Stuart Cash
CEO, Entrepreneur & Private Investor
Manish Chande
Clearbell Capital

Rattan Chadha

citizenM

Voorschoten, NL

Founder and Executive Chairman

citizenM

Rattan Chadha

Biography

Rattan Chadha is the Founder and CEO of Mexx until he sold it in 2004. Mexx had grown to 1,200 stores in 56 countries with annual sales of €1 billion and 6,500 employees.

After the sale of Mexx, Rattan started his own private equity company KRC Capital B.V. which focuses its investments in fashion, hotels, real estate and leisure.

He is Founder and Executive Chairman of citizenM, a transformational hotel concept that provides luxury at affordable prices with hotels in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, London, Glasgow, Paris, Copenhagen, Zurich, New York, Seattle, Boston, Taipei, Shanghai and Kuala Lumpur.

He is the president & owner of the Royal Mougins Golf Resort in Mougins, France - a championship 18 hole golf course, with a hotel and spa.

In 2000, Rattan was knighted by the Queen of the Netherlands as a "Ridder" for his entrepreneurial success and his various philanthropic activities.

In 2004 he won the "Grand Seigneur" Award of the Netherlands, the highest award for excellence in branding and lifestyle marketing.

In 2008 he was awarded the "China Trader Award" for his "lifetime achievements" for the unique way he encouraged and developed trade relations between China and the Netherlands over several decades.

Rattan Chadha’s Newsfeed

Insider tip: 8 Art collections by fashion players

The KRC Collection is an art foundation housed in Voorschoten, Holland and belongs to entrepreneur Rattan Chadha. In addition to established artists such as Gilbert & George, Paul McCarthy and Marlene Dumas the KRC Collection also presents promising young talents such as Folkert de Jong and Roger Hiorns.

Wall Street Journal
Microhotel Operator Gets a Cash Boost

citizenM “is well received by customers who are increasingly placing value in experience and authenticity,” said Lee Kok Sun, Chief Investment Officer of GIC Real Estate. Rattan Chadha’s hotels offer self-check-in, lobbies furnished with modern art, and tables fitted with power outlets for its guests to plug in their laptops.

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Rattan Chadha’s Background

Founder and Executive Chairman
Jan 2007 - Present
A transformational hotel concept that provides luxury at affordable prices with hotels in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, London, Glasgow, Paris, Copenhagen, Zurich, New York, Seattle, Boston, Taipei, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur.
Founder and President
Jan 2007 - Present
Rattan started his own private equity company KRC Capital B.V. to invest in fashion, hotels, real estate and leisure. Currently, he has various controlling investments in fashion, real estate developments in India and America.
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Other Business Interests

President and Owner
Jan 2003 - Present
Mougins, FR
A championship 18 holes golf course with a hotel and spa in Mougins, France.

Rattan Chadha’s Education

Bachelor of Business Studies
1966 - 1969
1962 - 1965