March 7, 2014
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is pleased to announce that its chairman for South Asia, K.B. Kachru, has received the Hall of Fame – Lifetime Contribution in Hospitality Award from the from the International Council of Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA). The award recognised Kachru's outstanding contribution to the public and private sector in the hospitality business. It was presented at a ceremony held at the International Tourism Exchange Berlin (ITB) Convention, the world's leading travel trade show.
“This award is a tremendous honor and I am grateful for the recognition. Hospitality has been a lifelong passion and I am truly blessed to have the opportunity to realize my goals alongside the vision and support of Carlson Rezidor. Receiving this accolade after more than three decades of working with the best and the brightest in the industry is an unexpected bonus,” said K.B. Kachru, who was appointed as chairman, South Asia, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group on July 1, 2013 after serving eight years as executive vice president. He was credited for playing a leading role in Carlson Rezidor's business in India over the past 15 years and establishing it as India's largest international hotel company. Prior to joining Carlson Rezidor, Kachru oversaw the hotel business of India Tourism Development Corporation and assumed several other roles including heading Ashok Group of Hotels and the Duty Free outlets in all international airports in India.
“We are proud to congratulate and celebrate with K.B on his latest achievement. He is an exceptional hotelier and a great colleague whose unique blend of expertise, local knowledge and extensive network has helped Carlson Rezidor establish itself as the leading international hotel group in India. He continues to provide valuable guidance and inspiration for the management team in India as we continue to reinforce our leadership in India,” said Simon C. Barlow, president, Asia Pacific, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.
Currently, Carlson Rezidor has more than 170 hotels operating and under development in 17 countries in Asia Pacific. In India, Carlson Rezidor has 62 hotels in operation and 39 under development.
About Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is one of the world's largest and most dynamic hotel groups. The Carlson Rezidor portfolio includes more than 1,340 hotels in operation and under development with a footprint spanning over 105 countries and territories and a powerful set of global brands including Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Radisson Red, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM. Carlson Rezidor plans to grow its portfolio to nearly 1,500 hotels in operation and under development by 2015. In most hotels, guests can benefit from Club CarlsonSM, one of the most rewarding loyalty programs in the world. Carlson Rezidor and its brands employ 88,000 people.
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., and Brussels, Belgium.
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