Priya Paul

Presented at India Arch Dialogue 2017
on Friday 10th / Saturday 11th February 2017
at Gallery 1AQ, Qutab Minar Complex

Company Name

Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels


New Delhi, India


Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels

A prominent business woman and one of the most revered personalities in the hospitality industry. An art collector and a design acionado, Priya Paul is the creative powerhouse behind country’s leading collection of contemporary luxury boutique hotels – The Park.

Priya Paul has also been conferred with the insignia of Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Merite (National Order of Merit) in 2014 for her signicant contribution to strengthening links between India and France. She has been awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour, for her services to Trade & Industry by the President of India in 2014. For the fth consecutive year, Fortune India magazine in 2015 listed Priya Paul as one of the ’50 Most Powerful Business Women in India’. She was also awarded the Aatithya Ratna Award by Hotel Investment Forum India, 2011, PHD Chamber-Distinguished Women Entrepreneur Award for 2009-2010 and has been inducted into the FHRAI Hall of Fame in 2010.

The Park Hotels, pioneers of luxury boutique hotels in India are present in the major cities and leisure destinations. Situated in prime locations, The Park Hotels house some of India’s most inventive restaurants, liveliest bars and nightclubs, award-winning spa and health clubs. Our state-of-the-art business aids, edgy art and stylish spaces all make us a natural choice for the corporate & leisure traveler. The Park is present in Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata*, Navi Mumbai, New Delhi and Visakhapatnam. The Park Collection is intimate, personalized, and tailored to transmit an inimitable guest experience. The Park Collection consists of The Park Calangute(Goa). New Hotels are under development in Kolkata, Pune and Jaipur. Zone by The Park is an upscale social catalyst brand, with properties currently in Coimbatore, Jaipur, Chennai ORR and Raipur.


  • The Federation of Hotels and Restaurants Association of India conferred on her Young Entrepreneur of the Year award (1999–2000),
  • She was nominated for The Economic Times Awards as the Businessperson of the Year (2002–2003), and
  • Tatler magazine rated The Park Bangalore, a part of her Group, as one of the 101 Best Hotels Worldwide in 2003.
  • Paul has been conferred with the Padma Shri award by Government of India on eve of the Republic Day, January 2012.[4] Priya Paul has opened a new branch of hotels called zone by the park which is a 4 star branch of hotels.

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