Rohit Sachdev, Founder/MD – Soho Hospitality

Rohit Sachdev leads Soho Hospitality’s food and beverage, hospitality and interior design business and develops the company’s strategic vision.

A graduate of the Stern School of Business at New York University, Rohit’s passion for the hospitality business was sparked when he walked into the Royalton hotel, one of the first boutique hotels in New York. Conceptualized by the hotel mogul Ian Schrager with designer Philippe Starck in 1988, the Royalton changed the landscape of the hospitality business with its compelling interior design and emphasis on lobby socializing.

Rohit’s interests in food and beverage were also kindled in New York City, where he dined in the restaurants of Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Mario Batali, Danny Mayer, Masaharu Morimoto, Stephen Starr and Keith McNally. These experiences served as a catalyst and inspiration for what Rohit strives to achieve at Soho Hospitality today.

Hotel Development

Rohit’s foray into the hospitality business began in 2004, when he led the development of the 163-room Fraser Suites Sukhumvit project in Bangkok. Since its opening in November 2007, the property has become recognized as one of the best serviced apartments in Thailand and has consistently outperformed its competitors in terms of ARR and occupancy.

In September 2011, Fraser Suites Sukhumvit won a World Travel Award as Thailand’s Leading Serviced Apartment.

While developing the Fraser Suites Sukhumvit property, Rohit founded Sachdev O’Dell in 2004. Sachdev O’Dell quickly established itself as one of the top architecture and design firms in Bangkok, with projects for Accor, Starwood, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Hilton Hotels, Best Western, Ascott International, Oakwood and Frasers Hospitality.

Sachdev O’Dell received the Best Interior Designer Award at the 2007 Thailand Property Awards. The firm designed more than 5,000 hotel rooms between 2004 and 2010. Rohit was featured in the Real Estate 100 list by the Thailand Property Report in 2008.

Restaurant Projects

Rohit Sachdev divested from Sachdev O’Dell In 2010 and began an interior design and food and beverage consulting practice within Soho Hospitality. Soho Hospitality has quickly established itself as a niche player in the market by offering interior design and food and beverage consulting services with a unique development approach.

In 2012, Soho Hospitality developed and opened Above Eleven in Bangkok, the first food and beverage project wholly owned and operated by the company. Soho Hospitality then launched Gramercy Park in December 2013, Charcoal Tandoor Grill & Mixology in November 2014 and Havana Social in October 2015

Rohit is regularly invited to participate in panels at key real estate conferences and seminars across the region.