In an exclusive interview with T3FS, Sunil J Trivedi, General Manager, Riverview Hotel speaks about the new trends of hotelier industry in Ahmadabad.
Q1. To begin with, can you speak a little bit about yourself?
I always wanted to be in hotelier industry and I made it true. My experience in this industry is really very good from the beginning till now. I am attached with this industry from last 22 years and during my carrier I worked with budget hotels. I started my career as a Fresher in Front Office department and gradually preceded to General Manager at Hotel Riverview, a 3 star approved hotel in centrally located in Ahmedabad.
Q2. How is the hospitality sector doing in Ahmadabad?
Anywhere we move there is always some variation which we can see in hotelier industry due to advanced technology and grow up of more hotels in particular area. Same here in last 10 years there are so many hotels in all category comes up in Ahmedabad. No doubt business has also increased but revenue part is a factor because it has not increased from last few years.
Q3. How corporate friendly is the property?
Yes, Corporate no doubt play a major role and is a big part in the hotelier industry. In Ahmedabad corporate is mainly a source of occupancy. From the last 5 years tourists also attract and traffic has diverted to Ahmedabad.
Q4. What are the most challenging aspects about your job?
The most challenging aspect is the Revenue ... due to development more new hotels in Ahmedabad traffic is being divided.
Q5. What is the biggest mistake which you would like to re-do during your career?
Hmmmmm....I would like to interact with all my Hotel Guests if possible....
Q6. What are the new trends you observe in hotelier industry of Ahmadabad?
In near Past some Aggregators are on in Ahmedabad that is Zo rooms, Oyo rooms, Fab hotels..etc.....They have increased inventory for travellers in Ahmedabad.