Founders & Team

For over three decades, the core Azotels team has worked together to design, launch, and operate leading hotel and resort properties around the world. Our culture is based on trust, familiarity, and a legacy of success.

Adrian Zecha is one of the world’s leading creators and operators of award-winning, luxury hotels and resorts. As the founder of world famous Aman Resorts, the Director and Non-Executive Chairman of GHM is renowned for developing distinctive properties that redefine the destinations in which they are set.

Mr. Zecha was one of the three founding partners of Regent International Hotels Limited (RIH), where he was responsible for the development and financing of RIH’s hotel projects and the company’s rapid growth into one of the world’s leading operator/owners of luxury hotels. Mr. Zecha was also a founding shareholder and non- executive director of Rafael Hotels Limited. This joint-venture company with Georg Rafael was subsequently sold to Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group.

In 1988, Zecha established Amanpuri, the first Aman Resort and in so doing, reinvented the luxury vacation experience. His visionary philosophy was to create elegant, boutique accommodations with a minimalist and environmentally sensitive approach, combining intimacy and style with unparalleled service. This formula has since been replicated at Amanresorts worldwide to great acclaim. This same approach has been applied to his involvement with GHM since its inception in 1992, and has helped developed some of the most unique hotels and resorts in the world.