16th November 2010, New York, USA: Mr. P.R.S. Oberoi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EIH Limited, the flagship company of The Oberoi Group, has been presented with the '2010 Corporate Hotelier of the World' award by HOTELS magazine. In its 29th year, the annual 'Hotelier of the World' award is determined by votes cast by readers of the magazine in more than 150 countries.
Mr. Oberoi received the award at a reception held at the New York Palace in New York on 15th November 2010.
The cover story of the November edition of HOTELS magazine refers to Mr. Oberoi as 'the founder father of modern luxury hospitality in India'. It credits Mr. Oberoi with growing the company 'into one of the world's most prestigious luxury hotel groups'.
In addition to providing leadership for the management of luxury hotels in several countries, Mr. Oberoi has been instrumental in pioneering the development of the new Oberoi hotels and resorts. The "Oberoi" brand has come to represent fine luxury hotels offering personalised service.
Mr. Oberoi is credited with placing Oberoi hotels on the international luxury travellers' map with the opening of several new luxury hotels in Mauritius, Indonesia, Egypt and hotels in India at important tourist destinations such as Jaipur, Agra, Udaipur, Ranthambhore and Mashobra in the Himalayas. Mr. Oberoi has directed the development of these hotels breaking ground in new destinations and redefining architectural and design standards in luxury hospitality.
Recently, The Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambhore was ranked the best hotel in the world in Travel + Leisure magazine's 2010 World's Best Awards readers' survey. This is acknowledged amongst the most revered rankings in the international travel industry as it is the readers who determine excellence in travel. In the same readers' poll, The Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambhore; The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra; The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur and The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur were ranked 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th respectively in Asia and 1st, 5th, 13th and 15th respectively in the world.
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* Spring 2009 Total Audience Profile