Mr. Bali holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Jammu and a Management Certification in Infrastructure Development & Policy from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has a rich experience of 22 years in the areas of Project Finance, Investment Banking, Project Development, Monitoring & Management, NPA Management, Corporate Advisory, etc. He has expertise in design, development and financial structuring of hospitality projects and has conducted project feasibility studies and appraisals for many hotel owning companies in India. He represents TFCI on the board of some of the assisted hotel companies and is also an investment committee member of the India Enterprise Development Fund (IEDF) of IFCI Venture Capital Funds Limited.
Brought up in Roorkie, Tyagi graduated as a Civil Engineer from the University Of Pune in 1991. He began his career with New Era Furnishers, an interiors contracting firm, under which he managed the SAARC Conference Centre in Thimphu, Bhutan. Thereafter, he worked with the Park Hotel in Nehru Place, New Delhi and The Times Of India. In April 1995, he joined the Taj Group of Hotels and gained many successful promotions year after year. From Goa to Delhi; from Maldives to Mumbai he undertook many projects of renovation, conversion and building of the Taj properties. Currently working with Starwood Hotels, he is handling over 40 projects and has been a part of launching major brands like Westin, Four Points, Alofts etc to the Indian market.
Andrew has designed interiors for the world's leading hotel operators, holding senior positions at well-renowned hospitality specialists.After studying Interior Design in London, Andrew became Senior Designer and then Managing Director of regional Interiors group GTD in Hong Kong.He went on to became Senior Project Designer with globally-renowned hospitality specialists Hirsch Bedner Associates in Singapore, designing luxury projects in Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Russia and Thailand. On his return to the UK he worked at Richmond International—a part of the Areen Group—and in 2008 he established Areen Hotel Design, now known as Areen Hospitality. As Head of Hospitality Design, Andrew is involved in all aspects of a project, from conception through to on-site installation.
Anil Sharma graduated from IIT Roorkee in the year 1982 and started his career with Bharadwaj & Associates in the year 1982 and worked with them till 1984. Thereafter, he joined Kabil Associates—a USA based firm and worked with them until 1989. He worked with them on various prestigious projects namely USIS Calcutta, US Chancery Burma, US Consulate & Consular Residence in Lahore. In addition he also worked in the US office of Kabil Associates for 6 months. In the year 1989 he started his own practice of Architecture by the name of ASA (Anil Sharma Associates). His first project in Pune was later on branded as Holiday Inn Pune. It was also awarded "The Best New Hotel of the Year in Asia Pacific Region" by Holiday Inn worldwide. Since then ASA has been involved in various reputed Hotel projects all over India and has designed two projects in Kazakhstan.
Barry is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with over 40 years of experience in the Building Services Industry. His innovative designs have won a National Engineering Excellence Award for a mixed use development in Queensland, containing a large auditorium. He has lectured on smoke control systems, commissioning, and legionnaires disease/sick building syndrome, as well as assisting in the compilation of the AIRAH Tropical Air Conditioning design manual. He has recently received a patent for a hotel guest room A.C. system which saves 30% energy on a conventional system, and requires no in room maintenance. He compiled a technical design manual and sustainable design guide for all InterContinental Hotel Group brands. Barry was recently involved with Masdar—the world's first zero carbon emission city being constructed in Abu Dhabi
His strong design concepts aim at giving justice to the site and the client brief. A graduate from M.S. University, Baroda with a Gold Medal in design, he has won many design competitions held by Lalit Kala Academy, NASA, MSSIDC and many other private competitions. His portfolio of the last three decades includes versatile and off-the-beaten-track projects along with a number of International projects. From the architecture of Grand Hyatt, Goa to interiors of Le Meridien, Mumbai; the number, expanse and class of projects handled by him is colossal. Recognizing his contribution to the profession, he was felicitated by Society Interiors Magazine with the Durian Society Interiors Design Award in 2003 and then by Economic Times at ACE TECH 2009.
