Meet the Shanti Hospitality team

Our people make us who we are

Our portfolio is managed and developed by a dedicated team with decades of experience between them. From business development and the acquisition of new assets to digital marketing and project management, the team are responsible for maintaining our properties and adding to our growing collection.

CEO, Shanti Hospitality Group

Dhairya Choudhrie

Since 2009, Dhairya has been facilitating the growth of Shanti Hospitality to 32 operational hotels globally, including the successful negotiation of the single largest management contract in India of 1000 keys with Hyatt Hotel Corp. With the inception of SHMS in 2010, this venture has grown to become one of the largest franchise operations businesses of its kind to date.

As Director of Grandeur Real Estate, he was instrumental in the sale of the company to Alpha G: Corp and then subsequently Alpha G: Corp’s sale to Blackstone in December 2015. He was also responsible for the team that grew BIG Malls India, with an investment from Lehman Brothers, resulting in the creation of India’s most profitable retail box mall. The company was later sold to Apollo Capital in 2017.

With a passionate interest in tech investing, this has resulted in a fund platform totalling 15 million USD to date. With a core investment philosophy of an early-stage entry angle, the key focus is to grow talent in technology with a view to globalising Indian companies.

COO - Shanti Hospitality Group

Corine Lee

Corine oversees the business development, asset and general management functions of the company. Prior to Shanti Hospitality, Corine held the same responsibilities with Keppel Land Singapore in site acquisition, development and asset management of residential and mixed-used real estate. She holds a BSc (Hons) from the National University of Singapore and a Cornell University certification in Hotel Investments and Asset Management.

President, Investment & Asset Management

Navaneetha Krishna

Navaneetha is currently involved in managing Shanti’s portfolio and responsible for underwriting, acquisition, asset optimisation, performance monitoring, branding & re-positioning rollouts.

Mr. Krishna brings vast diverse experience, across geographies, in leading and executing investments and exits in health care, hospitality, real estate and financial services.

Mr. Krishna is CFA® Charterholder.

Sr VP, Project Development

Kunal Malhotra MRICS

As head of projects, Kunal is responsible for overall project management and delivery of SHG’s Design & Technical Services. Constructing detailed development strategies, he manages concept creation, master planning, programming, technical services and site administration to completion and hand over to operations of all SHG projects from new builds to renovations. Kunal is an alumnus of Cornell University & Johnson & Wales University, USA and qualified as MRICS in 2020.

VP Finance - SHG

Shishir Damodara

Shishir is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK.

Shishir has worked in the hospitality, consumer, steel and automotive industries and has wide experience in accounting, auditing, treasury, investment analysis, corporate taxation and risk management.

Senior Executive, Sales & Marketing

Aditi Secci Moretti

Aditi brings more than 20 years of director-level experience in the Luxury and International industry, working for high-end boutique hotels affiliated with luxury brands such as SLH, LHW, and FHR. She successfully opened, managed, budgeted for, launched and re-qualified/positioned several independently owned properties in Europe. She loves to share her knowledge, teaching and training her pupils with passion. Aditi brings a wealth of knowledge spanning studies with a Laurea Magistrale in Far East Languages and Cultures, a Hotel Management Master at EU-Europass, and an Economics Studies Master in Global Strategic Marketing and International Relations.

Senior Executive, Asset Management

Arvo Hartikainen

Arvo works on hotel acquisitions and asset management for Shanti Hospitality, covering European and North American markets. Prior to joining SHG, Arvo worked with Aprirose, L+R and Horwath HTL. He loves scuba diving, travel and property development.

Junior Digital

Rifat M. Malayil

Rifat is the creativity and digital part of the marketing efforts for the independent hotels of SHG. Rifat has experience in branding, design, video and music editing, as well as digital marketing and new concept development. Rifat only recently joined Shanti Hospitality but his contributions are already showcased on all the social channels of each of the luxury International hotels. Rifat is dynamic, a future thinker and eager to discover how best successfully increase the Shanti Hospitality market share in the wider audience.

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