Nivesh Bhagtani

Founder, Young Hotelier Network

An MBA graduate from Les Roches Switzerland in 2022, Nivesh has worked in gamut of leadership roles across diverse functions including hotel general management, sales, marketing, and regional operations support to CEO of Marriott International, IHG Hotels and Resorts and The Leela Palaces Hotels and Resorts.

At the young age of 21, after he was chosen as a participant of the prestigious Future Leader Program at IHG Hotels and Resorts, within six months he was handpicked to work directly with the Head of South West Asia to support in the regional operations. As Head of Residences at the iconic The St. Regis Mumbai, he turned around the commercial performance of the luxury estate through strategic initiatives that led to significant growth in the ADR of South Asia’s debut St Regis in Mumbai.

His intensity driven track record earned him the moniker of ‘turnaround expert’ in the industry. He has also consulted the global luxury food and beverage company Cipriani for their upcoming opening hotel and an exclusive member’s club in Milan, Italy.

Over the years, Nivesh has been laurelled with umpteen recognitions. In the year 2021, he was adjudged as a winner of Hospitality Challenge by World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), Spain and in 2019 he was recognised as a runner up at Next GM of India program by Taj Hotels, Palaces and Resorts. In 2018, he was also selected to represent India at the World’s Greatest Hospitality Talent by Emaar Hospitality Group, Dubai. In 2017, he was recognised with the Future Leader of the Year Award by IHG Hotels and Resorts

As a MBA graduate, he was felicitated with the Outstanding Students’ Award and Career and Professional Excellence Award. Nivesh is passionate networking and he founded Young Hotelier Network to facilitate the dearth of coaching and mentorship across the industries.