Gaurav Sarin’s primary goal as the new EVP and COO of Miraya Hotel Management is to further develop Vantage Hospitality Group’s Value Inn Worldwide and Value Hotel Worldwide brands throughout India.
Vantage Hospitality gave Miraya the exclusive right to develop its international brands in India when it entered into a master license agreement with the company earlier this year.
Sarin most recently served as the head of operations for Best Western India. He was instrumental in driving the growth of the brand nearly 300 percent in a short amount of time. His goal is to grow Value Inns & Hotels India to 100 hotels within the next five to seven years.
“We are very excited to have Gaurav heading up our expansion in India,” said Bill Hanley, Vantage’s group president of international development. “There is tremendous opportunity and demand in India for brands like Value Inn & Hotels India and Gaurav has the industry knowledge, expertise and drive to make a big impact in a short amount of time.”
The Value Hotel Worldwide brand is also currently growing in South Korea, while Vantage has other brands located internationally in Indonesia, Canada and Mexico.