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Arjun Baljee Appointed President of Royal Orchid Hotels Limited

Bengaluru, 21 June, 2024: Strengthening its Leadership team, Royal Orchid Hotels Ltd. (ROHL) announced the appointment of Arjun Baljee as President of the company. Arjun is the co-promoter of Royal Orchid Hotels Ltd, and was involved with the timely development of the first Royal Orchid Hotel in 2001. His role of project implementation with the group saw the company grow from two to ten hotels within a short span of 6 years. The expansion and execution of projects, under his able leadership, proved to be the catalyst for Royal Orchid’s successful IPO in 2006.

Arjun comes with over 20 years of experience across sectors like real estate, technology, start-ups and hospitality where he has worked with and advised multiples business from new-age companies to traditional conglomerates. He was a strategic advisor to the Tourism Development Fund of Saudi Arabia, a sovereign fund responsible for investments across the tourism infrastructure in the kingdom and has worked with several government bodies and charities across geographies.

Talking about the appointment, Chander K Baljee, Chairman and Managing Director, Royal Orchid Hotels Ltd. said, “Hospitality is one of the largest service industries in India, supported by tourism, thereby driving strong economic growth. Under Arjun’s expertise, we are confident Royal Orchid will scale to newer heights as he embarks on playing an active role in achieving our ambitious expansion plans across boundaries. He has proven his mettle when he first engaged with the company and helped scale our business in a short span. I am confident his leadership skills will pave the way for the company to achieve its goals in the years to come thereby enhancing shareholder value.”

Fuelled by creativity and innovation, Arjun is an outright go-getter who delivers results. In his new role, Arjun will be responsible for the new vision for the company with new hotel signings, development of brands, and customer centric initiatives in line with a vision to expand the group’s footprint into newer geographies.

Arjun Baljee, President, Royal Orchid & Regenta Hotels, said, “I’m honoured to be given this unique opportunity to turbo-charge the company’s growth. With the global focus on India, its growing economy and Government of India’s initiatives to promote unique hospitality initiatives around the country, we are best placed to capitalise on this growth in the coming years by reimagining our company and implementing a future ready strategy.”

Arjun Baljee has studied Hospitality Management from the prestigious Hotel School at Cornell University and has an MBA.


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