• Samvel Sathyan, Founder & Chief Executive Officer

    Samvel Sathyan, Founder & Chief Executive Officer

  • ATITHI DEVO BHAVO (guest is God) ­ the philosophy is an intrinsic part of Indian Culture. With hospitality being a code of conduct for our heritage, making people `feel at home' is deeply rooted in our hospitality business as well. Aligned to this, Zubin Mehta once quoted, "Indian hotels are doing well globally because they understand hospitality." The wise words are so true in the case of Aarin Hospitality, which is backed by the immense proficiency of Samvel Sathyan, who has understood the ins and outs of hospitality in his 15+ years of industrial mastery. He began his journey as a Front Office Executive at Taj Hotels in 2004. After several years of association with many star hotels, he set the foundation of Aarin in the year 2010.

  • Samvel Sathyan: Affordable Luxury And Seamless Quality

Innovating Leadership for a Post-Pandemic Future

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Why The Use Of Data Science, Big Data, And Artificial Intelligence Will Be Crucial To The Travel, Tourism And Hospitality Sector?

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Ev Change is the only constant - a 100 percent true phenomenon for the travel, tourism, accommodation providers in the ever-changing digital era, where everything is data

Top 10 Leaders in Hospitality - 2021

Hospitality Industry Championing For A Better Future And Superior Guest Experience Through Disruption

By: Sanjay Sethi, MD & CEO, Chalet Hotels

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Transforming The Digital Fintech Landscape With AI

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the Fintech industry profoundly. Fin-tech, as the term suggests, deals with the digital transformation of


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The outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic dramatically changed everything. It is even changing how people think about money. Our financial experiences from the previous year can teach us to make better financial decisions in the current year.


Employee Engagement In A Post-Pandemic World: Holistic Development

By: Dr.Madana Kumar, VP And Global Head - Leadership Development, UST Global

He is an industry veteran with close to four decades of experience in renowned organisations and is regarded as a thought leader, strategist and


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Innovation Is The Key Factor For Fintech To Keep The Pace Going

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During the dotcom boom from 1995 to 2000s, then commerce startups like Amazon, eBay, PayPal, were able to build businesses and scale them on an already available payment infrastructure. India is unique in that sense, where the financial and

  • Top 10 Leaders in Hospitality - 2021

    Tourism is the major contributor to the hospitality sector in India. It is the source of foreigners coming to India and appreciating the widespread and diverse culture and the flora, fauna, and heritage places. Some of the foreigners visiting India complete the business paper works and contribute to the tourism sector with their short visit to a tourist spot. Hospitality with its center pillar tourism, witnesses high foreign exchange, and a major section of the hospitality graduates are employed in the tourism industry. The government is the main initiator of the growth of the hotel industry in India, where business travelers have shown quite a growth in their headcount as the Indian IT sector grows fast and global companies increasing their business horizon.

    In Fiscal Year 2020, RevPAR (Revenue Per Available Room) stood at INR 1,951.34 (approx) and it is expected to reach INR 3,336.28 by Fiscal Year 2025. This is quite an increase as the hotel industry is expected to grow as International Cricket Council hosted Men's World Cup 2023 approaches. It is also projected that by the Fiscal Year 2025 INR 6,292.85 reach with a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) expansion of 2.49 percent between the Fiscal Year 2021-2025.

    The most digitally advanced tourist nation where digital tools are implemented for planning, booking, and journey experience, India's blooming Hospitality industry will grow by the leadership of excellent quality. In this issue of the CEO Insights Magazine, a list of `Top 10 Leaders in Hospitality ­ - 2021' is given to the readers in various areas, for educating the Excellency regarding Hospitality in India. The listing is prepared up by a group of industry veterans, CEOs, and VCs, and the CEO Insights Magazine editorial team.

Top 10 Leaders in Hospitality - 2021

Company Logo Company Management Company Name Company Description
Thinktanc Amit Roy, Founder,Anupam Sehgal, Founder Thinktanc "Amit coming from a business family studied Master's in Business in India and Hospitality Management from Australia and has worked with renowned restaurants, brands and companies. Anupam completed Hotel Management and helped hotel businesses grow in his education region Goa and contributed with his leadership in different companies"
One Sprig Hospitality Consultants Devbrat Bhardwaj,Founder One Sprig Hospitality Consultants Exclusively experienced consultant with demonstrated success in Catering, Service Standards, Cooking, Restaurant Management, and Yield Management and is renowned for business development
Morpho Hotels & Resorts Dipinder Benjamin,Founder and CEO Morpho Hotels & Resorts Leader in enterprising and strategy development with proven success in business establishment and operation in hotels and resorts vertical and renowned in the industry for leadership of large teams
Enhance Hospitality Gaurav Arora,Founder & CEO Enhance Hospitality Experienced in business development abroad with leadership in operations and has working experience in international hotel chains
AH International Himanshu Lodha, Founder-Director,Vinay Lodha, Co-Founder & Director AH International Himanshu has completed education in Spain and gathered incomparable experience in contributing with his leadership in sales and operation execution Vinay completed Finance graduation and started career as market analyst before venturing out for AH International
A-Diet Express Hospitality Service Indira Kumar,Founder A-Diet Express Hospitality Service Some of the major attributes of Indira are team management, operations management, team building, business development and negotiation through which he is becoming successful in growing the company worldwide
Signum Hotels and Resorts Mehul Sharma,Founder Signum Hotels and Resorts Major recognitions of Mehul includes scaling hospitality business from scratch with aim of building trust among people and he is also a personal coach cum mentor
Delhi By Locals Pradeep Kumar,Founder and CEO Delhi By Locals With degree in Tourism and Travel Services Management, Pradeep started in Tour and Travel industry as Operations Manager and within a short time Pradeep founded the company with exclusive skills in business
Azure Hospitality Rahul,Founder Azure Hospitality Reader of stoicism, Rahul leads a team of 2000+ people with positive vibes and innovative design thoughts
Aarin Hospitality Samvel Sathyan,Founder Aarin Hospitality After completing Business education in Tourism Promotion Operation, Samvel gained prime industry importance with his exemplary contribution as Guest Service Manager and Strategic Human Planning

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