Singapore - The International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC), in partnership with the Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) awarded Siddhant Jhunjhunwala, Vice President of KSL Capital with the Rising Star Award Asia during the HICAP virtual event on 28 October 2021.
Siddhant Jhunjhunwala started his career while in high school, working for this family office in Mumbai, a pan-India real estate developer. He proceeded to complete his undergraduate studies at Yale University, where he was awarded the Stuart Lispenard Witherbee Scholarship. After completing his BA in Economics in 2015, he joined Morgan Stanley as an analyst in their Real Estate Investment Banking Division in New York. In 2017, he joined KSL Capital Partners in Denver and currently serves as a Vice President in KSL’s Singapore office.
Tina Yu, Head of APAC for KSL Capital commented, “(Siddhant) was instrumental to executing on our recent transactions including Baillie Lodges in Australia, Soneva in Maldives, Four Points Sydney, and most recently the Manathai portfolio purchase from Outrigger.”
“We are really pleased to honor Sidd with the Rising Star Award Asia. At the young age of 31, he has built a strong reputation in the industry. He has a very bright career ahead of him and I am excited to watch him reach his goals and shape the future of hospitality,” commented Andrea Belfanti, Executive Director of ISHC.
“Sidd is a perfect example of the impact the next generation of leaders is already having on the hotel industry,” said Jeff Higley, President of The BHN Group, which operates HICAP. “Hard work, in-depth knowledge with a desire to learn more, and an appetite to seize leadership opportunities are criteria that position rising stars such as Sidd for successful and rewarding careers ahead.”
ISHC launched the Rising Star Award Asia in 2014 in partnership with HICAP to recognize young, emerging leaders in the Asia hospitality community. Nomination criteria requires an individual be 35 years or younger, currently working and living in Asia and working in the hospitality development and/or investment field. Past Rising Star Award Asia recipients include Corey Hamabata (2020), Daniel Yip (2019), Kieran Bestall (2018), Peter Harper (2017), Kiichi Mashita (2016), Nihat Ercan (2015) and Christopher Hur (2014).
The International Society of Hospitality Consultants is truly The Leading Source for Global Hospitality Expertise, represented by over two hundred of the industry's most respected professionals from across six continents. Collectively, ISHC members provide expert services in over fifty functional areas and have specialized skills in virtually every segment of the hospitality industry. ISHC is dedicated to promoting the highest quality of professional consulting standards and practices for the hospitality industry. Candidates undergo a rigorous screening process, ensuring that all ISHC members have a reputation of integrity and are qualified by their experience, training and knowledge to develop and express sound judgment on industry issues. Additional information about the organization, along with a directory of ISHC members, is available on the ISHC website at ishc.com.