Kaneswaran Avili is the founder of Hotel NIDA – Asia’s fastest growing hotel chain. Hotel NIDA is a business model that acquires hotels through a lease model and operates it under its own brand providing a solid outsourcing solution for hotel owners while developing a strong hotel brand for its customers leveraging the latest technology and deploying world class customer experience at the hotel. Hotel NIDA is backed by leading VC in Asia (Shanda Group, Cyberagent Ventures & Convergence Ventures).
Prior to his entrepreneurship Kaneswaran Avili was a Senior Airline Executive with various airlines across Asia (SpiceJet, Tiger Airways, Citilink Indonesia & Viva Macau) and the founding executive and shareholder of Tune Hotels and Tune Insurance with the founders of AirAsia.
Kaneswaran Avili were also a key member of AirAsia’s founding team in 2001 and was instrumental for the airlines initial growth and cross boarder expansion.
Tony Ryan, Managing Director, Global Mergers and Acquisitions, JLL Hotels & Hospitality
Kaneswaran Avili, Founder, Hotel NIDA
Bill Barnett, Head of Development, Le Pirate
Hanky Lee, Innkeeper, The Henry Hotel
Andrew Steele, Managing Director Bali & Corporate, Potato Head