The Indian Hotel Sector: The Story Behind the Numbers

This article analyzes the cyclical nature of the hotel business and the Indian hotel sector’s performance in the past 18 years. Events, both local and global, impact the performance of hotels in India. The story behind the numbers is discussed.

About Achin Khanna

Achin Khanna is the Managing Director of Consulting and Valuation at HVS South Asia. He is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS). Over the past nine years at HVS, Achin has directed a large number of assignments, performed economic feasibility analyses and large scale portfolio valuations, successfully conducted operator searches and management contract negotiations. He has extensive experience in conducting hotel valuations, both in India and internationally. Prior to joining HVS, Achin spent ten years in the United States working across various roles in hotel operations, revenue management, franchise relations and business development. Achin holds a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management from Widener University, Chester, PA, and a MBA from the University of Phoenix, Arizona, USA. Contact Achin at


  1. Akansha PandeyMay 13, 2014

    For Press use

  2. Shinjini BasuMay 27, 2014

    Good read Thanks for the information

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