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PROFILE | D’Essence Hospitality Advisory Services

D’Essence Hospitality Advisory Services is a Boutique Management Consulting Firm based out of Mumbai, India. D’Essence Hospitality platform offers expertise in consulting and strategic advisory services to the entire gamut of segments within the hospitality industry ranging from hotels, resorts, service apartments, fractional ownerships & recreational clubs, restaurants, QSRs and all travel related businesses.

Feasibility Studies, Market Entry Strategy, Growth Strategies, Hotel Operator Search, Negotiation of Management Contracts and Joint Ventures, Acquisition Strategies and Valuation Services are only some of the consulting services offered by the firm.

Along with Consulting, the firm aims to focus on assisting the hospitality industry in recruiting senior management for strategic leadership positions. This is based on their belief that human resource is fast emerging as a critical success factor for the hospitality industry.

D’Essence Hospitality is led by:

Ms.Chandni Sahgal
She has been the CEO of Pritish Nandy Communications, VP Southeast Asia of MTV and VP of Times of India. Having been educated at premium institutes like BITS Pilani, Ciba-Geigy Japan, University of Toronto and LSE and with more than 30 years of professional experience, she is the perfect mentor and leader for the brand new venture.

Mr.Arun Bahl
He has been Director of Circulation at Times Group for 12 years during which period, the company’s flagship brand The Times of India became the largest selling broad sheet English daily and Economic Times the second largest business newspaper in the world. He was a Consultant to Times group and also headed Times group’s educational venture Times Centre for Media Studies. He was the Director of Circulation at Indian Express where he was instrumental in setting up printing and distribution of the Wall Street Journal Asia.

Ms.Anamika Gupta
An SP Jain Alumini, Anamika is a dynamic sales professional with over 10 years of industry experience in the areas of Sales & Marketing, Business Development, Relationship Management and People Management. She brings with her domain knowledge and expertise in areas such as Business Planning, Marketing, Business Development, Sales, Channel Management.

Mr.Rajesh Chheda
Rajesh Chheda is a CA with more than 20 years of financial experience. He handles the financial aspects of the M&A transactions and also handles the treasury and accounts of the company. He has wide experience of due diligence related activities.

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