Having recently announced its expansion plans across India and South Asia, Swiss International Hotels & Resorts (South Asia) announced the appointment of Ms. Sheila Nair as Chief Advisor for furthering their business plans in India.
Ms. Sheila Nair is a graduate of University of Madras, an alumnus of XLRI Jamshedpur and veteran in the hospitality industry brings to Swiss International Hotels & Resorts over twenty five years of hospitality experience. For over two decades Ms. Nair held a senior leadership positions with the Taj Group of Hotels and Jodhana heritage resorts, a venture of HH Maharaja Gaj Singh with association of WelcomHeritage Group of ITC. She was responsible for the launch of Ginger brand of Hotels by Taj and Ranvas at Nagpur with Jodhana which also featured in Conde Nast Traveller in the World Top Openings.
“Ms. Nair’s extensive background in Business Development, strategy, business planning and creation of new business ventures across various market segments will provide momentum to the launch and growth plans of Swiss International Hotels & Resorts” says Mr. Anupam Narayan, Chairman & Managing Director, Swiss International Hotels & Resorts, South Asia.
The appointment comes in the wake of the recent announcement of Swiss International Hotels & Resorts to offer management and franchising options in India and South Asia. The thirty year old hospitality brand is targeting 50 hotels in the 3 star, 4 star and 5 star categories across India and South Asia by 2017. About six thousand hotel rooms will be added.
Earlier this month, Swiss International launched its entry into Asia with the opening of a 588 room five-star hotel in Xiamen, China. The group aims to introduce over 150 hotels worldwide by 2017.
“India and Greater China have been identified as the key focus geographies for our expansion plans. There are some very exciting times ahead of us. We are very optimistic about the future of tourism and hotel industry in India and neighboring countries. We believe that our owner friendly business model coupled with our management and franchise options will be attractive to hotel owners.” concludes Mr. Narayan.