Aiana Hotels & Resorts
Joint Managing Director & CEO
Amruda has hotels and hospitality in her DNA. From her grandfather, the late Captain C.P. Krishnan Nair, founder of The Leela Group, she inherited a maverick streak and an eye for trailblazing business opportunities. Amruda is an Economics graduate and has a degree in Hospitality Management from CHN University in The Netherlands and a master’s from Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration, New York, including exposure to Asian markets through the Nanyang Business School, Singapore.
Aiana Hotels & Resorts is a global hospitality company that offers services that resonate with the next generation of guests. The company has signed 8 management contracts in the Middle East & India, with over 1000 rooms under construction in 3 jurisdictions namely Doha, Qatar and India in a span of 18 months. Aiana is all about ‘Hospitality 2.0’, a promise that is aimed at offering innovative service in a smart, stimulating environment and delivering an intuitive hotel management model that resonates with the next generation of travelers.
As joint managing director and chief executive officer of Aiana Hotels & Resorts, Amruda is responsible for designing the brand’s signature programming as well as spearheading the company’s overall business development to create a unique proposition that will define the next wave of smart hospitality.