Amit Saberwal is the innovator behind RedDoorz, Southeast Asia’s largest and fastest-growing budget hotel brand. After a 20-year career in hospitality and travel tech, he identified an opportunity to help both the region’s emerging middle-class consumers and the struggling budget hotel owners. Singapore-based RedDoorz is on its way to operating with more than 1,000 properties and more than 50,000 rooms across more than 50 cities in Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and Singapore with plans this year.
Prior to founding RedDoorz, he was the Chief Business Officer – Hotel and International Markets at India’s premier travel and airline booking site MakeMyTrip.com. He was instrumental in shaping the company and was also part of the leadership team growing it to IPO in three years and getting it listed on NASDAQ in 2010, with 85,000 properties globally. He was also turnkey in spearheading MakeMyTrip largest acquisition of Thailand-based HotelTravel.com.
Amit has also previously worked as Director Sales and Marketing with The Park Hotels in Bangalore and New Delhi. He is a Hotel Management graduate with a Post Graduate Diploma in Sales & Marketing from National Institute for Sales, New Delhi.
He also spent time at Cornell University honing his professional skills as a hotelier. He spent his childhood in Delhi, India. He lives in Singapore with his banker wife and two children.
This is a Fireside Chat session and will discuss about:
- How & why did Amit build Reddoorz?
- What are the challenges during Reddoorz’s Journey? And how does Amit see the Highly-Fragmented Market as a challenge & opportunity?
- How’s the market for Reddoorz in Indonesia & the region according to Amit?
- What next for Reddoorz?