The Rising Star Award South Asia, created by ISHC in conjunction with HIFI, is presented to a candidate who is 35 years of age or younger, currently working in investment and/or development in the hotel industry, and living and working in the Indian subcontinent region.

The nomination period is now closed for the Rising Star Award South Asia.

 2018 Rising Star Award Judging Panel
Navneet Bali, MEININGER Hotels
Kapil Chopra, The Oberoi Group
Peter Fulton, Hyatt Hotels and Resorts
Neeraj Govil, Marriott International
Dipak Haksar, ITC Hotels
Rajiv Kaul, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts
Rattan Keswani, Lemon Tree Hotels
Suresh Kumar, Fortune Park Hotels Ltd.
Sonica Malhotra, MBD Steigenberger Hotels and Resorts
Sudip Mullick, Khaitan & Co
Harshavardhan Neotia, Ambuja Neotia Group
Jesper Palmqvist, STR
H.P. Rama, JHM Hotels
Raj Rana, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
Martin Rinck, Hilton
Barry Robinson, Wyndham Vacation Resorts
Arun Saraf, Juniper Hotels Pvt Ltd
Sanjay Sethi, ITC Hotels
J.B. Singh, InterGlobe Hotels Pvt Ltd
Sujjain Talwar, Economic Laws Practice