About the Author


Deepak Ohri is the author of the book: “A Bridge Not Too Far - Where Creativity Meets Innovation” in which he demonstrates through his journey the importance of focus, self-respect, and strategic thought process. Deepak determines that no matter where one started from, success and achievement are attainable. Deepak’s story highlights the pressures of a competitive service industry and how one needs to think ahead to survive and thrive. Through his experiences, he shares his inspiration to reach for the stars and cross the bridge not too far. The book has been adopted as instructional material for college-level courses in management and marketing. See ...

Ohri, founder and CEO of lebua Hotels and Resorts is well-known worldwide as an award-winning entrepreneur who has transformed the luxury hospitality landscape in Asia. He is a visionary who has elevated experiential luxury hospitality. He was the first to create the world's highest rooftop restaurant that earned two 2 Michelin stars and the first to develop the concept of a vertical destination. Ohri has also launched dozens of successful restaurants and bars and is credited with elevating luxury hospitality in the Asian Pacific region. Under his leadership, Iebua has been named the World's Leading All-Suite Hotel by World Travel Award and is rated within the top 1 percent of companies globally for customer satisfaction. International Hospitality Institute selected Deepak Ohri as one of the Global Top Most Inspirational Executives in Travel and Hospitality.

As a recognized leadership and luxury hospitality expert, Deepak Ohri has lectured at leading business and management schools, including the prestigious Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) & ISB Hyderabad, INSEAD, Columbia University, NYU Stern Business School, MIT, and Harvard Business School. Currently, Deepak Ohri serves as Executive in Residence in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center, Chairman of the Executive Board for the Center, and Board Member for CIBER (Center for International Business and Education) at the College of Business at Florida International University. He also co-designed and co-created a breakthrough Luxury Incubator MBA course. This world-class course in luxury management and marketing is the first of its kind to be offered at the Graduate School of Business at Florida International University. This brand-new education program based on experiential learning was designed for the Faculty Professional Development Program in International Business in collaboration with the Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center and CIBER (Center for International Business Education and Research) at FIU.

Deepak Ohri’s leadership and management skills were highlighted in the business case study “lebua: Post-Pandemic Dilemmas of a Thai Luxury Hotel” Published by Ivey Publishing and by Harvard Business Publishing.

Deepak Ohri serves as Advisory Board Member to the World Happiness Foundation and assumed responsibilities as Chief Happiness Officer (CHO) at lebua Hotels and Resorts in 2022.

International Hospitality Institute also named him among the 100 Most Powerful People in Global Hospitality.

Ohri is the president of Luxury Atelier Maison Happiness (LAMH), a California-based company specializing in luxury experiences and luxury branding.

Luxury Atelier focuses on luxury benchmarking through education and forecasting the future of luxury.

Maison Happiness is a personal development movement and new life approach based on a balance between the brain's right and left sides.

Luxury Atelier and Maison Happiness are the basis for Deepak Ohri “Let’s Just Dream” brand.

It is a lifestyle and transformational organization that offers personalized sessions by invitation only dedicated to creating organic happiness in the existing culture.