Platinum Lounge, a one-of-its-kind world-class lounge and restaurant set in the budding metropolitan of Kumar Para, Sylhet, won the prestigious Curry Life Awards in the category of “International Hospitality Award 2019-20” during the 10th ceremonial event of the series, which took place in the United Kingdom on Sunday. Incidentally, it is the first international award Platinum Lounge has received since the establishment began operation only seven months ago. The event was held in the opulent ballroom of London Hilton on Park Lane hotel, where the lounge’s Director Musleh Ahmed received the award from Lord Karan Faridoon Bilimoria, Baron Bilimoria of Chelsea, CBE, DL, FCA.
The Curry Life Awards, which has been annually organised and hosted for the past decade by UK culinary magazine “Curry Life”, reward and recognise individuals and establishments that represent the very best of British Curry Industry by demonstrating innovation and inspiration through their work. Notably, the 10th instalment of this esteemed event was attended by distinguished guests such as Honourable Minister of Parliament Rushanara Ali of the British Labour Party alongside various other dignitaries of British society, who witnessed chefs and restaurants from both the United Kingdom and overseas being awarded. Platinum Lounge was the only establishment based in Bangladesh to have received the award in this year’s event. Also present during the ceremony were Platinum Lounge Directors R.I. Choudhury Shahad, Nuruzzaman, Babul Akhtar, Shafique Uddin, Bashit Khan, Israk Ali, Sadaqur Rahman Choudhury, and Shahidul Islam.
Upon receiving the award, Platinum Lounge Managing Director Abdul Ahad Chowdhury Shamim stated, “We had the honour of having our lounge inaugurated by His Excellency Dr A. K. Abdul Momen, MP, Honourable Foreign Minister, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, in the presence of Honourable Mayor Ariful Haque Choudhury of Sylhet City Corporation, just on 30th of March this year. It was already a great achievement for us to open the lounge in the presence of such dignitaries. That we would win this award of international calibre in such a short time was wholly unexpected.”
Platinum Lounge aims to provide local and visiting communities alike the opportunity to enjoy an elevated lifestyle with trendy décor, cosy atmosphere, and superior cuisines. It is a new-age restaurant, coffee lounge, and party centre that caters to the needs of diners for both large and intimate gatherings.