Leela Gandhinagar has announced the appointment of its senior management team, made up of high-ranking people, to provide guests with a global experience with a touch of real Indian luxury.
This 318 spacious and well-appointed hotel is located above Gandhinagar railway station, close to The Leela Mahatma Mandir convention and exhibition center. Just 30 minutes from Ahmedabad Airport and 40 minutes from the hustle and bustle of city life, Leela Gandhinagar combines modern splendor with the vibrant old world traditions of Gujarat and promises to be the luxury destination of choice for business and leisure travelers.
Commenting on the appointment of senior management, Jaidip Anand, Vice President and General Manager of the Leela Gandhinagar and Mahatma Mandir Convention and Exhibition Center said, “We are honored to bring the Leela brand to the bustling city of Gandhinagar and feel the warmth of Leela’s typical hospitality. The team brings a diverse global experience and positive attitude. ”
Vikas Sood, Director of Operations, has great knowledge of major events and exhibitions. He started its journey in the food and beverage field almost 25 years ago and is affiliated with leading hospitality brands such as Hyatt and Taj. His strength lies in the convention center operations.
Ashis Rout, a head chef, has more than two decades of diverse culinary experience in the luxury hotel industry. With an uncomplicated, fresh, innovative and contemporary style, Chef Rout perfectly embodies Leela’s ethic of “Atithi Devo Bhava” – Guest is God. He has worked with brands such as Hyatt, IHHR Hospitality, Marriott International, Intercontinental Hotel Group and Accor and specializes in pre-opening and building official teams to achieve results.
Dhananjay Samarai, Director of Human Resources, has more than two and a half decades of experience in the hospitality industry. Previous roles include well-known brands such as Taj, Le Meridien, Hyatt, Starwood Hotels and Resorts and Marriott International.
Prabhakar Singh, Director of Sales and Marketing, has had a career of two and a half decades with various business, luxury and luxury brands including Taj, Accor and previous internships at The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts.
Suresh Ankam, Chief Engineer, has a decade of experience and was a pioneer in introducing The Leela Gandhinagar. Suresh had excellent in-depth knowledge and experience prior to opening and has launched leading luxury hotels with brands such as The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, ISTA Hotels and Hilton.
With extensive experience spanning nearly two decades, Leena Mandal has been appointed as the Executive Housekeeper. She has been associated with Leela Palace, Hotels and Resorts in Bengaluru, Chennai and now Gandhinagar for more than a decade. Leena has also worked with other luxury brands such as Oberoi, Taj and Lalit.
Supreet Bagga, a revenue manager, has six years of experience with him and has managed a portfolio of hotels such as Accor. It has strong skills to develop effective business strategies, optimize sales and forecast sales.
Front Office Manager Gaurav Besoya has nearly a decade of hospitality experience working with hotel brands such as ITC, Le Meridien and Taj before joining The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts.
Anirban De Munshi, Public Relations Manager and Marcom, has nearly nine years of professional experience and previously led hotel marketing initiatives for hotels such as Accor and Wyndham.
Vivekanand Singh, Food and Beverage Manager, has over 13 years of experience managing and serving guests in the hospitality industry. He has worked with other brands such as ITC and Le Meridien.
With more than a decade of experience in the hospitality industry, Sharanmeet Singh was appointed IT Manager at Leela Gandhinagar and Information Security Officer at The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts.
Pranjal Srivastava, a training manager, brings more than nine years of training and human resources experience gained through previous relationships with leading brands such as Oberoi, Indigo Airlines and Marriott International.