Ascentis was founded in 2006 and is today the region’s leading engineering and project management firm, most notably in the hospitality sector for having built some of the region’s most remarkable hotels. The company is privately owned by its senior management team and has a team of 100 + professionals, highly recognized for their expertise and commitment.

  • Opening of first Marriott Fairfield in India (Bangalore). Awarded “Mid-Market Hotel of the Year’ at HICSA 2014.
  • Opening of the 520-key JW Marriott in Delhi. Awarded “Luxury Hotel of the Year” at HICSA 2014.
  • Opening of first Hyatt Place in India. Awarded ‘Upscale Hotel of the Year’ at HICSA 2015.
  • Opening of Novotel Hotel in Kolkata. Awarded “Best Upper Mid-Scale Deal of the Year” at HIFI 2015.

What we believe in

We champion uncompromising integrity in all aspects of our work and with all our partners, with consistent monitoring, transparency and compliance.

We believe in local and international talent working as one team to give our clients the best combined strategic, creative, and technical skills to build value.

We build productive and effective relationships by both challenging and working collaboratively with all our partners and suppliers.

Equal opportunity means ideas and merit are key criteria of promotion for all employees.

We hold ourselves accountable to world-class standards of quality, safety, sustainability and professionalism.

We seek out people with an instinctive entrepreneurial drive and thus our people embody a strong commitment to the projects and clients they work with.

Leadership & Ownership

Cyril Jacob founded the firm in 2006 and had led its development till date. Cyril brings a wealth of experience in leading multicultural teams and delivering complex construction projects across industries.

Salil Khare has been a director since 2010 and has led several of the company’s most challenging projects, with a solid track-record of cost efficiency and timely completion.

Manish Thapar is a director at Ascentis with a proven track record of under-budget, timely, delivery of complex projects that include the largest hospitality roll-out in South Asia. Manish is a strong leader with a great technical expertise and attention for details.

Sanjeev Sachdeva is a head of projects at Ascentis and has been instrumental in delivering some of the company’s most challenging hospitality and commercial projects. His personal drive and his in-depth technical knowledge have made him a pillar of the company’s execution team.

Siddharth Gokhale, Regional Head Africa, has a unique proactive business style with a rich background in project management enabling him to successfully develop hotel projects in Africa from their initial feasibility stage. He has facilitated a conceptual rethink on projects enabling clients to make critical financial decisions.


Appointed as Construction Managers for the Lodhi hotel in New Delhi (ex. Aman).

Appointed as Project Managers for the renovation of the Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai.

Appointed by SAMHI Hotels to manage their mid-scale hotel development programme in India.

Opening of the first Marriott Fairfield in India.

Opening of the 520-key JW Marriott hotel in New Delhi.

Opening of the retail outlets at the new Mumbai International Airport.

Opening of the Novotel hotel in Kolkata.

Opening of the Galle Face Hotel in Colombo.

Appointed by BOUYGUES to manage the design and the trade works of Enigma & Eternia projects in Mumbai.

Opening of the Four Points by Sheraton in Dhaka.



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