APODIS

Hotels & Resorts

About Us

Apodis Hotels & Resorts Ltd. (AHRL) invests across a wide range of platforms and businesses for Hospitality, Hotel Design & Development and F&B in the affordable, midscale hospitality sector and possesses a well established record of transforming hotels and commercial spaces into hotels in high density environments across cities and destinations. AHRL's venture was developed out of an investment partnership between its anchor investor PRAMA and India's leading financial institution IL&FS Investment Management Limited. With competence to support land and property acquisitions or leases, equity participation, debt, market and financial feasibility analytics in the hospitality space. The structure and nature of our company is open to seeking investment from private investors and investment partnerships with strategic hospitality partners in the hotels and food sector. These investments can also come into our significant or wholly owned companies. Apodis continues to look for opportunities; both organic and inorganic, to acquire and expand vertically and horizontally.

OUR JOURNEY

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INDUSTRY & PORTFOLIO

Over the last 6 years, Apodis has grown into a diversified hospitality business house with a rich portfolio. The Company is guided by the principal commitment of achieving operational excellence and safeguarding the interest of all of its stakeholders. Many of our core business operations can be found across India. We are headquartered in Mumbai & Bangalore.

Apodis owns Intellistay Hotels operates, manages a hospitality portfolio of full service midscale leisure and bespoke resorts, full service budget hotels and select service hotel brands: Apodis Collection , Mango Hotels, Mango Suites & i-Stayhotels.com. These brands strive to deliver four cornerstones of experience: Safety, Security, Fun and Value for Money. It currently manages and operates 18 hotels with 1000+ guestrooms pan India. The mother brand and its variants symbolizes its emphasis on accelerate availability of our brands, market dominance and guest-first philosophy. Investments in technology, people and guest experience are the pillars of the brand as it looks t become the market leader in the brand segments.

The companies growth and expansion strategy includes;

  • Management contracts for upper midscale resorts.
  • Full service budget and select service brands.
  • Franchise of select service brands.
  • Selective lease in strategically important locations from time to time.
  • The hotels have a unique price positioning in the range of $ 25 – $ 100 for the different brand categories.
  • For more information on hotels and hotel bookings visit www.intellistayhotels.com
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Apodis owns Apodis Projects Pvt. Ltd. - APPL - preferred vendors, partners and advisors have been actively involved in Development, Restoration and Renovation of heritage palaces and commercial conversion to hotels from concept to operations, ensuring timely execution and minimal pre and post invesement risk.

APPL a 100% owned company of AHRL is committed to provide Design, Superior Facilities, convenient infrastructure and high space efficiency to hotels, restaurants, bars, hospitality, mixed use developments, cold & warm shells, to hotel owners in the form of a design only turn-key program of Interior Fitout Components, technical assistance and advisiory services to ensure client satisfaction. Our core expertiese includes Optimising, Design, Compliance with brand Standards, FF&E, Millwork & Trim, Lighting, Santaryware, Wall Covering Drapery Carpets, Flooring, Hardware and Art.

We bring together single point Interior Design Capabilities Sourcing Agency & Core Vendors for projects to establish the best balance between quality, schedule and cost. Design and engineered a hotels portfolio of over 3,00,0000 Sq. Ft. (To display photographs of properties attributable to Apodis Projects Pvt. Ltd. i.e Tune Hotels Motera, Ahmedabad, MangoHotels, Navi Mumbai.

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"Apodis owns Apodis Foods & Brands Ltd. - AFBL - specializes in operations of Food and Beverage spaces in captive and third party hotel establishments with a vision of expanding into independent, commercial institutional F&B spaces.

Apodis Foods provides delicious, standardized, qualitative and pocket friendly meals to guests. It researches new technologies to manufacture and deliver end-to-end food solutions and services to standalone restaurants, restaurants within branded hotel chains and F&B operations as an F&B partner to clients, allowing hotel owners to focus on core operations. Some of AFBLs core delivery functions include; menu and food engineering by trained chefs quality checks Profit Maximization for Owners Operations, Service Delivery and Audit.

Its also supports clients and restaurant owners in building power brands, brand strategies and branded Interior environments. Brands wholly owned by AFBL include: XO Café, Xcite Lounge, Xcuse bar which are currently run exclusively for Intellistay Hotels & Tune Hotels India.

AFBL also runs F&B operations and allied services for large national and international branded hotels chains such as Holiday Inn Express and Ginger Hotels. The mother brand and its three variants symbolizes its renewed emphasis on accelerate growth, market dominance and guest-first philosophy. Investments in technology, key people and in guest experience back the brand as it looks towards the future to be the market leader.

MEET OUR TEAM

Members of the Board

Mahesh Gandhi

Mr. Mahesh Gandhi with a Masters in Law & Masters in Financial Management and Director, AHRL. With over 35 years of active experience in Asset Management, Originating Investment Portfolios, structuring and management of public and private equity investments across business segments. TCK Advisors, Investment Manager to Trinity Capital PCC. (Listed on London Stock Exchange), under his investment guidance invested in listed alternate asset plans in India creating value in excess of $5 billion. He serves on as Independent Director on the board of incorporated companies in India, Director on all captive companies & Chairman of IHPL, Apodis Foods & Brands and Apodis Projects Pvt. Ltd.

