Awards

JHM Hotels Awards

2013 – 2016

Fairfield Inn & Suites Brand Award, Sales Associate of the Year, 2015: Kris Bryant
Clean the World Partnership, 2015: JHM Hotels
SCRLA Community Service Award, 2014 & 2015: JHM Hotels

2010 – 2012

South Carolina Hotelier of the Year, 2012: Hospitality Association of South Carolina
South Carolina Special Event Award, 2012
Hospitality Technology 2010 Hotel Visionary Award, 2010: JHM Hotels, Honored for Innovation

2008 – 2009

Marriott Service Excellence Award / CFRST, 2009: Towneplace Suites, The Villages, FL
Marriott Partnership Circle Award / CFRST, 2007, 2009
Marriott Partnership Circle Award / Marriott International 2006, 2007, 2008
Marriott Service Excellence Award, 2007, 2008: JHM Hotels

2006 – 2007

Marriott Partnership Circle Award / CFRST, 2007, 2009
Marriott Partnership Circle Award / Marriott International, 2006, 2007, 2008
Marriott Service Excellence Award, 2007, 2008: JHM Hotels
Marriott Excellence Award / CFRST, 2007: SpringHill Suites, Ft. Lauderdale Airport
Marriott Opening Award / CFRST, 2007: TownePlace Suites, The Villages, FL
Marriott Best Renovation Award, 2007: Renaissance Orlando Airport
Marriott Food & Beverage Excellence Award, 2007: JHM Hotels
Marriott Best New Product Award, 2007: Charleston Marriott
Marriott Spirit to Serve Award / CFRST, 2006, 2007: JHM Hotels

Individual Awards

H.P. Rama, Founder, Chairman of the Board and CEO of JHM Hotels has been recognized numerous times for his professional achievements. The following awards represent his outstanding contributions to the hospitality industry.

Hunter Conference Award for Excellence and Inspiration, 2012
Arthur Landstreet Award, 2002 – The American Hotel & Lodging Association’s highest honor for contributions to education
Cutting Edge Award, 2002 – Represents the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s recognition of innovative leadership in the lodging industry
Paul Harris Fellow, 2002 – Highest award given by Rotary International, recognizing contributions by individuals who help continue the legacy of service
Spirit to Serve Award, 2002 – Presented by Marriott to honor outstanding community service
Hospitality Leader of the Year, 2001 – Named by the University of South Carolina School of Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management
Michigan State University, Industry Person of the Year, 1999
Hilton Corporation, Industry Service Award, 1998
Honorary Doctorate in Business Administration, Johnson & Wales University, Charleston, 1997
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, 1996 – The world’s most prestigious business award, this honors outstanding recipients who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement
U.S. Small Business Administration Entrepreneurial Success Award, 1995 – Granted to the entrepreneur who has succeeded at increasing sales and profits, creating new jobs, developing innovative business methods and demonstrating long-term entrepreneurial potential
American Hotel Owners Association, Economy Lodging Person of the Year, 1993
Oberoi Award for Excellence, 1989 – Given to an outstanding Asian-American hotelier who best exemplifies the qualities of leadership and standards of excellence associated with Oberoi Family Worldwide