NO Category Name Segment Runner up Winner
1 Lifetime Achievement of the Year   Binod Chaudhary, Chairman, CG Corp
2 Hall Of Fame   1) Dilip Puri, Founder & CEO, Indian School of Hospitality
2) Rajeev Menon, COO, Asia Pacific (excluding Greater China) Marriott International Inc.
3 Editorial choice - Project & Sustainability Person of the Year 2017 Amitabh Tyagi, VP and Head, Technical Services, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces
Luxury to Upper Upscale   1) Shruti Daruka, The Taj Mahal Palace
2) Pancham Narkar, Grand Hyatt Mumbai
3) Smita Rathod, Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel & Lakeside Chalet-Mumbai Marriott Executive Apartments
4 Housekeeper of the Year Upscale to Mid Market Farhana Begum, Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre Arijeet Aikat, Sandal Suites operated by Lemon Tree Hotels
  Economy to Budget Thota Hari Kishan, ibis Chennai Sipcot
5 Laundry Person of the Year Luxury to Upper Upscale   Sitaram Singh, The Oberoi Gurgaon
Luxury to Upper Upscale Parag Shah, Sofitel Mumbai BKC Taronish Kariman Karkaria, The Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai
6 Front Office Manager of the Year
Upscale to Mid Market   Rajiv Sas, Fortune Select Excalibur Gurgaon
  Economy to Budget Masud SK, Ginger Hotel Goa Augustine Anthony Vallapil, Ginger Hotel Pimpri
Luxury to Upper Upscale Ananya Sinha, JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Areocity Deepak Khusalani, Grand Hyatt Mumbai
7 Sales/Revenue Person of the Year Upscale to Mid Market Reema Dhawan, Hyatt Place Gurgaon Sahil Snower - Lemon Tree Hotel, Dehradun
  Economy to Budget Sagnik Ukil, Red Fox Hotel, Hyderabad Satyarth Singh Pariha, OYO Flagship, Gurgaon
Luxury to Upper Upscale Gajendra Shringi, Umaid Bhawan Palace Jodhpur (Taj Hotels) Ganpat Dalvi, Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai
8 Procurement Manager of the Year Upscale to Mid Market C Rajendiran, Novotel ibis Chennai OMR
  Economy to Budget Saurabh Makhariya, OYO Flagship , Gurgaon
Luxury to Upper Upscale Varun Mohan, Grand Hyatt Mumbai 1) Neha Bose, Trident, Gurgaon
2) Tusch Daroga, The Leela Palace Udaipur
9 Director of Rooms Upscale to Mid Market   Amar Francisco Albuquerque, Novotel Goa Resort and SPA and Novotel Goa Shrem Hotel
Luxury to Upper Upscale Adrian Mellor, The Leela Palace New Delhi
10 Chef of the Year Upscale to Mid Market Sunit Sharma, Cidade de Goa Mrinmoy Pal, Novotel Visakhapatnam Varun Beach
11 Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor Hotelier India Award - Young Chef of the Year 2017   Tanveer Kwatra, W Goa
12 Unsung Hero of the Year 1) Om Prakash Singh, Hyatt Regency Delhi
2) Sanjay Verghese, The Imperial Delhi
3) Vidhya Devi Shanthosh, The Westin Chennai Velachery
Luxury to Upper Upscale Rajat Patra, Trident Gurgaon Amber Jain, Pullman & Novotel New Delhi Aerocity
13 IT Person of the Year Upscale to Mid Market Joy Fernandes, Novotel Goa Resort and Spa and Novotel Goa Shrem Hotel Abhinav Sareen, Sheraton Grand Bengaluru Whitefield Hotel & Convention Centre and Aloft Bengaluru Cessna Business Park
Luxury to Upper Upscale   Mahtaab Pervaz Sidhwa, The Taj Mahal Palace
14 Banqueting Manager of the Year Upscale to Mid Market   1) Sanjeev Kumar, Radisson Blu Hotel New Delhi Paschim vihar
2) Prashant Katkam, Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach
Luxury to Upper Upscale   Nikhil Nair, JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity
15 PR Person of the Year Upscale to Mid Market   Saranya Krishnamoorthy, Aloft Bengaluru Cessna Business Park
  Economy to Budget Poonam Thakur, OYO Flagship, Gurgaon
Luxury to Upper Upscale   Rothin Banerjee, Taj Diplomatic Enclave
16 Chief Engineer of the Year Upscale to Mid Market   1) Ramakrishna CH, Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Hyderabad Banjara Hills
2) Sai Babu, Novotel Visakhapatnam Varun Beach
Economy to Budget   Niran Babu, Keys Select Hotel Thiruvananthapuram
Luxury to Upper Upscale 1) Nikhil Kher - Trident, Gurgaon
2) Rajat Kalia, The Leela Palace New Delhi
17 Food & Beverage Manager of the Year Upscale to Mid Market 1) Ganeshan Maniyan, Courtyard by Marriott & Fairfield by Marriott (Bengaluru)
2) Pravin Fargose, Waterstones Hotel
Tarique Herekar, Kochi Marriott Hotel
  Economy to Budget Manish Kumar, Red Fox Hotel, Jaipur Fran Lancy Arockiam A - Keys Select Hotel Kattima
Luxury to Upper Upscale Pragya Kapur, JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort and Spa
18 HR Manager of the Year Upscale to Mid Market Pankaj Pradhan, Courtyard by Marriott Pune Chakan
  Economy to Budget Aditi Das, ibis Gurgaon Golf Course Road
Luxury to Upper Upscale Vaidehi Deshpande, JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort and Spa
19 Marketing Person of the Year Upscale to Mid Market 1) Chinu Jimmy, Kochi Marriott Hotel
2) Shatabdi Dutta, Sarovar Hotels and Resorts
Bhavya Khanna, Lemon Tree Hotels New Delhi
  Economy to Budget Gaurish Dhareshwar, Ginger Hotel Mumbai
Luxury to Upper Upscale Amit Choubey, ITC Maratha Mumbai
20 Project Manager of the Year Upscale to Mid Market Manish Kumar Jha, Triguna Hospitality Venture
  Economy to Budget Ashish Singla, OYO Flagship, Gurgaon
Luxury to Upper Upscale Anupam Dasgupta, General Manager, The Oberoi Mumbai and Srijan Vadhera, General Manager, Fairmont Jaipur
21 General Manager of the Year Upscale to Mid Market Ramendra Pratap Singh, General Manager, Radisson Noida Maulina Gupta, General Manager, Hyatt Place Gurgaon
  Economy to Budget Anant Leekha, General Manager, ibis Pune Viman Nagar and ibis Pune Hinjewadi
22 Green Hotelier of the Year   Vaibhav Kala, Atali Ganga.
23 COO of the Year   1) COO of the year - National - Farhat Jamal, Senior VP, Taj Hotels
2) COO of the year - International - Anuraag Bhatnagar, Multi Property VP- Luxury India, Marriott International and General Manager, St Regis Mumbai
24 CEO of the Year   1) CEO of the year - National - Ajay Bakaya, MD, Sarovar Hotels & Resorts
2) COO of the year - International - Raj Rana, CEO, South Asia, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

HOTELIER INDIA AWARDS 2016