Keshav Baljee, as the President & Co-Promoter of
BSE / NSE listed Royal Orchid Hotels Limited, had driven the
expansion process of the group, starting from 6 to nearly 20 hotels,
thereby making the group a nationally recognized brand. He not only
designed the group’s ambitious expansion strategy, he was also
instrumental in turning the group into a hotel development company
from an operating one. He was also responsible for the various
Finance, PR, IT and Marketing initiatives within the organization.
Keshav is an alumnus of the Wharton School, University
of Pennsylvania, the Engineering School (Computer Engineering),
University of Pennsylvania, and the Indian School of Business (ISB,
Hyderabad). He has graduated with honors at all the above
institutions. He has also worked as an Investment Banker with Lehman
Brothers and UBS in the M&A department.
His experience with Royal Orchid Hotels
led him to conceptualize Spree Hotels – the first hospitality brand
designed for the evolved, modern global traveler to India. Spree
will incorporate things Keshav is passionate about – modern decor, a
full service-focus, cutting edge technology, and a deep respect for
Shaista is a expert in Marketing & Communication with degrees from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. She has helped conceptualised the hip, young, brands - Spree, Zip and Spree Longer, and forms and integral part of our leadership team. As a Director and major shareholder of Spree Hotels, she is responsible for the leadership and direction of the company.
Gaurav Goyal is a graduate of Institute of Hotel Management
(IHM) from Gwalior. He has previously worked with Taj Hotels, Jay Pee
Hotels, and Lemon Tree Hotels. In his last assignment, Gaurav was the
General Manager – Bangalore Region for Lemon Tree Hotels, Bangalore.
As Vice President, Gaurav is responsible for the operations of
existing hotels, and the pre-openings of upcoming hotels.
Dritiman Kabade, Area General Manager - Pune
Dritiman Kabade graduated from Kolkata IHM and has been appointed as
the new Area General Manager of Spree Hotels-Pune, taking care of the
first flagship property - Spree Shivai Hotel that marked its entry into
the Indian hospitality market recently.
With a career spanning over 19 years, Mr. Kabade is a skilled
professional whose last assignment was with Estique Hotels as the
Corporate General Manager.
In his current role as the Area General Manager of both the
properties of Spree Hotels in Pune - Spree Shivai and Royal Park, his
focus will be on the overall up-keep and management of the hotel. In
addition to this, he is also responsible for human resource development,
client servicing and improving corporate public relations.
Jaheer Abbas, Manager - Human Resources
Jaheer Abbas is an MBA in Human Resource. He has previously worked
with EEFA Luxury Business Hotel & Lords Hotels & Resorts.
In his current role as the Manager – Human Resources, Jaheer is
responsible for the Corporate Human Resources of Spree Hotels & Resorts.
Vinod Kumar, Corporate-Housekeeper
Vinod Kumar is an Hospitality professional, An astute team leader
with 12 years of experience in the area of Housekeeping operations. He
has worked with Oasis Beach Hotel Dubai, Royal Orchid Group of Hotels,
Zuri Whitefield Bengaluru, ITC Fortune. His last assignment was with
Sobha Developers Limited as PAN India Manager Housekeeping.
Currently designated as Corporate Housekeeper to ensure high quality
across the Spree Group.
Naresh Vadla, Executive - Accounts
Naresh Vadla is a Graduate from S. K. University from Kadiri (A.P.).
He has previously worked with PAD Organization & Infants Travels. His
last assignment was with Ivy the Unwind Island (A Unit Of Infants
Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.) as an Accounts Executive.
In his current role as the Executive - Accounts, Naresh is
responsible for the Corporate Accounts & Finance Operations of Spree
Hotels & Resorts.