Black Sheep Hotels brings together experience and expertise through its collection of Highland country hotels, strategically located to showcase the true spirit & beauty of the Scottish Highlands. Our hotels provide an opportunity to explore the outdoors and experience the local culture and heritage.
We care for our guests through our innovative approach in providing distinctive authentic hospitality. We employ individuals with a positive, enthusiastic demeanour who are considerate to every guest’s needs. We are dedicated to creating a ‘family style’ yet dynamic work environment that is enriching and rewarding for all.
Black Sheep Hotels will create a highly performing enterprise by focusing on what’s important – our guests, our team members and our Highland communities. We will build our business by enhancing and enriching the lives and experiences of each..
At Black Sheep Hotels, we as a family are firmly committed to the following values:
No temptation will be strong enough, no adversity severe enough for us to abandon them.
Established in 1991, Mars Enterprises and Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. has reflected the passionate and innovative spirit of its entrepreneurial promoter siblings, Sanjay and Rachna Narang. Sanjay’s ability to transform his unique vision into reality combined with the intuitive and individual design sense of his sister Rachna, is the ethos of all the Mars Group ventures.
The Group prides itself, as the company of ‘Firsts’ and its successful implementation due to the rare paring of micro management with a big picture vision, instilled by Sanjay, is its greatest strength.
Mars has successfully launched the first ever boutique hotel in Bombay, ‘The Gordon House Hotel’, the first ever ‘self-service’ American style diner- ‘Just Around The Corner’, the first ever South Indian chain of restaurants that served non-veg dosas-‘Dosa Diner’, and the first ever Jazz bar and restaurant in the country, ‘Jazz by the Bay’. The list continues with the largest nightclub in Mumbai-‘Three Flights Up’ and a charming hamlet that transformed a small secluded town called Landour to one of the most popular tourist destinations in the foothills of the Himalayas.
The Mars Group’s current portfolio includes ‘The Gordon House Hotel’ in South Mumbai has within its premises, ‘Havana Café & Bar’, a South-American lounge bar and ‘All Stir Fry’, a legendary Pan-Asian restaurant in Mumbai, ‘Pizza by the Bay’, again in South Mumbai stands as an iconic casual dining restaurant and ‘Eat Around the Corner’, a popular all-day dining venue in the bustling heart of Bandra.
In Landour, the hill station in the foothills of the majestic Himalayas, The Mars Group portfolio comprises of ‘Rokeby Manor’ a quaint English style mountain hotel and ‘Rokeby Residences’ offer an array of holiday mountain homes with picture post-card views. To enhance the experience at Landour, the Group has established a wide range of restaurants ‘Emily’s’, ‘Clock Tower Café’; ‘The Stray Dog – Ale House & Stübli’ and ‘Landour Bakehouse’ where all the products are made from recipes that are older than a century from the Landour community cookbook and a full-service spa called ‘The Little Salon & Spa Shed’.
For travellers who love to be surrounded by ever-changing landscapes of the rugged beauty and timeless enchantment of the Scottish highlands, our collection of Black Sheep Hotels marks such a journey, one that helps you switch off from the world. The scenery around each of our uniquely situated hotels will astound you, you’ll see nothing but uninterrupted mountains, lochs and forests and our warm welcoming service with stylish, cozy interiors creates a one of a kind experience that will stay with you. For more details about the Mars Group and its distinctive brands, visit www.mars-world.com..
Sharon Machado is the Jane-of-all-trades, always eager to help with solutions to any problems in the business. As Director, she has the grit and determination to complete any task assigned to her and that has made her a multi-tasker extraordinaire or as most in the company often remark, "Ask Sharon, she'll know."
Gayle Henriques, Director-Operations, believes that being a leader is a job where one can only teach others how to think. Gayle has created a true team culture with her open door policy, which is the cornerstone of the organization. As she often says, the best part of my job is that the chair swivels.
Ramesh Joshee, Director-Projects, has built the quickest projects with his streamlined project management. His skills of humour and storytelling keep the team on their toes with the right attitude and he owes his success of meeting deadlines to the simple principle ‘anything that can be changed will be changed until there is no time left to change it.’
Saket Gupta, Vice President - Marketing is the unassuming mild mannered negotiator who has the ability and patience to talk, listen and seal the deal. In other words, he is the wolf in sheep’s clothing.
Ravi Rawat, Director-Operations, loves figures by which we mean numbers. He loves making budgets and we love chasing him to achieve them. Ravi’s optimistic and enthusiastic outlook on everything makes him a motivating leader and his 'tell it like it is' approach ensures that his team always knows where they are heading, even if at times he doesn’t.
Akhil D’souza, Corporate Head F&B Services, A lover of photography, hiking and Formula racing he is spontaneous, honest and creative. The only serious aspect about Akhil is his passion for his work, and his commitment to providing customers with excellent choices for food and beverage.
Sinclair Pinto, Corporate Chef, believes that the first rule of business is to stay out of mine! What happens in the kitchen stays in the kitchen, but what comes out on a plate is always memorable!
Chetna Singh, Human Resources Manager, is the company peacemaker organizing and overseeing all aspects of Human Resources and training. Her very approachable demeanour and commitment to all who interact with her can be summed up in the age-old motto; it takes two to build a bridge.
Robert Machado, Manager-Finance, loves gardening, as he believes money grows on trees. We do need to get him grounded and back in the office monitoring actual figures from time to time.
Glenn Almeida, Vice President Sales, is easy going and great to converse with. Glenn knows the hospitality business at the back of his hand. Loved by his colleagues and clients alike, Glenn is a pleasant person to be around as his motto is that “happiness” …. centres around great food and good company!
Leesa Almeida, Vice President-Operations, possesses a charismatic and outgoing personality that makes her a favourite with all who interact with her. Being well-travelled, she handles all kinds of challenging situations with ease. Her motto is more wine, less whine.
Vanessa Crasto, Vice President Public Relations, is affable and approachable by nature. She’s always ready to “lend a ear” and provide a solution to colleagues and customers alike and loves food … just as long as she’s the one not cooking it!
Acharya Javvaji, Corporate Housekeeper - Soft spoken, quiet, and methodical you will always find Acharya on the go. His eye for detail ensures that the properties are clean and well maintained. Give Acharya a task and he will ensure it is done even if it means doing it himself!
Bryan Misquitta, Purchase Manager, is in charge of all purchasing for the company. Inspite of his tireless job of procuring never ending lists he remains extremely pleasant and affable at all times. Bryan’s efforts are best captured in the saying ‘nobody notices what I do until I don’t do it.’
Sandesh ‘Sherlock Holmes’ Kotian is the Compliance Manager, who ensures everyone is doing what they are meant to be doing and is always around to make sure that quality is assured with his magnifying glass in hand.