JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar Unveils Culinary Maestro Chef Prakash Chettiyar as Director of Culinary Excellence

JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar Unveils Culinary Maestro Chef Prakash Chettiyar as Director of Culinary Excellence

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Published on December 30, 2023

JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar proudly introduces Chef Prakash Chettiyar, a distinguished culinary expert with over two decades of experience, as the newly appointed Director of Culinary. This strategic appointment aims to elevate the hotel's dining experience to unprecedented levels of sophistication and innovation.

Chef Prakash, celebrated for his dynamic and innovative approach to culinary arts, boasts mastery across various cuisines, including Italian, Western, Thai, Chinese, Coastal, and Indian. His illustrious career highlights include overseeing the Indian Cuisine Section at the Oberoi Grand, Kolkata, and representing India in the 2008 Incredible India campaign.

With leadership roles at esteemed establishments such as Marriott Kochi, The Oberoi Cecil Shimla, and JW Marriott Kolkata (as the Executive Chef), Chef Prakash consistently demonstrates a commitment to culinary excellence. He played a pivotal role in the pre-opening teams of Marriott hotels like Ritz Carlton Pune and Fairfield by Marriott, Kolkata, contributing significantly to their culinary identity.

Chef Prakash extends his influence beyond the kitchen, making significant contributions to high-profile events like the G20 Summit, South East Asia GM Conference of Marriott, and NRAI events. Collaborating with industry veterans, he has curated memorable pop-up dinners featuring renowned restaurants such as Indian Accent, Masque, and Bombay Canteen.

In his new role as Director of Culinary at JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar, Chef Prakash brings a visionary approach to innovation and dedication to excellence. His culinary craftsmanship aligns seamlessly with the high standards synonymous with the JW Marriott brand, promising guests an extraordinary gastronomic journey.

Under Chef Prakash’s leadership, the hotel’s restaurant offerings are set to reach new heights of excellence. Guests can anticipate an unforgettable dining experience, showcasing the very best of fine cuisine, as he brings his visionary approach to the heart of JW Marriott Sahar.

About JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar

JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar, located a short drive from Mumbai’s international and domestic airport, stands as an ideal destination for business and leisure. The hotel's 588 spacious rooms feature pillow-top beds, marble bathrooms, high-speed Wi-Fi, generous work desks, and 24-hour room service. Dining options at Romano’s, JW Café, and AUTM – JW Lounge reflect the city’s rich culture and culinary tradition. The hotel boasts 95,781 sq.ft. of indoor and outdoor convention spaces, offering a blend of beauty, authentic hospitality, and world-class audio-visual services. Spa By JW, the first of its kind in Asia Pacific, extends a host of therapies for holistic wellness. For more information, visit JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar. Follow on social media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter - @JWSahar. Additional updates on LinkedIn, YouTube, Google Plus.


IHCL Debuts Ginger Hotel in Nagpur, Expands Presence in Maharashtra

IHCL Debuts Ginger Hotel in Nagpur, Expands Presence in Maharashtra

By Nishang Narayan

Published on May 29, 2024

Indian Hotels Company (IHCL), a leader in the Indian hospitality sector, has expanded its footprint with the opening of Ginger Nagpur Airport Road. This new establishment reflects IHCL’s strategic initiative to strengthen its presence in India's emerging metropolises and key commercial centers.

Located strategically close to Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Airport, Ginger Nagpur Airport Road enjoys proximity to major transport links, including a new metro line servicing the airport. The hotel is part of a mixed-use development that also houses one of the city’s premier shopping malls, placing guests at the nexus of commerce and leisure.

Deepika Rao, Executive Vice President– New Businesses and Hotel Openings at IHCL, stated, "The opening of Ginger Nagpur Airport Road is a pivotal development in our strategic vision to tap into emerging commercial hubs across India. Nagpur’s growing importance as a business and political epicenter makes it an ideal location for our latest Ginger property."

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The 86-key hotel boasts a design philosophy that combines luxury with practicality, catering to both business and leisure travelers. Facilities include 'Qmin', a signature all-day diner offering a mix of global and local cuisines, a swimming pool, a state-of-the-art gym, and a meeting room for business events.

With this new addition, IHCL now operates 34 hotels in Maharashtra, including 11 under development, spanning its Taj, Vivanta, SeleQtions, and Ginger brands. This expansion not only enhances IHCL's service offerings in the state but also reinforces its commitment to growth and excellence in the hospitality industry.

For more information about Ginger Nagpur Airport Road and to make reservations, please visit IHCL Hotels.


Yatra Online Innovates with AI-Powered Expense Management Solution for Enhanced Business Efficiency

Yatra Online Innovates with AI-Powered Expense Management Solution for Enhanced Business Efficiency

By Nishang Narayan

Published on May 29, 2024

Yatra Online, a leader in corporate travel services in India, has launched a next-generation AI-powered expense management solution, marking a significant advancement in how businesses handle both travel and non-travel expenses. The solution leverages GenAI, a cutting-edge Large Language Model (LLM), which outperforms traditional OCR technologies in receipt analysis, ensuring higher accuracy and efficiency.

Dhruv Shringi, CEO of Yatra Online, emphasized the platform's ability to adapt to the evolving needs of businesses, stating, "Our Expense Management Solution is designed to grow with our clients, offering scalability and flexibility as their businesses evolve."

This innovative platform serves as a one-stop solution for corporate travel needs, including bookings for flights, hotels, and car rentals, and integrates seamlessly with existing ERP systems to enhance data flow and operational efficiency. The inclusion of an integrated Power BI dashboard allows for in-depth expense analysis, enabling businesses to make informed decisions and optimize spending.

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The mobile app, available for both Android and iOS, allows for on-the-go management of expenses. Key features include expense creation and approval, reimbursement tracking, and the ability to generate expenses automatically from UPI transactions.

With more than 800 corporates already utilizing Yatra's AI-powered expense management tool, the platform is set to become an indispensable resource for businesses aiming to enhance their expense management processes and overall operational efficiency.

For more details on Yatra Online's offerings and the AI-powered expense management solution, visit Yatra Online.


The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts Advances Hospitality Leadership with New Upskilling Program

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts Advances Hospitality Leadership with New Upskilling Program

By Nishang Narayan

Published on May 29, 2024

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, renowned for its luxurious offerings, has launched the Leela Leadership Development Programme (LLDP) – Class of 2025. This initiative is a strategic move to cultivate future leaders in the hospitality sector. The program kicked off on May 19 with a new batch of candidates at The Leela Ambience Gurugram Hotel and Residences.

In collaboration with the Indian School of Hospitality (ISH) and Les Roches, a global leader in hospitality education, the LLDP offers a robust 15-month curriculum. Participants engage in a mix of boot camps, classroom sessions, online courses, and practical experiences across various Leela properties.

Anuraag Bhatnagar, CEO of The Leela, emphasized the program's role in fostering a legacy of excellence within the hospitality industry. "Through the Leela Leadership Development Programme and our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity initiatives, we are crafting a pathway for aspiring hospitality professionals to reach their potential and lead the industry forward," he stated.

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The LLDP aims not only to enhance skills but also to fast-track participants into managerial roles, preparing them to handle the complexities of luxury hospitality management. Since its inception in May 2022, the program has already seen two cohorts graduate, poised to make significant contributions to the industry.

Further enriching its commitment to inclusivity, The Leela has also expanded its training initiatives with the Shefs at The Leela programme, launched in 2022 to inspire and support women in culinary arts. This has evolved into a comprehensive development program, aiming to diversify talent in professional kitchens and empower female chefs globally.

For more information about The Leela's educational and professional development offerings, visit The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts.

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