Our Leadership

Chanakya's skilled team excels in executing diverse business plans with expertise and precision. Their wealth of experience and specialized skills ensure successful outcomes, grand hospitality, and exceptional guest experiences.

Kishor Koladia - Chanakya

Kishor Koladia

Managing Partner

As a Managing Partner at Chanakya Management, Kishor assumes a pivotal role in overseeing all aspects of operations, development, and finance for the company’s hotels. Kishor received his MS in bioengineering from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Science in engineering and hotel management from Sardar Patel University.

With a diverse background that includes being a developer of premium brand hotels, Kishor brings a wealth of expertise to the table. His leadership ensures the stability of the organization and creates a platform for dynamic growth. Kishor is a visionary leader who spearheads the company’s internal growth strategy and drives data-driven results.

In his capacity as Managing Partner, Kishor personally oversees the day-to-day activities of the company’s operations, finance, and development. His hands-on approach allows him to ensure the efficient functioning of these critical areas. Kishor’s charismatic personality and strong leadership inspire the corporate culture, fostering a sense of passion and dedication among all company associates.

Nimit Gajera - Chanakya

Nimit Gajera

Managing Partner

As a Managing Partner at Chanakya Management, Nimit’s responsible for overseeing corporate strategy, growth, HR, and Compliance for the company’s hotels. With a strong educational background, Nimit graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy with a major in pharmaceutical marketing and management. As a second-generation entrepreneur and lifelong student, Nimit brings over 7 years of experience in business management, growth, and strategy.

With a diverse professional background, Nimit has spent over 10 years working for Fortune 500 companies and top consulting firms, gaining a wealth of corporate knowledge and expertise. This experience has equipped Nimit with a deep understanding of effective management practices, strategic planning, and driving growth in dynamic business environments.

Over the past 5 years, Nimit has played a vital role in the acquisition of new hotel properties and the formation of Chanakya Management. As a visionary leader, Nimit leverages a strategic mindset and a keen eye for market opportunities to steer the company towards success.

Harry Patel - Chanakya

Harry Patel

Director of Operations

Harry is a seasoned hospitality professional with over 15 years of experience in operations, management, and revenue growth. With expertise in overseeing financial aspects, sales and marketing, renovations, and customer satisfaction, Harry brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Western International University and a Hospitality & Tourism management certification from Florida Atlantic University.

Harry’s extensive background includes strong brand experience from his tenure at Choice, Marriott, Best Western, as well as valuable hospitality management experience gained at Aimbridge. As a focused leader, Harry has a proven track record of finding innovative ways to drive revenue, increase margins, and enhance customer satisfaction. He excels in managing budgets, negotiating contracts, and building lasting relationships. With his wealth of experience and unwavering dedication to excellence, Harry is poised to make a significant impact in the hospitality industry.

Manish Koladiya

Manish Koladiya

Director of Operation/Revenue Management 

Manish is a seasoned professional with a remarkable career spanning over 10 years in the hospitality industry. With a wealth of experience in operations, he brings a valuable skill set and a deep understanding of the industry to his role at the Chankaya team.

Throughout his career, Manish has held various key positions, demonstrating his versatility and adaptability. Starting as a general manager, he quickly proved his leadership abilities by overseeing the smooth operation of multiple properties under his supervision. His dedication, attention to detail, and commitment to excellence allowed him to excel in his responsibilities.

As an area manager, Manish successfully managed a portfolio of properties, taking charge of their overall performance and ensuring their profitability. He was responsible for generating budgets, meticulously analyzing financial data, and implementing strategic plans to drive revenue growth. Manish’s expertise in room forecast and revenue management played a vital role in maximizing occupancy rates and optimizing pricing strategies.

Ela Axsena - Chanakya

Ela Saxsena

Area Director of Sales and Marketing

Ela is a highly accomplished sales and marketing professional with over 10 years of experience in the hospitality industry. With a proven track record and a strong background working for renowned brands like IHG and Hyatt, Ela brings a wealth of expertise to the Chanakya team. Proficient in hotel management systems and armed with strategic planning skills, Ela has consistently driven revenue growth throughout her career. She excels in identifying and acquiring new business accounts, cultivating lasting relationships with clients, and maximizing revenue potential. Her in-depth understanding of the industry allows her to effectively analyze market trends, create tailored promotions, and exceed revenue goals.

Ela’s passion for delivering exceptional guest experiences is a driving force in her sales and marketing approach.

Stacy Sims - Chanakya

Stacy Sims

Director of QA and Inspection

Stacy brings over eight years of professional experience in the hospitality industry, having specialized in hotel operations and quality assurance. Throughout her career, she has had the opportunity to work with multiple prominent brands such as Hilton, Marriott, and Best Western, holding various roles from a regional service manager at the corporate level to sales coordinator, general manager and front desk manager at the property level.

Her breadth of experience has endowed her with an extensive understanding of revenue management, sales and marketing, and property management. Stacy’s proven record in opening new properties and managing rigorous brand requirements makes her an ideal fit to oversee the portfolio of Chanakya’s new properties scheduled to open in the upcoming year.

Yesina Medellin - Chanakya

Yesenia Medellin

Accounts Payable Associate

Yesenia is a highly skilled accounts payable associate specializing in handling daily A/P responsibilities for Chanakya’s portfolio of hotels. With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to accuracy, she plays a vital role in ensuring the timely and accurate processing of invoices, expense reports, and payment transactions. She is well-versed in the intricacies of financial systems and accounting software, leveraging them effectively to maintain comprehensive and organized records.