Priya Paul – Chairperson, Apeejay Park Hotels
Priya Paul is a woman born affluent and grown bright. Priya Paul is yet another example for young women of India; she joined her family business at a very young age – around 22. She became the Marketing Manager at the Park Hotel, Delhi then. Ever since her association with the business, her achievements and contributions to the hospitality industry were notable. Priya Paul has also started opened a new branch of hotels called “Zone By The Park” – a 4 star branch of hotels.
Apart from business, Priya grew great interest on designing costumes. She has proved her skill as designer by designing costumes of three winning Miss Indias.
As any other all-around business woman of India, her contributions to industry and commerce, particularly in the field of hospitality, have been acknowledged, honored and recognized through several awards and citations. Below are a few of her achievements as an entrepreneur:
- Received the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award from The Federation of Hotels and Restaurants Association of India for the year 1999–2000
- The Economic Times Awards selected her as the Businessperson of the Year for the year 2002–2003
- During her guidance in deed, Tatler magazine rated The Park Bangalore which is a part of her Group, as one of the 101 best Hotels in the world (20o3)
- And, she was recognized for her involvement by the government of India. Priya Paul received the honorable Padma Sri award in the year 2012 on the eve of Republic Day