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 Saj Hotels Pvt Limited appoints Zamir Khan as the new CEO

February 21, 2023: Saj Hotels Pvt Ltd has appointed Zamir Khan as their new CEO. In his new role, Zamir will develop strategies, drive growth and foster innovation for the Hotels and Restaurants verticals of

February 21, 2023: Saj Hotels Pvt Ltd has appointed Zamir Khan as their new CEO. In his new role, Zamir will develop strategies, drive growth and foster innovation for the Hotels and Restaurants verticals of the Group.

Zamir brings over two decades of experience across sectors such as Hospitality, FMCG, Real Estate, Aviation, ITes, Telecommunications, among others and has been part of the founding team of prestigious brands like Massive Restaurants Pvt. Ltd., Wrapster Foods Pvt. Ltd., and worked with leading indigenous business houses like Taj Hotels, Resorts & Palaces, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts, Dabur (India) Ltd., Avantha Group, DLF Retail Ltd., to name a few. He has also spearheaded the communications mandate for conglomerates such as Telcordia, Emirates Airlines, EMC Corporation, TetraPak, Nokia, among others.

As the C.E.O, Zamir brings with him a wealth of experience and astute business acumen that will strengthen the brands’ position, build advocacy, and complement the growth of the company. Saj Hotels Pvt. Ltd currently owns two boutique resorts, situated in Mahabaleshwar and Malshej Ghat respectively. The Group also operates award winning and acclaimed Modern Indian Coastal cuisine restaurant – Mahé and the revered, fun Japanese & Korean cuisine destination – Roboto in Goa. With the aim of expanding its footprint, the Group is in the process of launching a new Resort property – Saj in the Forest, inside the Pench National Park, Madhya Pradesh, scheduled to open in the first week of April, while also in the pipeline is the launch of a high-octane, fun, contemporary Bar concept – Clumsy, scheduled to open doors next month in Goa.

“After having spent over two decades in one of the most challenging industries, I feel humbled to have been given this opportunity to join Saj Hotels, among the fastest growing hospitality organizations in the country. As part of the senior management team, I look forward to steering Saj Hotels to greater heights, while working towards building world-class hotels, resorts and dining destinations in India and capturing its untapped beauty. The pandemic did set us back, but it also presented newer possibilities in India. I would like to express my gratitude to the promoters and board of directors, especially the Chairman – Mr. Rahul Timbadia for showing their faith in me.”

Zamir Khan, Chief Executive Officer, Saj Hotels Pvt. Ltd.

“We are confident that Zamir’s leadership and strategic vision will take Saj Hotels Pvt. Ltd. to new heights. His passion for creating enriching experiences aligns perfectly with our brand values. We are looking forward to scaling our brands to new heights under his guidance,” said Karna Timbadia, Director, Saj Hotels Pvt. Ltd.

“With Zamir part of the leadership team, we are looking forward to driving our combined vision for Saj Hotels Pvt. Ltd., consolidating efforts towards growth of both our Hotels as well as Restaurants verticals, their expansions, creating unique guest experiences and building one of India’s leading hospitality organisations.”

Parth Timbadia, Director, Perhaps Food Pvt. Ltd.

In recognition of his work, Zamir has been awarded the ‘Most Talented Marketing Professional Award – Corporate Excellence Awards’, World Marketing Congress and the ‘Most Talented Corporate Communication Leader’ by the World CSR Congress.

A dynamic professional and a dedicated family man, Zamir loves to spend time with his family. He has a keen interest in photography and is an avid traveler. He enjoys listening to music of various genres as well as aspires to grow from strength to strength in the field of hospitality.

About Saj Hotels Pvt. Ltd.

With a vision of creating landmark recreational holiday destinations and dining hotspots, under the stewardship of Karna Timbadia and Parth Timbadia, Saj Hotels Pvt. Ltd was founded in the year 2000. Since its inception over three decades back, Saj Hotels has endeavored to offer unique, intimate and rustic holiday destinations, spread across unusual, unfamiliar locations that remain untouched by modern day life. Each location is chosen and Resorts designed taking local aesthetics into consideration, while being nature positive and offering guests peace and tranquility amidst natural surroundings, away from the hustle of daily life. Basis of the Resorts helms from integrating with and promoting local lifestyle and communities. Operating under the brands – Saj on the Mountain, Mahabaleshwar and Saj by the Lake, Malshej Ghat, Saj Hotels Pvt. Ltd. is in the process of launching an adventure focused boutique resort (largest in terms of area) – Saj in the Forest, Pench National Park, Madhya Pradesh. The Saj Group also own and operate revered Modern Coastal Cuisine restaurants – Mahé as well as the fun, high energy, izakaya style restaurant Roboto in Goa. The company is in the process of launching a high-octane, fun, music and event-based concept Clumsy in Goa this April.



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