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With extensive experience across industries and through the vast geographical & cultural landscape of the country, KUE Management Services brings to you unparalleled and customized high-touch hospitality and advisory services to facilitate appropriate & smarter investments versus desire led aspirations for entrepreneurs to maximize the profitability and potential.

The Hospitality business is primarily a desire led, lifestyle business that is capital intensive with a longer gestation period. However, in today’s fiercely competitive scenario it is increasingly important to ensure that a fine balance is maintained between ambition and financial viability, therefore ‘Invest Wisely’. Your time, investments and return on capital (ROCE) are critical components to fulfilling your latent ambitions.

This is where KUE Management Services can assist you.
Our specialists bring to you Knowledge as the ‘cue’ to direct your investments and time in the right direction so as to ensure successful execution and outcome.

Using our well researched and credible experience we bring to you an opportunity to Collaborate & Compete and put your Ambition…at work to help you create a Fortune out of legacy.

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The Team

A Graduate Management Qualification degree holder from Bond University, Australia and a Science Graduate from Delhi University, Suresh Kumar joined ITC Hotels Ltd. as a Management Trainee in 1978.

His career spanning four decades commenced as General Manager in 1987 and subsequently VP Operations-ITC Hotels till he was entrusted the responsibility of steering ITC’s Wholly Owned Subsidiary, the Fortune Hotels brand as Managing Director with an additional charge of WelcomHeritage Hotels as well, till February 2018.

During his illustrious tenure, CNN International featured Suresh Kumar in Richard Quest’s CNN Business Traveller focus on the Indian Mid-Market to Upscale Hotel Segment.

As part of his continued endeavour of mentoring young Hospitality Industry aspirants, Suresh Kumar has also on various occasions addressed students at reputed institutions, including the Cornell-Nanyang Institute of Hospitality Management, Singapore.

Passion for this business and confidence bestowed by the industry has now propelled him to venture on his own through KUE Management Services. With extensive experience across the vast geographical & cultural landscape of the country, they endeavour to facilitate appropriate investments versus desire led aspirations for entrepreneurs to maximize the profitability & potential.

Accolades conferred:
- ‘The Green Hotelier’ award by International Hotels and Restaurants Association (IHRA) (1996)
- ‘Safari India Best Hotelier’ (2004 & 2009)
- ‘PATWA International Young Achievers Award’ (2008)
- ‘PATWA International Achiever Award’ (2010 & 2011)
- ‘Hall of Fame’ by Hotelier India in 2015
- ‘Hall of Fame – Lifetime contribution in Hospitality’ by Safari India in 2017,
- Legend of the Hospitality Industry’ by Hospitality India in 2017
- ‘Contribution to Indian Hospitality Industry’ by Horwath HTL in 2018

Former affiliations:
- Management Committee Member of Hotel & Restaurant Association of Northern India (HRANI)
- Management Committee Member of Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Association of India (FHRAI)
- Executive Committee Member of Hotel Association of India (HAI)

In addition to the above, Suresh Kumar is also an avid golfer.

A Chartered Accountant with over 35 years of varied experience in diverse roles across industries in corporate management, hotel operations, project opportunities including,

- Hospitality
- Real Estate
- Pharmaceuticals
- Textiles
- Institutional Funding - Private Equity (in Hotels, Resorts, Motels)
- Business Risk Management
- Strategy planning (for Indian & International Corporates)
- Joint Ventures, Acquisitions, Turnaround Strategies, Financial restructuring
- Asset Management, Hospitality & Realty Project planning & Execution
- Corporate Law, Taxation & Commercial Negotiations, Management, License & other agreements
- Financial Audit: Internal Audits, Accounting Systems and Manuals

Currently Engaged in,

  • Providing structured services for Joint ventures, acquisitions, takeover, turnaround strategies, project opportunities in hospitality and real estate, financial restructuring, asset management, hospitality and realty project planning and execution, advisor to number of foreign private equities, professional and Various companies and HNI in India.
  • Setting up a budget hotel chain for the Banjara Group, owner of five star hotels in Hyderabad.
  • Structuring business strategy and opportunity sourcing for Concept and Cuisines a growing restaurant and banqueting chain.
  • Setting up of tennis infrastructure, legacy planning and administration in Delhi, NCR and Mumbai
  • Providing financial consultancy services, financial appraisal of projects, foreign direct investment, external commercial borrowing, debt swapping, liasioning with banks/financial institutions, financial reports, corporate financial consultancy, financial auditing and Taxation services, commercial negotiations, drafting legal agreements for Overseas and Entities established in India.
  • Audits:
    - Statutory Audits
    - Internal Audits
    - Performance Audit
  • Accounting Systems, Controls and Manuals

Rajiv has extensive experience and involvement in set up and operations of luxury hotels and as a key senior member of the management team he contributed to the set up of the ‘Indotels’ Hotel chain.

His desire and passion to continue his contribution to the hospitality industry motivated him to rerun his journey and co-found KUE Management Services to facilitate smarter investments and also develop a hotel chain with a difference.

A Bachelor’s Degree holder in Hospitality Management, Nameeta went on to pursue Post Graduate NVQ certifications in Patisserie & Confectionery, Craft Bakery and Advanced Food Hygiene from the City & Guilds (UK).

Commencing her career 23 years ago as a Chef specializing in Patisserie & Confectionery across restaurants & hotels, Nameeta worked with prominent Domestic & International hotel brands in the U.K., U.A.E. and India before moving into a Corporate role with a reputed Indian hotel chain in Operations and thereafter assuming the responsibility of Growth & Development for the chain. Whilst in her role in Development, she also successfully completed the Hotel Real Estate Investments & Asset Management Certificate from Cornell University.

Seeking newer challenges and opportunities, Nameeta decided it was time to move on to explore different prospects. As an Associate at KUE Management Services, Nameeta plays an integral role in the set up and operations of the firm.

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