VV Kamat receives lifetime contribution awardMarch 11th, 2008 - 7:39 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, Mar 11 (ANI/Business Wire India): The International Council of Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA) today honoured Vithal Venkatesh Kamat, Executive Chairman and Managing Director of Kamat Hotels India Limited (KHIL) with the “Hall of Fame Lifetime Contribution in Hospitality Industry” award at Saal 9 at the annual ITB Convention in Berlin.
The aim of the PATWA award is to honour entrepreneurs who make an invaluable contribution in the tourism and hospitality industry.
Kamat Hotels is today a large hospitality business group with interests in luxury and budget hotels, restaurants, catering, travel and educational institutions.
As a recipient of over 50 awards, Kamat is a much honoured person. He is a distinguished entrepreneur and a multifaceted person with varying interests and has authored books in Marathi on his initiatives.
Kamat expressed his gratitude and delight at receiving the prestigious award: “I thank ITB for this honour. It is a wonderful feeling to be acknowledged by your peers, and this award will motivate us to do even better. There is tremendous potential for innovative concepts and service excellence.
As a part of our continued commitment, KHIL has recently introduced three niche hotel chains in India; ‘VITS’, the luxury business hotel chain, ‘Lotus Resorts’ and ‘Gadh Hotels’ that are based in forts. We will continue to offer top quality hospitality services to travellers,” he added.
In 2007, Kamat received the PATWA International Award for the Best chain hotel for Eco Tourism for Orchid Hotel. In recent years, he has been received the CII-ITC Sustainability Award 2007 - Commendation Certificate for Strong Commitment among Medium Business Organization, the Today’s Traveler Achievement award for “Innovative Hospitality Concepts 2003, and “The Business Man of the Year” by the Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce.
Adding to these achievements, he was also felicitated by Galileo as the best CEO and received a special Indian Express Editors Choice Award in 2004. (ANI)
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