About HOTEL BUILD 2017

The Hospitality industry has emerged as one of the key growth drivers amongst India’s services sectors in India. It contributes to 6.23 percent to the national GDP and 8.78 percent of the total employment in the country according to a report by the Planning Commission. Constant transformation, functional growth and improving standards have gained the hospitality industry of India approval from all over the world. HOTEL BUILD 2017 will bring in leading owners, hoteliers, developers, development heads, project heads, chief engineers, architects, technology heads and purchase heads from across India to share their knowledge and discuss the latest trends when it comes to the hospitality business.

The conclave will comprise more than 150 participants from the hospitality sector who will deliberate on the key topics through interactive discussions, power packed CEO’s panel and group interactions on current trends, strategies and emerging business opportunities where they share their best practices and experiences. This is a great platform for attendees to learn new things as more than 25-plus hospitality experts take a lead in sharing their thoughts and ideas.

HOTEL BUILD 2017 focuses on hotel up gradation and development; it gathers top-ranking professionals from the hospitality industry – developers, construction companies, architects, solution providers, consultants, etc. The platform elaborates on commercial challenges, operational efficiency and updated technologies required for guaranteeing customer satisfaction and success.

About Hotelier India

Hotelier India is the most preferred magazine for the hospitality business. It delivers vital information about industry trends, successful policies and practices being adopted by the trade, in-depth reports on various aspects from key decision makers and people who matter. It covers major facets of the industry, ranging from business trends and best practices to conducting insightful interviews, case studies and delivering key market intelligence.
Hotelier India counts key decisionmakers as central to its readership profile. This includes MDs, presidents, chairpersons, CEOs, CTOs, CIOs, CFOs, vice-presidents, project heads, consultants and general managers, as well as heads of various departments in the hospitality industry.

Industry Speaks

Public Relation Officer

Amitabh Tyagi

VP and Head -Technical services, Taj Hotels

“All I can say is that I thoroughly enjoyed the session and it was great to meet people from all parts of hospitality industry under one roof, some of whom have been good friends since years.”

Marketing Executive

Deepak Uppal

Executive Director, Vatika Hotels

“Many thanks for including me in the Hotel build conference. It was enriching, discussions were stimulating and fruitful. I am delighted to have participated in the event”

Chief Executive Officer

Ritu Bhatia Kler

Managing Director, Total Integrated Design (TID) India

Thanks for the invite to speak. I enjoyed the experience! I am impressed by the well organised seminar and the timely execution of the sessions. The topics and knowledge of the speakers/panelists overall added value to the 2 days. It was also good to meet the suppliers of related products and I will be in touch with them further.”


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Ajay Bakaya

MD, Sarovar Hotels

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Amitabh Tyagi

VP and Head - Technical Services, The Indian Hotels Company Limited

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Anika Gupta

Director, Wyndham Hotel Group

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Atul Jain

Chief Operating Officer, Best Western India

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Cyrus Madan

Chief Operating Officer, Lemon Tree Hotels

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Deepak Uppal

Executive Director, Vatika Group

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Dhruv Hoon

Senior Director, Hotel Development, South Asia & Indonesia, Marriott Hotels

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Dikshu Kukreja

Principal Architect, C P Kukreja Associates

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Khozema Chitalwala

Principal Architect, Designers Group

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Linus Lopez

Principal Lighting Consultant, Lirio Lopez Lighting Consultants

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Mandeep S. Lamba

MD Hotels & Hospitality Group - India, JLL

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Prem Thakur

Director Design & Project Management, Marriott Hotels

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Rahul Pandit

Md & CEO, Ginger Hotels

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Raj Rana

CEO - South Asia, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

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Rajat Rialch

Principal Consultants, HPG Consulting

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Ram Vittal Rao

Director, VITAL Concept Design Limited

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Ray Chuang

Principal Architect, CCD Group, Hong Kong

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Sanjay Sethi

Md & CEO, Chalet Hotels (Raheja Hospitality)

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Shwetank Singh

Vice President – Development & Asset Management, Inter Globe Hotels

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Souvagya Kumar Mohapatra

Executive Director, Mayfair Hotels

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Suresh Kumar

MD, ITC Hotels

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Vibhav Tomar

VP and Chief Program Manager – Hospitality, Prestige Group


09:30 to 10:30 - Registration

10:40 to 10:55 - Opening address by Presenting Partner
10:55 to 11:15 - Special Address - Gautam Anand, ITC

11:15 to 11:25 - Presentation 2

11:25 to 12:15


Effective interworking with all the key stakeholders like operators, developers, architects, designers amongst others that will aid rapid, cost-effective and sustainable hotel build
• Understanding key drivers from all stakeholders to enter into the hotel build
• Analysing trends in management contracts between the hotel operator and property developer
• Working around challenges surrounding land acquisition, several licences, structural design challenges with operators, architects, interior designers, developers amongst others
• Evaluating several options on using imported or indigenously produced furniture and fixtures to be used in your hotels
• Identifying the optimal supplier across several categories and negotiating to get the maximum ROI and at the same time getting best product and services for your hotels

12:15 to 12:25 - Collaboration Launch by Khozema Chitalwala,                            Designers Group

12:25 to 12:45 - TEA BREAK
12:45 to 12:55 - Presentation 3
12:55 to 13:15 - Special Address
13:15 to 13:25 - Presentation 4

13:25 to 14:20 - LUNCH

14:20 to 14:30 Address by International Design Firm – CCD
14:30 to 15:30

PANEL DISCUSSION 2: Development cost per key

• Effective inter-working with architects, interior designers from the conception stage to ensure optimal per key development cost
• Us of pre-fabricated elements in your hotel build that will reduce the cost of development and build
• Working around speedy hotel construction and build techniques that will ensure reduction in delays and thereby minimise per key development cost
• Leveraging critical learnings from domestic and international experts on ways to effectively minimise per key development cost and implementing the same in India

15:30 - 15:40 Address on sound design by Harman

15:40 - 16:40

PANEL DISCUSSION 3:In Conversation with the Experts

Leveraging learnings and expertise of consultants across various verticals – such as lighting, HVAC, MEP, facade, etc. – and applying the same in the Indian context
• Identifying the latest technological innovations that are not only cost-effective but also add to the aesthetics of your hotel
• Examining the energy saving elements that have a direct impact of your hotel profitability
• Understanding the several solutions that are best suited for luxury, budget, boutique, mid-market amongst other categories of hotels

16:40 - 17:00 - HIGH TEA

17:00 - 17:55

PANEL DISCUSSION 2: In Conversation with Chief Engineers

• Delving into the steps taken to streamline the efficiency of various systems and equipments deployed at the hotel
• Exploring the latest systems and softwares that the hotel has in place to manage and monitor its facility’s performance
• How IoT is being utilised to benefit properties, especially for the functioning and operations of its facilities
• Challenges encountered on the guest front, in the road to sustaining various initiatives • Can LEED, GRIHA and other such certifications be applied across hotels as a blanket parameter? Is there need for flexibility and adaptation? • Common mistakes prevalent in the industry at the time of selecting and integrating various systems and equipment

17:55 - 18:00 Closing Address
18:00 hours onwards AWESOME Felicitation and Cocktails




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