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.

Amit Phansalkar has been a director since 2008 and has spearheaded the development of the company's hospitality expertise, as well as its latest venture in design & build construction.

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 an associate director with the company. He currently heads the largest development programme of mid-market hotels in India.

Sanjeev Sachdeva is the Project Head with the company since 2018 and has been instrumental in leading some of the most challenging time-bound projects in both hospitality and mixed-use segment.

Aarti Mansukhani is the Head of HR with the company. She has 14 years of rich experience in leading the people function and driving organization-wide change initiatives across diverse industries - retail, hospitality, chemicals and aviation.


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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