Pravin Rathod

Mr. Pravin Rathod is an accredited FCA from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He comes with more than 27 years of experience in investment banking, audit, tax, financial consulting, debt syndication, IPOs, private equity advisory, and is currently responsible for finance, accounting, capital creation, deal origination, structuring, valuation, compliance and closure. He was a Director of TCK Advisors which advised Trinity Capital PCC.

P. Krishnamurthy

Mr. P. Krishnamurthy an FCA by profession, is Senior Advisor to several Indian corporate houses, TAFE, a part of the Amalgamations Group, Director and Member of the Investment Committee of Urban Infrastructure Venture Capital Ltd. – Advisor to the Fund, a large domestic Real Estate fund in India. Previously, he has served WIMCO, RPG Group, UB Group. He has also been Vice Chairman of JM Morgan Stanley and continues to serve as a Non-Executive Director for JM Financial. He is also on the BOD and Executive Committee of SICOM Ltd., a public financial institution.

Shri. Uday Shankar Roy

Shri. Uday Shankar Roy, an experienced Board-level executive in financial services spanning commercial banking, insurance, financial technologies, cross-border payment & collection systems and corporate management, retired as a Deputy Managing Director of State Bank of India in 2009. Before superannuating from SBI, he was the Managing Director & CEO of SBI Life Insurance Co. Ltd. Besides heading large banking and insurance operations he led the Bank's technology transformation team which designed & implemented the IT Project on 'SBI Connect' communication network and Core Banking Solution across the State Bank Group, still counted amongst the world's largest successful technology transformations.

Rajesh Adhikary

Mr. Rajesh Adhikary is currently a Partner at IL&FS Investment Managers Ltd. and has 18 years of experience, with more than 13 years in financial services. His past experience includes work as General Manager at Bennett Coleman & Company Ltd., Vice President with Fitch Ratings and has worked with various financial services companies, including SREI Infrastructure Finance and Sumitomo-Usha Martin Finance Ltd. He is a charter holder from the CFA Institute, USA and a certified Chartered Financial Analyst from the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India.

Darshan Gangolli

Mr. Darshan Gangolli has an experience of over 21 years across real estate - both development and private equity, and government advisory for PPP project developments through leadership positions with IL&FS, Kotak RE, AIG GRE, and Sunteck Realty. Darshan is a Hubert Humphrey - Fulbright Fellow to Michigan State University (2004-05) - wherein, he has undertaken research on tourism infrastructure, real estate finance & municipal bonds development. In the area of hospitality, he has taken principal position through project development and investments in leading mid segment hotel chains, and convention center and hotel projects in India and an amusement park in the US.

Our Leadership

Mahesh Gandhi

Mr. Mahesh Gandhi with a Masters in Law & Masters in Financial Management and Director, AHRL. With over 35 years of active experience in Asset Management, Originating Investment Portfolios, structuring and management of public and private equity investments across business segments. TCK Advisors, Investment Manager to Trinity Capital PCC. (Listed on London Stock Exchange), under his investment guidance invested in listed alternate asset plans in India creating value in excess of $5 billion. He serves on as Independent Director on the board of incorporated companies in India, Director on all captive companies & Chairman of IHPL, Apodis Foods & Brands and Apodis Projects Pvt. Ltd.

Pravin Rathod

Mr. Pravin Rathod is an accredited FCA from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He comes with more than 27 years of experience in investment banking, audit, tax, financial consulting, debt syndication, IPOs, private equity advisory, and is currently responsible for finance, accounting, capital creation, deal origination, structuring, valuation, compliance and closure. He was a Director of TCK Advisors which advised Trinity Capital PCC.

Prashanth Rao Aroor

Mr. Prashanth. Rao. Aroor, CEO of Intellistay Hotels Pvt. Ltd. comes from a business background in Real Estate Development and Serviced Apartment Operations. He has an experience of extensive 'Business Travel' across India, seeded the Mango Hotels idea. He with successfully validated the Mango Hotels business model by reaching the finals of the Economic Times - Power of Ideas 2009. Prashanth serves as the Managing Director and CEO of Mango Hotels. He has a Bachelors of Engineering from VTU and an MBA from SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai.

Rohan D' Silva

Mr. Rohan D' Silva CFO of Intellistay Hotels Pvt. Ltd worked with JP Morgan Chase, in Fixed Income, of their Asset Management Division. He also has experience with Enterprise Risk Management at ITC Hotels Welcomgroup. Rohan has been invaluable since the early stage financial modeling, from which the Mango Hotels proposition has derived its strength and scalability. Today, Rohan serves as Director on the Board and CFO of the company handling finance, data analysis and risk management among other functions. Rohan has a Bachelors of Engineering from Manipal University and an MBA from IMI Delhi

Akbar Khwaja

Mr. Akbar Khwaja, CEO of Apodis Foods & Brands comes from a background unrelated to food. Post the computer engineering program, he started managing a restaurant and bar, and then moved to launch a chain of pubs in Bengaluru. He then went on to pursue MBA, and started a QSR franchise across the country specializing in Pizza and Salads which he owns as of date. He became CEO of Apodis Foods & brands in 2013 providing food services to affordable hotels brands in India and other institutional food services. He understands foods and his is passionate about standardizing food preparation and delivery without compromising quality.


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