Uttam Dave has been named as the new Chief Strategy Officer by Hotelivate

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Hotelivate has appointed Uttam Dave as its new Chief Strategy Officer.

Uttam Dave, Hotelivate’s Chief Strategy Officer

Uttam Dave is an accomplished businessman and visionary leader with a stellar track record in the hospitality and real estate sectors. 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 areas of expertise include corporate development, research and data analysis, feasibility analysis, planning, design, and project management for hospitality projects; building and construction of hotels; pre-opening activities for hotels; management, operations, and asset optimization for hotels; and legal contract negotiations.

Throughout his illustrious career, Uttam Dave has held key positions in prestigious companies like Pannell Kerr Forster Consultants, InterGlobe Hotels, and Accor Hotels, all of which helped to shape the hospitality industry in India. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

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 Dave, 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 the actual execution of hospitality ventures and projects from concept to commissioning. I am delighted to be part of such a dynamic and forward-thinking organisation and 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 Dave 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.

Manav Thadani, Hotelivate’s founder and chairman

Uttam will apply his vast experience to Strategic Assignments, assisting hospitality businesses in developing and putting into practice business strategies to re-engineer themselves and contend with competitive and disruptive industry market forces as the sector reinvents itself in response to new challenges.

Uttam will use his wealth of knowledge as a management contract specialist to expand and improve Hotelivate’s Operator Search vertical.

Alongside the executive team at Hotelivate, Uttam will develop and implement strategies for long-term success that will provide unmatched value to all parties involved—partners, customers, and stakeholders—during the course of hospitality projects. In a business environment that is constantly changing, his leadership will be crucial in accelerating growth, encouraging innovation, and strengthening our competitive advantage.


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