The 61-year-old Toronto man ascribes his success to his contrarian philosophy, Indian values and his passion to exceed expectations.
"I have been in this business for about 35 years, but I have condensed 100 years of work in these 35 years - it is all quality work. I am an optimist and I don't believe that anything is impossible," says Gupta who started his Canadian life as an insurance seller.
"Go visit any other hotel of similar brand, and you will see the difference. I take a brand and exceed their requirements even though they (Hilton or Marriott) don't want me to break their barriers. They say: don't overdo. But because of my reputation, they allow me to make changes. I built my hotels my own way," he says.
Image: The Hilton Garden Inn in Mississauga, Toronto.