Part of the Hind Group of Companies, Naumi Hotels is founded and established by Surya Jhunjhnuwala and to date, still remains a family business and a brand synonymous with modern luxury and prime locality. Our luxury boutique hotel group's vision is to consistently engage today’s discerning traveler in a warm sanctuary of comfort, with a stylish design concept, whilst showcasing architectural and design philosophies reflective of city hotels.

Each Naumi establishment aims to represent the highest standard of hospitality that is passionate, enthusiastic and intuitive. Fueled by the desire to delight more customers with redefined ultra-luxurious living, Naumi Hotels began with the opening of its flagship hotel, Naumi Hotel on Seah Street in Singapore in 2007, which soon built up an enviable reputation for unparalleled attention to detail and impeccable personalised service.


Naumi pronounced “know-me” means “the 9th day” in Sanskrit, which carries an auspicious meaning based on the Hindu calendar.

Naumi Hotels provides guests with an unforgettable experience through exceptional service from our Naumi Aides and aesthetic functionalism in our design.

While every Naumi establishment is unmistakably one of the most desirable place to stay, each has its own personality that is brought to life by our Naumi Aides who are always on the cusp of the guest’s quirk and are willing to orchestrate anything from a last-minute table booking at a local restaurant to the facilitation of transportation. If the guest can think it, we can manage it.


Vision: To establish a global presence known for transformational designs and unrivalled Naumi-Centric services






Super chic & uber cool with great amenities.
Intimate yet ultra-luxury feel.
Naumi is the perfect place from which to explore Singapore's sights.
For the sheer pleasure of a gorgeous abode, Naumi Auckland Airport set the bar anew.
The newly opened Naumi Auckland really does have it all.
Far from being a standard airport hotel.

Surya Jhunjhnuwala

Founder & Managing Director

Mr Surya was born into the Jhunjhnuwala family, which owns the Hind Group, a consortium of companies with diverse interests. He has a penchant for boutique hotels with distinct characters, and soon saw the potential in building properties suited for inner-city living in the Asia Pacific region. Naumi, the personal luxury boutique hotel, was created as a result of Mr Surya’s passion for personalised hospitality. To date, the award-winning Naumi has been a resounding success, attracting global business travellers from Australia, United States, United Kingdom, Italy, France and all parts of Asia. Another outstanding establishment of 79 rooms, Naumi Liora, was later added to the family along Keong Saik Road in 2012.

Looking ahead, Mr Surya is keen to explore opportunities to build boutique properties and discerning luxury residential and commercial projects in other parts of Asia. Other than the property arm of the business, Mr Surya also looks into the financial funds for the family as well as overseeing the finances of the group’s listed company in India. Mr Surya is married and has three children – one son and two daughters. Mr Surya spends a lot of time in the Young Presidents Organisation (YPO) as well as sits on the global advisory board for Babson College, Boston. During his free time, he enjoys working out at the gym, playing golf and participating in marathons. He appreciates wine and has a fine auction collection from Australia and France.

Gaurang Jhunjhnuwala

CEO, Australia & New Zealand

Gaurang has been passionate about hospitality as a child. A graduate of the renowned Babson College, the leading university in the world for Entrepreneurship, Gaurang has worked for leading marketing agencies such as TBWA Worldwide where he saw the pertinence of marketing in this social day and age. Putting the Kaizen philosophy into play at Naumi Hotels, Gaurang strives to improve all functions of the business with fortitude.

His experiences in leading hotel chains such as the Intercontinental Hotels Group and Ovolo Group in Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and Melbourne further enhanced his knowledge of the hospitality industry and kept him on the cusp of the latest travel trends. Bringing a vast knowledge of different markets and expertise, Gaurang is now looking into the development of the group in other key cities across the globe. Gaurang spends his free time travelling, and has a keen eye for architecture and design. Get in touch him via [email protected]

Peter Wong

Vice President

Peter joined Naumi Hotels in September 2010, bringing with him over 30 years of hotel experience. During his years in the hospitality industry, Peter has worked at all levels of hotel management, giving him the skills he needs to effectively supervise multiple properties.

A crucial player at the heart of Naumi Hotels, Peter excels in spotting unusual market opportunities and making a success of them. He is a terrific combination of an innovator and a hotelier. Because of his very keen eye for detail, Peter always keeps an eagle eye on the day-to-day operations of the hotel and is a key member of the senior management team.

Peter studied Hotel Management at the Singapore Hotel Association Training & Education Centre (SHATEC). He is a huge fan of nature. When holidaying, he likes to visit ancient civilisations/sites, having visited the Great Pyramids and AngkorWat, to name a few.

Chris McIntosh

Chief Operating Officer, Australia & New Zealand

Chris oversees Naumi Hotels’ portfolio of properties in Australia and New Zealand, primarily focusing on delivering new hotels to market and building industry-leading service teams. With his deep insight of hospitality in the region and strong travel trade relations, Chris plays a key role in supporting Naumi Hotels’ expansion plans in Australasia.

With more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Chris has worked with the industry’s top luxury hotel and resort groups across the Asia-Pacific region including Mantra Group, Blackstone Group, Eichardt’s and the Cypress Lakes Group. A regular at travel trade shows, he has represented brands at the Virtuoso Travel Week in the United States, BFTE in Fiji, TRENZ in New Zealand, and Luxperience in Australia.

Chris studied at the University of Canterbury and also trained as a pilot in Queenstown. Based in Auckland, as a global traveller he enjoys experiencing new cultures exploring the great outdoors whenever possible.

Lynn Chia

Regional Director of Human Resource

Lynn’s keen interest in the hospitality business and enterprising mindset gave a new twist to conventional human capital development for Naumi Hotels. She plays a key role in driving and developing a roadmap for Naumi Hotels to be recognised as the numero uno employer of choice, strengthening its business growth and heightening the brand to the next level both locally and internationally.

Lynn has more that more than 20 years of HR experience mainly from the hospitality and logistics industry. Prior to joining Naumi, Lynn held the appointment of Director of Human Resources with The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore and Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel. She was also in various HR leadership roles with Raffles International, DHL Express and Richland Logistics Pte Ltd.

Lynn graduated with a Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management at Nanyang Technological University. She loves sports and keeps herself fit by cycling regularly. Lynn enjoys travelling and cooking too.