Prakash K Nair
Mr. Prakash Nair has joined as the Director of Lourdes Matha Institute of Hotel Management And Catering Technology, Managed by the Archdiocese of Changanacherry, Kuttichal, Thiruvananthapuram* with effect from February 2020. He worked for more than 37 years in the Hospitality industry across various locations and has worked in many hotel chains such as Ashok Group of Hotels, Taj Group of Hotels, Palaces & Resorts, and has managed as General Manager of hotels such as Taj Residency Aurangabad, Taj Residency Nasik, Taj Residency, Lucknow Taj Residency, Cochin, Vivanta by Taj Malabar, Cochin, The Gateway Hotel, Pasumalai, Madurai, and The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive, Ernakulam.
• A veteran in the field of Tourism and Hotel Management, Mr. Prakash Nair, had also been the General Manager Learning and Development for Taj Group of Hotels in Kerala. He was also the Principal of Institute of Hotel Management Aurangabad, a world-wide reputed Institute operated and managed by Taj Group of Hotels. Prior to joining the Taj Group of Hotels, Mr. Prakash Nair, was also the Principal of Institute of Hotel Management And Catering Technology, Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram, an institute affiliated to the National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology, under the Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India. Mr. Prakash Nair successfully led the Institute of Hotel Management And Catering Technology, Kovalam, Thiruvananthapuram, as one of the best institutes in the country. Mr. Nair was also a senior faculty member at the renowned Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Mumbai.
• Mr. Prakash Nair holds a B Sc degree in Chemistry, a Post Graduate in Hotel Administration and Management from Austria, Post Diploma in Teachers Training and also a Certified Hospitality Educator from American Hotel and Motel Association in the year 2000.
• Mr. Prakash Nair has also held various honourable positions in the industry such as Vice-President of Kerala Travel Mart Society and Vice-President of Association of Approved and Classified Hotels of Kerala.
• Mr. Prakash Nair’s forte is Hotel Operations and Human Resource Development with special emphasis on Learning and Development. He was also a member of Board of Studies for Hotel Management And Catering Technology at the University of Calicut.