2013 India – State Ranking Survey

The State Ranking Survey 2013 aims to assess the competitiveness of the 29 states in India and identify the best performers when viewed from the hospitality industry's viewpoint. The report employs 11 key parameters to evaluate the different states.
Manav Thadani, Chairman - HVS Asia Pacific, joined the company in 1995 in its New York Office. He went on to start the India operations in 1997 and was HVS’ first employee in Asia. Over the last 19 years, HVS India has expanded into multiple verticals including Strategic Consulting, Executive Search, Marketing, Communications, Energy & Sustainability and Professional Skills Development. In his current role, Manav oversees all eight offices across Asia Pacific, ensuring that they operate cohesively and effectively. Additionally, he runs four conferences in the region – Hotel Investment Conference - South Asia (HICSA); Hotel Operations Summit India (HOSI); Tourism, Hotel Investment & Networking Conference (THINC) Indonesia, and Tourism, Hotel Investment & Networking Conference (THINC) Sri Lanka. A pioneering entrepreneur and an effective leader, Manav has been a trusted advisor to various industry stakeholders, with his candid views being highly sought after and respected in the field of hospitality. Under his guidance, HVS has garnered the reputation of being the ‘Go To’ hospitality consulting firm in this part of the world. On a personal level, Manav co-founded SAMHI in 2011, a leading Indian hotel investment and development firm with focus on ownership of branded hotels in the mid scale and economy segments across key cities. Manav is also the immediate past Chairman of the World Travel & Tourism Council - India Initiative (WTTCII). Contact Manav at mthadani@hvs.com
Debjani Dhara, ddhara@hvs.com joined HVS India in September 2013 as Associate - Special Projects. Prior to joining HVS, she had been associated with The Oberoi Group for five years, during which time she also completed The Oberoi Centre of Learning & Development’s well respected Management Training Program. Debjani holds a B.Sc. in Hospitality Management from the Institute for International Management & Technology - Oxford Brookes University, UK.


  1. Joseph PereiraDec 20, 2013

    for data purpose

  2. good and informative matter

  3. Sandeep ShindeFeb 10, 2014

    For research purpose

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