New roles for the industry’s movers and shakers
Lords Hotels & Resorts, Mumbai
Lords Hotels & Resorts has recently appointed Chef Sanjay Mamgain as its corporate executive sous chef. With over two decades of experience in the hospitality industry, Chef Mamgain has served across the Indian geography with many of the leading hotel kitchens. Prior to his latest appointment at Lords Hotels & Resorts, Chef Mamgain served as corporate executive chef-cum- preopening core chef at VITS. Chef Mamgain has also served as executive chef for Orchid Hotel & Convention Center and The Pride Hotel.
Absolute Hotel Services India
Absolute Hotel Services India (AHSI) has appointed Santosh Iyer as regional director of sales, India and Middle East. Under this role, Iyer will be heading sales for the entire region, and will be responsible for overseeing the daily sales activities, setting up sales distribution strategies, managing corporate sales, creating key accounts and driving sales revenue along with the revenue team. He will be instrumental in the administration and the execution of the various sales related processes and standard procedures. His last assignment was a three-year stint with The Orchid Mumbai.
JW Marriott, Kolkata
Ranju Alex has been appointed as the general manager of JW Marriott Kolkata and the multi-property vice-president, East; most notably, the first lady to lead the team of the East. In her current role, Alex is responsible for overseeing all aspects of operational and strategic management of JW Marriott Kolkata. She joined Marriott International in the year 2010 after being the officiating general manager at The Oberoi Grand Hotel, Kolkata. She moved to Goa as the general manager of Goa Marriott Resort & Spa after completing a tenure with the first Marriott property in Pune as the general manager of Courtyard by Marriott, Pune Hinjewadi.
U Tropicana, Alibaug
U Tropicana, Alibaug, has announced the appointment of Anshuman Pandey as the new executive housekeeper and Anju Chauhan as the new spa manager of the property. Pandey brings with him seven years of experience in property management, training and development, operations and processes. Prior to joining U Tropicana Alibaug, he has worked with various hospitality brands across the country like Fortune Inn Riviera (ITC Group) Jammu, The Leela Palace-Bangalore, Aloft Hotel, Le Royal Meridien (Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide).
Prior to joining U Tropicana, Alibaug, Chauhan was with Spa L’Occitane.
Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru
Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru has announced the appointment of Chef Qiguo Su as the Chinese sous chef of its signature restaurant, Shang Palace. In this role, Chef Su will lead the Chinese restaurant’s kitchen and ensure that guests relish an authentic and consistently high-quality culinary experience. A native of Jianyang, Sichuan, Chef Su brings with him 17 years of culinary experience, gained at five-star hotels and luxury hotel pre-openings in the capital city of Chengdu. Chef Su specialises in Sichuan cuisine, one of China’s eight regional culinary traditions.
Wyndham Hotel Group
Wyndham Hotel Group has announced the appointment of Rahool Macarius as director of global and national sales, Eurasia and Ruchika Kakar as regional marketing manager, Eurasia. Both Macarius and Kakar will be based out of Gurugram, providing further impetus and direction to developing and expanding the brand across Eurasia. Macarius joins Wyndham Hotel Group from the Lemon Tree Hotel Group where he held the position of assistant vice president, sales. He will be responsible for driving sales and revenues through building strategic partnerships in the region.
Kakar brings more than 15 years’ experience in branding and marketing communication.
The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai
Tarik Temucin has been appointed as general manager of The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai. Tarik has more than 20 years of hotel management experience. His career with The Ritz-Carlton Group began 15 years ago at The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul. Since then he has risen through the managerial ranks at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore and The Ritz-Carlton, Sanya before being appointed to his previous post as general manager of The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing.
The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing
The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing has appointed Patrick Weder as general manager. Weder graduated from Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne. He has over 21 years of hospitality industry experience. Since first joining The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun, Weder has worked with Ritz-Carlton for more than 15 years, holding various executive positions across different Ritz-Carlton properties in Dubai, Indonesia, Malaysia and Mainland China. His most recent position was general manager of The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta Pacific Place, Indonesia.