NDTV Good Times hosted the premier edition of the NDTV Good Times Lifestyle Awards. The channel recognised icons in the fields of food, travel, technology, fashion and luxury.
Speaking on the occasion, Shibani Sharma Khanna, Channel Director, NDTV Good Times and Creative Head - NDTV Lifestyle said, “We are extremely excited to present the country’s first ever lifestyle awards. Even as we recognised the best in Indian lifestyle, it was heartening to see such iconic brands and personalities from across segments at the awards. We set out to make the awards a unique celebration of the Indian way of life and a symbol of excellence for all things lifestyle, and we couldn’t have asked for a better start.”
Nita Ambani won the ‘Jaypee Greens Lifestyle Icon of the Year’ from a list of nominees that included Saif Ali Khan, Vidya Balan, Virat Kohli, Sunil Bharti Mittal, Sachin Pilot, besides Nita Ambani.
List of winners:
Lifestyle Destination of the Year (International) – South Africa
Lifestyle Destination of the Year (India) – Kerala
Lifestyle Hotel/Resort of the Year – Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad
Lifestyle Home and Accessories Brand of the Year – Good Earth
Best Designer of the Year (Indian) – Abraham and Thakore
Restaurant of the Year – Bukhara, ITC Maurya, New Delhi
Spa of the Year – Ananda in the Himalayas, Rishikesh
Luxury Brand of the Year – Hermes
Lifestyle Label of the Year (International) – Chanel and Hermes
Wellness icon of the Year – Shilpa Shetty Kundra
Lifetime Achievement Award in Luxury – Yves Carcelle
NDTV Lifestyle Award of the year – Vidya Balan
Jaypee Greens Lifestyle Icon of the Year (Viewer’s Choice) – Nita Ambani
The winners were selected by a jury comprising of Alex Kuruvilla-MD of Conde Nast India; Gautam Singhania-Chairman & MD of Raymond Group; Raseel Gujral-Creative Director of Casa Paradox; Sabyasachi Mukherjee-celebrated fashion designer; Sanjay Kapoor-MD of Genesis Luxury; Smeeta Chakrabarti-CEO, NDTV Lifestyle; Suhel Seth- Managing Partner of Counselage India and founder of Equus; and Vir Sanghvi-Advisor at HT Media.
The validation process was undertaken by Ernst & Young.