With over 27 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Dilip comes with a wealth of experience in operating hotels, in depth local knowledge and the right credentials to take the lead to drive and support Starwood's aggressive expansion plans in the region. Dilip has worked with major Indian hospitality brands like Taj and Oberoi as well as with Intercontinental Hotels Group and Sarova Hotels internationally. He brings with him a global perspective that has been honed through operational and development roles in India, South Pacific, Australia and Africa across luxury and upscale hotel categories. Prior to assuming his new role with Starwood, Dilip was the Chief Executive Officer of Duet India Hotels.
Before joining Carlson, Kachru was the Head of the Ashok Group of Hotels. An industry veteran, he is a member of various Tourism Advisory Committees and was co-chairman of the Travel and Civil Aviation Committee of Indian Chamber of Commerce. He has been an Executive Member of several associations, including PATA India Chapter, American Society of Travel Agents of India, and Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Association of India. He received the 'Hall of Fame' award by PATWA at ITB Berlin in 2001, the "Global Award" at WTM London in 2006, the 'Galileo - Express Travel & Tourism Award' and the 'Today Traveller's Leadership Award'. Kachru has also been awarded the 'Carlson Fellow Special Achievement Award' by Carlson Companies Inc.
Lokesh completed his Hotel Management from the International College of Hotel Management, Adelaide, Australia and also holds a Diplome Culinaire d'Hoteliere from Le Cordon Bleu. He has also completed a Certification in Real Estate, Development and Hotel Investment from Cornell—Nanyang, Singapore. Before joining Accor Hotels, Lokesh was Director Development, South West Asia for IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group). Prior to IHG, he worked with HVS International, where he was responsible for directing valuations and feasibility studies, managing the consulting process and leading the team involved with economic planning, market demand studies and financial analysis. He has also worked with Global Hyatt Corporation, across various Hotels in management and front line roles in India and Australia.
Mark Kowalski, one of WATG's most versatile and creative architects, brings to the team over 15 years of experience in the design and management of urban and resort hotels, residential and mixed-use projects throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, the United States and the Caribbean. Since joining WATG in 2001, he has been involved in a number of luxury resorts and destinations such as the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi; the Grecotel Kos Imperial in Greece; Atlantis Paradise Island Resort in the Bahamas; and the Royal Opera House in Oman. He has developed an exceptional understanding of the design coordination and construction process through working on-site for a number of complex projects including the Jumeirah Beach Resort in Dubai.
Having worked with the Oberoi hotels group for over two decades, Mr Mittal has to his credit, designed over a hundred hotels, restaurants and flight catering projects. He is the only Indian Consultant to have designed the Rastrapathi Bhawan facilities as a Hotel Design Consultant. His ongoing projects are spanned across India, U.A.E., Qatar, Mauritius, Oman and has recently completed hospitality projects in South Africa, Egypt, Indonesia, Mauritius, Oman, Thailand, and Bhutan. He is a certified Professional Member of the Food Consultants Society International, USA and teaches Hospitality Design at his alma mater the Oberoi School of Hotel Management, the Institute of Hotel Management Pusa New Delhi and at the Taj Group of Hotels: Centre of Excellence.
He graduated as a civil engineer and stepped into the family business in the year 2000. Today he owns and manages several malls, showcasing designer and premium brands for distinctive shopping experience in Delhi. His recent venture into the finest and pioneer chain of luxury hotels has blazed a trail of miraculous distinction and modernity. Radisson Blu Hotel, Paschim Vihar, New Delhi a new introduction by Carlson Hotels, a leading global hotel company with more than 1,080 locations in 78 countries is an example amongst many others that reflects his unchallenged ability as an entrepreneur. His business strategies and professional expertise has set a benchmark and is widely revered and recognised.
Mandeep graduated from the Institute of Hotel Management & Catering, New Delhi in 1982 and has since spent over 25 years in the Hospitality Industry. He is also a Certified Hospitality Administrator (CHA) from the American Hotel Association. After successful stints with International Hotel Brands such as Choice Hotels, Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) and Radisson, in 2001, he became the President of ITC Fortune Park Hotels. Post this, Mandeep set up a joint venture to own hotels in the Indian upscale sector with the Dawnay Day Group UK, Private Equity Firm Duet International UK and subsequently with Amari Hotels & Resorts, the leading hospitality player in Thailand. He is respected for his insight into the Indian Hospitality Industry, having won several awards and recognitions for his accomplishments.
