In a blaze of glory, General Manager, The Leela Mumbai, Sameer Sud, was presented with the title ‘Hospitality Super Star’ at the prestigious Stars of the Industry Awards. The coveted award is endorsed by World Federation of Hospitality Professionals. The award ceremony was held at Taj Lands End hotel in Mumbai recently.
The Stars of the Industry awards aim to recognize and reward excellence in the field of Hospitality and Management Services. The rigorous selection procedure is undertaken by their research cell to produce a shortlist of individuals who are doing extraordinary work in their field and have a high contribution value to the organizations that they serve. The shortlisted candidates are then reviewed by a jury comprising of senior industry professionals from across the globe. The selection is done on the basis of the research undertaken to monitor the performance of the individuals and no submission is filed by the candidate / organization.
Sameer Sud graduated from the Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Mumbai (IHMCTAN) 1987 / 90 batch. He did his basic schooling from Central School Shimla in Himachal Pradesh. After passing out from IHM Mumbai, he started his career in hospitality with The Leela Group as a part of the Leela Management Training Programme. This executive training programme has delivered over the years, quality professionals who are now at the forefront of some of the Leela properties as well as many leading hotels chains.
With over two decades of enriching experience in hospitality, Sameer is responsible for the overall operations and management of the 391-room iconic oasis, The Leela Mumbai. He has enjoyed a long association with The Leela Group holding varied positions and has ably led teams within the Leela properties in Mumbai, Goa and Bangalore. He was previously the Resident Manager at The Leela Palace Bangalore.
¨I am incredibly excited, it is an honour and pleasure to receive this award. Everyone knows the brand value of ‘Hospitality Super Star’ which is endorsed by World Federation of Hospitality Professionals. I am so happy and proud to have won. It is a worldwide award that people respect¨, said Sameer Sud.
Author: Sitaram Mewati
Award winning journalist