Keshav Suri, Executive Director of the Lalit Suri Hospitality Group was conferred the ‘Change-Maker-of-The-Year’ award for his notable work for the empowerment of LGBTQIA community in India. The prestigious award was given away by former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, and current Finance Minister Mr Arun Jaitley This joint award of Change-Maker-of-The-Year was conferred on all the key Petitioners Against IPC Sec 377, of which Mr Keshav Suri was a notable part.
The award was facilitated by the Hindu Business Line, the leading business daily published by The Hindu Group,to recognize and celebrate people and organisations who have brought about positive change in our society through their ideas and actions.
An eminent independent jury, chaired by Shri S Ramadorai, conducteda rigorous process of scrutiny and selection bench marked to global best practices. The selections were made after an elaborate process that began with the seeking of nominations, scrutinising and shortlisting them based on select parameters. Deloitte and Ashoka Foundation are the Knowledge Partners who worked on this, while Niiti Consulting, a social sector consultancy, helped validate shortlisted nominees.
Headquartered in New Delhi, the company opened its first hotel here in 1988 under the dynamic leadership of Founder Chairman Mr. Lalit Suri, who spearheaded the Group’s unprecedented expansion plans.
Rapid expansion and consolidation of its leadership position continues under the enterprising stewardship of Dr. Jyotsna Suri, who took over as Chairperson & Managing Director in 2006.
All hotels within the group operated under the brand The Grand – Hotels, Palaces & Resorts. It was re-branded as ‘The LaLiT’ on November 19, 2008 as a tribute to the company’s Founder Chairman Mr. Lalit Suri.
The company offers twelve luxury Hotels, Places & Resorts and two mid market segment hotels under The LaLiT Traveller brand offering 2261 rooms.