Shawn Gracias
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Shawn Gracias

“Gaining a lot of experience in hospitality industry, project management and team management, Mr. Gracias rose to the prestigious position of CEO of Remax Alliance”


With high in-depth knowledge and understanding of the nuances of hospitality entrepreneurship, the environment conscious Mr. Shawn Gracias has been quick to identify the rich and multi-polar potential of hinterland waterways and has launched many eco-sensitive projects such as premium yacht clubs, party catamarans, luxury product lines and a chain of services and facilities for the tourists


After successfully completing his Bachelor’s degree course in Hospitality Management from the Institute of Hotel Management, Mr. Shawn Gracias began his professional career by joining the hospitality and hotel management sector in Dubai. Gaining a lot of experience in hospitality industry, hotel and restaurant management, project management, interpersonal skills, team management and with a fair knowledge of tools and technologies from a number of companies in the field, he rose to the prestigious position of Chief Executive Officer of Remax Alliance, already holding the responsibility of Managing Partner of Diamond Network’s Goa Club. His high calibre and understanding of hospitality sector can be gauged from the fact that in 2014, Mr. Shawn was appointed as the Vice President (Corporate) to supervise the marine tourism activities to help and to promote Champions Group’s water sports and other related activities in Goa, in close association with the Tourism Board in
Goa and elsewhere in India.
The focal object of this comprehensive exercise under Champions Group and plans for expansion in Goa gave a decent boost to the tourism industry’s revenues by way of wealthy tourists worldwide being embedded with the belief that Goa is an exotic and the most attractive sought-for tourists’ unique holiday destination.
To top it all, for the speedy and successful completion of this roadmap, the Champions Group under the highly capable leadership of Mr. Gracias, allied with Goa Tourism Development Corporation and all others engaged in tourism-related activities as well as Airport Authority of India for taking substantial measures to attract foreign tourists through specific measures for ensuring their adequate comfort.


Having been associated with Club Goa as the Managing Partner, and Director of Resorts with the Royal Group in Goa, Mr. Gracias has an enriching experience of managing numerous large projects for and in collaboration with the Goa Tourism Development Corporation. He has also been a member of the pre- opening team to plan and implement the whole scheme of operations for the launch of Dar Al Masyaf Madinat Jumeirah in 2004-05, a hotel in Dubai, which received recognition as the best hotel in the world by Gallaventer’s Guide. During his stay in Dubai as a member of the pre-opening team, he was actively involved in training the staff in room management, food and beverage system, front-office practicalities, guest billing, foreign currency exchange, airline ticket reconfirmations, allocation of rooms, cashiering operations, active guest relations, supervisory role for the housekeeping of guest rooms, secretarial operations, rosters and schedules for
new colleagues.
During his tenure as the pre- opening team manager for restaurants & bars under Emaar Hospitality Group, he successfully handled the task of supervising F&B operations of restaurants, hospitality groups and its respective clubs to assure high standard of F&B service for guest satisfaction, guest feedback for further improvement.


Through his superlative managerial skills, he has shown true intrapreneur qualities as under the management of Club India-Diamond network, Mr. Shawn Gracias spared no effort in elevating Diamond Network as an icon for Goa and beyond within the sectors such as hospitality, food, beverages and real estate. Under the ceaseless efforts of Mr. Gracias, Diamond Network has gained a lot of prestige and goodwill through the efforts, trust and participation of brands, companies, ambitious entrepreneurs and private establishments who have benefitted from the links.