Hospitality consultancy firm Hotelivate announced the formal launch of its Indonesia office in Jakarta today. With the new opening, Hotelivate will have offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Singapore and Jakarta and this position the company as the only full-service hospitality consulting firm in the Asia Pacific region.
The Jakarta office will be headed by Satria Wei, who joins Hotelivate as Managing Director – Indonesia. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, Wei, worked as Chief Operating Officer at Pt. MNC Land Bali, a subsidiary company of the biggest media company in Indonesia called MNC Group, before joining Hotelivate.
Hotelivate also announced new leadership at Hotelivate Singapore, with Puneet Mahindroo joining the office as Managing Director – Singapore. Puneet comes with over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, having worked in various hotel and corporate level roles in Marketing, Revenue Management and Distribution for chains such as the Four Seasons and Taj Hotels Resorts Palaces Safaris.
Speaking on the occasion, Manav Thadani, Founder Chairman of Hotelivate said, “Our teams have been monitoring and working in various Indonesian markets for over six years. While during much of this time the hospitality market cycle was on a decline, we as Hotelivate ran five editions of our THINC conferences in Bali and Jakarta. We now observe a clear upswing in performance and more importantly in market sentiments. With the recent re-election of the government, we see a continuation of strong sentiments and feel this is an appropriate time for Hotelivate to set up an office in Jakarta. In Mr. Satria Wei – we have found someone who knows the local market and with his strong knowledge of revenue, he will help us grow practices such as revenue management, asset management, and feasibilities. Additionally, in Singapore, we are delighted to have Puneet onboard. He brings a great amalgamation of entrepreneurship and professional experience which is in line with the ethos of our current leadership and the firm at large.”