Chef Jude Fernando Joins Four Seasons Mumbai as Executive Chef

Chef Jude Fernando Joins Four Seasons Mumbai as Executive Chef

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Published on July 18, 2023

Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai is delighted to announce the appointment of Chef Jude Fernando as their new Executive Chef. With an impressive culinary background and a flair for creating exceptional dining experiences, Chef Jude brings a wealth of expertise and creativity to the hotel's culinary team.

In his role as Executive Chef, Chef Jude will oversee all culinary operations, curating exquisite menus, and leading a team of talented chefs, ensuring that each dining experience surpasses guests' expectations. His culinary vision will play a pivotal role in creating memorable meals that showcase the vibrant culinary scene of Mumbai while embracing the signature elegance and sophistication synonymous with the Four Seasons.

Commenting on the appointment, General Manager Sunil Narang said, "Chef Jude’s extensive experience and innovative approach to gastronomy make him the perfect fit for our culinary vision here at Four Seasons. We are delighted to welcome him to our esteemed team and are confident that his passion and expertise will further elevate the dining experiences we offer to our guests."

With a career spanning prestigious establishments, Chef Jude has honed his culinary skills across various cuisines. His vast experience includes working with renowned names in the hospitality industry, such as Hyatt and Marriott International, where he garnered professional accolades.

Chef Jude's culinary journey is not only about fine dining but also extends to exploring local flavours and sustainable practices. Beyond the kitchen, he has a passion for photography and travel, which further fuels his creativity in crafting unique gastronomic experiences.

As Chef Jude steps into his new role at Four Seasons Mumbai, the hotel is excited to embark on a culinary journey that promises to delight the taste buds of discerning guests, leaving a lasting impression of Mumbai's vibrant culinary landscape.


Radisson Hotel Group Promotes Namit Vijh to Area General Manager for Central India

Radisson Hotel Group Promotes Namit Vijh to Area General Manager for Central India

By Nithyakala Neelakandan

Published on June 16, 2024

Radisson Hotel Group has announced the promotion of Namit Vijh as the new Area General Manager for Central India. Namit will continue his leadership role as General Manager at Radisson Gurugram Udyog Vihar while taking on this expanded responsibility.

With nearly two decades of experience in the hospitality industry, Namit has consistently demonstrated exceptional leadership and operational expertise. Previously serving as the Cluster General Manager for Rajasthan and Agra, he spearheaded initiatives that significantly improved revenue growth, operational efficiency, and guest satisfaction, setting new benchmarks for the industry.

Expressing his gratitude for the promotion, Namit stated, "Assuming the role of Area General Manager is both an honor and a responsibility. I am deeply grateful to the RHG leadership team for entrusting me with this pivotal role. My vision is to leverage the unique strengths of each market, capitalize on emerging hospitality trends, and foster synergies across properties to enhance sales and marketing strategies, operational excellence, and, above all, deliver unparalleled guest experiences. Together, we will solidify Radisson’s position as a leader in the hospitality sector and cultivate innovative partnerships with industry stakeholders."

Namit's leadership has earned him widespread recognition, including top rankings in guest satisfaction within the region and numerous accolades for operational excellence and innovation. His strategic vision and commitment to excellence have been instrumental in elevating Radisson's presence and reputation across various markets.

In his new role, Namit aims to harness the distinct strengths of each market within Central India. By focusing on emerging hospitality trends and fostering collaboration across properties, he plans to enhance Radisson’s sales and marketing strategies and elevate operational standards. This approach is expected to deliver exceptional guest experiences and further strengthen the brand's leadership in the hospitality sector.

Namit’s promotion comes at a time when Radisson Hotel Group continues to expand its footprint in India. With over 180 hotels in operation and development, Radisson is one of the country’s largest international hotel operators. The brand's extensive portfolio spans across 70+ locations, ensuring a Radisson property is within a four-hour drive in many regions, providing unparalleled accessibility and convenience for travelers.


