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Oberoi Hotels & Resorts recognized at the National Tourism Awards 2013-14

The Oberoi, New Delhi as Best 5 Star Deluxe hotel
The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla as Best Heritage (Grand) hotel
Chef Ravitej Nath, Executive Chef, The Oberoi, Gurgaon as Best Chef in India

New Delhi, India, 18th September 2015: In recognition of its significant contribution to tourism in the country and unremitting commitment to excellence, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts have been recognised at the National Tourism Awards again. The Group won 3 awards for the year 2013-2014 in the categories of Best 5 Star Deluxe hotel awarded to The Oberoi, New Delhi, Best Heritage (Grand) hotel awarded to The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, and Best Chef in the 4, 5, 5-Star Deluxe and Heritage (Classic and Grand) categories awarded to Chef Ravitej Nath, Executive Chef, The Oberoi Gurgaon.

Instituted by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, the National Tourism Awards are the most coveted awards for the Travel and Tourism industry in India and are presented annually in various categories. The Awards acknowledge exceptional performance and the contribution of hotels and tourist establishments in promoting India as a tourist destination.

Mr. Vikram Oberoi, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, The Oberoi Group said "It is a great privilege to receive the awards from the President of India. The recognition is testimony to the fact that we have some of the finest hotels in the country and exceptionally well-trained ladies and gentlemen who serve our guests with dedication everyday".

Talking about the accolades, Mr. Oberoi also added, "Such recognition reinforces our commitment anticipate our guests' needs and create exceptional experiences to further build India as a preferred tourist destination."

The Oberoi, New Delhi has received the National Tourism Award for the third time after being recognised in 2011-2012 and in 2001 under the same category.Oberoi Hotels & Resorts have been recognized with this prestigious award by Ministry of Tourism several times. The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur was awarded with the National Tourism Award in 2010 - 2011. The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra, received the National Tourism Award for three consecutive years.

Further notes to the Editor:

The Oberoi, New Delhi

The Oberoi, New Delhi is a premier five star hotel located in the heart of the capital city of India. Reflecting the spirit of the city, the architecture and decor of the hotel is a harmonious blend of traditional and contemporary sophistication catering to the needs and tastes of the discerning traveller. Located minutes away from the business, commercial and shopping districts, the luxury hotel overlooks the soothing greens of the 18-hole Delhi Golf Club and the historic 16th century tomb of Emperor Humayun.

The hotel offers 283 well appointed guest rooms, including 31 suites. Dining at the hotel includes three award winning restaurants.'threesixty°', serves contemporary world cuisine. 'Travertino' offers traditional and authentic Italian cuisine. It includes an enoteca.'Taipan' has been consistently rated the best Chinese restaurant in the city.'The Club Bar' is ideal for business drinks and evenings at leisure. The Oberoi Patisserie and Delicatessen is India's first exclusive gourmet food store. The 24-hour Business Centre at the hotel offers the latest technology and luxurious appointments. Recreational options at the hotel include an outdoor swimming pool which is heated in winter, an indoor heated lap pool, a full service Oberoi spa and a fitness centre. .

The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla

Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, The Oberoi Cecil is a charming heritage hotel situated at the quiet end of Shimla's famous Mall. A haven of luxury and comfort, each room at The Oberoi Cecil is a reflection of the hotel's Colonial heritage. High tea, fine dining, log fires, impeccable service and panoramic views of the mighty Himalayan range are amongst the many attributes of the hotel. The restaurant at The Oberoi Cecil serves an extensive selection of Indian, Asian and European cuisine. The hotel also houses an indoor heated pool, an Oberoi spa and a Children's Activity Centre and is ideal for a memorable family vacation.

About Chef Ravitej Nath, Executive Chef

Chef Ravitej Nath is the Executive Chef at The Oberoi, Gurgaon. He heads the culinary team comprising the world cuisine restaurant, threesixtyone° as well as the fine dining Indian coastal cuisine restaurant, amaranta and is responsible for all the culinary creations offered across the conventions, banquets, bar and staff dining room at the hotel. He was awarded the country's Best Chef by Hotelier India magazine in 2010 and 2014 for his innovative menus and authentic recipes.

Chef Ravitej Nath has been part of the jury of the Indian Culinary Forum (ICF) and the culinary events held at AHAAR organized by World Association of Chef Societies (WACS).

Chef Ravitej has mentored young chefs through the 'Hunar se Rozgar Yojana', a programme by the Ministry of Tourism to help young people from economically weaker sections of society to get vocational training in the kitchen.

Chef Ravitej was a part of the core team of Chefs at Hannover Messe 2015, which was inaugurated jointly by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Germany.

About National Tourism Awards

The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India instituted the National Tourism Awards to recognise excellence in the tourism industry. The best hotels, restaurants, tour operators and travel agents are acknowledged for their outstanding performance and contribution to the hospitality and tourism industry of India. These Awards are presented to those who have demonstrated consistent and unflinching commitment to quality in their categories.

Methodology of National Tourism Awards

Selection of awardees in the hotel categories are evaluated on the basis of annual revenue earned and percentage increase in numbers, foreign guests stayed, International Certification and Awards won related to service quality, security, eco-friendly measures and contribution of the hotel in promoting and conducting "Hunar Se Rozgar Programme".

For further information, please contact:

Silki Nanda
Director - Corporate Communications
The Oberoi Group
Telephone: +91 11 2389 0505

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