Joint Managing Director and CEO AIANA Hotels and Resorts (Formerly Leela Hotels)
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.
Amruda is a part of Hotelier India’s Power List 2016 that includes several acclaimed names from the hospitality industry in India. She has also recently won the Rising Star – South Asia award at the Hotel Investment Forum India, 2016.
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.