Mr. P.R.S. Oberoi, Chairman & CEO, EIH Ltd. was honoured with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the sixth International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF), held in Berlin, Germany. Mr. Oberoiå‘s son, Vikram Oberoi, received the award on his behalf.
Picture:The Late Rai Bahadur M.S. Oberoi
This annual award is given to those who have demonstrated leadership and is voted upon by an Advisory Board comprising of leaders of the hospitality industry, investment banks, travel writers and hospitality consulting companies.
Popularly known as ‘Biki’, Mr. Oberoi is the son of Rai Bahadur M.S. Oberoi, the founder of the Oberoi Group. In addition to providing leadership for the management of hotels in seven countries, Mr. Oberoi has been instrumental in pioneering the development of new Oberoi Hotels & Resorts.
Commenting on the selection of Mr. Oberoi, co-host Jonathan Worsley of Insignia Hotels and Advisor to the World Travel and Tourism Council, stated, ” Mr. Oberoi is very deserving of this award as he has shown exceptional leadership and vision. We are delighted to present the 2003 International Hotel Investment Forum Lifetime Achievement Award to P.R.S Oberoi.”
On receiving the IHIF Lifetime Achievement Award, Mr. Oberoi said, “It is indeed an honour to be recognised by the members of the international hospitality industry. It is my firm belief that people are the most valuable asset of any organisation and I would like to dedicate this award to the staff of Oberoi Hotels and Resorts worldwide and to the memory of my late father Rai Bahadur M.S. Oberoi.”
The Oberoi Group, founded in 1934, owns and manages thirty-five luxury and first class international hotels in seven countries.