Chadha wins rising star award at British Travel and Hospitality Hall of Fame

George Sell By George Sell
24 May 2018 | Updated 24 May 2018

UK: Vivek Chadha, managing director of Nine Hotel Group, has been named as the Young Entrepreneur of the Year at the British Travel and Hospitality Hall of Fame.

The 30-year old founder and director of hotel development company Nine Hotel Group - which is amongst the fastest growing private hotel companies in the UK employing over 800 people - received his award at a ceremony at London's Dorchester hotel. Chadha currently has 18 hotels in his portfolio, alongside a mixture of residential and commercial properties.

The British Travel and Hospitality Hall of Fame recognises the highest achievers in the hospitality, tourism, leisure and travel sectors. Inductees are recognised for their notable success in business, plus their skills in inspiring and mentoring those around them.

Speaking on the night, Robin Bidgood, managing director of award sponsor CH&Co, praised Chadha for his strategic approach to building an empire of hotels in six years after identifying the opportunity to buy an insolvent hotel development which he was working on as a civil engineer. The hotel became the first acquisition in Nine Hotel Group's portfolio.

Also inducted into the Hall of Fame at The Dorchester in London were Tim Martin, founder of JD Wetherspoon; Graham Pickett, global leader for travel and aviation at Deloitte; and Hugo Burge, former CEO of Momondo Group. The new members join the likes of Sir Richard Branson and Michel and Albert Roux.

Chadha said: "It's an honour to be inducted into The British Travel and Hospitality Hall of Fame alongside my peers in the industry. I feel a true sense of pride in joining such an established roster of renowned names and it's a personal career highlight for me to be awarded as Young Entrepreneur of the Year for hospitality."

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