Hotelivate appoints Uttam Davé as Chief Strategy Officer

10 May 2024 2 min. read
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International hotels-focused consulting firm Hotelivate has installed Uttam Davé as its inaugural Chief Strategy Officer.

In the new role, Uttam Davé will spearhead Hotelivate’s strategic initiatives aimed at expanding business and client impact. Key targets handed to him by the leadership team include helping grow the firm’s business in development planning, project advisory, and operator search.

Furthermore, Davé will oversee the portfolio of strategic assignments that Hotelivate delivers to its clients.

Hotelivate appoints Uttam Davé as Chief Strategy Officer

Founded in India, Hotelivate today has offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Singapore, Bangkok and Dubai. The firm has since its inception advised and assisted hundreds of clients in South Asia and the Middle East.

Davé brings an extensive track record in the hospitality and real estate industries to Hotelivate. His expertise spans strategic planning; corporate development; feasibility analysis, research and data analysis; hospitality project conceptualization, development, planning, design, project management; hotel building and construction, hotel pre-opening activities; hotel management, operations, and asset optimization.

During his career he has held roles at Accor Hotels, InterGlobe Hotels and Pannell Kerr Forster Consultants. He is also a Fellow of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Commenting on the appointment, Manav Thadani, Chairman of Hotelivate said: “We are delighted and honoured to have Uttam join us. With 40 years of industry experience, he brings a wealth of strategic insight and leadership to Hotelivate. He has a proven track record of driving growth and innovation in his previous roles, making him the ideal candidate to lead our strategic initiatives.”

“As I embark on this journey with my industry friends at Hotelivate, I am truly excited to return to the familiar world of consulting after many enriching years. It feels like life has come full circle, presenting me with the opportunity to leverage and contribute the real-life experiences and expertise I have acquired over the last twenty years through actual execution of hospitality ventures and projects from concept to commissioning,” said Davé.

“I am delighted to be part of such a dynamic and forward-thinking organization and look forward to collaborating with the brilliant team at Hotelivate to drive growth and create great value for our clients.”