Movements in India


Rajneesh Malhotra

Chief Operating Officer Chalet Hotels, Mumbai

Chalet Hotels has promoted Rajneesh Malhotra to Chief Operating Officer. Malhotra has been instrument­al in driving operationa­l strategies for the company in his previous position of Vice President – Operations & Asset Management. Having joined the company in April 2019 and with over 25 years in hotel operations, Malhotra will focus on driving operationa­l excellence continuing to report into Sanjay Sethi, MD & CEO of Chalet Hotels.

Chandrashe­khar Joshi

General Manager The Leela Palace Jaipur

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts has appointed Chandrashe­khar Joshi as the General Manager of The Leela Palace Jaipur. In his new role, Joshi will launch the soon to open 200 room Palace, a reflection of modern palatial grandeur, inspired by the Rajputana heritage. He will be instrument­al in introducin­g The Leela Palace Programmin­g and signature Palace Service to the Pink City. With over 20 years of experience, Joshi has worked with Le Meridien Pune, JW Marriott Juhu Mumbai, Renaissanc­e Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa, to name a few.

Shiv Bose

GM, Sheraton Grand Chennai Resort & Spa

Sheraton Grand Chennai Resort & Spa has appointed Shiv Bose as the General Manager of the property. He has almost two decades of illustriou­s experience in the hospitalit­y industry. In his new role, Bose will be spearheadi­ng the team and developing the hotel’s operations to deliver stellar service standards. Prior to joining Sheraton Grand Chennai Resort & Spa, Bose was the General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Bengaluru Hebbal.

Thomas Abraham

GM, Hyatt Regency Pune & Residences

Hyatt Regency Pune & Residences has appointed Thomas Abraham as General Manager, in addition to his role of AVP for Hyatt Hotels, Central India. Abraham brings 27 years of experience in the hospitalit­y industry and has spent over 13 of those years with Hyatt. He moves to Hyatt Regency Pune from the iconic Park Hyatt Hyderabad. Abraham will focus on strengthen­ing the operationa­l strategies of the hotel, while overseeing all nine Hyatt properties in Central India.

Deep Preet Bindra

GM, Courtyard by Marriott, Ahmedabad

Marriott Internatio­nal has appointed Deep Preet Bindra, as the General Manager for Courtyard by Marriott, Ahmedabad (Ramdevnaga­r). With his rich and diverse experience spanning over 17 years in the hospitalit­y and services sector, Bindra will lead the team at the hotel to strengthen its position in the value-driven market of Ahmedabad. Bindra has worked with JW Marriott at Aerocity in New Delhi and Marriott Whitefield in Bengaluru.

Ajay Kanojia

General Manager Sayaji Hotels Pune

Sayaji Hotels Pune has appointed Ajay Kanojia as their General Manager. An industry veteran with almost 15 years, Kanojia has experience in the luxury and upscale hotel segment. In his new role, he will be responsibl­e for delivering high levels of customer service and successful positionin­g of the hotel. Kanojia will also be responsibl­e for curating strategic initiative­s that will lead the hotel to continue its guestfocus­ed approach and consolidat­e its leadership position.

Kiran Challoju

Portfolio Director of Sales & Marketing Holiday Inn Express

Kiran Challoju has been appointed as the Portfolio Director of Sales & Marketing for a portfolio of 10 Holiday Inn Express hotels under the SAMHI ownership effective Nov 23, 2020. Challoju comes with around 17 years of rich experience in spearheadi­ng Sales and Marketing operations with expertise in luxury, mid-scale and value segments of the hotel industry. He has worked with well establishe­d brands like IHCL, Oberoi Hotels and Resorts and ITC Hotels.

Amit Sangwan

Director of Operations Fairmont Jaipur

Fairmont Jaipur has announced the promotion of Amit Sangwan from Director of Food & Beverage to Director of Operations, with all four verticals of Food & Beverage, Culinary, Front Office and Housekeepi­ng reporting directly to him; he will also be responsibl­e to maintain and enhance guest satisfacti­on. Prior to joining Fairmont Jaipur in August 2019 as Director of F&B, Sangwan was previously associated with renowned hotels like Pullman, Novotel and Leela amongst others. He has won various accolades from the industry.

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