June 2023- 1000 Islands Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Nilay Saran as the Senior Director of Business Development.

Mr. Saran brings with him over 25 years of experience in the luxury hospitality industry. His strategic vision perfectly aligns with Woods At Sasan, the flagship retreat by 1000 Island Hotels & Resorts’ commitment to delivering unparalleled well-being experiences to its esteemed guests.

As the Director of Business Development, Mr. Nilay will spearhead 1000 Island Hotels & Resorts’ growth initiatives, leveraging their proven track record of establishing and nurturing strategic partnerships. His deep understanding of the luxury well-being arena and keen business acumen will be instrumental in expanding their reach.

In his previous roles Mr Saran has worked with Marriott International, and Hyatt Corporation amongst others, he has led multiple luxury properties in the sales and marketing department. His early education was a blend of training from one of the prestigious Ivy League Universities, Cornell University, along with extensive travel, resulting in diverse cultural exposure and practical experiences.

With a strong passion for holistic wellbeing, Mr. Saran has demonstrated the ability to craft innovative strategies that resonate with discerning customers. His leadership skills and industry expertise will play a crucial role in further solidifying Woods At Sasan's position as one of the leading luxury well-being destinations.

About Woods At Sasan

A modern retreat inside the Sasan Gir forest in Gujarat, Woods At Sasan by 1000 Island Hotels & Resorts, is a biophilic paradise set among 16 acres of mango orchard and lush forest, our retreat offers best-in-class wellbeing programming through a slow, sustainable, nature immersed lifestyle. With a blend of pared down and eco-conscious architecture designed to enhance interaction with nature, Woods At Sasan encourages self-exploration in a tranquil and serene atmosphere. SOM, the wellbeing chapter by 1000 Island Hotels & Resorts offers best in wellbeing programming and is created to honor a way of life that harmonizes mind, body and soul through a range of time honoured, evidence based eastern philosophies to promote a new path towards sustainable life habits through a modern expression. Through SOM wellbeing, we incorporate the practices of Ayurveda, yoga and meditation and sattvic nutrition along with nature expeditions and experiences. With Nature and Birding trails and culture and culinary immersions, Woods At Sasan offers a Destination First approach that brings alive the world of Sasan Gir.

Recognized as the best “Hotel Design of the Year” by Destination Deluxe Awards 2022, and  “Best Luxury Boutique Resort- Gujarat” by LUXlife’s Travel & Tourism Awards 2023, Woods At Sasan has pioneered a sustainable system of hospitality that offers luxury wellbeing services based on observation, active engagement, learning, implementation and design.

1000 Island Hotels & Resorts is a forward-thinking and creative hub which architects retreats that enable joy, well-being and thoughtfulness. We design hospitality with meaning and hope. Inspiring meaningful choices, living environments and a positive lifestyle for all. With a pursuit of enabling destinations, 1000 Island Hotels & Resorts creates sustainable built environments and inclusive experiences to influence people all around us, across varied contexts. Fuelled by a passion to serve, our endeavour is a way of life.

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