RedDoorz, one of Southeast Asia’s leading budget hotel online booking platforms, is the brainchild of Amit Saberwal. The lack of standardisation in budget hotels, guesthouses and a budget brand are the reasons and alongside having amassed over 20 years of experience in the online travel, e-Commerce and hospitality sectors that drove Amit to creating RedDoorz. Headquartered in Singapore, the brand is spread across Indonesia, Singapore and The Philippines. Currently, the brand has more than 500 properties across 10 cities in Indonesia with the ambition of expanding to 16 cities in the country by end of 2018.
Prior to founding RedDoorz, he was the Chief Business Officer – Hotel and International Markets at India’s premier travel and airline booking site MakeMyTrip.com. He was instrumental in shaping the company and was also part of the leadership team growing it to IPO in three years and getting it listed on NASDAQ in 2010, with 85,000 properties globally. He was also turnkey in spearheading MakeMyTrip largest acquisition of Thailand-based HotelTravel.com.
Amit has also previously worked as Director Sales and Marketing with The Park Hotels in Bangalore and New Delhi. He is a Hotel Management graduate with a Post Graduate Diploma in Sales & Marketing from National Institute for Sales, New Delhi.
He also spent time at Cornell University honing his professional skills as a hotelier. He spent his childhood in Delhi, India. He lives in Singapore with his banker wife and two children.