New roles for the industry’s movers and shakers
JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu
Priya Thakur Singh has been recently appointed as the director of human resources at JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu. In this capacity, she will be responsible for taking care of talent acquisition, succession and workforce planning, performance management, training and development for hotel associates using technology efficiently. With over 10 years of industry experience, Singh has worked with companies such as Essar Group where she served as the senior manager, international HR and M&A.
Courtyard Pune Chakan
Courtyard Pune Chakan has appointed Sutapa Das as assistant manager, marketing and communication. In this new role, Das will be responsible for client relations, public relations and marketing strategies, the creative side of promotional literature, advertising and artwork. Working in this field, her role will also involve a range of duties including creating marketing plans, organising trade shows, managing the marketing budget among others. With an experience of almost seven years in the field of digital marketing, Das has served for various sectors like hospitality, IT, health, fitness, restaurant, etc.
Ananda in the Himalayas
Chef Sandeep Biswas has recently been appointed as the executive chef at Ananda in the Himalayas. Biswas started as an associate in the culinary department of Ananda in the Himalayas in 1999 and moved to The Four Seasons in Maldives, after five years at the property. He has also worked with London’s Renaissance Chancery Court, Ista Bangalore and Novotel Kolkata as executive sous chef. Completing his 17-year journey as a chef, Biswas has returned to the foothills of the Himalayas.
Mercure Hyderabad KCP
Sudipto Mukherjee has been appointed as the director of sales and marketing at Mercure Hyderabad KCP. Under this role, Mukherjee is responsible for strategising and implementing sales and marketing activities for the property. Mukherjee has an experience of over 13 years in the hospitality industry. He has worked with Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre, Ellaa Hotels and Lindsay Hotel Kolkata in various leadership roles and has handled various portfolios ranging from marketing, sales, business management, revenue management and operations.
Lords Hotels & Resorts
Lords Hotels & Resorts has recently appointed Mahesh Chand Rajwar as the general manager of its property in Silvassa. In his new role, Rajwar will be primarily responsible for driving revenue growth. In addition to the managerial and operational responsibilities, Rajwar will also play an active role in streamlining the resort’s marketing activities. Prior to taking up the position with Lords Hotels & Resorts, Rajwar was the general manager for Country Inn and Suites. He brings to Lords over 12 years of experience in the hospitality segment that include stints with IHCL, Trident and Club Mahindra among others.
Courtyard by Marriott, Gurgaon
Courtyard by Marriott Gurgaon has announced the appointment of Anuj Soin as the food and beverage manager. He has been a part of Courtyard by Marriott, Gurgaon for the past 2.5 years, where he joined as events manager, F&B. With the change in leadership, Soin will now be responsible to oversee the management and development of F&B and catering services. He has worked with brands like The Leela Ambience, The Taj Rambagh Palace, Jaipur and Eros Hotel Delhi.
Shangri-La Hotel, Bangalore
Shangri-La Hotel, Bangalore has appointed Rajan Malhotra as director of sales and marketing. In his new role, Malhotra will head the hotel’s sales, events, revenue management, reservations, marketing and corporate communications divisions. His key responsibilities will include overseeing all aspects of hotel sales and marketing strategies, including revenue forecasting and developing business plans, in addition to the recruitment, training and managing of the hotel’s sales team in order to maximise revenue opportunities and property goals. He brings with him 14 years of experience in the hospitality industry.
The Imperial, New Delhi
Jacqualine Tara Herron has rejoined The Imperial, New Delhi as director of The Imperial Spa, Salon, Health & Racquet Club. Under this role, she will spearhead and lead the operational, strategic and financial performance of the 16,000 square-feet spa and salon. Herron possesses over two decades of experience.