From left to right: Mr. Saneej Pottakkad – General Manager, Taj Kumarakom Resort & Spa, Kerala; Mr. Puneet Chhatwal, MD & CEO, IHCL; Mr. Ankit Tandon, General Manager, The Gateway Hotel, Vijayawada and Mr. Ritesh Sharma – General Manager, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai

MUMBAI, SEPTEMBER 28, 2022: On the occasion of World Tourism Day, Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), India’s largest hospitality company, has been recognised at the National Tourism Awards presented by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of IndiaThe Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai; Taj Kumarakom Resort & Spa, Kerala and The Gateway Hotel, Vijayawada have been awarded as best hotels across multiple categories.

The iconic The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, established in 1903, overlooks the majestic Gateway of India. The legendary hotel, a defining structure of Mumbai’s cityscape, has played host to kings, dignitaries and eminent personalities from across the globe. Taj Kumarakom Resort & Spa, Kerala, with the colonial Bakers’s Bungalow built in 1881, stands gracefully on the shore of a beautiful lagoon next to the Kumarakom bird sanctuary. The Gateway Hotel, Vijayawada – soon to be upgraded to the Vivanta brand, with its stunning views of the Krishna River and the surrounding hills, is the perfect place to relax and unwind.

Every year the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, bestows National Tourism Awards to various segments of the travel and tourism industry. These awards are presented to state governments and union territories, as well as classified hotels and heritage hotels for their achievements in their respective fields, as well as to promote tourism.