Bangalore’s leading NRI entrepreneur and philanthropist Ronald Colaco, who owns the Clarks Exotica Hotel in Bangalore operated by Vivek Kumar of Clarks Group, received the prestigious International Quality Summit (IQS) New York 2013 Gold Category Award for excellence and business prestige, during the New York convention 2013 held in New York Marriott Marquis Hotel recently.
The Clarks Exotica Hotel is the only hotel in the hospitality industry in India to receive this unique award. Jose E Priesto, president and CEO of business initiative directions (BID) based in Madrid, Spain, presented the coveted IQS award to Ronald Colaco in the presence of Craig Miller, president of the QC 100, New York. Colaco’s wife Jean Colaco, son Nigel Colaco and vice-president of Clarks Exotica M Balaji were also present on the dais of the sky lounge ballroom of the Mariott Hotel at the ceremony.
During the New York 2013 IQS Convention, India received a total of 3 awards which were: Clarks Exotica, Swiss Town, Bangalore in the hospitality industry category; Mantri Developers in the construction industry category, and Shah Industries from Mumbai in the medical research category. The recepients of IQS awards came from 70 countries where the BID president and CEO gave away awards to captains of various industries in various categories.
This is yet another feather in the glittering cap for Bangalore’s NRI Ronald Colaco who has personally seen the rise and progress of the Bangalore-based Hotel Clarks Exotica, which now boasts of top class facilities that are second to none. A high end resort by itself, the place is a regular fixture for corporate meets and weddings. The rooms/cottage space are quite large and luxurious than any other hotels can offer for the price. This resort hotel is well spread out into different blocks as Main Reception and Lobby Block, Suites/Cottage Block, Spa, Gym, Conferences and Banquet Hall Block, Indoor Sports, Bar and Restaurants Block with gorgeously landscaped area all around, centrally located in the international standard townships Swiss Town and Hollywood Town developed in an area of about 300 acres. Just a stone’s throw away from the Bangalore International Airport, this resort has anything and everything one can ask for, providing access to various sports facilities which include 8 tennis courts (7 of which are of international standard), 4 basketball courts, a mini fantasy golf area, sand volleyball court, one medium cricket cum football ground, 3 indoor shuttle and badminton courts, 5 billiards and pool tables, 5 table tennis play areas, 2 venues for cards and bridge games, 4 chess and 2 carom playing areas , 2 swimming pools, 2 water slides, 2 squash courts, all being non income earning areas, which no other hotels offer.
Pleased with the international award, a beaming Ronald Colaco said that he has plans to expand his hotel business with more ventures. Next in line is a convention hotel closer to Bangalore International Airport and another resort hotel of international standards in a coffee estate 1000 metres above mean sea level and about 200 kms from Bangalore city. The most luxurious facility in Bangalore will also get more additional facilities which will make the guests feel at home and relaxed at all times. Ronald Colaco said, “This is a great honour for India’s hospitality industry. The standard of the the entire Hotel Industry will go up in terms of quality and variety of facilities of high standards which will benefit the guests. I dedicate this award to our staff and management who have been responsible for this success.”
Well known all over India and abroad, Ronald Colaco has donated for worthy causes that have included housing for the poor, education, health and also supported the arts and music for the last so many years. The New York award bodes well for Ronald’s plans to spread his wings and share in the success of all his forthcoming plans.
Business Initiative Directions (BID) is an organization based in Madrid, Spain dedicated to the promotion of quality culture and to the continuous improvement of standard of companies from around the world. For this reason, the BID has established a voting process in which 178 countries around the world participate. This voting process forms part of the Q C 100 total quality management model, which pursues the improvement of management strategies.
The companies, clients and the media cast votes voluntarily and independently through email, conventional mail, faxes, web page and in person, which were analyzed by the BID committee leading to the official announcement of the BID Awards, which are presented annually in Frankfurt, Geneva, Paris, New York, Madrid and London cities.
A few of the important earlier recipients of various categories of awards from BID include Walmex of Walmart group ranked #1 on the Fortune global 500, TATA Group Elxsi Ltd, Khrunichev State Research and production space centre which works for the Russian space agency, Indian oil Corporation lt. ranked 125th in the fortune global 500, Reliance Industries ltd. Ranked at 264 in the fortune global 500, Turner construction international LLc, from U.A.E who managed the construction of the world’s tallest building in Dubai — The Burj Khaleefa, Alcoa Howmet Gennevilliars-the aeronautics division of France, SAFCO and Saudi Iron and Steel Company ranked at 293 in the fortune global 500, World Trade Center of Moscow, Radisson SAS Lazurnaya Hotel Sochi of Russia, Hindustan Aeronautics ltd. Of Bangalore, Royal Jordanian Airlines, China pacific insurance, Hongyuen Electronics ltd of Hong Kong, Ansaldo Energia of Italy, ING Funds(Thailand) Company ltd. Of ING Group ranked # 12 in the fortune global 500, Inventec Electronics of Malaysia, Arcelomittal Trinidad & Tobago which is # 1 Steel producer in the world, Aircompany Polet ranked 2nd in the world’s heavy cargo carry and the list goes on.