Vivek Chadda, owner of a company that operates 18 hotels, collapsed in central London on Sunday morning. It happened just hours after he visited Annabelle, one of London’s most famous clubs. An autopsy should determine the cause of death. His family assumes that Shatha died of a heart attack.
Until his death, the young Shatha headed Nine Group, a successful company that employs more than 800 people in about twenty hotels. Among the hotels owned by the Nine Group are the four-star London 02 Arena and four Holiday Inn franchises. Shatha also owned a large bar and recently signed a franchise deal with the Pizza Hut chain of restaurants.
In 2012, he founded the empire with his father. Since then, he has found himself in exclusive circles and closely associated with high-ranking Tory politicians, including David Cameron and Theresa May, several national media have reported.
Shatha leaves behind a wife whom he married only two months ago. The wedding was accompanied by a week of festivities. There are no words to describe what happened. I’m in shock and still trying to understand,” said Stuti Chadda, 29-year-old model, to Brits MailOnline. “We just got married eight weeks ago and it was beautiful. I am now dealing with losing the love of my life. I am stunned and amazed.”
Business friend Ritesh Agarwal, CEO of the Indian multinational OYO Chambers, is also shocked. “I was saddened to hear of the sudden death of Vivek Chadda, one of the UK’s young hoteliers and patron of OYO. We were fortunate to experience his enthusiasm and learn from our conversations,” the businessman tweeted.
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