Inviting Nominations for the FHRAI Awards 2017


Dear Members,

Greetings from FHRAI!!

We are pleased to invite applications from our members, for the FHRAI Awards 2017.

As you are aware, these awards have been instituted by your Association to encourage young industry professionals and recognize excellence. Over the years, these awards have firmly established themselves as being among the most credible and coveted accolades in our industry.

This year, the awards will be presented at a glittering ceremony scheduled to be held on 16th September, 2017 as part of the prestigious 52nd FHRAI Annual Convention being held from 14th -16th September, 2017 at Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru.

The awards will be given in the following categories:

Individual Entrepreneur Awards

1. Young Hotel Entrepreneur of the Year
2. Young Restaurant Entrepreneur of the Year

Individual Manager Awards

1. Young Hotel General Manager of the Year
2. Young Hotel F&B Manager of the Year
3. Young Hotel Chef of the Year
4. Young Hotel Front Office Manager/ Rooms Division Manager of the Year
5. Young Hotel Housekeeper of the Year
6. Young Hotel Sales & Marketing Manager of the Year
7. Young Hotel Revenue Manager of the ear
8. Young Hotel Restaurant Manager of the Year
9. Young Hotel HR Manager of the Year
10. Young Hotel Training Manager of the Year
11. Young Hotel Engineer of the Year
12. Young Restaurant Manager of the Year (Stand-alone Restaurant)
13. Hospitality Journalist of the Year

Environmental Awards

1. Environment Champion of the Year among Large Hotels (Applicable to Heritage, 5 Star Deluxe, 5 Star and 4 Star Hotels)
2. Environment Champion of the Year among Small Hotels (Applicable to 3 Star, 2 Star, 1 Star, approved and unclassified Hotels)
3. Environment Champion of the Year among Restaurants (Applicable to only Standalone Restaurants)

The criteria for the Individual Entrepreneur Awards:

Applicant must be in the age group 30-45 years.
Must be a first generation entrepreneur. Normally persons in an inherited business will not be considered unless it is demonstrated that the applicant has substantially transformed and expanded the business.
The person must be actively involved in running the hotel/restaurant business.
Not just the achievement for the relevant financial year but cumulative achievements leading upto the year are considered. Any special achievement or significant business development during the year will be a plus point.
Applicant must give all the facts of the business including number and nature of units, milestone achievements, financial numbers etc. Audited balance sheet, P&L statement for the last 3 years including the relevant year must be submitted.
In case of restaurant entrepreneur, he/she must be involved in a standalone restaurant or a chain of such restaurants and not a hotel restaurant.
Applicant’s establishment, or at least one of the many, must be a member of FHRAI.
Applicant may submit the application giving the facts and figures on the above lines. There is no need to get it recommended from anyone.
The criteria for the Individual Manager Awards:

Must be in age group 25-40 yrs.
Must have worked in the hospitality industry for minimum of 5 years
Must have had a formal education in Hospitality Management or an allied field.
Must have made a significant achievement during the year for Financial Performance, Concept Development, Business Development, Successful Completion of a project etc.
The award will depend on performance during the relevant financial year. However, the cumulative performance and development of the professional profile over a period of years will be a material factor to decide on the award.
In case of a Restaurant Manager, he/she can be from a Hotel, Restaurant or a stand-alone restaurant. Chefs, F&B and Banquet Managers will need to apply in the category of the hotel manager.
Applicant must be working in a FHRAI member establishment.
Applicants must submit an application listing out the facts on the above points and special achievement(s) during the year. It must be recommended by the head of the organisation/ property who must support the facts and special achievement(s). In the case of chains it can be the General Manager of the hotel / restaurant and need not be the MD of the company.
The criteria for the Environment Awards:

The application form in each category has a questionnaire and applicants are judged by the Selection Committee on that basis. Applicant should have done some significant work in these areas, especially in the current financial year.

The application has questions under the following heads:

Energy management
Water conservation
Waste water treatment and disposal
Solid waste disposal.
Use of hazardous chemicals and non-biodegradable products
Air pollution and internal air quality
Noise pollution
Eco-friendly purchase policies
Training and monitoring
Communications to guests and others
Community service and involvement
The Application forms can be downloaded by visiting the awards section on the FHRAI website, at

You are kindly requested to ensure that all duly completed application forms reach the undersigned by 31st July, 2017.

I take this opportunity to convey, the FHRAI President and Executive Committee’s encouragement and best wishes to all prospective applicants for the FHRAI Awards.

With warm regards,

Amitabh Devendra
Secretary General
The Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India
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