Radisson Hotel Group Appoints Nikhil Sharma as Managing Director and ASVP for South Asia

Radisson Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Mr Nikhil Sharma as the Managing Director and Area Senior Vice President (ASVP) for South Asia, effective April 1, 2024.

In his new role, Sharma will lead Radisson Hotel Group’s operations in the vibrant South Asia region, which encompasses over 165 hotels in operation and development. With extensive experience in the hospitality industry, Sharma is poised to bolster the Group’s leadership in the Indian market, foster relationships with valued partners, drive revenue growth, and uphold operational excellence. He will also spearhead the Group’s vision of becoming an employer of choice for dynamic talent in the hospitality sector.

Mr. Sharma joins Radisson Hotel Group from Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (WHR), where he served as Market Managing Director Eurasia, overseeing Business Development, Operations, New Openings, and Sales & Marketing. Before his tenure at WHR, Sharma held the position of Chief Operating Officer at Ginger Hotels, a prominent brand under the IHCL conglomerate. He also played a pivotal role as a founding member of the Lemon Tree Hotel Company, contributing significantly to the growth of India’s upscale hotel segment.

Mr. Chema Basterrechea, Global President & Chief Operations Officer at Radisson Hotel Group, expressed confidence in Sharma’s appointment, stating, “Nikhil’s appointment reflects our commitment to strengthening our leadership team and driving strategic growth in South Asia. With his strategic vision and deep industry understanding, we are poised to enhance our presence and deliver exceptional experiences to our guests.”

Mr. K.B. Kachru, Chairman, of South Asia at Radisson Hotel Group, added, “We are pleased to welcome a dynamic leader like Nikhil to lead Radisson Hotel Group’s next phase of growth in South Asia. His appointment underscores our dedication to advancing in this market and creating value for our stakeholders.”

Expressing his excitement, Nikhil Sharma remarked, “I am thrilled to be part of Radisson Hotel Group and to lead South Asia during this exhilarating period of growth. With a diverse portfolio of brands and hotels, the Group is poised to be the top choice for travellers and asset owners alike. I am grateful for this opportunity to drive innovation, deliver exceptional results, and elevate the brand.”

Sharma is actively involved in the hospitality sector in India, serving on committees for various federations, associations, and industry bodies. He is also a published author and a regular contributor to leading hospitality publications.

Radisson Hotel Group continues to maintain a leading presence in the Indian market, with over 165 hotels in operation and development. The Group’s extensive portfolio includes renowned brands such as Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson RED, Park Inn by Radisson, Park Plaza, Park Inn & Suites by Radisson, Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Radisson Individuals, and Radisson Individuals Retreats. Additionally, the Group is poised to unveil its first hotel under the lifestyle luxury brand Radisson Collection.

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