Dhruv was born in Oakland, CA and moved to San Francisco in 2004 to attend the University of San Francisco where he double majored in Finance and Entrepreneurship. He joined the family business shortly after graduating in 2008 and over the past 7 years Dhruv has developed a love and passion for the industry and continues to expand his career in all areas of hotel operations and development. He currently serves on the board of the Harbor Bay Business Park Association and the California Lodging Industry Association and is a member of Oakland Rotary #3. In 2010, as General Manager, Dhruv led the Hampton Inn & Suites Oakland Airport to the prestigious Circle of Excellence Award. This award is reserved for the top 10% of all Hilton properties worldwide in terms of quality, product, and service.
Dhruvs current role is Chief Operations Officer and VP of Development of Balaji Hotels, overseeing all aspects of operations and working aggressively to fill the companies development pipeline.
Dhruv is very well versed in methodically assessing properties and markets. His strengths lie in hotel operations, acquisitions & re-positioning's, site sourcing, as well as cash flow and pro forma analysis.
Dhruv is an avid golfer and was captain of the Bishop O Dowd golf team where he led his teammates to 4 consecutive HAAL championship titles.