Bhagwati group has become synonymous with excellence in food and hospitality services, across India. Narendra Somani, with an experience of 19 years, pioneered the concept of creating a professional approach towards the catering and food business. The Grand Bhagwati Hotel in Ahmadabad—a star category hotel—offers the best-in-class banquet and conference facilities while their property in Surat is a Five Star deluxe hotel and convention centre. Narendra Somani has been awarded the AMA—Zydus Cadila, "The Marketing Man of the Year Award, 2006" by the Ahmadabad Management Association. CNBC TV-18 awarded Bhagwati Banquets & Hotels Ltd as the "Most Promising Small Enterprise of the Year" in 2006. In addition, Narendra Somani has been awarded the 'Sindh Bhushan Award' for being the 'Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2006' by the All India Sindhi Association of Industries & Commerce.
Patti leads the Design Group in the company's Southwest Asia regional office in Dubai, UAE. She oversees all aspects and phases of the hotel design process. She has worked in over a dozen countries, collaborating with owners, developers, architects and designers—from initial pre-development through to final project completion. Prior to moving to Dubai, Patti spent 12 years in Chicago, Illinois working in the Hyatt Corporate office, on international hotel projects around the globe. She started her career in hospitality design with the renowned architectural design firm WATG—Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, where she was a project architect for ten years, working on a variety of projects. Patti is a licensed architect in the state of Hawaii, USA, and a member of the American Institute of Architects.
An engineer by profession, he ventured into the family business of construction in India at the early age of 20. Within a span of 25 years, he executed jobs for reputed companies like L&T, ONGC, Essar, Food Corporation of India, Indian Railways. In the 1990's he diversified into hospitality and set up hotel projects in Mumbai and Surat. Mr. Bansal moved to the USA in 2001 and acquired hotels projects in Atlanta. In the year 2008, he set up Lords Hotels and Resorts—a mid-market hotel chain which expanded into 12 operating properties and 8 hotels, expected to be operational by 2012. His vision is to make Lords a 50 Hotels company by 2015. Mr. Bansal is a 'Life Time Member of AAHOA' (Asian American Hotel Owners Association) Atlanta, USA—world's biggest hotel association having more than 11,000 members!
Richard H. Penner has been a member of the faculty of the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell since 1970 where he brings together experience in both architecture and hotel management, teaching courses in hotel planning, development and interior design. He graduated from Cornell University with bachelor and master degrees in architecture and is an author of four books: Hotel Design, Planning, and Development (W.W. Norton, 2001, revised 2012), Conference Center Planning and Design (Whitney, 1991), and Hotel Planning and Design (Whitney, 1985), as well as numerous articles and book chapters. In 1992 he was honoured by Hospitality Design magazine with its Platinum Circle Award for his contributions to hospitality design as an author and teacher.
Rajiv brings with him over 25 years of experience in engineering project management, architectural and engineering consulting services, budgeting, cost control, engineering design review, value engineering, systems installation management, scheduling, material procurement for various clients, hotel properties and real estate. Rajiv has extensive experience of managing wide range hospitality projects. He has completed the new construction of over 50 projects around the world. A licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario, Canada and a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers (USA), Rajiv has a B.Sc. degree in Engineering from a Regional Engineering College in India. Rajiv, a native of India, is a Canadian citizen now.
Rajiv started his career with IHG in 2004 as Director Development South West Asia and in 2007 was made Associate VP Development for the South West Asia region. In 2011 he assumed the responsibilities of Vice President Development, South West Asia. He has more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry with significant expertise in the hotel and tourism development arena, spanning South West Asia and Australia. He has also handled Development roles with Aman Resorts, Accor and Southern Pacific Hotels in the South West Asia region. Rajiv has worked in Australia with Horwath and in the US and Germany in hotel operations. Rajiv holds an MBA degree from the Australian Graduate School of Management, Sydney. He also holds a Hotel Management Diploma from Dadar Catering College, Mumbai.
