Priya Paul

Priya Paul


Chairperson of Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels Limited


A prominent business woman and one of the most revered personalities in the hospitality industry; Priya Paul is the creative powerhouse behind India's leading collection of contemporary luxury boutique hotels – The Park.


Under Priya Paul's direction, The Park Hotels have emerged as stylish, edgy, warm and fun– a true reflection of her personality and her passion for modern art and design.

Priya Paul has a BA in Economics from Wellesley College. She also completed the Owner President Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Priya Paul is a founding member of the World Travel and Tourism Council – India Initiative and was appointed as the Chairperson for the year 2013. She is currently Chairperson, South Asia Women’s Fund and a member of Harvard Business Schools’ India Advisory Board. She is an Executive Committee Member and Ex-President of the Hotel Association of India.

Priya Paul has been awarded the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour, for her services to Trade & Industry by the President of India. She has been conferred with the insignia of Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite (National Order of Merit) in 2014 for her significant contribution to strengthening links between India and France.