16 September 2019
Bhubaneswar: Executive Director of Mayfair Hotels and Resorts, Souvagya Mohapatra, has been included in 'The Power List 2019' of Hotelier India magazine, a must read for anyone involved in the hospitality industry. Mohapatra along with 34 other hoteliers have been featured in the magazine's annual power list for its 11th-anniversary issue.
As asserted by Hotelier India, Mayfair has established one of the finest hospitality brands of India in the oft-neglected eastern and north-eastern parts of the country. The hotel group, which began the journey with one property outside Rourkela, today has several world-class hotels located in eight destinations, spanning four states. And the man behind this heady achievement is veteran hotelier Souvagya Mohapatra.
It further states that Mohapatra mines the cultural and ethnic heart of eastern and north-eastern parts of India and wraps them in luxurious experiences. The architecture of his beautiful hotels combines colonial flourishes with local accents.
According to Hotelier India, Mohapatra constantly ensures upgradation and innovation, launching initiatives to improve operational efficiency. It has quoted the hotelier saying, "We are very open to adapt to new technologies, gadgets, software and processes. We keep a keen eye on new destinations that can be nurtured and developed."
While most of Mayfair properties are located in Odisha and parts of West Bengal and Chattisgarh, the group has also ventured into Goa. Among Mayfair's up and coming properties is one at the foothills of the northeast, on the outskirts of Siliguri with a room inventory of 100. Another 5-star deluxe 252-keys property is underway at Kolkata, which will commence operations by early 2021, the magazine read.
As an active member of Odisha State Tourism Promotion Council, Mohapatra has helped promote the state as a destination, even taking on greening efforts after the devastating cyclone. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, in fact, recently launched a new golf Resort of Mayfair Hotels, to be built at the cost of Rs 125 crore at Satapada in Puri district, it added.
Mayfair aims to become an established national chain in the coming years stated Hotelier India while again quoting Mohapatra. "We are not looking at any tie-up with international hotel chains. Our sales strategy is in place. Currently, we are focused on markets in eastern India but are looking to tap the potential of Tier-II cities," he said.