The Silicon Review
Aiana is powered and driven by a world-class team of experts, thinkers and entrepreneurs who all share the same deeply rooted passion for intuitive hospitality, and ultimately the Aiana vision. Down to its roots, you will find meaning in everything Aiana does, the words Aiana speaks and all that it offers. Its name is no exception. More than just a name, ‘Aiana’ represents both a lifestyle and an experience. Meaning both ‘eternal blossom’ in the ancient language of Sanskrit, and ‘a place of refuge or retreat’, Aiana is characterised by these concepts. Equipped with the inspiration to pursue its unique vision, this is where the Aiana story began.
Chaired by one of the most revered icons of the business world, H.E. Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani, Aiana embodies his spirit, passion and innovation. With over 20 landmark properties to his name and years of experience in real estate, construction, trading and transportation, the Aiana legacy has already begun. His vision is matched by the entrepreneurial initiative, ambition and fresh thinking of 3rd generation hotelier Amruda Nair to place Aiana at the forefront of the lifestyle hospitality sector.
Aiana goal is to create a global hospitality brand that embodies the very best in modern Indian service ethos, leads to an innovative management company and evolves with the ever-changing needs of the modern traveller. By discovering what genuinely shapes its guests’ travel experiences, Aiana believes its honest and accessible approach can redefine modern day hospitality. Aiana is characterised by an enduring passion to create rich guest experiences whilst contributing positively to their communities and the environment.
Aiana’s Core Values
AIANA: A (AUTHENTIC), I (INTUITIVE), A (ADAPTIVE), N (NURTURING), A (ACCESSIBLE)
Authentic: We believe in authenticity. Wherever the Aiana journey takes us, we’re inspired by local architecture, people and surroundings. No two locations are ever the same, making each Aiana experience unique with an individual sense of place. Our distinctive style of service is both honest and real; inspired by our Indian ethos and centred on the guest.
Intuitive: We’re intuitive. Like our hotels and resorts, we know that no two individuals are the same. You can count on us to anticipate our guests’ needs- it’s all part of the Aiana ethos.
Adaptive: We know how to adapt what we do to meet the changing needs of our guests. And we make it our mission to respond discreetly and in good time. We’re not afraid of change.
Nurturing: From the environment to the community, to our dedicated team, we nurture all who play a part in the Aiana story. Motivated to learn and encouraged to grow. Our team members are the very heart and soul of Aiana, and we believe that it’s our job to help them reach their full potential.
Accessible: The all-encompassing Aiana experience is accessible to all. Comfortable and engaging, tailored to each guest; we’ve mastered the art of authentic, modern-day, Indian-inspired hospitality. We show no pretence- we’re transparent in all that we do.
A Pioneering Reward Scheme: Aiana Discoverytm
Aiana’s guests are a new generation of travellers in search of immersive experiences, and Aiana believes in rewarding them with something they’ll love. Aiana rewards those who choose Aiana with a taste of the local culture, allowing the global traveller a local travel experience. It’s simple.
A pioneering reward scheme that focuses on more than just amounting points, Aiana looks to give something back to their loyal guest that’s truly unforgettable. Members are rewarded with exciting opportunities such as after-hours access to local experiences, events and attractions, as well as personalised gifts. If you’ve ever wanted to live life through the eyes of a local, just for the day, Aiana DiscoveryTM can make it happen. Aiana’s experiences are carefully designed and tailored to you by its professional team of local experts, and only a membership to Aiana DiscoveryTM can provide access.
The Leading lady
Amruda Nair, Joint Managing Director and CEO:
“As a third-generation hotelier, I have been fortunate enough to witness first hand a lot of changes in the hospitality industry in recent years. As modern technology moved in and more traditional means moved out, I learnt the importance of adapting and responding to change. Now, with Aiana I plan to embrace what I’ve learnt and lead those changes. I want to bring unparalleled value alongside authentic experiences to the smart, lifestyle segment. My goal is to share our Indian-infused, world-class service with the rest of the world.”
“I believe in having a pro-active approach to being both environmentally and socially conscious, and this is something that will resonate with our guests’ values. Our guests are experienced travellers, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t expect value for money. I aspire to instil my long-term strategic vision for change through the creation of an honest and authentic lifestyle hospitality brand.”
“From our intelligent management model to the smart design of our properties, everything we do is honest, innovative and enriching for the guest. We are a global hospitality brand with a difference.”