hopeful - an HVS ANAROCK HOPE 2024 special edition

'hopeful' is an annual publication launched at the HVS ANAROCK HOPE 2024 conference in February 2024. Featuring a range of articles and insights, the magazine offers valuable perspectives to guide through the changing hospitality landscape. Dive in to discover more.
Mandeep S Lamba

Embracing the Future with Optimism: A Message from “hopeful”

As we unveil this special edition of “hopeful” for the HVS ANAROCK HOPE 2024 conference, it’s a time to reflect on the resilience and vibrant future of India’s hospitality sector. This edition is not just a collection of articles; it’s a beacon of optimism, mirroring the spirit of our magazine’s name.

It embodies our belief in a brighter future, underlined by the innovative strides and myriad opportunities emerging within our sector, setting the stage for unprecedented growth and transformation.
The cover story, Indian Hospitality Sector – Breaking All Barriers, encapsulates the essence of our collective journey, showcasing the pivotal moments and key insights that are shaping the hospitality landscape in India. It’s a narrative of triumph over adversity, highlighting how our sector has not just survived but thrived, setting new benchmarks for excellence, innovation, and sustainability. The General Managers Survey – 2024 Outlook presents a forward-looking perspective from the sector’s key stakeholders, General
Managers who truly have their finger on the pulse of the industry.

This issue is enriched with Leadership Chronicles—a series of insightful articles penned by industry stalwarts. These narratives offer a rare glimpse into the minds of those at the helm, sharing their foresight, experiences, and wisdom. Through these articles, we gain perspective on the strategic directions and innovations that are propelling the industry forward.

Furthermore, we have curated the best of our Monday Musings—articles that have garnered widespread appreciation within the industry for their thought-provoking content and insightful analyses. These pieces capture the pulse of our sector, offering insights that many have come to appreciate and look forward to each week.

Through the pages of this special edition, we invite you to explore the vistas of opportunity that lie before us, to engage with the ideas and innovations that are setting new paradigms, and to join us in celebrating the indomitable spirit of our sector.

As we gather at the HVS ANAROCK HOPE 2024 conference, let this magazine be a testament to our shared vision for a future that is not only hopeful but vibrant, sustainable, and inclusive. Together, let’s embark on this journey with anticipation and confidence, ready to embrace the endless possibilities that await.
Mandeep S. Lamba, President – South Asia, oversees the HVS global hospitality practice for South Asia. He has spent over 30 years in the hospitality industry of which the last 19 have been in CEO positions. Having worked with leading International and domestic Hotel Companies such as IHG, Radisson & ITC Hotels, he also set up joint venture companies with Dawnay Day Group UK and Onyx Hospitality, Thailand to own and operate hotels in India giving him a broader exposure to the hospitality business.
An established industry leader, Mandeep has won several awards and recognitions in India and abroad for his accomplishments and contribution to the hospitality industry. He is a Certified Hospitality Administrator from the American Hotels Association (CHA), a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, UK (MRICS) and a member of the Tourism Council of CII (Northern India). His views are often solicited for television and print media as a spokesperson for the hospitality & tourism sector.
Prior to joining HVS in 2018, Mandeep was the Managing Director, Hotels & Hospitality Group for JLL. 

Contact Mandeep at +91 981 1306 161 or [email protected]

About Dipti Mohan

Dipti Mohan, Associate Vice President - Research with HVS South Asia, is a seasoned knowledge professional with extensive experience in research-based content creation. She has authored several ‘point of view’ documents such as thought leadership reports, expert opinion articles, white papers, and research reports across industries including hospitality, real estate, infrastructure, cement, and construction. Contact Dipti at [email protected]

About Dhwani Gupta

Dhwani Gupta, Associate - Research with HVS South Asia, studied literature for her undergraduate and believes that you can do anything with the right amount of research. After graduating, she pursued a course in Management and Liberal Arts which gave her a wider perspective of the world. As a result, the more difficult a topic is, the more fun she has writing it. Contact Dhwani at [email protected]



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