Saahil has 10 years of industry experience within the hospitality and tourism domain with over eight years of experience in hospitality development and investment advisory within the MENA region.
Over the past eight years, Saahil has worked with different profiles of clients such as developers, investors/ investment funds, hotel operators, tourism ministries and multilateral organizations. For each of these clients, Saahil has delivered a combination of outputs such as concept building & development strategies, market & financial feasibilities, hotel operator search & negotiation strategy, operational audits & asset management, valuations, strategic business plans, master plan reviews and destination development plans. Saahil’s project experience includes hotels & resorts (standalone/ multiple assets or hotel portfolio/ development of hotel chain), leisure/ entertainment (theme parks and water parks), malls, mixed use developments/ integrated tourism developments and tourism master plans/ tourism strategies. The main markets that he has covered for such assignments are UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Jordan, Turkey, Egypt, East Africa and India.
Prior to joining Colliers, Saahil was leading the Dubai branch office for Tourism & Leisure Advisory Services – Europraxis Consulting, implementing hospitality, tourism and destination strategy projects across the MENA region. Saahil holds an Advanced Certificate in Hospitality Finance and Real Estate from ESSEC Business School, an MBA in Finance and Marketing from SIMS, Pune (India) and a B.Sc. (Hons) in Hospitality and Hotel Administration from IHM, Mumbai (India).