After graduating from the University of British Columbia and the University of Massachusetts (Master of Science, Hotel Restaurant and Travel Administration), Vikram commenced a long and productive association with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. Over a 28-year span of history he has been an integral part of the pre-opening management teams for some of the most renowned luxury hotels and resorts in North America and Hawaii. These include the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, Four Seasons Resort Aviara, The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island, and most recently as the opening General Manager of San Diego’s first luxury destination resort, The Grand Del Mar.
In addition to his operations, finance, pre-opening planning, sales and marketing and staff training experience, Vikram has a passion for impeccable service. He has assumed the role of General Manager for the opening of two independent luxury resorts, which have garnered great accolades. The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island was awarded the AAA Five Diamond Award in its second year of operation along with a top 10 ranking in both Conde Nast Traveler and Andrew Harpers’ Hideaway. The Grand Del Mar was awarded the AAA Five Diamond award in November 2008. Vikram formed his own destination development and management company in 2009 where he has focused on assisting owners and developers of both independent and branded properties with new builds, strategic planning, and operations consulting. In December, 2017, Vikram began his current role as Senior Vice President of Operations for RAR Hospitality where he has oversight for nine hotels( four are TMD Hotels) along with the Sales and Marketing /Revenue initiatives and capital planning for the company.