Ankur Bhatia of Roseate Hotels passes away, industry remembers him as a man of aesthetic

Bhatia is also known for bringing the Amadeus brand to India in 1994, which celebrates 27 successful years of operations in India this year.
  • Nusra Deputy Features Editor
Ankur Bhatia

Ankur Bhatia, the Executive Director of Bird Group, that own and operate Roseate Hotel group passed away on Friday, 4th June because of the cardiac arrest.

A pioneer in hospitality, travel tech, aviation, retail and education industries for his visionary approach and myriad businesses- he was a man of perfection in all the business he did- the most celebrated Roseate Hotel Group.

"It is with profound grief that we inform you about the sudden demise of our beloved Dr Ankur Bhatia, Executive Director, Bird Group. Dr. Bhatia (48) suffered a massive cardiac arrest this morning and succumbed to it," shared a official statement from Bird Group.


“We have not only lost our leader, our visionary but the world has lost an astounding human being. The Bhatia family is in a state of deep shock and requests you to respect their privacy in this difficult time of grief,” the statement added.

Bhatia is also known for bringing the Amadeus brand to India in 1994, which celebrates 27 successful years of operations in India this year. Bird Hospitality Services owns and operates six luxury properties in India and the UK, apart from many other ventures – including the country’s first natural and perennial indoor ice-skating rink, iSKATE (Gurugram).

With the passing of Bhatia, the industry mourns the loss of one of its brightest minds and warmest hearts. Sharing on his Instagram post, Newyork-based Michelin-Starred Indian chef Suvir Saran who is among one of Bhatia’s close friends who went to school together at Modern School Vasant Vihar shared, “What a man Ankur was. What a wonderful friend. What a visionary mind and businessman. What a doting husband. What a loving father. Shocking, the news of his sudden passing. Horrid at best.”

Suvir Saran

“I must say Mr. Bhatia was a very dynamic person and knows what he wants and everything in his mind was so clear. The vision he carries would have changed the whole hospitality industry because converting a hotel into a co-working and having a cinema hall at a hotel, no one would have ever imagined but he owned the first hotel in India to a have a 70+ seater cinema hall and auditorium that could be transferred into plays, book launches, musical show etc. He always wanted to create a hotel for young crown and was a man with good aesthetic,” pointed Anooj Wadhwan, Executive Chef at Roseate Hotels who has been associated with the brand for more than five years now and has worked very closely with Bhatia.

Remembering him on the sudden demise, Chef Nishant Choubey who worked very closely with Bhatia by being the chef at his hotel few years ago added, “I have worked with Mr. Bhatia for more than 8 years, he was a visionary and very energetic, he always welcomed new ideas and always believed to invest in the team!! Every time we interacted it was for a reason. As much as he was flamboyant there is a humour factor that was inherent. I miss him forever and I am deeply hurt with the demise.”