February 21: Shikhar Kumar the founder of Stone Wood Resorts won the Iconic Young Hotelier award 2021, organised recently by Times Hospitality Icon at Planet Hollywood Goa. The award was presented in honour of his contribution to the hospitality industry and his outstanding work for his brand Stone Wood Resorts.
From an early age, Mr. Shikhar knew he wanted to be a hotelier. In order to convert his dream a reality, he began his journey by graduating from Welcome Group Graduate School of Hotel Management in Manipal and later acquired his master’s degree from Les Roches International School of Hotel Management, Switzerland.
Mr. Shikhar set out to build his empire at the age of 21. His first project was the Beach Club ‘Antares’ followed by several restaurants, Luxury Hotels and Resorts in the state of Goa and Karnataka. He built a Boutique Hotels chain, “Stone Wood Resorts”, and within a few years of its launch, he launched 08 properties under his brand.
Hospitality is an art that aims at bringing smiles to people’s faces and spreading happiness. The Stone Wood Resorts group has been taking the same vision forward. The brand concept of Stone Wood Resort is to build nature boutique resorts across India and provide exceptional hospitality services.
Over the years, Stone Wood Resorts group of hotels have been able to find such unique destinations and have created quite a stir in the field of hospitality with their unique concept. With the vision to re-invent family and group vacations in India by offering home-like convenience in a Resort ambience, the Stone Wood group offers luxury and comfortable vacation experiences across India. Our resorts are in various blissful locations and have spread across the major tourist spots in Goa and Karnataka that include Arpora, Anjuna, Vagator, Morjim, Ashwem, Gokarna and Dandeli.
Achievements and Awards, Stone Wood Resort group have won the “Iconic Premium Boutique Resort Chain” award by the Times Hospitality Icons 2020, ‘Iconic Premium Boutique Resort Chain” award by Times Hospitality 2021, TripAdvisor travellers choice award multiple times, Yatra.com Customer Choice Award 2021 and Make My Trip outstanding performance award 2021.