The Mississippi Business Journal recently honored Suresh Chawla, President of Chawla Hotels as one of the 2018 Top Entrepreneurs and Shelley Cresswell Walker, Director of Emerging Brands and Innovation of Chawla Hotels as one of the 2018 Top 50 Under 40 Business Leaders.
The recipients of these awards were selected based on their significant contributions to Mississippi’s overall economic progress often working at their own local levels. According to the MBJ, these individuals are also making their mark through their leadership and striving to change the world for the better. A program and luncheon was given in honor of the recipients at the Old Capitol Inn in downtown Jackson. Both Chawla and Walker live in Greenwood, Mississippi.
Chawla Hotels is the largest privately held hotel company in the Mississippi Delta area. Chawla Hotels currently operates 17 hotels, with new projects in development. One of these new projects is at the Rodeway Inn in Clarksdale, and both the Hampton Inn and the Comfort Inn here are Chawla Hotels as well.
Today, the company is run by Suresh and Dinesh Chawla employing hundreds of team members to provide exceptional service to visitors from around the world.