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Concept Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.
 
Interface between Owners & Operators :
Owners have always had to rely on the efforts and goodwill of hotel management groups to manage the day-to-day operation of a hotel without, in most cases having the benefit of experienced representation and input. As a result, many hotel investments are regarded as poor investments because of a lower ROI (return on investment) to the owner. Actually, an improved profit which is definitely achievable remains hidden and unavailable to the owner. Concept Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. is staffed by hotel professionals skilled at identifying profit potential and extracting it for the benefit of the owner. Concept Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. will not manage the day-to-day operations of the hotel; it will supervise the management company, provide the highest quality pooled professional resource which is capable of discovering new profit opportunities, cost savings and operational advantages. Concept Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. will achieve the owner's aims and at the same time maintain a harmonious and professional relationship with the operator.

List of Directors
Mr. Konath Parameswaran Kannampilly – Managing Director
Mrs. Sabrina Kannampilly – Director
Mr. Binod Chaudhary – Director
Mr. Ram Mallar – Director
Mr. Rahul Chaudhary – Director
Mr. Varun Chaudhary – Director
Ms. Deepa Harris – Director

MANAGEMENT

Param Kannampilly, Chairman & Managing Director
*He founded Concept Hospitality Pvt Ltd in 1996. CHPL owns ‘The Fern’ & ‘Beacon’ brands and also manages a selection of independent hotels.
*Post Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management & Catering Technology
*Fellow of The Institute of Hospitality, London
*Fellow of The World Academy of Productivity Sciences
*Executive Committee Member of FHRAI representing the Western Region
*He is on the Board of Governors, IHMCT, Mumbai; Chairman of The Institute of Hospitality, London - Western India Chapter
*He has over 35 years of experience in the Hospitality Industry
*Has been associated with hotel groups such as:
  - The Spencer Group of Hotels
  - Fariyas Group
  - Hotel Leela Venture
  - Raheja Group of Hotels in India
  - The Orchid Group

Suhail Kannampilly, COO
*A hospitality professional with a keen business acumen that stems from 17 years of experience in the hospitality industry.
*An alumni from IHM Mumbai, Suhail has been instrumental in the growth and development of Concept Hospitality and has fore-fronted the success of the Fern brand across India.
*Launched Beacon as an Economy Segment Hotel Brand in 2015.
*Driving the vision to reach 100 hotels by 2020.
*With a strong process background, he has ensured key operating efficiency standards across the portfolio.

Noshir A Marfatia, Sr. VP - Sales & Marketing
*Carries over 30 years of Sales & Marketing experience with leading Hotel Brands such as The Oberoi Hotels, Sarovar Hotels, The Park Hotels and Advani Hotels & Resorts (Ramada Caravela Beach Resort Goa.)
*Also represented Baglioni Hotels, Italy in Inida.
*With a passion for marketing hotels, he has excelled in heading and developing sales teams that have contributed to the bottom line via online distribution channels, e-marketing, hotel advertising & public relations.
*A key team member at Concept Hospitality which has one of the fastest growing portfolios of hotels & resorts under The Fern brand of upscale & midscale environment sensitive hotels.

K P Das, VP - Projects
*A diploma holder in Mechanical Engineering, he has over 33 years experience in Maintenance.
*Worked for TIFR, Tylos Hotel, Ritz Group & The Raheja Group. Overseas experience in Bahrain.

Krishna Poojary, Chief Financial Officer
*An experienced hotel finance & audit professional with 15+ years of experience.
*Well versed with uniform systems of accounting, finance & taxation.
*Today he directs & controls the finance of all the hotels ensuring a healthy cash flow in hotels.

Arijit Chatterjee, Chief People's Officer
*A Globally Traveled Hospitality & HRD Leader with 18 years of cumulative experience in Pre-Openings, Hotel Operations, L&D, Quality & Corporate HRD. An Opening Charter team member -1st Marriott in India & MDP from Marriott Intl. Inc. at the 1358 room 446 Luxury Yacht -San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina, CA,USA.
* He is a Certified Asia Region Trainer (Accor Academie TH) & Lead Facilitator, Emerging Leader-Taj & Assessor (Distinction) from TATA group. He has secured Strategic Leadership & Advanced Management/HR Certifications from MIT, Sloan & The Kellogg School, NW Univ (USA) & Certified Leadership Coach & Mentor from XLRI Jamshedpur.

Basant Sabu, GM - Development & MIS
*Brings with him about 8 years of experience in Corporate Finance and Business Development
*Previously, he has worked in the Corporate Finance advisory team of Grameen Capital India, UNICON Securities & CG Corp. Global
*Completed his MBA in Finance from the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi University

Manvendra Rashk, GM - Operations (North India)
*A foundation of hotel management and hospitality skills honed at diverse and varied scales of domestic & international properties.
*He brings with him focused business acumen of 25 years of experience with brands such as The Sheraton & Taj Group of Hotels.

Sanjib Mukherjee, GM - Operations (South India)
*A hotel management graduate with over 20 years of experience in preopening and operational hotels. Prior to this assignment, worked as General Manager with The Fern Residency, Mumbai.
*He brings with him focused business acumen and experience of brands like Taj hotels, Orchid Hotels, Sarovar Hotels, Videocon Industries, Raheja Group of Hotels.

