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Vinay Chandavarkar joins SaffronStays as its Chief Development Officer

In an effort to increase its visibility across the country, India’s foremost and exclusive collection of fully staffed and serviced premium private vacation homes SaffronStays, has appointed Vinay Chandavarkar as its Chief Development Officer. 

Born and raised in Mumbai, Vinay completed his post-graduation from ESSEC Business School, Paris where he majored in Hospitality Real Estate, and Development. With 16+ years of experience in the hospitality segment, Vinay was earlier associated with The Indian Hotels Company Limited (Taj Group of Hotels) as Corporate Director - Development and Hilton Hotels as Director, Development - India. His primary role at both these organisations was to expand the brand’s portfolios, a responsibility that he shall continue with at SaffronStays - securing and sealing well-appointed luxurious homes and villas. 

Speaking about joining the team, Vinay says, “I’m tremendously excited to join SaffronStays and be part of its incredible team. In light of the pandemic, the demand for branded premium vacation homes continues to be on the rise and represents a high potential niche hospitality segment in the future. I am proud to be a part of SaffronStays, which is at the forefront of this relevant change in our industry, and I look forward to playing my part in growing this underserved segment in our country. Through a combination of cutting-edge technology and a genuine, warm hospitality experience, we look forward to creating exceptional value for our stakeholders in the community and the tourism industry at large.”  

This new addition to the SaffronStays team is an important step towards expanding their horizon, and marrying real estate with hospitality. Speaking about the same, Devendra Parulekar, Founder, SaffronStays, says, “SaffronStays has always set the pace, and the agenda of the premium vacation rentals market in India.  As established hotel majors enter the space, and help deepen and mature the market, we further set the direction by hiring a Chief Development Officer. Vinay and his team will lead conversations with realtors who would like to design, build and invest in villas in premium gated communities to partner with top luxury vacation rental operators like us to act as their channel partners, and also manage and monetise these assets for potential buyers, investors or themselves.” 

SaffronStays has been recognised as one of India’s Top 100 Luxury Brands in ‘Luxebook's Most Powerful 2020’ list. As the Winner Of Top 100 Most Powerful Indian Luxury Brands, it was the only Curated Network of Private Vacation Homes to be featured on the list. Moreover, 1 in every 12 villas from Conde Nast Traveller's 50 Top Villas In India, is an exclusively managed estate by SaffronStays. 


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