Nidhi Gupta Mondal: “Be your own Brand”
Change with business trends everyday and think ahead before it changes again.
Introducing our new General Manager – FavBeds, Nidhi Gupta Mondal, a professional veteran who has contributed to the growth and success of modern Travel & Hospitality Industry with extensive experience of more than 15 years. Her exceptional planning, leadership and management abilities helps her take charge of an operation or project and further guiding it to new performance levels.
Q. Tell us more about your previous career?
A. A hotelier at heart and professional at soul. My last assignment was with TravelBullz Co., Ltd (Bangkok based) as Director Contracting & Product Development- Asia (heading XML out business-B2B online, along with data entry & contracting teams in India, Hong Kong, Singapore & Thailand). Destinations in my portfolio were : Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Thailand, India, Srilanka & Maldives.
My most recent hotel assignments were with Centara Hotels & Resorts – Head Office (Director of Sales & Marketing -South Asia & Middle East markets -Bangkok based), Shangri-la New Delhi, Crown Plaza, Hyatt Regency Delhi and Park Plaza respectively.
Q. What is your vision regarding the hotel and tourism industry and Favstay?
A. My vision for the Hotel & Tourism industry is to revolutionize the way business is done. We need to focus on correct market mix and create ideal holiday for each guest. We must feature a destination’s diverse offerings to diverse markets based on their interests in shopping, tours, attractions, night life, etc.
For Favstay, my focus is to bring the best products for each market by strategic hotel, supplier partnerships and marketing along with an online distribution to multi markets.
Q. How would you describe your leadership style?
A. My idea of leadership is to equip your team with wings to fly. Each individual is a package of skills, strengths and weaknesses. A good leader must identify each package and build a beautiful bunch to achieve goals.
I have a trendy, modern, logical and a flexible approach packed with patience and ability to visualize and demonstrate my dream and vison to the team. Involving them at each stage of planning and execution gives me immense satisfaction.
Q. Lastly, why are you interested in Favstay?
A. FavStay is a concept out of the set rules and patterns of the industry, which makes it an exciting assignment for me.
Flexibility to innovate is the key, I would like to en-cash the opportunity to revolutionize the modern travel business with products like villas, self drive cars, yatch hires for tourists through B2B platform. There is a big scope to change the way typical hotel packages are sold traditionally in each destination. FavBeds project will bring a lot of focus in this space.