Co-Founder & Director
Kabir Suri, co-founder and director of Azure Hospitality, Vice President & Managing Committee Member – NRAI, holds a degree in Economics and Business Management from Wheaton College, Massachusetts, USA.
Beginning his professional career in commercial real estate finance with North Fork Bank in New York, followed by working with Argent Fund Management in London as an analyst. Thereafter, his role expanded and he personally assisted the founding partner by providing investment strategy and in- depth research focused on the banking and hospitality segment.
While numbers are Kabir’s area of expertise, his personal interests in the food and hospitality segment led him to shift focus from finance to the hospitality sector, where he spent three years with international award winning restaurants ‘Zuma’ and ‘Roka’. Kabir’s initial responsibilities at Zuma and Roka were operational, but with the increasing need for growth, his core responsibilities shifted from operations to business development, spearheading global expansion and brand development.
Under Azure hospitality he has developed, launched and is managing brands like Mamagoto, Dhaba Estd. 1986, and recently added brands Sly Granny, Hotel Delmaar and Foxtrot.
Azure Hospitality Private Limited is an initiative aimed at creating businesses within the food & beverage and accommodation sectors. Founded in March of 2009, each business has a distinct mix of cutting-edge design, intrinsic quality, international appeal and value for money. Azure looks at its entities, not as businesses but as a collection of individual characters, each with its own signature that sets it apart amongst competition.
Azure aims at creating the benchmark for affordable, home delivered and in-house dining, along with quality & consistency, inventive packaging and a well thought out logistics network.