Best of the year: Minor Hotels' Dillip Rajakarier and the transforming resort market

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Minor Hotels' Dillip Rajakarier, Christie & Co's Edgar Olle in conversation at The Resort & Residential Forum 2021 (Simon Callaghan Photography)

Dillip Rajakarier has been a key player in the global expansion of Minor Hotels, growing the company through the acquisition of NH Hotels, the addition of Tivoli Hotels & Resorts, as well Elewana, Africa, increasing the portfolio to more than 500 hotels worldwide.

In this interview with Christie & Co's Edgar Ollé at The Resort & Residential Hospitality Forum earlier this year, Rajakarier discusses their development plans and their strategy for 2022.

“The crisis brings opportunity depending on your mindset: if you're in a crisis mode you can destroy your company; but if you're in an opportunistic mode, you can grow the company.” He continued to speak about how the brand has become a global player who can offer resort and urban experience as well as management, but with an owner’s mindset. 
Speaking of investments, Rajakarier, sometimes the best deal you do is the one you don’t. 

Minor Hotels has grown sustainably in the last 15 years, carefully honing their portfolio and remaining nimble to stay a step ahead of the curve. 

Don’t miss out, you can still view all sessions on demand here.