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Akash Datta

Senior Vice President - Consulting & Valuation, New Delhi

Akash DattaAkash Datta, HVS Senior Vice President - Consulting and Valuation, leads consulting engagements, encompassing market studies, feasibility studies, strategic planning, valuation, and forecasting. Akash has spent nearly 13 years in the hospitality industry having successfully worked with International Hotel and Consulting firms such as Hilton, JLL and HVS in South Asia and the Middle East. In 2005, Akash started his Consulting career with HVS as an analyst following which he undertook his MBA in International Hospitality Management with concentration in Real Estate Finance from IMHI ESSEC in Paris, France. Known for his industry insights, Akash works with leading companies, private clients, industry groups, and global networks. Contact Akash at +91 989 9517 404 or [email protected]

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HVS Monday Musings: India Union Budget 2021: Seeing the Glass Half-full?

After making several representations to the government, the Indian hospitality sector, one of the worst-hit by the pandemic, was expecting some game-changing announcements during the Budget 2021 speech which would help accelerate the sector's recovery.

Room for Growth

The Indian hotels sector was poised to grow to greater heights driven by increasing demand in the pre-COVID era and the current crisis is just a speed-breaker in its path. As a famous adage goes, "in every crisis lies an opportunity", this calamity can also be turned into an opportunity for the sector as this is perhaps an opportune time to invest in hotels.

HVS Monday Musings: Branded Residences – An Evolving Trend in India

Branded residence, a concept that first started in the US in the 1920s, has become a global phenomenon in the past two decades. Traditionally, branded residences have been luxury residential projects co-located or affiliated with well-known hotel brands that provide its residents hospitality services typically offered at a premium hotel.

HVS Monday Musings: Indian Hotels Sector – Performance in 2020

Hit hard by the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian hotels sector witnessed one of its lowest performances ever in 2020, in line with the estimates in our 'India Hotels Outlook' report published in August 2020.

HVS Monday Musings: Reimposing Lockdowns is a Blow to the Indian Hotels Sector

In the last few weeks, the Indian hotels sector has started to witness green shoots of recovery driven by the growth of leisure tourism and the onset of the festival and wedding season in the country.
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