Pavan Kumar Manikonda Takes the Helm as General Manager at The Lalit Ashok Bengaluru

Pavan Kumar Manikonda Takes the Helm as General Manager at The Lalit Ashok Bengaluru

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Published on September 16, 2023

The Lalit Ashok Bengaluru is delighted to welcome Pavan Kumar Manikonda as its new General Manager. With an impressive 18+ years of experience in the hotel industry, Manikonda is a seasoned professional known for his strong business acumen. His appointment underscores the hotel's dedication to providing exceptional service and enriching guest experiences.

In his role as General Manager, Manikonda will lead efforts to enhance operational excellence at Lalit Bengaluru. Leveraging his proven leadership skills, strategic vision, and extensive hospitality management expertise, he aims to drive the hotel's growth, optimize performance, and solidify its reputation as a premier destination.

Manikonda's impressive career spans various roles, where he has consistently excelled. Notably, he served as Regional General Manager at Sterling Resorts, Alleppey, and as Area General Manager at Sterling Resorts, Kodai, demonstrating his ability to oversee resort operations, craft effective business plans, manage budgets, and execute successful marketing strategies. His contributions have elevated hotels to higher standards of sophistication and excellence, resulting in year-on-year revenue growth.

Moreover, Manikonda's people-centric approach has fostered team development, with many team members advancing to leadership positions within the hospitality sector. His appointment marks a significant stride forward for The Lalit Ashok Bengaluru, reaffirming the hotel's commitment to delivering world-class hospitality and maintaining its status as a preferred choice for discerning travelers.

The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group, known for its luxury hotels, palaces, and resorts, is a prominent player in India's hospitality industry. Operating 12 luxury properties under The LaLiT brand and two midmarket hotels under The LaLiT Traveller brand, the group caters to both business and leisure travelers across India's key destinations, offering a total of 2261 keys. With Pavan Kumar Manikonda at the helm, The Lalit Ashok Bengaluru looks set to continue delivering exceptional experiences to its guests.

About The Lalit Ashok Bengaluru:

Nestled within 10.3 acres of lush gardens, The Lalit Ashok Bengaluru is a sanctuary of tranquility amidst the bustling city. Its reputation as a leading five-star hotel in Bangalore is well-deserved, thanks to its unmatched hospitality and top-notch services. Boasting 186 tastefully designed rooms and suites, The LaLiT Ashok Bangalore is an ideal choice for both business and leisure travelers. But what truly sets it apart is its expansive conference and banqueting space, spanning over 59,000 square feet, perfect for hosting events of all kinds, be it indoor or outdoor.


Catering Collective Appoints Arindam Chakraborty as COO for National Expansion

Catering Collective Appoints Arindam Chakraborty as COO for National Expansion

By Nithyakala Neelakandan

Published on April 18, 2024

Catering Collective, a division of K Hospitality and a premier player in India’s banquet and catering scene, proudly announces the appointment of Arindam Chakraborty as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). This strategic decision underscores the brand’s commitment to expanding its presence nationally. Boasting over 23 years of experience in the hotel and catering industry, Arindam brings a wealth of expertise, particularly in hospitality.

Prior to becoming a part of Catering Collective, Arindam occupied significant leadership positions at esteemed organizations including Brookfield Properties, The Leela Palaces – Hotels and Resorts, Radisson, and The Claridges Hotels, among others. His expertise lies in managing extensive corporate events, MICE gatherings, and upscale wedding celebrations. Armed with a robust skill set in operations management, strategic planning, and business development, Arindam is primed to play a pivotal role in steering Catering Collective towards its future expansion.

Commenting on the appointment, Karan Kapur, Executive Director, K Hospitality, stated, “We are delighted to welcome Arindam to the Catering Collective team. His appointment as COO underscores our dedication to fostering growth and upholding excellence across our operations. With his extensive experience and proven track record in driving business success, we are confident in his ability to play a pivotal role as we advance and expand this important business vertical across India.”

Stepping into his role with a clear vision, Arindam Chakraborty, COO of Catering Collective, expressed, “I am honored to join Catering Collective and am excited about the journey ahead. Catering Collective has established itself as a premier brand in the luxury banqueting and catering space, and I am committed to furthering its reputation for excellence and innovation. Working alongside a highly skilled team, I look forward to driving growth, fostering culture alignment, innovation, diversity, and sustainability within the organization. The goal will be to deliver unparalleled experiences to our clients and guests.”

Catering Collective’s unwavering commitment to transforming the landscape of Indian venues and catering, alongside Mr. Arindam Chakraborty’s visionary leadership, heralds an exhilarating path forward for the company. With anticipation, the company envisions a period characterized by growth, creativity, and sustained distinction under his guidance.


Novotel Guwahati Welcomes Manmeet Singh as New General Manager

Novotel Guwahati Welcomes Manmeet Singh as New General Manager

By Nithyakala Neelakandan

Published on April 16, 2024

Novotel Guwahati proudly welcomes Mr. Manmeet Singh as its new General Manager, marking an exciting chapter in the hotel's journey towards excellence. With over 25 years of experience spanning various segments within the hospitality industry, including business, resort, and luxury hotels, Mr. Singh brings a wealth of expertise and a proven track record of success to his new role.

Throughout his illustrious career, Mr. Singh has made significant contributions to renowned hospitality brands such as IHG, Hyatt, Starwood, Marriott, and Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels. His extensive background in food and beverage management further enriches his leadership, making him a valuable asset to the Novotel Guwahati team.

Recognized for his outstanding achievements, Mr. Singh has been the recipient of prestigious awards, including the INCA Best Director F&B Award, and has been nominated for the Hoteliers Award as Best Hotel Manager. His dedication, leadership skills, and commitment to excellence have set him apart as a dynamic professional within the industry.

In his new role as General Manager, Mr. Singh will oversee the overall operations of Novotel Guwahati, with a primary focus on delivering exceptional service and ensuring guest satisfaction. His strategic vision and profound industry knowledge will play a pivotal role in further establishing Novotel Guwahati as a premier destination for both business and leisure travelers alike.

Expressing his enthusiasm for joining the Novotel Guwahati team, Mr. Singh stated, “I am thrilled to be joining the Novotel Guwahati team and am committed to upholding the hotel's reputation for excellence. I look forward to working collaboratively with the team to deliver exceptional experiences to our guests and further elevate the hotel's standing in the hospitality industry.”


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.

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