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World Gourmet Awards 2019
Nikheel Advani
In his role as Chief Operating Officer and Co-founding partner, Nikheel Advani has transformed how Grace Bay Resorts delivers its elite level of handmade experiences. He came to Grace Bay Club after serving as Hotel 
Manager of the renowned Raffles Hotel Singapore, where he also served as the Food and Beverage Champion for the entire Asia Pacific region. Prior to his time at Raffles, he held senior leadership roles in the opening of seven Ritz-Carlton properties, including New York, Singapore and Osaka. 

His vision and commitment to excellence has been extensively recognized. In 2012, he was honoured with the ‘Ultimate Hotelier of the Year’ award by Island Destinations. Under his leadership, Grace Bay Club was most recently awarded ‘Member of the Year’ for the team’s outstanding collaboration and partnership amongst the prestigious hotels within Leading Hotels of the World. When he’s not managing
growth and development, he’s teaching at Cornell University, speaking at Les Roches, and sits on various boards including the SEUS Regional YPO Chapter, Leading Hotels of the World and The Bonhi Tree Foundation. He is also an active member in the local community serving on the British Governors Business Advisory Group and is the Past President of the Turks and Caicos Hotel and Tourism Association. 
 
Passionate about training, mentoring and maximizing human potential, Nikheel also serves as the Chairman of the board for the Turks and Caicos International University. Nikheel graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with an Honours Degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Travel Administration, and successfully completed the General Manager Program at Harvard Business School.