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Hospitality industry remembers its unsung heroes

Organises condolence meet on December 17, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008, 14:00 Hrs  [IST]
By Dheera Majumder | Mumbai

Even as the two major Mumbai hotels were being victimised by the terrorist strikes, several hospitality professionals lay down their lives while carrying out their duties and trying to save the lives of their guests. In order to pay homage to these dedicated professionals, industry leaders are coming together on December 17, 2008 at 4 pm for a solidarity and remembrance meet at the Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Mumbai.

The terrorists attacked the Mumbai hotels, The Taj Mahal Palace & Tower and The Oberoi Hotel  - The Trident on November 26, 2008. It also held several people hostage including the hotel employees. Indian Hotels Company Limited reported the death of 12 of its employees while seven were injured. East India Hotels Limited has also reported the loss of 10 employees and four employees have been injured. The surviving guests have provided testimonies of the courage and the spirit displayed by the employees of the hotels during the time of crises.

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