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Oberoi hotels -history &present


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Oberoi hotels -history &present

  1. 1. It remains one of the most decorated hotel chains in the world with many of its group hotels bagging various awards and accolades……………………….
  2. 2. M S Oberoi was born in Bhaun, Punjab .During the partition of India, Punjab was divided between Pakistan and India, Bhaun became part of Pakistan. When he was six months old, his father, a contractor in Peshawar, died, leaving his mother with few resources. After attending schools in his village and nearby Rawalpindi he passed the Intermediate College Examination in Lahore, but was unable to continue attending classes because of lack of finances. Instead, he learned typing and shorthand and, in 1922, started his hotel career with a low-paid of INR 50 as a billing clerk position at Shimla's The Cecil. He was working there as a bellboy. Within two years he assisted the Cecil's manager, Mr. Clarke, in purchasing The Carlton Hotel (renamed Clarkes) in Shimla, and ten years later, in 1934, upon Clarke's retirement, he gathered all the family resources to purchase the hotel.
  4. 4. As India became independent, M. S. Oberoi built additional hotels, while expanding his base holdings. In 1948, he established East India Hotels, now known as EIH Ltd., whose first acquisition was the Oberoi Grand Hotel in Calcutta In 1965, in partnership with international hotel chains, he opened the Oberoi Intercontinental in Delhi, India's first modern five-star, world-class hotel.
  5. 5. Oberoi Group The Oberoi Group, founded in 1934, employs about 12,000 people worldwide and owns and manages about 17 hotels as oberoi, 10 as trident, 1 each for clarks & maidens as of 2013. Other activities of the group include airline catering, management of restaurants and airport bars, travel and tour services, car rental, project management and corporate air charters.
  6. 6. Oberoi Hotels & Resorts are synonymous the world over for providing the right blend of service, luxury and quiet efficiency. Internationally acclaimed for allround excellence and unparalleled levels of service, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts have received innumerable awards and accolades. A distinctive feature of the Group's hotels is their highly motivated and well trained staff who provides exceptionally attentive, personalised and warm service. The Group's luxury hotels have established a reputation for redefining the paradigm of luxury and excellence in service amongst hotels around the world.
  7. 7. The Oberoi, Sahl Hasheesh, Egypt.
  8. 8. The Oberoi Vanyavilas, Ranthambore has been ranked the world's best hotel by Travel and Leisure Readers Poll for 2010. In addition to this, The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra has been ranked the 5th best in the world, The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur is ranked the 13th best in the world and The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur has been ranked the 4th best hotel in the world. The same poll ranks them as the top 4 in Asia. Oberoi Hotels and Resorts has been ranked as the Best Hotel Chain outside United States in 2007 and the Best Hotel Chain outside the United Kingdom in 2008. Trident Hotels has been ranked the ‘Best First Class Hotel Brand’ at the Galileo Express Travel World Awards for four consecutive years since 2004. The Oberoi, Mumbai has been ranked as the 'Best Business Hotel in India' by CNBC Awaaz, Travel Awards 2008.
  9. 9. Trident hotels are five-star hotels that have established a reputation for excellence and are acknowledged for offering quality and value. These hotels combine state of the art facilities with dependable service in a caring environment, presenting the ideal choice for business and leisure travellers. At present there are ten Trident hotels in India. These are located in Mumbai at Bandra Kurla and Nariman Point, Gurgaon (Delhi National Capital Region), Hyderabad, Chennai, Bhubaneshwar, Cochin, Agra, Ja ipur and Udaipur. The Oberoi Group also operates a Trident hotel in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah.
  10. 10. The Maidens Hotel, Delhi, also Oberoi Maidens Hotel, and originally, Maiden's Metropolitan Hotel is a heritage hotel in the Civil Lines section of Delhi, India. Opened in 1903, it was one of the earliest modern hotels in Delhi, and situated in the Civil Lines, where all European style hotels were situated and the officers of British Raj stayed. The original hotel (Metropolitan Hotel) was jointly run by two Englishmen, the Maiden brothers, from 1894 onwards, and in its present location by one of them, J. Maiden, from 1902 onwards. In the early 20th century, the hotel was widely considered to be the best hotel in Delhi. At the time of the 1903 Coronation Durbar held by Lord Curzon to celebrate the coronation of Edward VII as Emperor of India, the Metropolitan Hotel was the most sought after hotel accommodation in Delhi and the most expensive. Today it is part of the Oberoi Hotels & Resorts chain.