Ritu started the India office of M/S TID International, Singapore in January 1995. She developed and promoted TID India and handled design co-ordination between clients and senior designers of the head office in Singapore. Within a short period of starting TID India, she found herself running an international design company of par excellence and heading a team of 19 people. The passion and challenges of introducing new design to a still nascent and evolving market in India has given rise to new avenues and exciting times. She has learnt that the best experience in interior design comes with travelling, observing and expanding ones horizon to new ideas. In her words, "Interior design is not just about what is within the 4 walls, it is about creativity and thinking out of the box."
Steve has had a vast experience of over 35 years and has held several senior positions in the construction and development industry. He started off as a licensed builder in Queensland and New South Wales and went on to become the Director of Constructions, then Qld State Manager for 9 years during the 1980's, for Carrington Constructions, Sydney which at that time had an annual turnover of $50 million. During the 1990s he undertook the position of a Qld Development Manager, and then Qld State Manager, for Walker Corporation Ltd for 10 long years. After this, he joined the Ray Group P/L as the Senior Development Manager, and then Development Joint Venture Partner from 2000 to 2006. Since 2006, he has been the Principal of SMDS and along with this, he also provides long term consulting to Laing O'Rourke and the Mantle Group.
Sudeep finished a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, Cambridge, USA and a post graduate Professional Development Program from Cornell Hotels School, Ithaca, USA. He recently relocated to New Delhi from New York where he spent six years in corporate roles with Starwood Hotels and Resorts, most recently as Vice President, Global Development Marketing and Planning. Sudeep previously spent ten years in Asia Pacific and the US in strategic consulting roles with Bain & Company. In his current position with Jones Lang LaSalle Hotels, Sudeep is part of the team dedicated to providing advisory and investment sales services to the clients interested in the growing hospitality market in India.
Suneet Paul is an architect by training with a strong interest for the fine arts. An Alumina of the Chandigarh College of Architecture, Chandigarh, he has been involved in architectural practice, academics at the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, and in architectural journalism initially as the managing editor of two renowned Design magazines of India—Architecture + Design and Indian Design and Interiors, published by Media Transasia Ltd. He is now the editor-in-chief of Architecture+Design. He has been instrumental in many initiatives to provide a platform to individuals to showcase their talent, be it architecture, photography, graphics or then craft. For example, he has been one of the pioneers of the 'Architecture + Design and Spectrum Foundation Architecture Awards' which are now the only Indian national awards at this scale.
Sidharth completed his Architectural Degree from the Sushant School of Art and Architecture New Delhi, India in 2001 and started working on the New Delhi Metro rail project for C P Kukreja and Maunsel. He moved to the UK and gained early experience in resort & spa design working on projects in Dubai, Jordan and Casablanca. On joining ReardonSmith, he lead the architectural team handling the multi-million pound rebuilding of Grosvenor House in London. His other projects include: designing of Porto Montenegro, the new marina destination on the Adriatic coast of Montenegro; Project Leader of the new Four Seasons hotel in Azerbaijan; Project Leader of the Hersham Golf Club & Hotel, Surrey, UK; and most recently Project Leader of a Ski Resort Grand Palace Hotel, Azerbaijan.
Peppermint Hospitality India, run by Arjun Baljee of the Baljee family that owns the Royal Orchid chain of hotels, plans to take the budget boutique brand abroad. The brand was earlier planned to be launched abroad first and then in India, but later, the company decided to launch it in the country first. Currently, there is only one operational property under the Peppermint brand at Gurgaon in Haryana. The company plans to add six hotels by June 2011 in Baroda, Bangalore, Jodhpur, Goa and Ahmedabad.
Cyril holds an MBA degree from INSEAD and a B.Sc.degree from Ecole Centrale Paris (France), and has more than 20 years of project management experience in various East and South Asian countries. He has been with Archetype since 2007. Archetype is an international Project Management firm present in India since 2006 with a strong expertise and track-record in the hospitality sector. With unparalleled knowledge of the hotel industry and leading operators brand standards, it offers integrated project management services ranging from design to construction and commissioning, with a particularly strong focus on cost management and timelines throughout the project life cycle.
