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Lord Bilimoria inducted into Hall of Fame on IIHM’s International Hospitality Day 2022

To celebrate and recognize the aspect of human nature, Dr Suborno Bose, hospitality evangelist, Chief Mentor of the International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM) and CEO, Convenor of IHC, London in association with International Hospitality Council (IHC) initiated the International Hospitality Day (IHD) on 24th April in 2016.

Ever since, the objective is to dedicate one day in the year to the Hospitality industry and:
and Educate in Hospitality.

In this blog, one will know what is IHD? Why IIHM and its campuses across the Globe celebrate IHD and the felicitations of professionals from across the World.

What is IHD & why it is celebrated Globally?

Furthermore, IHD witnesses a celebration of our fantastic restaurants, hotels, pubs and bars around the country. It promotes the workers, business owners, and suppliers who assist them.

IIHM has been successful in conducting a special celebration on IHD to help those businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic

IHD in 2022

The commemoration IHD kick-started with a global celebration, attended by Hospitality professionals and international members of the IHC.

Prof. David Foskett, MBE, Chairman, IHC, opened the Global celebration with an inspirational address to all those associated with the Hospitality industry.

Hall of Fame

IIHM and IHC have also introduced the ‘HALL OF FAME’ award where the contribution of Industry stalwarts is recognized.

The inductees are personalities who have not only achieved phenomenal entrepreneurial success, but have also mentored, inspired and shaped those around them.

One such extraordinary leader of the hospitality industry inducted in the ‘HALL OF FAME’ this year is Lord Karan Bilimoria.

Lord Karan Bilimoria

Lord Karan Bilimoria, CBE, DL, FCA, Founder and Chairman of Cobra Beer, President of Confederation of British Industry (CBI) was born in Hyderabad, India. Lord Bilimoria received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from Osmania University in Hyderabad in 1981, at the age of nineteen.

Lord Bilimoria and Arjun Reddy founded Cobra Beer in 1989, after concluding their import-export ventures. He managed to raise more than a million in sales revenue even after facing issues with funds, leading to an achievement amongst many.

Lord Bilimoria was appointed Deputy Lieutenant for Greater London in 2001 and was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2004 Birthday Honors for his contributions to business and entrepreneurship.
On June 16, 2006, he was created Baron Bilimoria of Chelsea in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea as an Independent Crossbench Life Peer in the House of Lords.

He is the first Parsi Zoroastrian to serve in the House of Lords. Since 2007, Lord Bilimoria has served as a non-executive Director and Senior Independent Director of Booker Group PLC, UK’s largest wholesale operator.

In 2011, he was appointed chairman of Molson Coors Cobra India, a joint venture in India between Cobra Beer and Molson Coors. In 2005, Heriot-Watt University bestowed upon him an honorary doctorate. Lord Bilimoria was elected President of the Confederation of British Industry in June 2020.

Other Awardees

Those who have been inducted to the Hall of Fame are- Mr Ratan Tata, Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons( 2017). Padmashree Chef Sanjeev Kapoor (2019) and Chef Raymond Blanc (2020).

Why IIHM celebrates IHD annually?

1. It will inspire you to be more creative.
2. It encourages good health and a cheerful outlook on life.
3. It’s a universal, adaptive experience.
4. Hospitality is one of the safest professions.
5. You try the finest things in life.
6. Work doesn’t have to feel like work all the time.
7. You’ll grow… and continue to expand more.
8. It improves emotional intelligence
9. It improves your employability.

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"I am currently working at Novotel, Ahmedabad formerly workeday The Park Hyatt, Hyderabad. I've also worked at Zee Cine Awards. In the industry I am glad, I learned from the best IIHM. It taught me all disciplines, all the values and what hospitality is all about. Whatever I doing and will be doing always be related to IIHM & all the faculties."

Rahul Mehta – Sales and Marketing
Novotel , Ahmedabad

"I love my entire career to IIHM. IIHM inculcated Discipline,Relationship building & Team Management Skill. Without 3 assets of the service industry I would not be where I am without IIHM. Thank you IIHM."

Santanu Ghosh – Sr. Director

"IIHM made me realize my passion for cooking. Thank to all faculty members for lighting up the desire in me. IIHM enable me to secure a job in Australia which helped boost my career."

Bernard Lee – Sous Chef
QT Hotels & Resorts, Canberra, Australia

"I could not have been more fortunate and IIHM is always going to be a very very important part of my life and it is all thanks to them that I am here."

