Saurabh Gupta

Managing Partner at Hotelivate

Saurabh GuptaSaurabh Gupta is Managing Partner with Hotelivate, leading the Investment Advisory and Asset Management practices for the firm. His experience in the hotel industry is multifaceted, having performed diverse roles ranging from hotel business development, strategic planning and market assessments to hotel operations, contract negotiations, asset management and transaction advisory. Saurabh’s two decades of experience with companies such as the Taj Group, Premier Inn, Accor Hotels and HVS enables him to bring to the table a blend of macro and micro perspective. He is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and is an author to numerous hospitality industry focused articles. Additionally, Saurabh’s affinity for culinary delights is at par with his enthusiasm for fitness; a dichotomy he loves to balance every day!
Insights by Saurabh Gupta (4)

How Will Hotels Turn Profitable Again?

The onset of COVID-19 is the mega crisis of our lifetime. For the hospitality sector, it is an Armageddon event threatening to wipe out the good, the bad and the ugly without any distinction. Arne Sorenson of Marriott described the impact of the pandemic to be more severe than the 9/11 attacks and the 2008 financial crisis combined.

Opening a Hotel? An Asset Manager Can Help!

Hotel openings are an elaborate affair that seek focused inputs from the ownership at a pre-opening stage. While the hotel management company and operations team are largely responsible for the pre-opening preparation, the owner also has his/her tasks cut out.

Why Resorts Make Commercial Sense

Will the next few years belong to resorts in leisure destinations or to big city hotels that are driven primarily by commercial demand? Should investors focus on resorts or on business hotels? In an evolving hotel industry such as India's, such questions do not have one conclusive answer.

Testing the Hotel Operator’s Abilities

For long, hotel owners have been trying to find ways to safeguard their investments and interests during negotiation of management contracts with potential operators. And indeed, they have made notable headway.