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  • Aiana Hotels & Resorts
  • Date: 2015-09-21
  • Aiana Hotels & Resorts
    Aiana Hotels & Resorts L.L.C is pleased to announce the appointment of Murlidhar Rao as Senior Vice President, Operations. As a seasoned hospitality professional, Murlidhar joins Aiana Hotels & Resorts with a broad knowledge in the luxury spectrum that complements the brand’s niche positioning and offers a deep knowledge and vision for quality that lends itself to creating a premium lifestyle experience. Based out of the Qatar Financial Centre in Doha, Qatar, Murlidhar will utilise his 30 years of expertise in hotel operations, project development, renovation, pre-opening processes and owner relations to support the brand’s growth strategy.


    Crowne Plaza, Jaipur
    Mohit joins Crowne Plaza, Jaipur as Crowne Meetings Director in the soon to be launched hotel, wherein he will be overseeing MICE sales and event operations of the hotel. Mohit comes to Crowne Plaza from Courtyard by Marriott, Bilaspur where he was handling the profile of Director of Sales. Mohit brings to Crowne Plaza, Jaipur an affluent industry experience especially in food and beverage and sales divisions. Mohit has been associated with Hyatt, Taj and Intercontinental Hotels Group (UK) before this assignment.


    Grand Mercure, Goa
    AccorHotels announced the appointment of Jayakrishnan Sudhakaran as the new Director of sales and marketing for Grand Mercure, Goa Shrem Resort. In his role, Jayakrishnan will be responsible for leading and further improving all aspects of the sales and marketing communications, promoting brand strategies and providing the best of Grand Mercure hospitality experience to the guests. A seasoned hotelier, Jayakrishnan has been in the Hospitality industry for over 12 years.

    Crowne Plaza, Jaipur
    Sanchita joins Crowne Plaza, Jaipur as Director of Human Resources in the soon to be commissioned hotel, wherein she will be overseeing the complete Human Resource & Training Function and ensuring the hotel is appropriately staffed, all team members are well groomed and trained as per brand standards thereby enabling a successful launch and supporting fellow colleagues in smooth operations.


    Crowne Plaza Today, Gurgaon
    Nalin Mandiratta , has been appointed as General Manager, Crowne Plaza Today, Gurgaon. He was previously General Manager of the Soaltee Crowne Plaza  Kathmandu. With over 24 years of industry experience, hospitality veteran, Nalin Mandiratta has been associated with well known hotel brands like Hilton, Marriott and Carlson. He is a progressive thinker and believes in ‘Management by Objectives and Motivation’. He started his career with IHG in May 2010 as General Manager of the Crowne Plaza, Rohini Delhi during its pre-opening stage.


    The Indian Hotels Company, West
    The Indian Hotels Company Limited announced the appointment of Farhat Jamal as Senior Vice President-Operations, where he will be responsible for hotel operations in Western India and Africa. Mr Jamal is returning to the Taj family from Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts where he was based in New Delhi overseeing their India operations, and has previously looked after Shangri-La Hotels in Sri Lanka and Maldives as the Area Manager. Bringing an all-round experience of building and managing large hospitality businesses, Mr. Jamal is a highly accomplished seasoned hotelier. He has worked with Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces in India and overseas in various capacities for close to three decades


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