Guests Are Gods – as we say- Atithi Devo Bhava

The reason for this blog

Welcome to guestsaregods.com !

I’ve worked in Hotels for more than 2 decades.

I have checked-in guests in exotic resorts in the Maldives and Checked-out guests in luxury hotels in Chennai. I cleaned toilets and waited at tables.  I made Pizzas for a living. I got kidnapped to a room in an island because the guest’s AC did not work.  I carried out a dead guest from the hotels’ back door. I have served State banquets to the Presidents of India and Maldives and Prime Minister of Germany and many more State heads. I rubbed shoulders with Rock legends like Roger Waters of Pink Floyd and Bryan Adams and hummed ‘Candle in the Wind’ with Sir Elton John back-stage during his Bangalore concert. I dined and entertained Business owners, CEO’s and Corporate Leaders. My friends are Princes, Actors, Models, and Celebrities.  I travelled around the world to over 40 countries. I ate the best sushi in the metro stations in Tokyo and shared the yummiest Crabs in Ketchikan in Alaska. I did food trails in Lucknow and Sri Lanka. I did Bungee jumping in New Zealand and deep sea diving in Maldives and Phuket. I saw Himalayas from my window and rode the world’s highest gondolas to 15,000ft in Gulmarg.  I gazed at dead mummies in the Pyramids of Egypt. I touched the edge of the earth in Fairbank, Alaska. I did hand gliding in Bir-Billing while I prayed in the Dalai Lama’s monastery in Dharmshala. I attended a cocktail party in the Library of Congress in Washington.  I built swanky hotels. I launched unique concept restaurants. I conceptualized urban spas.  I operate multiple hotels, restaurants and bars. I food-style. I walk the models-ramp. I do cross-fit. I take i-phone photos of my food. My Guests are my Gods.

My name is Vikram Cotah. I am the Chief Operating Officer of GRT Hotels.

I started this blog as I wanted to tell stories about hotels and people in the hospitality business . I will share my experiences on hospitality management and thoughts on running successful hotels and restaurant operations. I will travelogue. I will foodlogue. Share my gourmet cooking tips. I will teach food styling.  I will journey with you on food trails and let you into my world of travel. I will share hospitality news.

One thought on “Guests Are Gods – as we say- Atithi Devo Bhava”

  1. Dear Mr.Vikram Cotah it’s a great pleasure to read your articles.Each of them are very thoughtful and interesting. keep writing.
    Thank you for sharing your wisdom.

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