At a well-attended award ceremony held at Andaz Delhi for the seventh edition of Condé Nast Traveller Readers' Travel Awards, six Hyatt hotels have been recognized in their segments. The awards were chosen through a readers' voting process spanning two months, recognizing the best in the travel industry across hotels, destinations, airlines, spas, websites, apps, cruise lines, and more.
Conferred upon various Hyatt properties in India and around the world, the awards were received by Kurt Straub, Vice President, Operations, India, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts, along with the respective General Managers and representatives of Andaz Delhi, Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa, Grand Hyatt Goa and Hyatt Regency Delhi. Out of the six categories, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts emerged as the winner in five categories and runner up in one category:
- Favourite Indian leisure hotel: Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa
- Favourite new business hotel in India: Andaz Delhi
- Favourite destination wedding hotel in India: Grand Hyatt Goa
- Favourite hotel in the Americas: Park Hyatt New York
- Favourite hotel in Australasia Park Hyatt Sydney
- Favourite restaurant in an Indian hotel ( China Kitchen, Hyatt Regency Delhi
Commenting on the achievement, Kurt Straub, Vice President, Operations (India), Hyatt Hotels and Resorts India said, "At Hyatt, care is at the core of everything that we do, be it for our employees or our valued guests. We are delighted that Condé Nast Traveller's readers across India have chosen Hyatt hotels across the globe as their favourites in several crucial categories: business, leisure, weddings and F&B. We are extremely proud of our associates at Andaz Delhi, Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa, Grand Hyatt Goa, Hyatt Regency Delhi, Park Hyatt New York and Park Hyatt Sydney their dedication and hard work in getting there. This recognition is yet another significant milestone in our journey and commitment to be the most preferred hospitality brand for our guests, associates and other stakeholders."
Ms. Divia Thani, Editor, Condé Nast Traveller India said, "The Condé Nast Traveller Readers' Travel Awards are a barometer of what the discerning, affluent Indian traveller looks for and appreciates when he or she travels. It puts into perspective what destinations, hotels, airlines and other travel companies should focus on, helps them understand patterns and determine future trends. It is an honor to announce these results with the winners and the industry at large."
The glittering ceremony saw several eminent personalities like actor Rahul Bose, ex-Chief Minister of Delhi, Sheila Dixit, economist Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Rashmi Verma (Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India), and select invitees comprising diplomats, industry leaders and influencers from travel, tourism and government bodies.
The annual Condé Nast Traveller Readers' Travel Awards has set the benchmarks in the hospitality and travel industry year on year, since its inception in 1989 in the United States of America. The Readers' Travel Award 2017 winners will be featured in the Feb-March 2018 issue of Condé Nast Traveller India.
Hyatt's presence in India is currently marked by Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Hyatt, Hyatt Place and Andaz. Each of the six brands provide a distinct experience for different traveler mindsets across 17 key cities in the country. As it continues to grow in India and around the world, Hyatt is also focused on implementing its purpose – "caring for people so that they can be their best".