During the current global downturn when most businesses have put off expansion plans, Canada's top Indian-origin hotelier Steve (Sudesh) Gupta, who owns 10 five-star hotels, is going ahead full steam.
"I am a contrarian. I create my own direction and niche. I do something totally different that the market doesn't have yet," says Patiala-born Gupta, who landed in Toronto with just $108 in his pocket in 1971 and today owns 10 four-star (five-star in India) in this country.
In fact, his Easton Group owns three - two Hilton Garden Inn and one Marriott - in the very heart of this city alone.
Image: The Pavilion lobby at the Hotel Garden Inn, Toronto, which Gupta owns.
Images Courtesy: Easton group
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