Priya Paul

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Priya Paul
Born 1967
Nationality Indian
Occupation Chairperson The Park Hotels

Priya Paul (born 1967) is an Indian businesswoman, the chairperson of Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels, a subsidiary of the Apeejay Surrendra Group, which operates The Park Hotels chain of hotels.[1][2]


She joined the company after finishing her studies at the Wellesley College (US) working under her father, as marketing manager at The Park New Delhi, at the age of 21. After the death of Surrendra Paul, she succeeded him in 1990 as the chairperson of the hospitality division of the Apeejay Surendra Group.[3]


  • The Federation of Hotels and Restaurants Association of India conferred on her Young Entrepreneur of the Year award (1999–2000)[citation needed]
  • She was nominated for The Economic Times Awards as the Businessperson of the Year (2002–2003)[citation needed]
  • Paul has been conferred with the Padma Shri award by Government of India on eve of the Republic Day, January 2012.[4] Priya Paul has opened a new branch of hotels called zone by the park which is a 4 star branch of hotels.


  1. ^ "The First Lady of boutique". Express Hospitality (Indian Express Group). 16–31 March 2006. 
  2. ^ "Priya Paul, the force behind Park Hotels". Rediff Money. July 23, 2005. 
  3. ^ "Innovating constantly..." Business Line. Jan 18, 2003. 
  4. ^ "Padma Awards". pib. January 27, 2013. Retrieved January 27, 2013. 

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