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EY Entrepreneur Of The Year China 2016 Services Category Winner

Girish Jhunjhnuwala
Ovolo Group
Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Through his entrepreneurial insight, Girish Jhunjhnuwala identified a market gap and developed a unique business model of all-inclusive hospitality based on acquired properties, and founded Ovolo Group in Hong Kong in 2002. By noticing the trials, tribulations and slow response from customer feedback created when property owners operate separately from property managers, Girish created a bold strategy that combined ownership and management, acquiring a collection of properties possessing a distinct heritage, and turning them into thoughtfully designed hotels that met the diverse needs of the modern traveller. In less than two decades of rapid development, Ovolo Group has expanded its business from its origins in serviced apartments to wider hospitality operations, and currently owns and operates a collection of individually designed lifestyle hotels and serviced apartments in Hong Kong and Australia, becoming a market disruptor and rising star in the hospitality industry in the process.

Girish sees to it that all of the company’s properties are designed and serviced from a traveller’s point of view, with cutting-edge marketing, and the latest tech as well as fresh and fun-filled features that please guests at every turn. The success of Ovolo Group has attracted many followers to its superior business model and practices, driving the overall development of the hospitality industry. Under his leadership, Ovolo has been highly recognized with many international awards, including “APAC Hotelier of the Year”, “Best HK Retail & Hospitality Brand” and “Most Innovative Designer Hotel”.

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