Movements in India
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.