Royal Orchid Hotels Ltd appoints Philip Logan as Chief Operating Officer


To spearhead the next phase of growth for the company and oversee day-to-day operations of both owned brands.

Royal Orchid Hotels Limited has announced the appointment of Philip Logan as its Chief Operating Officer (COO). In this pivotal role, Logan will spearhead the next phase of growth for the company.

Based at the corporate office in Bangalore, India, Logan will report directly to Chairman & MD Chander Baljee. His responsibilities will include overseeing the day-to-day operations of both owned brands, Royal Orchid Hotels and Regenta Hotels. Baljee expressed his enthusiasm for Logan’s arrival, stating, “We are excited to have Philip join our team at this crucial moment in the expansion of our brands.”

Logan brings extensive experience in the Indian hospitality industry to his new position. He has successfully contributed to prestigious projects such as Emaar Properties HICC – Novotel Hyderabad and pre-opening support to Pullman-Novotel Aerocity. Additionally, Logan has worked with multiple brands of Accor, including ibis, Mecure, Novotel, Grand Mercure, and Sofitel, across various locations in India. His expertise lies in effectively managing new projects, particularly during the pre-opening phase. Logan is highly regarded for his ability to collaborate closely with owners, ensuring their goals and brand objectives are met. Furthermore, he is committed to nurturing and developing individuals for leadership roles, and his mentorship has positively influenced many prominent people in the Indian hospitality industry.

After spending seven years abroad in London, Sydney, and Ayers Rock Australia, Logan is returning to India. Reflecting on his previous 12 years in the country, he stated, “While my previous focus was on introducing international brands to the Indian market, my role with Royal Orchid and Regenta Hotels will revolve around providing distinctly warm Indian service to both national and international audiences.”