Born with the blood group H (Hospitality), it was but natural for the scion of the Kamat family to show inclination towards the hospitality industry at a very young age. So it did not come as a surprise to his father and mentor, Mr Vithal Venkatesh Kamat, when his son decided to join the Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Dadar to complete his B.Sc. from this premier institution.
However his father was pleasantly surprised when in 2003, Vikram became the All India National Council Topper in H & HA. The grind has begun for the young and energetic Vikram. His stint with the Oberoi and Hilton Towers helped him gain valuable experience in various aspects of running the hotel industry.
He joined Kamat Hotels India Limited in May 2006 and has been involved in almost all the aspects of the company since then. It is his vision to achieve the global standards in service; quality and efficiency. He was instrumental in launching the VITS- the four star business hotel chain in 2007.
The next project which he undertook was to revamp the leisure division of the company. The company had various resorts in Konkan and other picturesque locales. He under the guidance of his father launched Lotus Resorts and today there are many resorts under the same brand and are increasing.
Studied in the Cathedral and John Connon High School, Mumbai, Vikram Kamat has won many accolades in swimming, inter-collegiate debates, drama, elocution, football and chess. He was awarded Mr. Malhar (2004) in St. Xavier’s College. He has won awards for stand-up comedy as well. Today, as the young director of the company he is actively involved in the operations of the company and pursuing various goals.
With his strong will power and determination, he exhibits all the qualities required to become a successful entrepreneur.