Sonali Bhagwati is a co-founder of Spazzio Design, which was recognized internationally as one of the leading Indian contemporary design firms. After the merger of Spazzio with Designplus, she has taken over as President of the company. She graduated from CEPT, Ahmadabad in 1985, and also a Scholarship from L'InstituteFrancaise D'Architecutre to work in Paris for a year.She is an executive member of the Conservation Society of Delhi. She was also the consulting editor of the Habitat Section for the Times of India newspaper. She is on the committee of experts, constituted by the Ministry of Environment, Government of India. She has recently been appointed as one of 3 members of Delhi Urban Arts Commission. Recently, she was awarded the Zee Business "Architect of the Year" in Zoom, and one of the Twenty Best Architects of India in the magazine 'Reflections'.
SohrabDalal graduated from CEPT, Ahmadabad with honours in 1984. During this period he also worked with Meldrum Burons and Partners in Sydney for a year, and after graduation with the famous Architect/ Sculptor SatishGujral, also for a year. In 1985 he founded the firm Atelier 2001, along with KhushrooKalyanwala and SonaliBhagwati, which was converted to Spazzio design in 1993. In 2010 Spazzio was merged with Designplus (the firm founded by SatishGujral) and he took over as Managing Director of the merged entity. In 2009 he, along with Wong Chiuman of WOW designs received the award for the "Building of the Year" from the Singapore Institute of Architects for the Taj Vivanta project in Bangalore.
Mr. MansoorAdil'sresponsibilities include the group's development plans, including direct investments, joint ventures, overseeing the operations of multiple hotels and at the corporate level on issues of strategic importance to the group. A graduate of St. Stephen's College, Delhi, he joined Oberoi Hotels in 1981 from where he obtained his postgraduate Diploma in Hotel Management. He attended various professional programs on finance and banking at the Chartered Institute of Bankers and the Reserve Bank of India. His past background in finance and an equally long exposure in the hospitality sector at middle and senior management levels gives him a unique domain specific knowledge edge.
Leveraging on 25 years of international industry experience, Chiu Man spearheads the business development and design direction of WOW. Dedicated to investigating and developing new design paradigms and research-driven innovation, he has since founded WOW DLab and WOW Design Studio with a strong network of like-minded associates. Combining a unique mix of Asian heritage with international design experience, Chiu Man has led the way for completing prestigious hospitality, commercial, residential, and retail projects in China, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, the UAE, Nepal, Philippines, Tanzania and Australia. WOW's widely published projects, include the multi-award winning Vivanta by Taj—Whitefield in Bangalore; the acclaimed Yalong Bay No. 5 Villas and Spa in Sanya, China; The Hilton Bandung, Indonesia, and internationally renowned restaurants such as Rang Mahal and Vansh.
Suresh Mathur is a management professional with over 35 years experience in the hospitality industry in India and the United States covering in the economy, mid-price, luxury, conventions and resort markets. His experience covers all aspects of development and operation of hotels, restaurants, lounges and convention centers, including project development; management, marketing, human resources, training, public relations, accounting and financial management, and, corporate affairs. He is a specialist in developing and opening new properties; re-positioning and turn-around of underperforming hotels; and, designing and implementing operating systems, facilities planning, etc. and brings with him proven track record and experience in developing, managing and marketing all major brands with particular focus with Hilton, Marriott, Intercontinental and Starwood brands.
Industry specialization includes Real Estate, Hospitality and Tourism, within the country and overseas. Has directed over 350 assignments in these sectors for strategy studies, master planning, market assessment, feasibility studies, negotiating management contracts, tender processes, acquisition, divestment, financing for hotels, resorts, clubs, timeshare, multiplexes, malls, entertainment, restaurants, amusement / water parks, cable car systems, health resorts, casinos, civil aviation, wáter transportation, air charter / fractional ownership and related project areas. Mr. Aibara's involvement in this industry sector for over 25 years has provided an opportunity to assist several state governments and promoters of projects in this vital sector of the economy to conceptualise, formulate, examine the feasibility and coordinate a diverse range of projects from a 20 cottage jungle resort to 500 room deluxe hotels and convention centres.
