Dillip Rajakarier is CEO of Minor Hotels (MH) and COO of Minor International (MINT).
Rajakarier joined MH in 2007 as Chief Finance & Investment Officer and was promoted to COO in 2008. In 2011 he was promoted to CEO. During his time with the company he has seen the group’s core Anantara brand grow from just a handful of properties to become a leading operator and developer, currently with 39 luxury properties in operation.
Since joining MH from Orient-Express Hotels, Trains & Cruises, Rajakarier has been instrumental in the expansion of the hotel portfolio, including the addition of ‘Elewana Afrika’, a strategic partnership with Sun International, the acquisition of Oaks Hotels & Resorts and acquiring Tivoli Hotels & Resorts.
Most recently MINT was transformed into a truly global hospitality company following the successful completion of its tender offer for shares in NH Hotel Group, which secured a 94.1% shareholding stake at a total investment of EUR 2,327 million. The acquisition increases MINT’s overall portfolio to 516 hotels and resorts in 53 countries across the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Europe, South America, Africa and the Indian Ocean.
Rajakarier is tasked with growing Minor Hotels’ portfolio and expanding the group’s home grown brands of Anantara and AVANI, in addition to continued strategic acquisitions across the group’s growing footprint.
Minor Hotels is an international hotel owner, operator and investor with a diverse portfolio of brands including Anantara, AVANI, Oaks, Tivoli, M Collection, NH Collection, NH, nhow and Elewana.
Dillip 's Sessions
Dillip Rajakarier, CEO, Minor Hotels
Norbert Vas, VP Business Development, Archipelago International
Thomas Willms, CEO, Steigenberger Hotels AG
Piyaporn Ann Phanachet, CEO, U City PLC