Designation: Joint Managing Director, MBD Group
Award Name: Women of the Decade in Innovation & Enterprise
Ms. Sonica Malhotra, Joint Managing Director, MBD Group is driving the Group by taking powerful strides into Hospitality, real estate, retail and mall development ventures. Being an energetic entrepreneur, she handles all the key projects from start to finish, right from project planning to pre-opening and post-opening of hotels and malls. She has been directing the Group’s strategy very meticulously and is also responsible for branding, positioning and assisting in the expansion plans of MBD Group. Under her aegis, MBD Group forayed into hospitality sector about 12 years ago when it entered into a franchise agreement with Radisson Hotels & Resorts and opened their first maiden venture The Radisson Blu MBD Hotel, Noida. After successfully establishing the hotel in Noida, Ms Malhotra helped in repeating the success story with Radisson Blu Hotel MBD, Ludhiana- the first five star hotel of Ludhiana. Ms Malhotra has also introduced premium and luxury brands in the state of Punjab with MBD Neopolis, Ludhiana and Jalandhar – mixed use developments entailing five star Hotel, premium and luxury retail mall and a multiplex. The next category of mixed use development is coming up in Whitefield, Bangalore- MBD Zephyr, which houses luxury hotel and luxury service apartments. A new allure based on a timeless concept of unparalleled beauty & perfection, MBD Zephyr, is a dream project of the Group interpreting luxury in the true sense of the word.