Sarovar Hotels and Resorts has unveiled its plan to open a hotel in Somaliland.
Somaliland is a growing economy in East Africa. Somaliland’s Port of Berbera is a convenient distance from the hotel. There are plans for the port to be upgraded.
Owned by Upper Hill Hotel, the hotel upon completion in 2020 will have a total of 123 rooms and suites; conferencing & meeting, an all-day dining restaurant, and a swimming pool.
Ajay K Bakaya, Managing Director, Sarovar Hotels Pvt. Ltd. says, “In order to maximize further growth opportunities in Africa, we are delighted to announce another milestone in Sarovar’s expansion plan. This hotel is located in one of the prime locations of Somaliland close to the getaway port of Berbera and has good connectivity for travelers to the country. Having successfully operated hotels in other countries of, we now look forward to provide our signature hospitality in this growing country as well”.
Ajay Bakaya, Managing Director of Sarovar Hotels Pvt. Ltd., is a seasoned hotelier, responsible for overseeing the operations and development of the group with over 75 hotels across 50 destinations in India and Africa. He also spearheads the Groups development and expansion.
Ajay joined Sarovar over two decades back and has been instrumental in the success story of the company. He led its growth from the first hotel in Goa to today’s enviable portfolio, encompassing Sarovar Premiere, Sarovar Portico, and Hometel brands.
A postgraduate from Cornell-Essec, France, Ajay is a graduate from the Oberoi School of Hotel Management. He has a passion for travel and is a keen cyclist. He was awarded “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Federation of Hotels & Restaurants Association of India and “Hall of Fame” by Hotelier India.
Sarovar Hotels & Resorts
Sarovar Hotels & Resorts is a privately owned hotel chain in India which was founded in 1994. It is headquartered in Mumbai. It is the 3rd largest hotel chain in India with 75 hotels in 48 destinations in India and abroad. The company is affiliated with Carlson Hospitality Worldwide has a key size of over 6,000 under the brands Sarovar Premiere, Sarovar Portico, and Hometel. Sarovar Premiere offers luxurious 5-star properties, Sarovar Portico offers full-service 3 and 4-star hotels and Hometel offers budget or economy hotels. Anil Madhok, the founder and the Managing Director was awarded the Hotelier India ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ in the year 2012. His expertise includes hotel conceptualization and planning.
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