Institute of Hotel Management, Pusa, New Delhi won the first HVS FLAGSHIP Award at the recently concluded HVS ANAROCK HOPE 2023 summit in Goa. FLAGSHIP or the ‘Future Leaders Annual Group Submission Hospitality Industry Project’ is a program designed by HVS, where students from a select group of esteemed Hospitality Schools around the world are invited to present their vision and creative expression on trending industry topics. This year, four hospitality schools, including, Institute of Hotel Management, Pusa, New Delhi; Boston University School of Hospitality Administration; Institute of Hotel Management, Aurangabad, and Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration (WGSHA), Manipal, were invited to participate and present their vision on the topic “Foresight Challenge: The journey of an Upscale Hotel Guest in 2033”.The four presentations were evaluated, and the top two finalists were chosen in the first stage of the evaluation process by a distinguished jury consisting of Prof. A.J. Singh, Founding Director, Hospitality & Tourism Management, Robert C. Vackar, College of Business & Entrepreneurship, University of Texas; Dr. Dimitrios Diamantis, Executive Dean, Les Roches; Prof. Prashant Das, Associate Professor of Finance and Accounting, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad; Mr. Rahul Pandit, CEO, Horizon Industrial Parks Pvt. Ltd. (A Blackstone Group company); and Mr. Dilip Puri, Founder & CEO, Indian School of Hospitality. In the second phase, the HVS ANAROCK HOPE 2023 conclave delegates cast their votes for the best team presentation, and the jury and delegate scores were combined to determine the winner. The FLAGSHIP process which included all communication with the hotel schools, mentoring the teams, appointing the Jury, and running the selection process was done by Indian School of Hospitality (ISH).The winning team – Abhiroop Ray, Nipurn Nirmal, Gurkirat Pal, Ranya Deb, Harshit Bhasin, and their mentor, Ms. Meenakshi Sumbly, HOD (Food Production) and Academic Head – received a cash prize of US$ 7500, along with a citation at the #HASHTAG Awards at HVS ANAROCK HOPE 2023 conclave. About HVSThousands of hotel owners, developers, investors, lenders, management companies and public agencies around the world rely on HVS to support confident and informed business decisions. Since literally writing the book on how to value a hotel in 1980, HVS has evolved into the undisputed leader in delivering professional services to the global hospitality sector, by continually providing its clients with unrivaled hospitality intelligence. Today, HVS has a team of more than 350 domain experts located in over 50 offices throughout the world, who specialize in all types of hospitality assets-hotels, restaurants, casinos, shared ownership lodging, mixed-use developments, spas and golf courses, as well as conventions, sports, and entertainment facilities.For further details, please visit www.hvs.comAbout ANAROCKANAROCK is India’s leading independent real-estate services company with a presence across India and the Middle East. The Chairman, Mr. Anuj Puri, is a highly respected industry veteran and Indias most prominent real-estate thought leader. The company has diversified interests across the real-estate spectrum and deploys its proprietary technology platform to accelerate marketing and sales. ANAROCK’s services include Residential Broking & Technology, Retail (in partnership with Vindico), Commercial, Investment Banking, Hospitality (via HVS ANAROCK), Land Services, Industrial and Logistics, Investment Management, Research, Strategic Advisory & Valuations, and Project Management Services (in partnership with Mace). ANAROCK has a unique business model that is an amalgamation of traditional product sales supported by a modern technology platform with automated analytical and reporting tools. This offers timely solutions to its clients, while delivering financially favorable and efficient results. ANAROCK has a team of over 1,800 certified and experienced real-estate professionals who operate across all major Indian (Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Gurugram, Noida, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow) and Middle East markets. In a span of two years, it has successfully completed over 400 exclusive project mandates. ANAROCK also manages over 80,000 established channel partners to ensure global business coverage. Our assurance of consistent ethical dealing with clients and partners reflects our motto: Values Over Value.For more information, please visit www.anarock.com.