Hotelivate is the hospitality industry’s most comprehensive platform for customised professional solutions. We bring the ability for you to receive personalised, specific, efficientand curated solutions for your hospitality businesses. Our founding partners are renowned and sought after professionals, who have nurtured and helped hundreds of clients over the past twenty plus years in South Asia. Eliminating the need for several different consultants, advisors and vendors, we aim to truly assist you across the entire spectrum of your business life cycle by offering diverse solutions, including Professional Skills Development, Project Execution Planning & Advisory and Debt Advisory Services. Hotelivate’s strategic alliances that address all facets of a hotel - make for a unique firm that can deliver tailored solutions to all things hospitality!
To provide innovative professional solutions to build the future of hospitality.
Integrity in all our interactions
Innovation and Adaptability in our product and service offerings
Empathy in our engagements with all stakeholders
Commitment to excellence in our deliverables
Passion for all things hospitality
Co-Founder & Chairman
Serial entrepreneur, trusted advisor, foodie and a passionate hotelier, Manav brought HVS to South Asia in 1997. In a market that hadn’t yet recognised the need for professional consulting expertise, Manav grew HVS South Asia into a formidable consulting, valuation and executive search firm before launching the now-highly acclaimed Hotel Investment Conference South Asia (HICSA) in 2005. With an ever-growing passion to provide solutions to the hospitality sector, he set up HOSI, THINC Indonesia & Sri Lanka conferences, a professional skills development vertical and most recently HVS Investment Advisory Services. As co-founder of SAMHI, India’s most sought after Hotel Investment Company with 25 hotels and around 4,000 rooms, Manav forayed into the world of hotel ownership on behalf of foreign institutional capital a few years ago. Hotelivate is the next step in his vision to provide one-stop-shop solutions to the hospitality sector with an eye on curating customised solutions by partnering with best-in-class firms that can assist hotel industry stakeholders throughout the life-cycle of a hotel. Manav’s passion for the hotel business coupled with his inimitable style of speaking his mind while constantly innovating in the space of hotel consulting has earned him a reputation that is highly valued by his clients and colleagues.
A graduate of Ecole Hoteliere de Lausanne, Megha chose HVS South Asia as the starting point in her career – one that has been witness to an enriching and diverse set of experiences. Megha grew through the ranks at HVS quickly and was the youngest Associate Director of Consulting & Valuation before choosing to launch Gurgaon‘s best known Indian Home Delivery business – Leaping Caravan. As founder, she set out to provide an experience that captured the essence of the various cuisines that have been an integral part of culinary history of India. Leaping Caravan was growing swiftly and found itself penetrating the South Delhi market with its second outlet in Saket and as the business appeared to reach a stable operating environment, Megha decided that it was time to move on in search of her next challenge. As Co-founder & Executive Director of Hotelivate, Megha is responsible for the overall planning and execution of the business, fostering relationships with strategic alliance partners that will offer need-driven solutions to hotel industry stakeholders and ensuring the ongoing growth strategy of the firm. Her drive to create well thought-out and structured solutions and her unique ability to craft business ideas for all things hospitality makes Megha a highly sought after industry person.
Saurabh leads the Debt Advisory practice at Hotelivate. He brings in two decades of extensive experience in the hotel industry, of which more than a decade was in corporate, strategic and advisory roles with companies like AccorHotels, Whitbread, HVS and Taj Hotels. Throughout his career, he has performed diverse roles in hotel business development, strategic planning, hotel acquisitions, hotel operations, contract negotiations, asset management and transaction advisory.
Professional Skills Development
A thorough human resources professional and a seasoned trainer, Milan has more than 20 years of hotel industry experience and has worked in some of India’s best hotels. With a hotel school qualification and a Bachelor of Arts, Milan commenced his hotel career in the F&B department of Taj Bengal, Kolkata. His interest in teaching and training led him to then shift to the field of learning and development, where he spent a sizable number of years working as a Training Manager in the Taj and Oberoi groups. Between 2008 and 2014, Milan worked with IHHR Hospitality (an organisation which operates hotels under the brand names of Ananda and Ista – presently Hyatt) and Hotel Leela Venture Ltd as Corporate Head of Learning and Development. During these years, Milan also worked closely with the Human Resources department, both at a unit as well as at a corporate level, to assist in rolling out strategic companywide initiatives. Milan’s valuable experience, his passion to train and teach, and his sound understanding of hotel operations make him an important addition to Hotelivate, where he is appointed Director – Professional Skills Development.
Project Execution Planning & Advisory
Cyril Jacob heads the international project development firm ASCENTIS, which has been operating in the region for the past ten years and has built an extensive track-record in the hospitality segment. By combining world-class project management standards with strong local execution capabilities, ASCENTIS brings end-to-end project solutions to the marketplace from design and build construction to integrated development services and ultimately deliver exceptional value for projects and clients’ businesses. Cyril’s valuable practice and his sound understanding of the development process of a hotel asset, makes him a preferred alliance for Hotelivate’s Project Execution Planning & Advisory vertical.
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