Puneet Sharma Takes the Helm at Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre

Puneet Sharma Takes the Helm at Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre

By Nithyakala Neelakandan

Published on June 15, 2024

Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre has proudly announced the appointment of Puneet Sharma as their new General Manager. With a robust career spanning over 24 years in the hospitality industry, Puneet brings a wealth of knowledge and a proven track record to his new role.

Puneet's extensive experience with the IHG brand equips him with a deep understanding of its goals, service standards, and identity. His vision is to drive business growth and enhance guest experiences through strategic initiatives. By focusing on elevating staff training and incorporating innovative ideas, he aims to significantly enhance the brand’s reputation.

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This appointment marks Puneet’s return to Jaipur, a city he holds close to his heart. He is excited to infuse local elements by collaborating with the community and promoting sustainable practices. Puneet expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “I couldn’t be more thrilled to join Holiday Inn in Jaipur. The opportunity to lead such a vibrant and culturally rich destination is incredibly exciting. I’m eager to work with the amazing team here to create unforgettable experiences for our guests.”

Puneet's personable leadership style and strategic vision are anticipated to drive the hotel's success and elevate guest satisfaction to new heights. His commitment to enhancing service standards will ensure that Holiday Inn Jaipur continues to offer exceptional hospitality.

Outside of his professional life, Puneet enjoys spending his leisure time with his family, exploring new destinations and cuisines. His passion for travel and culture aligns perfectly with his role in a city as vibrant as Jaipur.

The Holiday Inn Jaipur team is enthusiastic about Puneet's leadership. They look forward to thriving under his guidance, confident that his expertise will lead the hotel to new heights.


Mallikarjun Naidu Revolutionises Leisure with Prime Golf

Mallikarjun Naidu Revolutionises Leisure with Prime Golf

By Nithyakala Neelakandan

Published on June 13, 2024

Mallikarjun Naidu’s journey from a top corporate leader in the BFSI sector to a pioneering entrepreneur is a testament to his vision and passion for creating unique experiences. After excelling in the financial services industry in the United States for nearly two decades, Naidu discovered a new passion for golf, which led him to revolutionize leisure in India.

During his time in the US, Naidu embraced the inclusive, vibrant culture of golf. However, upon returning to India, he noticed that the sport was still seen as an elite, exclusive pursuit. Motivated by his entrepreneurial spirit, Naidu envisioned a welcoming space where both seasoned and novice golfers could experience the game’s thrill. This vision became reality with Prime Golf.

Located in the bustling heart of Whitefield, Bengaluru, Prime Golf spans an impressive 1.52 lakh sq ft. This groundbreaking venue merges the excitement of golf with the luxury of craft brewing. Naidu’s concept, encapsulated in the ethos “Swing, Sip, and Soak in the Fun,” aims to make golf accessible and enjoyable for all.

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Prime Golf features state-of-the-art facilities, including Asia’s largest microbrewery. The expert brewing team crafts an unparalleled selection of beers on-site, offering diverse flavors from IPAs and lagers to sour beers and fruit-infused ales. Each brew is made with locally-sourced ingredients, providing a unique twist on global styles.

But Prime Golf is more than just golf and beer; it’s a space for connection, relaxation, and enjoying life’s finest moments. Guests can immerse themselves in the sport at precision-designed individual golf bays while enjoying panoramic views from an expansive bar with the largest LED screen in its category. With a 1,500-person seating capacity, Prime Golf promises an immersive experience for all.

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Culinary enthusiasts will delight in Prime Golf’s exceptional dining offerings, featuring over 450 delectable choices ranging from modern Indian to global cuisines. The venue also caters to diverse recreational interests, offering arcade games and social spaces, ensuring there is something for everyone—families, individuals, couples, and corporate groups alike.

Mallikarjun Naidu’s Prime Golf is more than a venue; it’s a vision brought to life, harmoniously blending sport, relaxation, and gastronomy. It invites all to partake in its vibrant offerings.

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