Hotelivate Adds to Key Leadership

Hotelivate Broadens Influence with Key Leadership Addition
New Appointment Announced: Uttam Davé: Chief Strategy Officer, Hotelivate

Friday, 10th May 2024: Hotelivate is pleased to announce the appointment of Uttam Davé as the Chief Strategy Officer for Hotelivate. Uttam is a visionary leader and a seasoned entrepreneur with a remarkable track record in both the Hospitality and Real Estate industries. With a blend of strategic acumen and practical hands-on experience and expertise, he has spearheaded the development of several pioneering businesses and projects across India and internationally. 

His expertise spans strategic planning; corporate development; feasibility analysis, research and data analysis; hospitality project conceptualization, development, planning, design, project management; hotel building and construction, hotel pre-opening activities; hotel management, operations, and asset optimization; and legal contract negotiations. Uttam's distinguished career includes pivotal roles in esteemed organizations such as Accor Hotels, InterGlobe Hotels and Pannell Kerr Forster Consultants, where he played instrumental roles in shaping India's hospitality landscape. He is also a Fellow of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Manav Thadani - Founder Chairman, Hotelivate
Manav Thadani - Founder Chairman, Hotelivate

Commenting on this exciting appointment, Manav Thadani - Founder Chairman, Hotelivate said “We are delighted and honoured to have Uttam join us. With his exceptional leadership skills and strategic mindset, I am confident that Uttam will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of our company. With 40 years of industry experience, Uttam brings a wealth of strategic insight and leadership to Hotelivate. He has a proven track record of driving growth and innovation in his previous roles, making him the ideal candidate to lead our strategic initiatives.”
Uttam Davé - Chief Strategy Officer
Uttam Davé - Chief Strategy Officer

Uttam Davé - Chief Strategy Officer, 
Hotelivate matched the enthusiasm and said “As I embark on this journey with my industry friends at Hotelivate, I am truly excited to return to the familiar world of consulting after many enriching years. It feels like life has come full circle, presenting me with the opportunity to leverage and contribute the real-life experiences and expertise I have acquired over the last twenty years through actual execution of hospitality ventures and projects from concept to commissioning . I am delighted to be part of such a dynamic and forward-thinking organizationand look forward to collaborating with the brilliant team at Hotelivate to drive growth and create great value for our clients."

The creation of this role marks another milestone in Hotelivate's history strengthening our commitment to forge stronger relationships with our clients. In his new role, Uttam will direct his efforts towards expanding our Development Planning vertical, referred to as PEPA (Project Execution Planning and Advisory). This division offers strategic counsel and direction during the initial development stages of hotel projects. Furthermore, he will leverage his extensive experience to enhance and grow our Operator Search business, in addition to overseeing other significant strategic assignments that can benefit from his diverse background.

As the industry and reinvents in the face of new challenges, Uttam will bring to bear his immense experience to Strategic Assignments, helping hospitality businesses formulate and implement business strategies to re-engineer themselves and face disruptive industry market forces and competition. As an expert in management contracts, Uttam will leverage his extensive experience to enhance and grow Hotelivate’s Operator Search vertical.

Working in tandem with Hotelivate’s executive team, Uttam will craft and execute strategies aimed at sustainable success, delivering unparalleled value to our customers, partners, and stakeholders alike, over the life cycle of hospitality projects. His leadership will be instrumental in propelling growth, fostering innovation, and fortifying our competitive edge in an ever-evolving business landscape.

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Uttam on assuming this critical role, and we eagerly anticipate the transformative impact he will undoubtedly bring to Hotelivate.

About Hotelivate

Hotelivate is a new-age hospitality consulting firm offering specialized services to clients across the Asia Pacific region. Founded by the erstwhile team of HVS India, Hotelivate, offers a comprehensive consulting environment through a diverse team of consultants that have a combined professional experience of 250 years across varied hospitality verticals. The firm presently has offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Singapore, Bangkok and Dubai. The founding partners of Hotelivate are reputed hospitality business consultants, who have advised, assisted, and nurtured thousands of clients for more than two decades in South Asia.

Through its focused, empathetic, and innovative approach, Hotelivate serves a wide range of industry stakeholders across all phases of hospitality lifecycle consulting, thereby eliminating the need for several different advisors. Specifically, Hotelivate assists clients right from inception to divestment of their hospitality ventures, by offering an entire spectrum of services that are practical and tangible value-adds for clients.

In addition, Hotelivate hosts some of Asia Pacific’s most successful conferences, namely Hotel Investment Conference – South Asia (HICSA), Hotel Operations Summit India (HOSI), and Tourism Hotel Investment & Networking Conference (THINC) Indonesia,Sri Lanka & Maldives.

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