Ranjan Bhattacharya, 49, Managing Director, Country Development & Management Services Pvt. Ltd. ( joint venture between Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonÒ USA and Chanakya Hotels Ltd. India), is responsible for overall business expansion of Country Inns & Suites By Carlson in India. Also, as a partner of Carlson Hotels Worldwide in the joint venture, Carlson Hospitality Marketing India Ltd (CHMI), he shares responsibility to enhance the visibility of Carlson Hotels brands and provide Sales, Marketing & Reservation support to the Carlson brands in India.Prior to this, Ranjan spearheaded the development, branding, commissioning & operations of Holiday Inn Manali. He began his career as a management trainee with Oberoi hotels group and served in various capacities with the Oberoi Hotels before venturing into developing the 55 key all suite property in Manali. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University and a Diploma in Hotel Management from the Oberoi School of Hotel Management.
Romesh Koul holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management from the Institute of Hotel Management, Pusa. He started his career as a Management Trainee with Jaypee Group until 1984, and then joined the Hotel Corporation of India in Srinagar. In 1986, he joined Hotel Banjara, Hyderabad as an Assistant Front Office Manager. After 6 years of operational experience with various hotels, Romesh joined Indotels Hotels Management Services Private Limited, a specialised consultancy organisation. Subsequently, he joined the Tourism Finance Corporation of India (TFCI) in 1990 and was responsible for appraising more than 200 hotel projects. Romesh left TFCI in 1996 to set up his own company Naaz Hotel Consultants Pvt. Ltd. to provide specialised tourism related consultancy and need based services to new entrants in the hospitality industry. Today, Naaz advises various operational, project and financial matters to individual hotel promoters / groups.
Mr. Shivendra Tomar is Managing Director of Tourism Finance Corporation of India Limited (TFCI) since June, 2011. Before joining TFCI, Shri Tomar was CEO & Managing Director of IFCI Infrastructure Development Ltd. (IIDL). Under his leadership, they successfully set up a 5-star category serviced apartment in NCR Delhi besides various other real-estate projects across India. From project development, project finance, financial services, retail finance, investment banking, recovery management to resource rising, ShriTomar has a rich experience of over 20 years in a diverse range of activities. Shri Tomar holds a Masters Degree in Management from Aligarh Muslim University. He is a dynamic professional possessing exemplary leadership traits. Shri Tomar is also on the board of GIC Housing Finance Ltd., IFCI Infrastructure Development Ltd., Jangipur Bengal Mega Food Park Ltd. and IIDL Realtors Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Pahwa earned a postgraduate diploma in hotel management from the Oberoi School of Hotel Management, New Delhi and a bachelor degree in Arts from Punjab University, Chandigarh. At 47, he is the Vice President of Country Development & Management Services Pvt. Ltd which is a joint venture between Country Inns & Suites By Carlson USA and Chanakya Hotels Ltd, India, is responsible for the overall business operations and expansion of the Country Inns & Suites By Carlson brand in India. As a country head of the brand, Sanjeev has been responsible for the exponential growth witnessed by the brand over the last three years, with over ten locations all over India. Country Inns & Suites By Carlson today has presence in most of business/tourist destinations of India.
A Graduate from Delhi University and a Post Graduate in Design & Business Management, Madhu is passionate about design management and functionality. From 1983 to 2009, she worked for 27 years with Bharat Hotels Ltd, and was involved in the complete Interior Design Development of several prominent luxury hotels across India including Intercontinental Hotels all over India. She has also been involved with various International luxury hospitality brands such as Intercontinental, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Crown Plaza, and now the even Lalit Group of Hotels. In her current role with Hilton, Madhu is responsible for all Interior Design functions along with FF&E & HOE across all brands.
Rotary Kiln Technology based cement manufacturing unit H. M. Cements Limited in the State of Meghalaya. He has been the driving force behind the technical excellence, successful marketing and distribution of HMCL, SHAKTI—one of the company's brands. Mr Pankaj Jhunjhunwala's key strengths include public relation, finance, and sound technical knowledge.Within a span of three years he expanded the HMCL group with the setting up of two more cement units of 200 TPD each, under the name and style of Mahashakti Cements and Shivshakti Cements, thereby increasing the group's market share in the North East region. The HMCL-Group is currently in the process of construction of two 5 Star Deluxe Category Hotels in the North-East region.
