Hyderabad: Tourism Minister V Srinivas Goud on Saturday announced the Tourism Excellence awards in 16 different categories for the year 2021. These awards will be presented to the winners on World Tourism Day celebrations on Monday.
In the Five Star Deluxe category, The Westin – Hyderabad was selected. While, in the Five Star category, Park Hyatt, Banjara Hills bagged the award and in Three Star category Best Western Ashoka, Lakdikapul was selected. Ohri’s Sahib Barbeque, Hitec City was adjudged as the Best Restaurant (within Hyderabad) and Taraka Restaurant in Karimnagar and Hotel Prashanth in Mahabubnagar bagged the Best Restaurant awards (other than Hyderabad).
The Tourism Department had announced the Tourism Excellence awards for the year 2020 in eight categories virtually due to covid pandemic.
The Minister held a review meeting with department officials here on Saturday and said efforts were on to formulate the best sports policy in the country. He directed the officials to formulate proposals for State tourism policy, which has to be submitted to Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao.
Expressing happiness over Ramappa Temple being recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Tourism Minister said there were many heritage and historic monuments in Telangana. He instructed the officials to prepare necessary proposals and dossiers for bagging World Heritage Site recognition for Thousand Pillars Temple in Warangal, the historic Golconda Fort and Charminar.
During the meeting, the Minister directed the officials to work hard and initiate measures for drawing tourists’ attention by developing tourism amenities in the areas surrounding Kaleswaram project.
Tourism Excellence Awards 2021
Classified Hotels – Five Star Deluxe – The Westin – Hyderabad
Classified Hotels – Five Star – Park Hyatt, Banjara Hills
Classified Hotels – Five Star (other than Hyderabad) – Golconda Resorts, Ranga Reddy district
Classified Hotels – Four Star (within Hyderabad) – Hotel Daspalla, Banjara Hills
Classified Hotels – Four Star (other than Hyderabad) – Mrugavani Resort and Spa, Ranga Reddy
Classified Hotels – Three Star – Best Western Ashoka, Lakdikapul
Best Theme based resort (other than Hyderabad) – Palm Exotica Resort and Wild Waters, Ranga Reddy
Best Restaurant (within Hyderabad) Ohri’s Sahib Barbeque, Hitec City
Best Restaurant awards (other than Hyderabad) – Taraka Restaurant in Karimnagar and Hotel Prashanth in Mahabubnagar
Best Standalone Convention Centre – Novotel and HICC Complex, Hyderabad
Best Civic Management of a Tourist Destination – Ramoji Film City
Best Haritha Hotel – Taramati Baradari Cultural Complex, Haritha Hotel Ramappa and Haritha Lakeview Resort, Ali Sagar
Best Tour Operator – Garuda Tourism, Hyderabad
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