Somya Mishra – Event Co-ordinator
JW Marriott Hotel Kolkata

"Post my pass out I joined Oberoi and I moved to Marriot. Over here I am working as a Housekeeping Executive and as far IIHM concerned its the college where from the very first day the faculty, the director they make sure that you are groomed in such a way that you are ready by competition of 3 years, you are ready to work with hotels "

Mr. Sumanta – (Housekeeping Executive)
JW Marriott Hotel Kolkata

"Started my career with Raheja Group of Hotels, worked 10 years in the Taj group of hotels, now working in Fort Jadhavgargh. IIHM is a very good college whatever I am today to become something. To become something you need to have a base what I have got from my college. What I have learnt at IIHM is helping me today."

Biswajit Biswas – (General Manager)
Fort Jadhavgargh

"IIHM has been a wondrous platform for me for achieve my goals. Along with the constant support of my faculty. Wishing IIHM all the success."

Marriot Marquis Miami, USA

"I was a student of IIHM in 2011-2014 Batch & specialized in F&B Service. It is a glorious brand I'd say because it is recognised globally and everyone knows what IIHM stands for, its fun and its learning mashed up together. I wish the faculties,the alumnies & the students of IIHM a beautiful & glorious success. "

Hyatt Regency , Kolkata

"Forever thankful to IIHM for what I am today. I would love to take this opportunity to thank the entire team of IIHM for the grand success and the mark that they made last 26 years."

ESHA GHOSH – Associate Director (Event Sales)
Hyatt Regency , Kolkata

"I am Hovaz and I come from Iran. I wanted to study in IIHM Hotel School in India and therefore I came to Kolkata. IIHM is renowned as an institute that prepares students to succeed in International Hotels, and that is what I look forward to. I am in the 2013 -2016 batch and now I am studying in the Final Year Thanks to IIHM."

Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort , United States

"With a brilliant academic success behind herself, She graduated with a gold medal from IIHM. But, She had shown more entrepreneurial skills throughout the tenure of her education in IIHM than in other areas of engagements. Immediately after her education she started her own restaurant by the name The Wise Owl which has already become famous in the locality."

SIDDHIKA GHOSH – Managing Partner & Owner
The Wise Owl Steakhouse , Kolkata

"I graduated in Hospitality Management from IIHM in the year 1999. That I studied at IIHM was my advantage. After graduation I joined the kitchen. But my fundamentals were very strong and quickly rose through the ranks and today I am the Executive Sous Chef in International The Lalit, Delhi."

PRADIPTA SINHA – Executive Sous Chef
International The Lalit, Delhi

"With the help of IIHM I Graduated in hospility management and came to USA on Internship. After completing my Internship, I completed my masters in hospility management from Columbia University. I want to thank my teachers at IIHM and my colleagues who helped me to nurture my dreams in my college."

Dayapal – Food & Beverage Manager
Park Hyatt, Washington DC

"The three years that I spent at IIHM were a big transitional stage in my life. It helped me prepare myself to work with great confidence. The assignments with challenging"

AMIT DASH – Executive Chef
Hotel Westin , Pune

"I could not have felt more at home in a place so different from Armenia. I love every moment I spend at the IIHM Hotel School whether it is cooking up an Indian meal in the kitchen or supervising over a Food and Beverage Festival in one of the city’s favourite event management venue. There are always new skills to develop, people to meet and experiences to encounter that will help me to succeed in my future. I am also the Captain of IIHM Rugby Team. "

IIHM , Kolkata

"Life certainly does surprise you with its unexpected turns. I never knew that three years of long journey with IIHM would lead me to the dream hotels of many, Marriott. I cannot thank IIHM enough, along with everyone for their consistent support. And I certainly hope to continue making my IIHM proud."


"I am Hovaz and I come from Iran. I wanted to study in IIHM Hotel School in India and therefore I came to Kolkata. IIHM is renowned as an institute that prepares students to succeed in International Hotels, and that is what I look forward to. I am in the 2013 -2016 batch and now I am studying in the Final Year Thanks to IIHM."

Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort , United States

"It is the finer aspects of training & transparency that keep our talents intact. We at Siyaji believe the company is only as good as its people. Hence we are proud to have maximum leaders from within. This has resulted in the growth of our culture, talent & organization. "

Kunal Katoch – VP Operations
Sayaji Hotels Limited
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