their work. This sets precedents of excellence for future generations.
Schott Zwiesel has been in India hospitality for the last 13 years and has established a representative office in India based in Mumbai wherein we look forward to synergies & events such as these that keep elevating the culture of Hospitality in India.”
Abhiru Biswas, Sales manager, technical advisor, Barry-Callebaut, India
“I expect this platform to be used to commemorate and appreciate the efforts and achievements of outstanding hoteliers who have made a mark in the hospitality industry with their performance and contribution. I also expect these awards to serve as a medium for making the presence of Callebaut as a brand to be felt in the industry. We aim at making our brand presence felt across the hotel industry through your organization. Callebaut, being a premium brand, seeks to partner with organizations that reflect the exclusivity and excellence that we as a brand portray to the industry and we expect our partnership to reflect just that.”