About Us

The USP of Unique Global Hotels - a hospitality venture of Unique Mercantile India Pvt. Ltd, lays in its business model that provide owners and partners flexible and unique business options such as:

  • Management Contracts
  • Lease Rental/Minimum Guarantee
  • Equity participation in brown field projects
  • Joint Venture through SPV on green field projects

This enables creation of a value proposition for both the owners and the operators offering a win-win proposition for one and all.

Unique Global Hotels currently has an Exclusive Development Agreement with the world’s largest hospitality group Wyndham Worldwide for one of their most iconic brands ‘Howard Johnson’. Their aim is to develop 35 Howard Johnson hotels across India in the next coming years.

Vision, Mission & Values


To create a bouquet of hotels in collaboration with one of the world leaders in Hospitality-Wyndham Hotel Group.


To deliver value for money first-class hospitality experience leveraging Howard Johnson's philosophy of creating ‘New Happy Class.’

To provide best in class service to visitors across:

  • Commercial cities
  • Pilgrimage destinations
  • Beach destinations
  • Hill stations
  • Adventure and Wildlife tourism destinations
  • Health Tourism destinations


Innovation. Growth. Partnership. Service. Value-for-money.


Mr. Rajkumar Rai

Chairman and Managing Director

Born to an agrarian family in a small village near Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajkumar Rai chose to follow his heart and chart a path of his own. He started his career in Kolkata at an early age of 19 and saw promising opportunity in the world of hospitality industry. His journey from a marketing executive to a self-made entrepreneur who laid the foundation of Unique Group in 1996 is one that inspires awe, self-belief and perseverance. Under his leadership Unique Group has become one of the largest distributors of health insurance products in the country creating wealth-generation opportunities for an extensive network of agents across tier 2 and tier 3 cities in India. The Group is now also emerging as a formidable force in the realty sector with a bouquet of innovative projects in Gujarat.


Mr. Rahul Rai

Executive Director (Marketing, Sales & Distribution)

Mr. Rahul Rai, a second-generation scion of Unique Group believes in the power of imagination and accomplishing goals through innovation. He has completed his BE (Computers) from Pune University and has pursued certified management development programs (MDP) in Marketing and Advance Marketing from Indian Institute of Management - Ahmedabad.

His professional journey, since 2002, with Unique Group has seen the creation of Unique's value system, an integral part of the corporate culture. He has travelled across the globe to research better business opportunities which has helped Unique Group expand and diversify in other industries in a short period of time. With his experience and knowledge on global markets, Mr. Rahul Rai is determined to make Unique Group a global enterprise by 2017.


Mr. Utkarsh Rai

Director (Finance)

Mr. Utkarsh Rai heads the finance operations for the Unique Group. A Management Graduate from Pune University, Utkarsh believes that people are the key ingredients for success. Apart from crunching numbers, he works passionately with HR team to recognize individual skills and the area of development to realize collective potential. He also shares a passion for uplifting the lesser privileged section of the society by starting an NGO in Ahmedabad that will provide shelter, education and livelihood to the needy.



Mr. Kashyap Shah

General Manager – Business Development

With a decade of experience in multi-national companies like Citigroup and Max New York Life Insurance, Mr. Shah brings with him deeper insights about market and consumer expectation. Driven by core virtues of efficiency and effectiveness, Kashyap is adept in the areas of operations, compliance, risk management, quality control, marketing and business development. His passion for science and technology has seen him graduate in Information Technology from one of the most renowned institutions in India - Thadomal Shahani Engineering College, Mumbai.
Kashyap is an avid reader, a traveller, a sportsman and an eternal optimist. He believes that experience is the best teacher in life that facilitates to take informed decisions in business.


Mr. Saibal Sen

General Manager –Business Development

With 19 years of experience in organizations like The Taj, Four Point Sheraton & The Lalit, Mr. Sen swiftly and effortlessly meets the goal of The Unique Group. His ability to manoeuvre and develop business relationships rapidly, has made him a key member of company hierarchy who is responsible for meeting organizational goals.

His last assignment was with the Sarovar Group of Hotels & Resorts. He is an alumnus of Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology Mumbai, and a post-graduate from one of the most reputed management institute, SP Jain.

Mr. Abhimanyu Kayastha

Corporate General Manager

A veteran in the hospitality industry, Mr. Abhimanyu Kayastha’s rich experience spans over 20 years. He graduated from The Oberoi Centre of Learning and Development - one of the leading hospitality management schools in Asia. Known for his insightful understanding of guest and human nature, Mr. Kayastha brings several path-breaking ideas and concepts to Unique Group. Prior to taking leadership role in Howard Johnson, Abhimanyu was responsible for management of the Ramada Udaipur Resort and Spa. He was also a General Manager at various luxury hotels in India including the Opus Restaurant and Hotel, Bangalore and Grand Ashok, Bangalore. Prior to this, he has held key positions in food & beverage at Holiday Inn, Agra and at Crowne Plaza, Kathmandu.


Mrs. Soniya Dave

Group Head HR

Mrs. Soniya Dave is working as a Group Head HR. She is a Commerce graduate with Master Degree in Human Resource from Pune, having more than 12 + years of experience in the field of HR Generalist profile like from Recruitment to Retirement (such as Recruitment, Selection, Training & Development, Performance Management, Statutory Compliance, Handling Employee Issues, Involvement in Employee Welfare Activities, People Retention, Separation etc). She had even worked with big MNC's. Being a lady she had proved herself and made a revolution in the company by sharing her experience & knowledge. Her unrelenting success and indefatigable dedication towards her work has inspired our many employees.



Unique Global believes that organisation’s growth largely depends on the society growth. As a responsible corporate, the company is committed to partake in initiatives that provide social, environmental and economic benefits to all the communities in areas that they operate. Some of our group CSR initiatives include: