Author Bio
HNN columnist

Anjali Agarwal, Executive Vice President of Asset Management, runs Chartres Lodging’s Asset Management discipline, responsible for maximizing value of the company’s $2.2 billion portfolio. In the past 11 years at Chartres Lodging, she has led several successful repositionings, turnarounds and exits overseeing all aspects of the investment. In addition, she has been involved in over $2.5 billion of transaction activity and $800 million in renovations. Prior to joining Chartres Lodging, she held responsibility for the Revenue Management of the South East region at Orbitz Worldwide. Her operations experience spans several years, brands (Hyatt, Marriott, Taj Group of Hotels) and countries including participating in the expansion of Marriott into India. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Hotel Asset Managers Association and the Association of Starwood Franchisees & Owners North America. She is a contributing author in several industry publications and regularly participates in speaking engagements including the Lodging Conference, Hotel Business and Cornell University's Leadership Development Program. She is a Certified Hotel Administrator and holds a Master’s degree with distinction from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.