NO Category Name Segment Runner up Winner
1 Lifetime Achievement of the Year   Arun Saraf, MD, Juniper Hotels
Anand Kumar Nanda, Chairman, Club Mahindra
2 Hall Of Fame   Vijay Thacker, Director, Horwarth HTL India
Manav Thadani, Founder Chairman, Hotelivate
3 Editorial choice - Project & Sustainability Person of the Year 2018 Vikram Choubal, Vice President - Project Management, Global Design Asia Pacific, Marrriott International
4 Excellence in the Hospitality Industry Institute of Hotel Management, Catering and Nutrition, PUSA
The Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development
Luxury to Upper Upscale   Brajesh Chauhan - The St. Regis, Mumbai
Umamahesh Rao - The Westin Mumbai Garden City
5 Housekeeper of the Year Upscale to Mid Market Ankita Vaish - The Gateway Resort, Damdama Lake, Gurgaon
  Economy to Budget Sunil Jinger - ibis Pune Viman Nagar
Luxury to Upper Upscale   Pratik Vashisht - The Leela Palace, Bangalore
Ashish Sharma - JW Marriott New Delhi Aerocity
6 Front Office Manager of the Year
Upscale to Mid Market   Prasad B Abhyankar - The Fern Goregaon, Mumbai
  Economy to Budget Basant Bhatt - Ginger Noida East
Luxury to Upper Upscale Nikita Gonsalves - JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar
7 Sales Person of the Year Upscale to Mid Market Thameem Mohamed - Courtyard by Marriott Bengaluru, Outer Ring Road
  Economy to Budget Ashwani Kumar Singh - Red Fox Hotel
Luxury to Upper Upscale Samiran Das - MAYFAIR Lagoon Yatil Sagar - JW Marriott New Delhi Aerocity
8 Banqueting of the Year Upscale to Mid Market Abhaykumar Tandel - Courtyard Marriott Ahmedabad
Luxury to Upper Upscale Laksh Preet Singh - JW Marriott Kolkata
Simson Dsilva - Grand Hyatt Mumbai
9 Procurement Manager of the year Upscale to Mid Market Allada Ramesh Kumar - Novotel Visakhapatnam Varun Beach

Kapu Bhaskar Reddy - Novotel Hyderabad Convection Centre & HICC
Ranju Bhattacharjee - Vivanta Guwahati, Assam
Economy to Budget Subbaraj CV - Keys Select Hotel Thiruvananthapuram Gorakh Chaudhari - ibis Navi Mumbai (Unit of InterGlobe Hotels)
Luxury to Upper Upscale Balamurali P - The Leela Palace, Chennai Bijayananda Puhan - MAYFAIR Lagoon

Kailash Chandra - The Westin Gurgaon and The Westin Sohna
10 Laundry Manager of the Year Upscale to Mid Market Ramesh Sati - Novotel New Delhi Aerocity
Economy to Budget Brajakishor Sahoo - Lords Plaza, Surat
Luxury to Upper Upscale Amber Jain, Pullman & Novotel New Delhi Aerocity

Manish Bhatnagar - Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur
11 IT Person of the Year Upscale to Mid Market Piyoosh Jain - Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre
Manoj S. - Keys Select Hotel, Thiruvananthapuram
Economy to Budget Sachin Thakorlal Mehta - Meluha The Fern Hotel
Luxury to Upper Upscale Swati Drolia - Taj West End, Bengaluru Monica Edara - Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel

Saumya Upadhyaya - The St. Regis Mumbai
12 PR Person of the Year Upscale to Mid Market   Praveena Vaidyan - Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach
Luxury to Upper Upscale   Shilpi Khanna - JW Marriott, Mumbai Sahar
13 Director of Rooms of the Year Upscale to Mid Market   Balagi Singh - ibis & Novotel Bengaluru Outer Ring Road
Luxury to Upper Upscale   Milton Mascarenhas - Taj Santacruz
14 Revenue Person of the Year Upscale to Mid Market   Ankur Malhotra - Vivanta Surajkund
Economy to Budget   Ayush Kapoor - Lemon Tree Premier Delhi Aerocity
Luxury to Upper Upscale Nilesh Mhatre - JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu

Prashant Pawar - Trident Nariman Point
15 Chief Engineer of the Year Upscale to Mid Market Shiju Devassy - Courtyard by Marriott Kochi Anirudh Joshi - Trident, Udaipur
  Economy to Budget Gururaj - ibis Chennai City Centre

Manish Wankhede - Ginger Hotel Corporate office Mumbai
N.Chidambaram Pillai - ibis New Delhi Aerocity
Luxury to Upper Upscale N Ramamoorthy - ITC Grand Chola, Chennai

Jose Ralph D’Souza - TAJ Exotica Resort & Spa, Goa
16 Green Hotel of the Year Upscale to Mid Market Sudesh Badave - Jakson Inns Phaltan
17 Unsung Hero of the year Manoj PK - Lemon Tree Vembanad Lake Resort
Preeti Makhija - The Leela Palace, New Delhi
Ananda Kumar Jena - MAYFAIR Lagoon
Luxury to Upper Upscale Jana Venkata Ramakrishna - Kochi Marriott Hotel
18 HR Manager of the Year Upscale to Mid Market Aditi Das - Courtyard by Marriott Pune Chakan
  Economy to Budget Amita Mishra - ibis New Delhi Aerocity
Luxury to Upper Upscale Rohit Sharma - JW Marriott New Delhi Aerocity
19 Marketing Person of the Year Upscale to Mid Market Akriti Arora - Carnation Hotels, the management subsidiary of Lemon Tree Hotels
Luxury to Upper Upscale Neeraj Tyagi - Shangri-La’s - Eros Hotel, New Delhi
20 F&B Manager of the Year Upscale to Mid Market Amit Fordell - Lemon Tree Premier, Airport Delhi
Luxury to Upper Upscale Dawa Lama - W Goa
21 Chef of the Year Upscale to Mid Market Suresh Thampy - Holiday Inn Mumbai International Airport
  Economy to Budget A Rupeswara Rao - Fairfield by Marriott Vizag
Luxury to Upper Upscale Mehrnavaz Avari - Umaid Bhawan Palace- A Taj Luxury Hotel
22 General Manager of the Year Upscale to Mid Market Monica Suri - Jaipur Marriott
  Economy to Budget Ashish Kumar Singh - Ginger Noida

HOTELIER INDIA AWARDS 2018