Siddharth Mahajan has set an example for budding entrepreneurs by building an empire for himself with thorough hard work and dedication. Here’s all you need to know about Siddharth Mahajan’s life – education, family and business.
Born and brought up in India, Sidd Mahajan is a young individual who keenly pursued a career in the hospitality industry and travelled across oceans to find the right direction for his passion.
Mahajan completed a Bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management from Oriental School of Hotel Management, Kerala and 3 years International Diploma in Hospitality from American Hotel & Lodging Association in Honors. He was the first student from college to get Campus Placement at Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur. He joined the Rajvilas in 2002 (6 months before he had finished his degree) and returned to college in April 2003 for his final semester. His stint at the luxury hotel lasted 2 years and earned him a great appreciation for his sincere hospitality services. This marked an extraordinary beginning of Siddharth Mahajan’s career.
Subsequent to this, Mahajan moved to London and began working for various hotels while carving out a career path in his mind. He decided to launch a company- Tulip Hotels and Real Estate Ltd. – that would lease apartments to travellers and offer them the perfect homestay options that would be more reasonable and comfortable as compared to hotels.
Family of Siddharth Mahajan
Mahajan’s family comprises of his wife, Nikkita Mahajan and two children Aarav and Tulip of age 7 and 4 years respectively. Nikkita Mahajan studied in St. Sebastian School, Mumbai and then completed her Master Degree in Food Technology from Somya College, Mumbai. The duo met in 2008 and tied the knot in 2009. Soon after the wedding, Nikkita moved to London with Siddharth where she worked as a Food Auditor for Ferndal Foods – one of the top ten food companies in the UK. Three years later, in 2012, the couple welcomed their firstborn, Aarav. Their daughter Tulip was born in 2015.
Providing UK communities with a sense of place
In an arbitrary moment of wanting to offer a unique housing service to people, Siddharth developed the idea of creating service apartments. Without much knowledge about the course of activities, Siddharth chose to draw from his own personal experience and sensibilities as part of the UK community where he lived, worked, and spent time with friends and family. This background provided him with the ultimate sense of what appealed to people about a particular place which in turn makes retail, hospitality, or commercial property successful.
He swiftly decided to convert the houses he owned into 6 Ensuite Rooms that were rented out as service rooms to transfer students, working professionals on business visits, etc.
Without the constraints of the traditional rules and conventions of the commercial real estate business, Siddharth studied properties in London to determine what worked and what did not. The end result was an ability to create an experience that built a connection and drew people back to a place which they could call home without the hassles that go into creating a home.
After a steady involvement with service rooms, he took an entrepreneurial leap into a larger project that embodied the sense of place he wanted to offer the community. Mahajan leased a hotel for 25 years and converted it into a boutique hotel. The USP of this hotel was its Customer Service and its close proximity to the station – a crucial factor for emigrants whose routine travel was made easier with this feature.
A promising Indian entrepreneur established a significant housing business in London and successively became the owner of Tulip Group – a successful UK-focused private group of companies that leveraged synergies across its specialist property, construction and hotel divisions to its strategic advantage. Siddharth Mahajan’s career graph saw a consistent upward movement and he now owns and manages a diverse portfolio of flagship assets across UK’s key business locations, partnering with some of the most illustrious brands to deliver consistently high service levels and sustainable growth.
With close to 15 years of experience in developing homes with premier facilities, Mahajan’s real estate activities now involve an aggregate value of 40 million pounds Assets in London. Tulip Homes further aims to develop as a private, diversified property group, active in the UK in several segments, aligning the market scenarios and people’s preferences with its objectives. Mahajan is determined to expand Tulip Homes by geography, sector, property activity, operational capability and management team.
He envisages his business to be known for strong financial performance; excellence in quality of design and service delivery; and for the long-standing impact of the company’s values on what they do and, in particular, how they do it.
With an intense focus on these aspects, Tulip Homes uses its capability as asset managers of an existing property, as designer and contractor of new projects, as operators of hotels and venues, and as fund managers of investment to create high-quality properties for people to enjoy and covet.