Espire Hospitality appoints the key Leadership Team

Espire Hospitality, the owning company of Six Senses Fort Barwara and the owner & operator of the mid-market resort chain ‘Country Inn Hotels and Resorts’ announced the appointment of its leadership team from amongst the finest hotels. The team will focus on expansion plans and is committed to establish Espire Hospitality as a leading hotel company.

Akhil Arora, Chief Operating Officer, Espire Hospitality said “I am delighted with the joining of an experienced leadership team. The hospitality landscape has transformed in last two years and it has given us an opportunity to not only grow our existing portfolio but to also consider expansion in the luxury segment which will be announced with the launch of our upcoming luxury boutique brand early next year. With these plans, we look ahead to the next chapter of Espire Hospitality.”

Sushil Amlani, Head – Business Development is an industry veteran with over two decades of experience in Business Development, Hotel Operations and Sales. He has worked with leading hospitality brands like Accor, Sayaji Hotels, Sterling Holidays and Best Western Peninsula. In his role at Espire Hospitality, he will be supporting the growth objective of the company and achieving the goal of 20 resorts in the next two years.

A hospitality professional with over 14 years of experience, Ankita Dawar, Head – Marketing & Communications has handled marketing and communications for the hotels at corporate and unit level. Prior to joining Espire Hospitality, Ankita has worked with The Oberoi Group, Hilton India, Shangri-La New Delhi and Radisson Hotel Group. She will focus on building the brand identity, strategic marketing and corporate communications.

Shilpa Dubey joins the team as Head – operations. Shilpa is a hotel operation specialist with over 13 years of experience in luxury hotels like The Leela, Hyatt and Renaissance. She will be responsible for setting standards for delivering high quality service and spearheading hotel operations.

Devender Lamba, Head – Sales comes with over 19 years of experience in the industry. Devender’s most recent assignment was with Hyatt and he has also played a role during the formative years of Lemon Tree and Berggruen Hotels. Devender will lead the sales team for all brands under Espire Hospitality portfolio.

Marietta Fernandes who joins as Head – Revenue Management and E-Distribution specializes in online revenue generation and has 31 years of experience in this field. Marietta has worked with leading hotel brands in Dubai and India. She will be driving the commercial objective of the company.

Silky Rohilla, Head – Human Resources has been associated with the travel and hospitality Industry since 2007. She has worked in hotel operations, airline operations followed by a long stint in Human Resources with top organizations such as Radisson Hotel Group, Starwood, Marriott and Hilton. Silky will be responsible for recruitments and will work towards making the organization highly employee centric.

Himanshu Gupta joins as Head – Finance. A qualified Chartered Accountant, Himanshu has led Finance functions even in organizations other than Hospitality thus brings in a widened horizon of professional management to overlook the financial planning for Espire Hospitality.

About Espire Hospitality

Espire Hospitality is the owning company of India’s newest luxury resort ‘Six Senses Fort Barwara’, own and operate a mid-market resort chain ‘Country Inn Hotels and Resorts’ and are progressing towards the launch of a new brand which will be a confluence of luxury and top notch hospitality. There are 20 hotels and resorts in the pipeline, due to open in next 2 to 3 years.

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