Vaishali Momaya, Operations Manager (Gujarat)
*Has over 11 years of rich & diverse experience, having worked with Air Hostess Academy, Hotel Sahara Star, Hotel Leela Kempenski. Her last employment was with “The Beatle Hotel”.
*She is a B.Com. Graduate with Diploma in Aviation & Hospitality Management.

Arindam Mitra, GM - Operations (Nepal & East India)
*Carries over 19 years of rich & diverse experience, having worked with Taj Group & EIH (Oberoi Group), Ffort Radisson, Kolkata, The Oberoi Hotels, Associate Baltimore Inner Harbour Marriott, USA, The Park Hotel Kolkata, Fair Mount Swissotel Kolkata, Radisson Blu, North East India.
*His last employment was with Admiral Plaza & Geteway Hotel, Dubai UAE

Kevin Martis, GM - Sales & Marketing (Western India)
*Carries over 12 years of rich & diverse experience, he has worked with Business & Leisure hotel brands including Meluha The Fern & RODAS - Ecotel Hotels,
VITS Hotels & Lotus Resorts, Sahara Star & Bawa Group of Hotels. Possesses in-depth knowledge and insight across Corporate, MICE and Leisure segments having worked in all major cities in India.
* Bachelors in Business Administration & Diploma Holder in Hotel Management & Catering Technology and an alumni of St. Andrews Institute of Hotel Management, Mumbai
*Mr Martis is not only known for his business acumen but also his vibrant personality.
*His job involves key participation in making the overall budgets of the hotels and then strategizing to achieve them. His scope of operations also involves handling RFP's for pan-India hotels, company profiling and accordingly targeting them to get the maximum potential out of them through team management and guiding fellow colleagues. Market surveys, new hotels feasibility studies and keeping track of the changing trends has helped him to upgrade himself in today's technology-driven work environment.
*Awarded "Best Director of Sales & Marketing" in recognition of his outstanding accomplishment & individual excellence in the field of hospitality sector at the 1st Hospitality India & Explore the World North & West Travel Awards 2017 for Meluha The Fern & RODAS - Ecotel Hotels.

Mohit Sharad, GM - Sales & Marketing (North & East India)
*Has over 14 years of rich & diverse experience, having worked with Alletia Remedies Pvt Ltd. and Sewara Hospitality & Development. His last employment was with ITC Welcome Heritage, New Delhi.
*He is a Commerce Graduate with Diploma in Web Designing & E - Commerce.

Prasad Bal, General Manager - Online & Revenue
*Carries over 13 Years of rich & diversified experience with Electronic Distribution, E-Commerce ,OTA’s . Having worked with Elite Hospitality ( Bahrain ) Club Mahindra , Sabre Holding Corporation ,Trust International ( formally known as Sabre Hospitality Solutions ) Akbar Travels & WNS global services.
*Has done various Six Sigma black belt projects at Club Mahindra & has also done IATA –UFTAA from Montreal Canada.
*He is responsible for Online Channel Revenues across all the hotels under various brands of Concept Hospitality

Anieta Vaghaiwalla, Director of Sales (Pune)
*Carries over 29 years of rich & diverse experience, having worked with Fariyas Holiday Resort, Cidade De Goa, Averina Beach Resort, Andaman Beach Resort, Quality Inn Rainbow Retreat. Her last assignment was her own run event management company Eventz 360 Degrees.
*She is responsible for generating room and MICE sales for Concept Hospitality’s national portfolio from the Pune region.

Imtiyaz Beigh, Director Of Sales (South)
* Having 16 years of rich experience in Sales, Imtiyaz has worked with Aviva Life Insurance, Golden Palms Hotel & Spa, Savannah Sarovar Premiere, Accor Hotels, IBIS.
*His last assignment was with Davanam Sarovar Portico Suites (Sarovar Hotels & Resorts)

Ritesh Sen, General Manager - Food & Beverage
*Ritesh carries over 20 years of rich & diverse experience, having worked with Radisson Blu, Parc Estique, The Leela, The Park, The Carnival Cruise Lines and TGIF
* He has completed his Hotel Management from IHM.

Lorraine Sharma, Head - CRS
*Over 22 years of experience in Sales & Marketing, public relations & CRS.
*She has worked with reputed Organizations such as Gammon India Ltd., Raheja Group of Hotels, Orchid Group of Hotels.

Beena Saldanha, General Manager - Administration
*A Commerce Graduate with a Diploma in Personal Secretary's Course, she has worked for over 30 years with Chairmen / Managing Directors / Directors & General Managers of the Spencer, Taj, Leela, Fariyas, Raheja & Orchid group of hotels.

B.K. Shenoy, Advisor cum Auditor - Human Resource
*Having been with the Indian Railways for 36 years, he has wide & experience in dealing with Industrial Relations (has handled 2500 staff & under 6 divisions of the railways). Also worked with Kamat Hotels (I) Ltd. As HR Head.


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