The Ashok, New Delhi, a flagship property of India Tourism Development Corporation, a PSU under administrative control of Ministry of Tourism has been awarded with National Tourism Award 2016 held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The Ashok, city’s foremost five star deluxe hotel has won it under the category of “Best Hotel Based Meeting Venue.”
Hailed as one of the highest honours in the tourism industry- National Tourism Awards felicitate the Indian tourism and travel industry and the State Governments and Union Territory Administrations for their outstanding contribution in the field of tourism.
A true worthy of this prestigious award, The Ashok has 550 rooms, a collection of superbly equipped meeting and banquet venues that includes a 16,400+ sq ft convention hall with pillar less trifurcation options offering simultaneous translation in 8 languages, a 7,400 + sq ft banquet hall and a friendship lounge besides party rooms and the landscaped gardens for outdoor functions and theme events. All the meetings, events and exhibition venues provide high flexibility and cater to a diverse range of convention and banquet requirements thus making it one of the most popular MICE hotels in the city.
Chef M U Kasture, Executive Chef at The Ashok has also won the coveted National Tourism Award under the category of “Best Chef- 4to 5 Star Deluxe, Heritage Grand and classic Hotels”. Chef Kasture is a member of the culinary brigade at The Ashok. His outstanding career spanning three decades with many culinary achievements and professional accomplishments includes eight years as the Executive Chef to the President of India at Rashtrapati Bhawan. As a member of the exclusive Club des Chefs des Chefs he has met and prepared Indian delicacies for world leaders like the US President Mr. Barack Obama, UN General Secretary Mr. Ban-ki-moon and Queen Elizabeth.