In a splendid acknowledgment of outstanding contributions to the hospitality sector, Pradeep Shetty, representing the Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI), was honored with the prestigious Judges Choice Hospitality Icon of the Year award at the 3rd Indian Hospitality Excellence Awards. The prestigious event unfolded its grandeur at the Shilp Wellness Resort and Spa in Mumbai, India, on February 3, 2024.
Pradeep Shetty's achievement as Hospitality Icon of the Year boasts an illustrious career marked by notable achievements in the hospitality sector. As the newly elected President of the Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) for 2023-24, Mr. Shetty's leadership and impact on the industry have been profound.
A Director of Maharaja Hotels, Mumbai, and former Vice President of FHRAI, Pradeep Shetty's influence extends to his role as the President of the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI). His extensive knowledge of corporate law, coupled with a deep understanding of the legal and regulatory landscape governing tourism and hospitality businesses, has positioned him as a key contributor to FHRAI's legal interventions for nearly a decade.
Among his significant accomplishments, Mr. Shetty played a pivotal role in the FHRAI's legal victories, including the MRP judgment by the Hon'ble Supreme Court, CCI's order against anti-competitive practices of MakeMyTrip and OYO, the landmark Cable TV tariff relief against Broadcasters, and the Hon'ble Delhi High Court order staying the CCPA guidelines against levying of service charge. These achievements reflect Mr. Shetty's steadfast commitment to championing the hospitality industry's interests.