Guoman Hotels' Vidur Kapur Handpicked in Acorn '30 Under 30' Awards

By Guoman Hotels, PRNE
Monday, June 6, 2011

LONDON, June 7, 2011 -

Guoman Hotels Charing Cross hotel manager, Vidur Kapur, has been selected
as one of the hospitality industry's rising stars at the coveted Acorn

Now in its 25th year, the Acorn Awards '30 under 30' recognises the
brightest young prospects in the hospitality industry.

Kapur started his career in hotels at a young age working in a number of
four and five star hospitality establishments before embarking on a career
with Guoman and Thistle Hotels in 2003. With Guoman and Thistle, Kapur has
quickly climbed the ladder from food and beverage manager to hotel manager -
showing a flair for people management and exceptional leadership qualities.
Whilst quickly progressing in his career, Vidur has illustrated his
commitment and dedication to his personal development managing to study for a
Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality Management.

Riddian Davies, general manager, Charing Cross commented: "I'm extremely
proud that Vidur has been recognised with this accolade, it is much deserved.
Vidur has demonstrated incredible motivation, passion and commitment in his
role, with a remarkable ability to get the best out of his team. He's a
bright, switched-on individual with integrity and strong business acumen and
has proved an asset to the hotel; particularly over the last twelve months as
we've been enhancing the Charing Cross experience to complement the hotel's
multi-million pound Buckingham Wing refurbishment. I have every confidence
Vidur will grow to become a true industry leader - watch this space."

Kapur picked up his award at the glittering Acorn Awards ceremony held at
Coworth Park Hotel, Berkshire. He added: "I'm thrilled to receive this award.
To be recognised for all the hard work is just a fantastic feeling but I
could not have achieved my goals and got to where I am today without some
inspirational mentors and the backing of a fantastic team here at Charing

About Guoman Hotels:

Guoman Hotel Management Limited operates two hotel brands within the UK
market; Guoman Hotels, an exclusive collection of deluxe hotels located in
central London, including Charing Cross hotels (
and Thistle Hotels, a chain of quality full service hotels in the UK's major

Guoman Hotels in the UK consists of four landmark properties; Charing
Cross, The Cumberland, The Royal Horseguards (current AA London Hotel of the
Year 2010/11) and The Tower. Whilst each hotel in the portfolio is different
with its own unique identity and style, each provides the very highest levels
of comfort and service to its guests.

In 2010, Guoman Hotels launched internationally, with its new property
opening in Shanghai. In the UK, The Grosvenor Victoria property will join the
collection in the near future.

Guoman Hotel Management Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of
GuocoLeisure Ltd, part of the Hong Leong Group which has hospitality and
leisure businesses across the globe with hotels in Europe, USA, Australasia
and Asia.

    For further press information please contact:

    James Watts
    Guoman Hotels
    Siren PR
    Room on the Roof
    Riverside Studios
    Crisp Road
    W6 9RL


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