New Culinary Director Joins Radisson Blu Pune Hinjawadi

New Culinary Director Joins Radisson Blu Pune Hinjawadi

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Published on November 1, 2023

Radisson Blu Pune Hinjawadi is excited to introduce Chef Sachin Talwar as the Director of Culinary. With a rich and diverse culinary background, Chef Talwar brings a wealth of experience from around the world and across India to his new role.

Chef Sachin Talwar’s journey in the culinary world is deeply rooted in his family's heritage. Although his family originally hails from the Sindh region, Chef Talwar’s grandfather relocated them to West Bengal. His passion for the culinary arts led him to pursue a degree in hotel management at The International Institute of Hotel Management in Calcutta, where he successfully graduated in 2000.

During his college years, Chef Talwar’s talent and dedication were recognized by Trident Udaipur, where he received comprehensive training in both European and Indian cooking techniques, with a special focus on the French culinary tradition.

Following this invaluable experience, he joined the pre-opening team of the Babylon Group of Hotels, a 5-star hotel located in Raipur. Subsequently, he became part of the Fortune group, starting as a Sous-Chef at the Fortune Murali Park property in Vijayawada and worked his way up to Chef in Charge.

Chef Talwar continued to make his mark in the culinary world, moving on to the DoubleTree by Hilton group (now Four Points by Sheraton), where he played a pivotal role in the pre-opening of the property as the Executive Chef. He then embarked on a five-year journey with Lemon Tree hotels, serving as the Senior Executive Chef, focusing on cuisine spanning the American, Indian, and European traditions.

From March 2015 to December 2017, Chef Talwar held the prestigious position of Executive Chef at Welcomhotel Bengaluru. Later, he was appointed as the Executive Chef at Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort from December 2017 to January 2019. His most recent assignments included positions at Hyatt Regency Lucknow and IAM Institute of Hotel Management as the Director of Operations.

On his appointment, Chef Talwar expressed his excitement, stating, “I am thrilled to embark on this culinary journey with my new team. Our unique talents and dedication will blend together to create a symphony of flavours and culinary experience that will leave a lasting mark in the field of gastronomy. I am excited to work with this team and take our F&B to greater heights.”

Chef Sachin Talwar’s remarkable culinary journey, wealth of experience, and commitment to the art of cooking make him an invaluable asset to the Radisson Blu Pune Hinjawadi team. His expertise and passion will undoubtedly elevate the dining experiences at the hotel, offering guests a taste of exceptional culinary craftsmanship.


Luisa Lalli Takes the Lead at Ozen Mansion Kolkata

Luisa Lalli Takes the Lead at Ozen Mansion Kolkata

By Nithyakala Neelakandan

Published on April 14, 2024

The Ozen Collection proudly announces the appointment of Luisa Lalli as Vice President of Operations and General Manager of Ozen Mansion Kolkata, its highly anticipated luxury city hotel in India.

Luisa Lalli joins The Ozen Collection with a wealth of experience, having previously excelled as General Manager at the brand's resorts in the Maldives. This appointment reaffirms The Ozen Collection's commitment to empowering women in senior positions, a culture it has long championed across its properties, including Ozen Life Maadhoo and Ozen Reserve Bolifushi.

With over two decades of experience in the hospitality industry, Luisa brings a proven track record of delivering exceptional guest experiences and operational excellence. Her leadership at Ozen Mansion Kolkata promises to set new benchmarks in luxury hospitality, further enhancing the brand's reputation for refined elegance and unparalleled service.

Luisa expresses her excitement about leading the team at Ozen Mansion Kolkata, emphasizing the city's vibrant energy and rich cultural heritage as the perfect backdrop for the hotel's personalized indulgent experiences. With plans to recruit approximately 700 employees, diversity and inclusivity are at the forefront of her hiring strategy, ensuring an inclusive environment for all team members.

Nestled within 6 acres of lush gardens in Kolkata's prime New Town area, Ozen Mansion Kolkata promises guests an unforgettable stay. With 235 lavish rooms and suites, impressive lounges, and expansive event spaces, the hotel is poised to become the city's premier venue for celebrations and luxury experiences.

As Luisa Lalli takes the helm at Ozen Mansion Kolkata, she embarks on a journey to redefine luxury hospitality in India's bustling metropolis. With her vision, experience, and dedication to inclusivity, she is set to lead the team towards a grand opening on July 7, 2024, marking a new chapter of refined elegance and excellence in Kolkata's hospitality landscape.


Sharoni Sharma is the New Director of Operations at The Westin Goa

Sharoni Sharma is the New Director of Operations at The Westin Goa

By Nithyakala Neelakandan

Published on April 13, 2024

With a career spanning over 15 years in the hospitality industry, Sharoni Sharma has assumed the role of Director of Operations at The Westin Goa. Her extensive experience encompasses key positions held at prestigious establishments such as The Leela Palace Jaipur, The Roseate, and JW Marriott Bangalore, making her a seasoned leader in the field.

In her new capacity, Sharoni shoulders the responsibility of overseeing the hotel's day-to-day operations, ensuring strict adherence to brand standards, and crafting exceptional guest experiences tailored to their diverse needs. Her leadership style, honed through years of experience, coupled with her deep understanding of hotel operations, positions her as an invaluable addition to the team.

“We are thrilled to welcome Sharoni to our team,” expressed Harish Gopalakrishnan, General Manager at The Westin Goa. “Her extensive background in Food & Beverage operations and her proven track record in the hospitality industry make her the ideal candidate to lead our operations. With her at the helm, we are confident that The Westin Goa will continue to exceed guest expectations and set new standards of excellence.”


Syed Tauseef Ahmed Joins Four Seasons Hotel Bengaluru as Director of Catering

Syed Tauseef Ahmed Joins Four Seasons Hotel Bengaluru as Director of Catering

By Nithyakala Neelakandan

Published on April 11, 2024

Four Seasons Hotel Bengaluru recently welcomed Syed Tauseef Ahmed as its new Director of Catering, marking a significant addition to the esteemed hotel's team. With over 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Syed brings a wealth of expertise and a strong commitment to service excellence. His appointment reflects Four Seasons' dedication to delivering exceptional guest experiences and upholding its reputation for excellence.

Syed's career journey showcases his strategic leadership and innovative thinking, highlighted by his previous roles at renowned establishments such as ITC Hotels Bengaluru, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Dubai, and Taj West End Bengaluru. His extensive experience in managing catering operations and driving revenue growth has consistently exceeded guest expectations.

In his new role, Syed will oversee all catering operations at Four Seasons Hotel Bengaluru, ensuring seamless event execution and personalized guest experiences. With his passion for responsible luxury and environmental sustainability, Syed is poised to elevate the hotel's catering services to new heights of success under his capable leadership.

The team at Four Seasons Hotel Bengaluru is excited to have Syed on board and looks forward to the positive impact he will bring to the catering segment. As Syed himself expresses, he is eager to contribute to the continued success and reputation of the iconic Four Seasons brand, creating memorable experiences for guests and driving growth in the catering sector.

With Syed Tauseef Ahmed at the helm of catering operations, Four Seasons Hotel Bengaluru is poised to redefine excellence in hospitality, ensuring that every guest's experience is nothing short of exceptional.

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