Q&A: Talking to Rajiv Sawhney - CEO of Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd.
Rajiv Sawhney is the CEO of Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India. He is an alumnus of IIM Bangalore and has 29 years experience in FMCG and Telecom. Rajiv was part of the core team that built the Telecom business of Hutchison in India. He was later the Country Head of Hutchison Telecom business in Thailand and Indonesia. Before joining MHRIL, Rajiv was responsible for the Telecom interests of the Essar group in India and Africa.
We talk to Rajiv Sawhney about the Sasan Gir resort and some of the big attractions around the location.
A: The Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary (also known as Sasan-Gir) is the only home of the pure Asiatic Lions, and identified as a protected area in Asia. At the Club Mahindra Safari Resort, we might just be able to take our member residents into the lion’s den, which can be a roaring highlight on a holiday.
With the government promoting tourism in a big way, Sasan Gir is fast becoming a major tourist destination. The proximity of Somnath Temple, Junagadh, as well as Diu has made Gir a popular hub for both tourists and family vacation seekers.
A: Club Mahindra Safari Resort gives you the comfort of superior and well-maintained facilities, with the backdrop of local flavours in terms of culture, people and experience. That’s how our theme, “Love thy Destination” comes into the picture. As a resort, we’d like to bring into perspective the culture and heritage around us, and help local communities achieve common goals and aspirations.
We also aim to personalize a guest’s holiday experience, by playing the role of an experience partner. This way we attempt to make every moment memorable and help guests get the most out of their holiday.
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