Radisson Blu Hotel Jaipur Airport
Atal Saran Bhargava has been appointed as director – sales and marketing for Radisson Blu Hotel Jaipur Airport. His new role will include planning and strategising the marketing plans for the hotel, directing all sales and marketing efforts towards achieving the operational goals of the hotel. An alumnus of IHM Mumbai 1994 batch, Bhargava has an experience of over 17 years, 14 years in the hospitality industry.
The Westin Mumbai Garden City
Kallol Saha has been appointed as training manager at The Westin Mumbai Garden City. Saha has over six years of experience in the industry and his previous assignment include training manager, The Westin Sohna and Gurgaon and assistant manager training & HR at The Leela Kempinski Gurgaon. He completed his Bachelor of Hotel Management from PES Institute of Hotel Management.
Courtyard by Marriott, Mumbai International Airport
Sherman Almeida has been elevated as the director of Food and Beverage (F&B) at Courtyard by Marriott, Mumbai International Airport. He joined Courtyard Marriott Mumbai as the F&B manager when the hotel opened its doors in April 2011. As the director of F&B, Almeida will overlook the kitchen operations of the hotel and the functioning of all the outlets such as MoMo Café, MoMo 2 You, MoMo 2 Go and Red Zen.
Absolute Hotel Services (AHS) Group
Absolute Hotel Services Group has appointed Sameer Dharkar as managing director for India/Middle East and Mark Heather as vice president- Business Development. Prior to this new appointment, Dharkar was a director with Absolute Hotel Services India as well as a director with Money Managers India. Heather who was previously managing director for Absolute Hotel Services India will relocate to Bangkok, Thailand in a full business development role in the capacity of vice president business development. His main focus will be business expansions in Indochina, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Malaysia as well as developing new territories.
Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas
Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has opened a global sales office in India in Mumbai and has appointed Shannon Creado as regional director of Sales for India. Creado joined Anantara in November 2010 as director of sales and marketing for Anantara Phuket Villas in Thailand. He started his career in hospitality in the early nineties in an operational role with Park Plaza Hotels in India.
Park Plaza Bengaluru
Ravi Rai has been appointed as executive assistant manager of Park Plaza Bengaluru. In his current role he is actively involved in budget formulation and strategic management to maximise revenue and cement prolific business associations. Passionate to promote the different facets of this multicultural land, he is all set to leverage the group’s ambitions to a whole new dimension in India’s IT hub.
Keraton at The Plaza Hotel
Giles Selves has been appointed as general manager of Keraton at The Plaza, a Luxury Collection Hotel located in Jalan Thamrin, Jakarta. Selves has been with Starwood for almost two decades, where he has specialised in hotel operations as well as developing food and beverage programmes and concepts to enhance the guest experience. He comes to The Keraton direct from The St Regis Bangkok, where he was the hotel manager for the pre-opening team for Thailand’s first St Regis hotel.
Daydream Island Resort and Spa
Daydream Island Resort and Spa has appointed Ral Italiano as director of sales. Italiano will work out of Daydream’s Brisbane sales office and brings over two decades of industry experience to the group. Italiano’s focus will be on managing the sales and reservations departments, where he will oversee all markets including domestic and international groups, business plan development and operations, and key stakeholder relations.
Dusit International has appointed Silvano Trombetta as its new corporate director of rooms. Silvano has more than twenty years of solid management experience to his new position that sees him assuming responsibility for Dusit International rooms operations globally.
Silvano’s career includes six years as front office manager at the Oriental Hotel in Bangkok, and from 2002-2004, in a similar position at the Conrad Hotel Bangkok, where in 2004, he was promoted to director of rooms.
Nikko Bali Resort & Spa
Nikko Bali Resort and Spa has announced the appointment of Joy Cartwright who was previously the resort’s director of sales and marketing as the resort’s new representative in Australia, where she will hold the position of director of sales for Australia and New Zealand. Cartwright will develop and maintain solid relationships with trade partners, wholesalers and retail agents, as well as attending trade shows on behalf of the company.
In her place, the resort has appointed Peter Maurice van Peborgh-Gooch as director of sales and marketing. He will be in charge of implementing the plan for the repositioning of the hotel and will also execute the upcoming launch of the resort’s new luxury villas, multipurpose function centre and new wedding gazebo facility.
The resort also has a new personnel manager, Lilik Kris Karyani. Although this will be her first role in a HR department in a resort, she has more than fifteen years of expertise in corporate offices in Bali, including her last appointment at the Jenggala Keramik Bali.