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Manav Thadani

Founder Chairman

Manav Thadani

Manav is the Founder and Chairman of Hotelivate, a new-age, innovative and curated consulting firm spread across South Asia and South-East Asia. Led by a team of consultants with over 250 years of collective experience, Hotelivate is the hospitality sector’s first comprehensive consulting firm. Manav also runs five conferences in the Asia Pacific region, namely, Hotel Investment Conference - South Asia (HICSA); Hotel Operations Summit India (HOSI); Tourism, Hotel Investment & Networking Conference (THINC) Indonesia; THINC Sri Lanka; and THINC Innovate, Bangkok.

Insights by Manav Thadani (4)

Hotel Management Contracts in India: The Game is Changing

Change is inevitable, and more so in an industry as dynamic as hospitality. Market performance, lending environment, number of players, owner and operator objectives, costs and margins, and customer profile are all changing almost constantly, and so are hotel management contracts that have evolved remarkably in India in the past decade.

Has Incredible India Lost its Incredible Hotels?

During the exclusive 'owners-only' meet at the recently concluded HICSA in Mumbai, there was an interesting discussion on the type of branded hotels entering the market today across positioning. Everyone agreed that too much of the same thing is being churned out and except for the logo and the hotel name, there is really very little of the ambience and décor that sets one mainstream brand's property apart from the other - which begs the question, does standardization need to be so obvious? While I am not here to promote any brand, most owners in the room agreed that what the Andaz has done both in Delhi and Singapore with their public spaces, stands out from the pack - they are seamless, simplistic and have a distinct local influence; there is a story being told and the guest literally lives it during his/her stay.

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