Mahindra Holidays, India’s leading player in the leisure & hospitality industry, has been awarded the grand prize of ‘India’s Favorite Resort Chain’ by HolidayIQ. The award was received by Mr. Arun Nanda, Chairman and Founder of Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Limited, at the award ceremony held in the Capital today.
The award ceremony was attended by a host of dignitaries including Dr. Jitendra Singh, Hon’ble Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Mr. Priyank Kharge, the Hon'ble Minister of State (Independent Charge) Tourism & Information Technology, Government of Karnataka, Shri A K Manocha, Chairman & Managing Director IRCTC and Mr. Umang Bedi, Managing Director, Facebook (India & South Asia).
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Arun Nanda, Chairman and Founder of Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd., said, “20 years ago I founded this company to enhance the culture of vacationing in our country. We wanted to provide a platform where families could spend quality time and bond with each other, year after year. As a team we are driven by the core purpose of ‘making every moment magical’ for our member families and this award is a recognition of our success in this endeavor. It has given a great boost to our team and has reaffirmed our resolve to become the most admired vacation ownership company in the world.”
“I also want to take this opportunity to thank our over 211000 member families who have supported us in this journey. We are committed to continue our efforts to delight them through unique and immersive family experiences specially curated only at Club Mahindra,” he added.
Club Mahindra is the largest leisure hospitality company in India providing immersive family experiences to its members when they holiday at its 61+ resorts across India and abroad. The acquisition of Holiday Club Resorts, Oy, Finland, has added another 31 picturesque properties across Finland, Sweden and Spain, to its repertoire, making Club Mahindra the largest vacation ownership company in the world, outside of U. S.
Club Mahindra has been actively promoting sustainability and local livelihood, with focus on education, health, skill development, local economic development and environment conservation. Over the past 20 years, Club Mahindra has worked with local authorities and NGOs in locations where they operate to bring about overall inclusive growth and awareness towards conserving & maintaining the bio-diversity of the region.
The Better Holiday Awards are instituted by HolidayIQ, which has created a platform where Indian travellers can share their experiences and help each-other make informed travel decisions. The awards are considered as the most credible in the Indian tourism sector as they represent the authentic voice of the Indian traveler. Winners are chosen through reviews and ratings given by customers.
About Mahindra Holidays and Resorts India Limited
Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Limited (MHRIL), India’s leading player in the leisure hospitality industry, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships. While Club Mahindra is the flagship brand, the other brands offered by the company are – Club Mahindra Fundays and Svaastha Spa. As on June 30, 2017, MHRIL has ~222K vacation ownership members and operates 61+ resorts across India and abroad and its subsidiary, Holiday Club Resorts Oy, Finland, a leading vacation ownership company in Europe has ~ 50K members and 32 resorts across Finland, Sweden and Spain.
The Mahindra Group is a USD 19 billion federation of companies that enables people to rise through innovative mobility solutions, driving rural prosperity, enhancing urban living, nurturing new businesses and fostering communities. It has a leadership position in utility vehicles, information technology, financial services and vacation ownership in India and is the world’s largest tractor company, by volume. It also enjoys a strong presence in agribusiness, components, commercial vehicles, consulting services, energy, industrial equipment, logistics, real estate, steel, aerospace, defence and two wheelers. Headquartered in India, Mahindra employs over 200,000 people across 100 countries.