With a sense of shared ownership and a deep belief in the joint family business Karan Paul works with his sisters, Priya
and Priti Paul as a team involved in oversight of Apeejay Surrendra's growth and management.
Ms. Priya Paul
Art collector and design aficionado Priya Paul is Director of Apeejay Surrendra Group and Chairperson of Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels.
career under her
father, the Late Surrendra Paul, as the Marketing Manager of The Park in New Delhi.
A prominent business woman and one of the most revered personalities in the hospitality industry; Priya Paul
is the creative powerhouse behind country's leading collection of contemporary luxury boutique hotels - The Park.
has worked tirelessly towards building a brand that is synonymous with her
unique creative energy and is well recognized for her
direction and leadership, The Park Hotels have emerged as stylish, edgy, fun and warm - a true reflection of contemporary India.
Priya Paul is a Trustee of Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts (IGNCA) and Board Member, National Council of Science Museums.
She is an Executive Committee Member and Ex-President of Hotel Association of India (HAI), is a founder member as well as the Ex- Chairperson of World Travel &Tourism Council (WTTC) - India Initiative, Chairperson South Asia Women's Fund, and a member of Harvard Business School's India Advisory Board.
has received the FHRAI (Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Association of India) Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2000, was recognized by Forbes online as one of India's
100 most powerful business women in 2006, and took home the Zee Astitva Award in the Business category in 2008.
has also been awarded the 'Spa Personality of the Year' for the year 2009-10 by Asia Spa India, India Today Woman in Business Award and PHD Chamber-Distinguished Women Entrepreneur Award for 2009-2010 and has been inducted into the FHRAI Hall of Fame
design sensibilities are well-acknowledged in the industry.
was awarded "Excellence in Design Innovation 2011" by Condé Nast Traveller India, for seamlessly combining her
passion for boutique hotels and her
love of contemporary art and high-function design.
Priya Paul has been working in this industry for 25 years and it has been a rewarding journey to create something different and out of the ordinary.
was awarded the Aatithya Ratna Award by Hotel Investment Forum India, 2011.
This award was established by HIFI to honor an individual who exemplifies the extraordinary spirit of hospitality.
Since 2011, Fortune India
has consistently listed Priya Paul
in the 50 powerful business women in India.
To commemorate her
contribution to the hotel industry for last 25 years, 'Hall of Fame 2011' was bestowed to her
by Hotelier India.
She has been awarded India's fourth highest civilian honour, the Padma Shri in 2012 for her services to Trade & Industry by the President of India and in 2014, was conferred the prestigious Insignia of Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite (National Order of Merit) an Order of State, granted by the President of the French Republic.
Priya Paul has a BA in Economics from Wellesley College.
also completed the Owner President Management Program at Harvard Business School
Surrendra Paul and his wife, Shirin Paul, had two daughters, Priya
and Priti and two sons, Anand and Karan.