Sushant Pawar engineers win for Fairmont The Palm
Hotel Engineer of the Year win for significant energy savings
Fairmont The Palm director of engineering Sushant Pawar collected the Hotel Engineer of the Year prize at last night’s Hotelier Middle East Awards 2014.
He collected the award at the glittering Japanese-themed ceremony, held at InterContinental Dubai Festival City, from Diversey director (key accounts) Alp Aksoy.
Pawar spoke to Hotelier Middle East shortly after coming off the stage to collect his award. “All the five shortlisted nominees were very strong and I was the youngest one, so I feel very happy,” he said.
Judges highlighted the significant energy savings Pawar had made at the Palm Jumeirah property, as well as the reductions in consumption of water.
"Sustainability is more about the behavioural changes in people," he added. "It’s not only myself doing things about the environment and energy. It is a collective effort. Everyone has to do that and it should come from inside. ”
Meanwhile, judges decided to name Gurdish Singh, director of engineering at The Oberoi Dubai, as the Highly Commended nominee in the category.
Also shortlisted in the same category were Crowne Plaza Dubai’s Viji Kunjachan, The Address Dubai Mall’s Ramakrishna Vishwanatha Pothuval and Kempinksi Hotel Ajman’s Basant Kumar Kushwaha.
The Hotelier Middle East Awards were held at the InterContinental Dubai Festival City. The event was supported by Du, A. Ronai, Restonic, MLA, Diversey, Arecont Vision, Canon, MMI, TCL, Horeca, Patchi, Pulsar Foodstuff Trading, Amir, and Julius Meinl.