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Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group’s chairman for South Asia, K.B. Kachru Honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award

March 10, 2014 Accolades No Comments Email Email

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group is pleased to announce that its chairman for South Asia, K.B. Kachru, has received theHall of Fame – Lifetime Contribution in Hospitality Award from the from the International Council of Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA).

The award recognizes Kachru’s outstanding contribution to the public and private sector in the hospitality business. It was presented at a ceremony held at the International Tourism Exchange Berlin (ITB) Convention, the world’s leading travel trade show.

From left: Ranjan Bhattacharya, Managing Director, Country Development & Management Services Pvt Ltd, K.B. Kachru, chairman, South Asia, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, and Simon C. Barlow, president, Asia Pacific, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.“This award is a tremendous honor and I am grateful for the recognition. Hospitality has been a lifelong passion and I am truly blessed to have the opportunity to realize my goals alongside the vision and support of Carlson Rezidor. Receiving this accolade after more than three decades of working with the best and the brightest in the industry is an unexpected bonus,” said K.B. Kachru, who was appointed as chairman, South Asia, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group on July 1, 2013 after serving eight years as executive vice president.

He was credited for playing a leading role in Carlson Rezidor’s business in India over the past 15 years and establishing it as India’s largest international hotel company. Prior to joining Carlson Rezidor, Kachru oversaw the hotel business of India Tourism Development Corporation and assumed several other roles including heading Ashok Group of Hotels and the Duty Free outlets in all international airports in India.

“We are proud to congratulate and celebrate with K.B on his latest achievement. He is an exceptional hotelier and a great colleague whose unique blend of expertise, local knowledge and extensive network has helped Carlson Rezidor establish itself as the leading international hotel group in India. He continues to provide valuable guidance and inspiration for the management team in India as we continue to reinforce our leadership in India,” said Simon C. Barlow, president, Asia Pacific, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.

Currently, Carlson Rezidor has more than 170 hotels operating and under development in 17 countries in Asia Pacific. In India, Carlson Rezidor has 62 hotels in operation and 39 under development.

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