Captain Krishnan Nair: ‘Hotelier of the Century’

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Captain Krishnan Nair, chairman, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, has been conferred with the ‘Hotelier of the Century’ award by International Hotel and Restaurant Association (IH&RA).

This is the second time in 140 years that this award has been presented to an international hotelier; the first was Joseph Giacoponello, former president of the Leading Hotels of the World, New York. Presenting the award, Dr. Chassan Aidi, president of IH&RA said, “Captain Nair is an icon of an hotelier with vision. The quality and service seen at The Leela Hotels across India remains unparalleled and is a new benchmark for luxury hospitality.”

Captain Nair said, “It is a great honour to be recognised by my peers. This award motivates me to further serve and contribute to the hospitality community.”


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