After graduating from Institute of Hotel Management, Bhopal in 1994, he joined the renowned Ambassador Group of hotels as a Trainee Management Chef and gradually he was became the head of the Sky Chef division as Master Chef. Later on he moved to Suman Motels into Corporate Planning and was instrumental in the opening of resorts and motels. After a successful tenure in hotels, Rajatjoined a consulting firm specialising in food service design. He promoted HPG consulting in 1999, and today it's a well-known Consulting Company specialising in food service design, laundry design and facility planning for hospitality projects. HPG Consulting has already associated with projects for international brands like Hilton, Marriott, IHG, Accor, Starwood, Langham Hotels, Dusit International, Millennium Group, Taj Hotels, besides the local hotel groups in India.
CBRE is the world's largest Real Estate consulting firm, for the South Asia region. His association with the real estate industry began in the year 1994, with him being instrumental in setting up operations for the CBRE practice in the Indian subcontinent. In his current role, Mr Magazine has led the organization with a consistent and undivided focus, resulting in CBRE emerging among the largest Real Estate service providers in India with over 1500 professionals and offices in all the major metros in the country. He has been involved in some of the largest and most prestigious advisory assignments in the post liberalization era in India, including disinvestment exercise for a portfolio of 26 Government owned hotel properties, privatization of airports and various other infrastructure projects.
He is the man who recreated the luxurious living experience of America's Beverly Hillswith the famous Aamby Valley project in India. With over 15 years of experience in Architecture and Design, Bobby strongly believes in bringing an International standard to his architecture and design right here in India. In keeping himself abreast with global trends in design, Bobby has set new Industry benchmarks.Bobby Mukherji & Associates (BMA), an internationally acclaimed architectural and design consultancy, was set up in 1993.With added expertise in lighting and landscape design, BMA also specializes in architecture and interior designing of airlines & airline infrastructure, 5-star hotels, resorts, recreational clubs & facilities, large urban developments and townships, educational institutes, retail, commercial and residential properties, etc. What began as a mere Rs. 1 crore consulting firm now has a turnover of Rs. 6,500 crores; catering to all Architectural, Interior, Lighting, Landscaping and Urban Planning requirements.
Mace Group is aninternational Consultancy and Construction Company, offering highly integrated services across the full property and infrastructure lifecycle. Mace is working in 65 countries with over 3,000 employees and a current turnover of USD 1.4 billion. Mace Group has been working in India for the past 3 years on commercial and transportation projects. Roop has 17 years of experience in design and project management functions in India and other countries in Europe, Middle East and South East Asia. He has been involved in various hospitality, high-end commercial and industrial projects—from inception to post-completion stages working as the prime client interface and delivery head. Roop has been instrumental in the establishment of the Mace Group in India and leads the operations and business growth initiatives.
He started his career in hospitality industry in 1995. After gaining considerable experience, he went to form VCI Hospitality Limited in 1999. With a team of 600 plus hospitality professionals, hotels and offices across major cities of India, VCI has been at the forefront of hospitality scene in the country providing management,branding, sales and marketing, distribution services to luxury hotels, clubs and spas and corporate travel solutions to corporates across the country. He is also the organiser and owner of India Bridal Week—the most opulent fashion week in India which has participation from leading designers, models and media from India and abroad. Mr Singh is also the Secretary General of Fashion Design Promotion Council.
A graduate in arts from the University of Delhi, Mr. Jain is a Non-Resident Indian and the Chairman and Managing Director of the Company. He has an experience of over 22 years in the paper industry, and has been primarily involved in strategic decision-making. Mr. Jain has been instrumental in the development of the Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Sahibabad. Mr. Jain has also been involved in structuring the technological up gradation and modernization program undertaken in the Paper Units. Other than this, he also has hands-on experience in Finance, Taxation and the Accounting department. He is the Senior Vice President of Sahibabad Industry Association and Ex-Member of the Advisory Board of Central Excise (Meerut). He is also associated as the Managing Director of M/s Rose Corner Trading Limited Liability Company, Dubai.
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