#IHA 2022 IN


While age is just a number, launched on Jan-12 2015 in India, the BW HOTELIER is now just 8 and we have led our domain for the past few years, for we rejuvenated and reinvented the space with our now most renowned publication, be it our classic print bimonthly, online, awards, events, and now our web-shows which dominate and yes, out social media play.

Self-proclamations seldom help, it is your work and following that should do the talking.

The BW HOTELIER Indian hospitality Summit and Indian hospitality Awards or as it is better known as the IHA has occupied pole position from the year it started and we broke new ground in 2020 when we hosted the IHA 2020 virtually over 4 days from Aug-31 to Sep-4 2020, with over 200 speakers and 100 awards. This was hitherto never done and this record shall perhaps stand the test of times and shall never be erased. It shall be a hard act to replicate, even for us.

The BWH IHA, if one was to encapsulate, in short,
  • The process is transparent and the awards are honest, discerning and recognize talent dispassionately across functions, regions and nationally
  • Is judged by 4 regional juries and finally by a national jury of Industry elders of great eminence and repute
  • The nomination process is online and open to all to make a pitch, provided they meet a set criteria and conditions common to all
  • BW HOTELIER only supervises and ensures compliance while the entire process is crunched externally by an independent and reputed agency, which is eventually judged by the 5 juries
  • Last but not the least, the entire process is recorded

We zealously follow our credo, ‘at BW HOTELIER the sun never sets’. The bar is meant to be raised and we shall keep lifting it higher with each outing. There is no room for resting on past laurels for each day and outing is a new opportunity and challenge and we shall never be found wanting for we are the BW HOTELIER. We are different.

India’s most awaited BW HOTELIER IHA ’22, the Indian Hospitality Summit and Awards is back with its sixth edition, this time in the phygital space, in August 2022. The central theme of the summit is A Story of Resilience.

This Summit will witness Indian Hospitality’s very best minds discuss and debate all that the industry must grapple with, sort and set a road map to get back and exceed through thought-provoking keynote sessions and panel discussions. India shall witness the best 100+ minds speak as they shall deliberate the latest trends that are transforming the way hospitality business is done. Each day will be different, absorbing and to take a lot away from.

Winners of the BW IHA 2022 will be announced in the evening of the last 2 days of this phygital gala


Shri Vinai Kumar Saxena

Honorable Lieutenant Governor of Delhi

Shri Shripad Yesso Naik

Honorable Minister of State,Ministry for Tourism and Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Government of India

Arvind Singh, IAS

Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India

KB Kachru

Chairman Emeritus & Principal Advisor – South Asia

Puneet Chhatwal


Suhel Seth

Managing Partner, Counselage India Pvt Ltd

Mandeep S. Lamba

President (South Asia), HVS Anarock

Ranju Alex

Area VP– South Asia, Marriott Hotels India

Anuraag Bhatnagar

COO, The Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts

Zubin Saxena

MD & VP Operations, South Asia, Radisson Hotel Group

Kanwal Jeet Jawa

CMD, Daikin Air-Conditioning India Pvt Ltd

Rohit Khosla

Executive Vice President – Operations, North & West India, IHCL

Sanjay Sethi

Managing Director, and CEO, Chalet Hotels Ltd

Ranjit Batra

President - Hospitality, Panchshil Realty

Vibhas Prasad

Director, Leisure Hotels Group

Vineet Verma

Director, Brigade Hospitality

Nitin Kapur

Managing Director, Radisson Blu Plaza Delhi Airport

Kunal Kapur

Celebrity Chef

Vineet Bhatia

Celebrity Chef

Diwan Gautam Anand

Founding Trustee, Cuisine India Foundation

Manisha Bhasin

Corporate Chef, ITC Limited - Hotels Division

Parvinder Singh Bali

Corporate Chef - Learning & Development, The Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development


Corporate Executive Chef Operations, South Asia, Radisson Hotel Group

Arun Sundararaj

Director of Culinary Operations at Taj Mahal, New Delhi

Sheo Shekhar Shukla IAS

Principal Secretary, Tourism, Government of Madhya Pradesh

Vinay Deshpande

Senior Vice President, and Head of Digital & IT, IHCL

Hemant Khattar

Director, IT, South Asia, Radisson Hotels Group

Chander Baljee

Chairman & Managing Director, Royal Orchid & Regenta Hotels

Suhail Kannampilly

CEO, Concept Hospitality

Vivek Gangishetty

VP Sales & Marketing South Asia, RMS Cloud

Kamesh Shukla

Exec VP Commercial- APAC & MEA, RateGain

Michael Wang

Senior Continent Leader, Global Design Asia-Pacific, Marriott International Hotels

