1978 – 1984

  • RP Group establishes its construction business

1985 – 1990

  • RP Group grows to 5,000 employees
  • Wins business from a petrochemical major in Saudi Arabia
  • Secures major contracts in Al- Jubail

1990 – 2000

  • Expands business to other GCC countries
  • Starts construction for Oil and Gas, Petrochemical and Steel companies
  • Emerges as a leading regional general contractor


2000 – 2006

  • Sets up Gulf Asia Contracting LLC in the UAE
  • Establishes Arabian Choice Trading in the UAE
  • Establishes fabrication division in Saudi Arabia

2006 – 2008

  • Acquires a hotel in Dubai, UAE
  • Wins Best Partner award from Samsung Engineering
  • Dr. Ravi Pillai, RP Group’s founder, receives the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman award
  • Starts travel companies in the UAE

2009 – 2010

  • Wins the Best Contractor award from EXXON MOBIL, USA
  • Dr. Ravi Pillai honoured with Padma Shri honour
  • Sets up hotel in Kozhikode in Kerala, India


2010 – 2012

  • Acquires The Leela Hotel in Kerala, India
  • Opens Raviz Hotel, Kollam
  • Sets up contracting business in Australia for mining & LNG
  • Sets up a training institute for professionals in Australia


  • Expands its hotel portfolio in India
  • Secures large construction projects in KSA, UAE, Qatar


  • Opens Raviz Centre Point Hotel in Dubai, UAE
  • Starts construction of the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dubai, UAE
  • Ventures into the real estate business in the UAE


  • Establishes RP Global, the real estate arm of the group
  • RP Global launches RP Heights, a multi-storey luxurious tower in Downtown Dubai