• Vikram Cotah, CEO, GRT Hotels & Resorts

    Vikram Cotah, CEO, GRT Hotels & Resorts

  • Today, the hotel industry is facing a formidable set of challenges. Some of these are relatively new, such as the steady rise of digital commerce, the growing influence of mobile and social media and a general decline in brand loyalty, while others include the familiar challenges of globalization, intensified by growth market opportunities, pressing for short term results, a continuing lack of guest confidence in many mature markets and talent shortages. Confronting these challenges successfully requires leaders who possess traits that are less likely to be found in their counterparts from other industries.

  • Vikram Cotah: A Passion Driven Leader Steering GRT Hotels & Resorts To Greater Heights

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Top 10 Leaders in Hospitality - 2022

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  • Top 10 Leaders in Hospitality - 2022

    India has been always one of the favourite destinations for tourists all over the world. Tourism is one of the major sources of foreign exchange for our country, and India is showing continuous growth in the sector. The industry accounted for 7.5 percent of the GDP. Tourism sector in India accounts for 39 million jobs, which accounts for eight percent of total employment in the country. The Government of India (GoI) has selected Chennai, Goa, Kochi, Mangalore, and Mumbai ports to develop them as cruise tourism hubs.

    The tourism industry in India is growing not only because of the foreign travellers. Young millennials in India are eager to explore the vast terrains and culture in different parts of the country. The rising middle class and growing disposable income has caused the growth of a culture of domestic and outbound tourism. The passion of youth in exploring unseen faces of the country has encouraged many young engineers and businessmen to come up with digital tools for planning, booking and experiencing journey.

    Today, India is one among most digitally advanced traveller nations in the world.

    By 2028, Indian tourism and hospitality is expected to earn $50.9 billion in visitor exports compared with $28.9 billion in 2018. The Indian airline travel market was estimated at $20 billion and is projected to double in size by FY27 due to improving airport infrastructure and growing access to passports. Understanding the opportunity, international hotel chains are increasing their presence in the country.

    In this issue, CEO Insights presents a list of ‘Top 10 Leaders in Hospitality - 2022' who have leveraged their extensive industry expertise and experience in bringing innovative solutions to the market. The following list has been prepared after being closely scrutinized by a distinguished panel of judges including CXOs, analysts and our editorial board. We recognize their valuable contribution to the ever expanding & competitive market, and their ability to sustain themselves and emerge as top contestants through their reliable services.

Top 10 Leaders in Hospitality - 2022

Company Logo Company Management Company Name Company Description
One Sprig Hospitality Consultants Devbrat Bhardwaj, Founder One Sprig Hospitality Consultants Has vast experience in Catering, Service Standards, Cooking, Restaurant Management, and Yield Management and is renowned for business development
Morpho Hotels & Resorts Dipinder Benjamin,Founder & CEO Morpho Hotels & Resorts An expert in enterprise and strategy development with proven success in business establishment and operation in hotels & resorts vertical
KTC Events & Hospitality Divya Kapoor,Managing Director KTC Events & Hospitality Spearheads the operations of a well renowned & world class catering brand specialized in organizing a diverse set of events ranging from weddings to corporate events, government events and social gatherings
A-Diet Express Hospitality Service Indira Kumar,Founder A-Diet Express Hospitality Service Exceptionally skilled in team management, operations management, team building, business development and negotiation
Hotel De Sovrani Kamalini Paul, MD Hotel De Sovrani A perseverant leader who has been leading the hospitality industry from a very young age and offers the best quality food and services to her guests at Hotel De Sovrani
My Goa Villas Mirela Jain,Founder My Goa Villas Born in Croatia and having lived on Tenerife, a popular holiday island destination, she guaged the demand for tourism service and founded My Goa Villas
Paul John Resorts & Hotels Paul John,Chairman Paul John Resorts & Hotels Specializes in Hospitality Management, Team Management, Business Development, Marketing Strategy and Business Strategy areas
Rester Hotels & Resorts Rakshit Sharma,CEO Rester Hotels & Resorts A seasoned leader with expertise in successfully managing the people and businesses in leading organizations and making benchmarks in the Hospitality Industry
GRT Hotels & Resorts Vikram Cotah,CEO GRT Hotels & Resorts Has spent over three decades leading luxury hotels and quick service restaurants in Asia, and is passionate about the food business and has conceptualized several award winning restaurants and hotels
Renest Hotels & Resorts Vishal Lonkar,Business Head Renest Hotels & Resorts Has 17+ years of experience in hotel and resort acquisition & management, business development and strategic planning verticals

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