Founder & Managing Director of Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts, Salil Panigrahi, has been awarded the prestigious Pravasi Bharatiya Samman 2021 by the President of India. This award recognizes his significant contribution to the tourism industry.
He has helped strengthen the relationship between India and the Maldives through his Indian Ocean hospitality companies, including Atmosphere Hotels & Resorts. Panigrahi has also led the development of many acclaimed resorts in the Maldives which has enhanced India’s prestige.
Panigrahi has built a reputation for hospitality based on the ethos of ‘Joy of Giving.’ He conceptualized Atmosphere in 2013, as a hospitality brand with a unique philosophy. His objective was to operate value-driven resorts focused on the leisure segment in the Indian Ocean region. In just seven years, under his leadership, four Atmosphere resorts was launched in the Maldives.
Salil Panigrahi is among one of the 30 NRIs who have received this highest honor conferred on overseas Indians.
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