Editor's Choice

6108 24 Nov 2022

Indian Hospitality Excellence Awards: GM of the Year

Judges' Choice for hospitality excellence.

Rahul Nama, was honored with a Judges Choice Award for the General Manager of the Year at the virtual ceremony for the 2nd Indian Hospitality Excellence Awards, organized by the Hozpitality Group on November 11, 2022. 


Rahul Nama is currently the General Manager of Novotel Lucknow Gomti Nagar. Rahul Nama has over 25 years of diverse experience in renowned hotels and resorts across distinct geographies in India, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Israel. During his past stints, he has worked for various hospitality brands, including Hilton, Thunderbird Resorts, Sunlake Group, Sarovar hotels, and ITC Fortune. Rahul is a seasoned hotelier and collaborative leader with strong business acumen and cultural sensitivity. 


In his most recent assignment with Accor as GM, Rahul successfully opened Mercure Chennai and positioned the Hotel as a preferred destination for businesses in Sriperumbudur. His memorable stints, among others, include operating an Integrated Casino Resort in the Philippines and a Kosher Restaurant in Jerusalem, Israel, besides spearheading pre-openings of several greenfield hotel projects.


His professional qualifications include a Diploma in Hotel Management from IHM Lucknow PGDM from IMT CDL Ghaziabad. He has also achieved prestigious hospitality certifications from Cornell University, HSMAI Asia Pacific, and Micro Masters from IIM Bangalore. Rahul loves to travel to explore and play tennis in his spare time.