New roles for the industry’s movers and shakers
Shubham Chandra has been appointed as area director – sales and marketing for Hyatt Hotels in Bengaluru, Chennai, Hampi, Kathmandu and Kolkata. Chandra has over 16 years of experience in business development, marketing and sales with reputed names in the hospitality industry. In his new role, he will be providing support and strategic oversight to Park Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Place and other Hyatt brands in Bengaluru, Chennai, Hampi, Kathmadu and Kolkata across functions of sales, marketing, events and revenue management. He will also continue to be the director of sales and marketing at Hyatt Regency Chennai.
ibis Bengaluru City Centre
Firoz Jangaria has been appointed as hotel manager of ibis Bengaluru City Centre. Jangaria brings with him over a decade of experience in the hospitality industry and was most recently director for sales at ibis Gurgaon. In his new role, he is entrusted with spearheading and managing the 173-room property. While managing a team of dedicated industry professionals, Jangaria will be instrumental in the overall hotel management, driving hotel performance and ensuring high levels of service determined by the ibis brand standards.
Courtyard by Marriott Pune City Centre
Chef Pradipt Sinha has been appointed as executive chef of Courtyard by Marriott Pune City Centre. Chef Sinha will ensure that guests are given high quality F&B service at the hotel. He brings with him over 14 years of professional experience working at some of the leading hospitality brands in India. He started his career with The Oberoi Rajvillas in Jaipur in 2000 as a trainee and moved on to play key roles with the Hyatt brand in various cities.
The Westin Mumbai Garden City
Chef Rahul Dhavale has been appointed as executive chef of The Westin Mumbai Garden City. Chef Dhavale brings with him 15 years of professional experience in the hospitality industry. Chef started his career with the Oberoi Group of hotels post which he opted for overseas exposure. In his new role, Chef Dhavale will be responsible for implementing culinary concepts and processes across all F&B outlets of the hotel.
Radisson Blu New Delhi Paschim Vihar
Barun Jolly has been appointed as the general manager of Radisson Blu New Delhi Paschim Vihar. Prior to this, he was the general manager at Crowne Plaza New Delhi Okhla which he opened and successfully ran for over four years. His earlier stints include working with brands like Grand Hyatt, The Imperial, The Oberoi and Hyatt Regency. In his earlier assignments and key roles with major hospitality chains, he has consistently delivered and contributed largely to their success.
Lords Hotel and Resorts
Chef Jai Kishan has been appointed as executive chef of Hotel Lords Plaza Jaipur. He will oversee all food operations throughout the hotel. Chef Kishan has national and international exposure on various cuisines. He has expertise in continental food like Mexican, Thai, Italian, French and Spanish food. He has 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry having worked in the Middle East, Europe and India.
Mayuri Ghosh has been appointed as general manager sales, (corporate office) of Lords Hotel and Resorts. She brings with her more than 19 years of experience in the hospitality industry with specialisation in sales. Prior to her new role as general manager, sales, she served as assistant director, sales at Royal Orchid Hotels. She is a hotel management graduate from Women’s Polytechnic, New Delhi. In her current role, she will be responsible for the overall group sales.
Golden Tulip Hotels
Shashi Razdan has been appointed as area director of sales and marketing, South Asia at Golden Tulip Hotels. Razdan brings with him over 23 years of experience from his previous stints at several renowned hotel groups including The Oberoi, The Imperial, Hampshire, and Uppal’s Orchid. In his current role, Razdan will be responsible in overseeing and directing all aspects of the sales and marketing activities of the group for the South Asia region. He will play a key role in the planning and development of promotional strategies, managing the sales and marketing team, implementing revenue generating measures and driving hotel performance.
Janet Chan has been appointed as director of luxury sales at Conrad Macau. In her new role, Chan will be responsible for overseeing business and event partnerships within the luxury retail market and will also work closely with premium travel specialists. Originally from Australia, Janet has more than 10 years’ experience working with the luxury travel and hospitality industry and has worked for many five-star hotels in Fiji, Cambodia and Australia including Small Luxury Hotels of the World and the Preferred Hotel Group.
Mercure Pattaya Ocean Resort, Thailand
Nikolay Stoyanov has been appointed as general manager of Mercure Pattaya Ocean Resort in Thailand. Stoyanov has more than seven years operational experience with international hotel brands. His former position was as general manager of ibis Hua Hin. Stoyanov received his Bachelor of Economics from the University of Economics in Bulgaria.