Hotelier Mart is a blockchain-powered hotel booking platform created by a team of international luxury hoteliers, blockchain and innovation experts in partnership with award-winning travel tech company Hoteliermart. Currently, the platform features over 170K+ hotels in 185+ cities around the world and counting. It blends the latest technology, the power of blockchain and an experience-centric approach to offer travelers and hoteliers multiple benefits and countless features, including car rentals and airlines, verified hotel reviews, KYC compliance, blockchain-protected data, and a dedicated local Experience Ambassador.
Why Hotelier Mart?
Intuitive: Discover an intuitive platform and a simple three-step booking system – search, select, book.
Unmatched Prices: Hotelier Mart takes intermediaries – and their high fees – out of the picture, maximizing profitability for hotel owners and offering travelers unmatched prices.
Millions of Memories: With countless features, a local Experience Ambassador and a growing network of hotels and high-end vacation rentals to choose from, Hotelier Mart moves away from the current “heads and beds” model to focus on personalization and experience.
Synchronized: Hotel owners, travelers and operators are finally synchronized through a complete platform designed to simplify transactions and protect the interests of all parties.
Vetted: All platform users are carefully vetted, but we don’t stop there. Hotel photos and reviews are also verified. No more uncertainty or false reviews to inflate or hurt reputations.
Competition: For the first time, Hotelier Mart gives small and medium-sized hotels access to a platform where they can finally compete.
Purpose: Hotelier Mart is much more than an innovative hotel booking platform. It is the legacy of a diverse team of experts and award-winning partners who believe in a different future for the hospitality industry.
Hotelier Mart & SearchStays Network: Coveted Destinations at Your Fingertips
SearchStays, a leading global vacation rental network that specializes in creating personalized luxury holiday experiences, is now part of Hotelier Mart. Now, you can have instant access to any of the network’s 18 international websites and over 50,000 high-end vacation rentals, including pet-friendly, golfing, fishing, long-term and ski stays.
The Team: Building a Legacy Together
Rana Mukherji, Founder & CEO
Rana has been managing, operating and running luxury hotels across the Middle East, India, North America, Kenya & South Africa for nearly 20 years. He has worked with some of the leading brands in the industry, including Marriott, Regent International, and Fairmont Raffles Hotels International. Most recently, Rana served as the General Manager Hospitality for IFA Hotel Investments and spearheaded a Bespoke Hotels Middle East & Africa joint venture.
Peter Kudera, Associate Partner, Board Member
Successful entrepreneur, blockchain ambassador and green energy fan from Austria, Peter Kudera is widely published author of articles and blog posts on cryptocurrencies, a speaker at British Parliament and international blockchain events as well as the founder of a unique green mining company Chaintech. Peter believes in innovation and most part of his life actively exploring world-changing technologies. His active participation in crypto industry and his expert knowledge in this sphere made him one of the most influential persons in the crypto world. Peter Kudera has the passion for growing new ideas and the ability to understand their potential. He educates people on how to invest wisely in cryptocurrencies and learn about new blockchain projects.
Vipin Mahasayan, Chief Operating Officer- Travel
With over 10 years of experience in the travel and hospitality industry, Vipin is a dynamic business and strategic alliance development professional whose experience permeates multiple areas of the industry. He works closely with hoteliers, vacation rental companies, travel agencies, tour operators, destination management companies, global distribution systems, and other suppliers around the globe to build successful partnerships. When he is not building thriving business relationships or helping organizations grow, Vipin can be found traveling, exploring local cultures, growing his network or embracing new experiences.
Christoph Ganster, Chief Hospitality Officer
Christoph Ganster is a luxury hospitality industry veteran with over 25 years’ experience who has worked in senior management positions for some of the top luxury hospitality brands across the Maldives, Mauritius, Switzerland, the United States and Germany.
Christoph has served as Managing Director of Laucala Island, Fiji, and worked with FHRI Hotels & Resorts for over a decade, serving as General Manager at Raffles Seychelles, Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv, Ukraine and Fairmont Heliopolis & Towers Cairo, Egypt. Christoph is also an active member of the board of the World Luxury Hotel Awards.
Peter Buttigieg, Founding Partner
Peter Buttigieg is the Chairman and Managing Director of RMS-PMS Cloud, an Australian software company producing and supporting Reservation and Channel Management Systems to the world’s hospitality industry.
Currently, there are over 6,000 properties in 25 countries using RMS’ seamless real-time online booking functionality. For the past 30 years, Peter has been leading teams, projects and organizations, creating innovative IT solutions that impact the global hospitality, mining and defense industries.
Igor Khmel, Founding Advisor
BANKEX Chief Executive Officer and entrepreneur with experience in product development, operations and digital strategy implementation. Igor holds an MBA from Stanford School of Business, founded Sberbank Lab, an innovation practice at the largest bank in Eastern Europe, and has worked at prestigious organizations including McKinsey, Deloitte, and Citadel.
Stefan Hanekon, Chief Financial Officer
Raki Philips, Chief Integration Officer Hotel
Saket Joshi, Head of Innovation
Malcolm Tan, Legal & Jurisdiction
Gloria Chan, Regional Director APAC
Nick Turner, Associate Partner Hotel Development UK
Olivier Heuchenne, Partner Development Europe
Marco Calicchia, Head of Community Development
Kat Gaidukova, Creative Director
James Rhodes, Director of PR
Kate Bentley, Revenue Management Advisor
Volodymyr Malyshkin, Blockchain
Shafiqur Rahman, Investment Director
Ferdi Stolzenberg, Institutional Investment Asia
John Bardis, Chief Strategist Travel & Hospitality
Alexis Nicosia, Founding Advisor
John Geoffrey Chester, Legal Advisor
Felix Mago, Founding Advisor
Our Mission and Vision
We are not just disrupting the industry or challenging its biggest problems, we are building a legacy. With core partnerships, revolutionary technology and a diverse team of experts, we will empower small operators, rethink the entire industry infrastructure and innovate as we build a synchronized hospitality community of service providers, hospitality vendors and tech solutions unlike any other.
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