IHCL Receives Outstanding Community Partner Award at Virtuoso
~ These global awards recognize luminaries, legends, and leaders from the tourism industry
MUMBAI, AUGUST 19, 2021: Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), South Asia’s largest hospitality company, has received the Outstanding Community Partner Award by Virtuoso for its COVID response initiative – #MealsToSmiles that delivered meals to hospital staff and other frontline workers through the Taj Public Service Welfare Trust. These awards were presented as a part of the Virtuoso Travel Week 2021 at the Gala Awards Ceremony held in Las Vegas and recognize those who have made exceptional efforts in serving their community.
Gaurav Pokhariyal, Senior Vice President & Global Head – Human Resources, IHCL, said, “This global recognition reiterates our culture of Tajness that keeps community at the heart of all that we do. We are humbled to have had the opportunity to play a role in supporting the nation’s battle against the pandemic. We remain committed to promoting the well-being and betterment of the communities in which we live and work in.”
The #MealsToSmiles initiative delivered over 4.5 million meals to our healthcare and frontline workers, covering 38 hospitals in 12 cities across 10 states through the Taj Public Service Welfare Trust. The cities include Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Mysore, New Delhi, Varanasi and Vishakhapatnam. The Taj Public Service Welfare Trust was established in 2008 to provide relief and support victims of natural or man-made disasters.
Virtuoso, a global leading network of agencies specializing in luxury and experiential travel, has over 20,000 advisors and 1,800 of the world’s best hotels, cruise lines and tour operators as partners. Virtuoso Travel Week is a luxury travel conference that recognizes companies who make a difference to the industry and the awards acknowledge global luminaries, legends, and leaders for exemplary work within the industry.
About The Indian Hotels Company Limited
The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) and its subsidiaries bring together a group of brands and businesses that offer a fusion of warm Indian hospitality and world-class service. These include Taj – the iconic brand for the most discerning travellers and the World’s Strongest Hotel Brand and India’s Strongest Hospitality Brand as per Brand Finance 2021, SeleQtions, a named collection of hotels, Vivanta, sophisticated upscale hotels and Ginger, which is revolutionising the lean luxe segment.
Incorporated by the founder of the Tata Group, Jamsetji Tata, the Company opened its first hotel - The Taj Mahal Palace, in Bombay in 1903. IHCL has a portfolio of 221 hotels including 53 under development globally across 4 continents, 12 countries and in over 100 locations. The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) is South Asia’s largest hospitality company by market capitalization. It is primarily listed on the BSE and NSE.
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