Managing Director at The Montcalm Luxury Hotels
Ramesh Arora has seen four decades of transformation in the global hospitality industry. A major player in the luxury hotel sector, his visionary approach has seen him awarded coveted accolades such as ‘Hotelier of the Year’ by the PATA at ITB Berlin, the ‘Lifetime Contribution to Hotels and Tourism’ award by Stardust, the NRI Foundation Excellence Award, Tourism Ambassador at the India Travel Awards, and a ‘Happiness Ambassador’ Award at the House of Commons, London.
With experience spanning diverse cultures, from South East Asia and the Middle East to Europe and the UK, Ramesh has managed hotels from conception to completion and is adept at every aspect of hotel operation, development and management, most notably with the strategic direction of two upscale brands in London Market. The Montcalm London and Park Grand London Hotels. With 24 properties between them, it’s the largest privately-owned hotel group in London.
Results-driven, with a strong emphasis on the application of technology to enhance the guest experience, Ramesh embraced the initial online booking trend while others hesitated. The group’s impressive growth can be attributed in part to Ramesh’s early adoption of digital innovation.
With a proven ability to develop and strengthen management teams in order to maximise efficiency and profitability, Ramesh’s laser-beam focus and go-getter approach to sales and marketing consistently builds momentum and drives growth. His personal interests shape his business philosophy, including philanthropy, mindfulness and meditation, and he is a leading proponent of social activism with a belief that business can – and should – be used as a force for good.