Shakawath Hossain, is a renowned professional in the hospitality & tourism industry in Bangladesh, was bestowed with the prestigious honor of “The Best Hotelier of Bangladesh” at the recent 12th Edition of the HI-AIM (Hospitality Industry – Architecture, Interiors, and Management) Conference held at the Aloft Hotel Kathmandu, Nepal, on Thursday, in association with Marriott International.
The event, which brings together leading professionals and experts from the hospitality sector across the South Asian region, recognized Mr. Shakawath Hossain for his proven outstanding and unparalleled contributions to the development and enhancement of Bangladesh’s hospitality landscape, making him the First Bangladeshi Hotelier to be honored with such prestigious award.
During this event five other luminaries including Mr. Rajeev Menon – President, Asia Pacific Excluding China (APEC) of Marriott International, Inc., Mr. Anoop Bali – Director & CFO, Tourism Finance Corporation of India Limited, Mr. Umar Khurshid Tramboo – MD, The Khyber Himalayan Resort & Spa, Mr. Rajiv Kaul – Former President, The Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts Limited and Mr. Suresh Kumar – Former MD of Fortune Park hotels Limited. (Owned by ITC, India) were also honored.
With a career spanning over 20 years, Mr. Shakawath Hossain has been a driving force in shaping the hospitality industry in Bangladesh. He is the only Bangladeshi Hotelier who is an industry practitioner, academician, and researcher who is pursuing a PhD in Tourism & Hospitality Management at the University of Dhaka and has been recognized with multiple National & International awards.
He is also the only Hotelier in Bangladesh who has started his career at scratch level, worked in different leadership capacities with Starwood International & Marriott International and now as a CEO of Unique Hotel & Resorts PLC., he looks after 3 operational and 4 upcoming international chain hotels.