Vandana Dhawan Saxena

Founder and Design Principal, Studio IV (Designs)

Reema Diwan

Director - Design & Technical Services, Accor India & South Asia

Rashna Kapadi

AVP Architecture for Chalet Hotels Limited

Abhishek Mathur

Director, Studio hba

Vijay Thacker

Partner & CEO, Crowe Advisory India, MD Horwath HTL India

Ajay K. Bakaya

Managing Director, Sarovar Hotels & Resorts

Rattan Keswani

Former Dy. Managing Director, Lemon Tree Hotels

Seema Roy

Area Managing Director South Asia, Middle East & Africa

Sudeep Jain

MD, Southwest Asia, InterContinental Hotels Group

Puneet Dhawan

Sr. VP Operations, Accor India, and South Asia

Jatin Khanna

CEO, Sarovar Hotels & Resorts

M.P. Bezbaruah

Secretary General, Hotel Association of India


Former President, Leela Hotels

Rahul Pandit

CEO, Horizon Industrial Parks

Aman Nath

Founder & Chairman, Neemrana Hotels

Vijay Dewan

MD, Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels

Nikhil Sharma

Regional Director Eurasia, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

Samir MC

MD, Fortune Park Hotels Ltd

Vikramjit Singh

President, Lemon Tree Hotels Ltd

Anshu Sarin

CEO, Berggruen Hotels Pvt Ltd

Ritika Gupta

VP Markets North & West and Head, Customer Centricity & Customer Relationship Management, IHCL

Sonica Malhotra Kandhari

JMD, MBD Group

Anjali Mehra

Chief Brand Officer And Senior Vice President Marketing, The Leela Palaces, Hotels And Resorts

Mridula Jose

Vice President Marketing, CGH Earth

Monisha Dewan

Senior Area Director, Sales & Distribution, South Asia at Marriott

Vishvapreet Singh Cheema

Director of Operations - South West Asia, InterContinental Hotels Group

Gaurav Singh

Market VP, Southeast India, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka, Marriott International

javed ali

Founder HPMF, CEO, Quality NZ India, and Emerging Markets

Amaan Kidwai

Area Manager Welcomhotels North & GM- Welcomhotel Sheraton


VP Development -India & South West Asia, Hyatt

Nishant Kumar

Director Development, Southwest Asia, IHG

Rajneesh Malhotra

COO, Chalet Hotels Limited

Gyana Das

VP - Corporate Strategy, SAMHI

Souvagya Mohapatra

MD India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan, Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts


KUE Management Services; Founder & Mentor – ROSAKUE Hospitality


Founder and Design Principal, Studio IV (Designs)


Chairman, Travel, Tourism & Hospitality Committee, IMC Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Yateendra Sinh

Principal, YS & Associates, Sàrl, Switzerland

Dilip Puri

Founder & CEO, Indian School of Hospitality

Sangeeta Gandhi

VP - Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development

Kamal Kant Pant

Principal & Secretary, IHM - Pusa, New Delhi

Sanjay Bose

Executive VP - HR and L&D, ITC Ltd, Hotels Division

Zubin Songadwala

Area Manager South & GM - ITC Grand Chola

Natwar Nagar

Founder & CEO, The People Network

Dr. Nitin Nagrale

Founder HPMF, CEO, Quality NZ India, and Emerging Markets

Indira Paul

Corporate Executive Housekeeper South Asia, Radisson Hotel Group

Rothin Banerjee

Area Director of Engineering - Delhi/NCR, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and J&K, IHCL

Ouseph Francis

VP Procurement, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts

Sudhir Gupta

Head – Procurement, ITC Ltd – Hotels Division

Bhuvanesh Khanna

CEO, BW Communities, BW Businessworld

Dr. Annurag Batra

Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, BW Businessworld & Founder, Exchange4media

Winners 2019

BWH IHA-2022


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