Hyatt Regency Chennai
Hyatt Regency Chennai has appointed Kumar Shobhan as director food and beverage. In his new role he will oversee all the five restaurants, bar, huge event space and full operational room service at the property. He will also be responsible for budgeting and managing food and beverage costs, control profit and loss variances, and deal with suppliers and contractors for the hotel. Prior to Hyatt Regency Chennai, Shobhan was the director food and beverage at Hyatt Regency Delhi.
Formule 1, Ahmedabad
Ketan Parmar has been appointed as general manager at the Formule 1 Hotel, Ahmedabad. Parmar is responsible for overseeing the pre-opening hotel operations of the first Accor property in Gujarat. In his role he is managing the project responsibilities, along with supervising the hotel construction support management.
Prior to his current role, he was the rooms division manager, The Pride Hotel Ahmedabad.
The Leela Mumbai
Chef Suen from Hong Kong has been appointed as the new Chinese chef at The Great Wall restaurant at The Leela Mumbai. Since his arrival two months back, he has been working closely with the chefs and has introduced a new menu with his specialities.
Hyatt Regency Chennai
Hyatt Regency Chennai has appointed Shubham Chandra as director sales and marketing. In his new role, Chandra will be managing the sales and marketing team at Hyatt Regency Chennai. With many years of experience in the hospitality industry, he was most recently employed as the director sales and marketing with Hyatt Regency Mumbai. He has been with the various Hyatt properties in Mumbai and Delhi since the year 2001.
ITC Windsor, Bengaluru
Virender Razdan returns to ITC Windsor-A Luxury Collection Hotel, Bengaluru as general manager. After pursuing a hotel management degree from IHM- Srinagar, he commenced his career at Hyatt Regency Delhi. He then moved to renowned hospitality chains like Hilton and Oberoi’s where he spent successful tenures.
Sheraton Udaipur Palace Resort and Spa has announced the appointment of Ashwani Nayar as general manager. Nayar comes an expertise of over 20 years in the hospitality industry and over seven years with the Starwood family. Most recently he was the general manager for Le Meridien, Jaipur. His past experiences include EAM of Le Meridien Cochin Resort and Convention Center.
Twelve at Hengshan in Shanghai
David Katemopoulos has been appointed by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide as the general manager of the Twelve at Hengshan in Shanghai, China. His appointment follows pre-opening responsibility for the 171-room villa-style retreat which opens in November 2012.
He started his hospitality career in 1984 in Hong Kong with the Shangri La Group as director of Sales.
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has appointed Cliff Atkinson as general manager of Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas and Adriaan Radder as general manager of Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC. A veteran hotelier with 20 years of experience, Atkinson first joined Mandarin Oriental in 1998 as director of revenue management at Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco and was later promoted to corporate director of revenue management. In 2003, he joined the opening team at Mandarin Oriental, New York as executive assistant manager.
Radder joins Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC from The Ballantyne Hotel in North Carolina, where he served as general manager.
Mövenpick Hotel & Spa Bangalore
Mövenpick Hotel & Spa, Bangalore has appointed Thomas Joseph as executive chef. His key responsibilities will include overseeing the hotel’s multiple restaurants, designing signature breakfast and lunch menus, devising global cuisines, and bringing world class gourmet experiences.
Prior to this, Joseph was the executive chef at The InterContinental Lalit Golf & Spa Resort in Goa.
Biswajit Chakraborty has been appointed as general manager of Mövenpick Hotel & Spa Bangalore. It was under his able leadership that The Leela Kempinski Kovalam was launched in 2005. After his tenure at the Leela Kempinski Kovalam, he moved on to become the general manager at the Leela Mumbai in January 2010.
The Westin Pune Koregaon Park
The Westin Pune Koregaon Park has announced the appointment of Pravin Lembe as the new director of finance. A chartered accountant by profession, he joins The Westin Pune Koregaon Park from Oakwood Premier where he was the director of finance. He has been previously associated with Grand Hyatt Mumbai, Orchid, Le Royal Meriden, Oakwood Residences.
Associated with The Westin Pune Koregaon Park team for the past two years, Megha Ajgaonkar has been promoted to the designation of director of Sales and Marketing. She has an experience of almost 10 years in the hospitality industry. She has led a number of departments in five-star properties in Mumbai.