The Leela Bhartiya City Bengaluru has put in place a new team to run the operation of the hotel. Located in the sprawling 125-acres of SEZ in Bhartiya City and slated to open its doors soon, the hotel is a part of the mixed-use complex comprising of hotel, luxury residences, convention centre, dining experiences, retail spaces, entertainment, office, and commercial spaces, it will serve as a one stop for business, dining, conferencing, and recreation.
Speaking on the recent appointments, Reuben Kataria, General Manager, The Leela Bhartiya City Bengaluru said, “Driven by the ethos of offering our guests a global experience with a touch of true Indian luxury and warm hospitality, I am elated to introduce our senior management team. Being the second footprint of The Leela hotels in the city, there are synergies being built with our experienced work force over-looking both the hotels. Our team members bring on-board global experience and expertise.”
The new appointees include Rohit Pandey, Executive Assistant Manager - Food & Beverage. Rohit has honed his skills in pre-opening of luxury hotels during his extensive 20-year experience. While his journey started with the Oberoi and Taj group of hotels, he has also held prime positions at One & Only Reethi Rah Maldives, Anantara Resort Maldives, and The Centara Grand Beach Resort in Thailand, to name a few.
Anmol Pancholy, Director of Sales & Marketing brings on-board a rich experience of working with a diverse portfolio of hotels under brands like Taj and Accor group of hotels. His last stint was with Novotel - Hyderabad International Convention Centre.
Jatinder Pal Singh who is a quintessential culinary expert has been appointed as the Executive Chef. Chef JP as he is better known, is renowned not just for curating dishes and menus but for creating memorable culinary experiences. He has worked with brands like Taj Residency Ernakulum, Sheraton Grand - Bangalore and many others.
Aravind M has been appointed as the Chief Engineer at The Leela Bhartiya City Bengaluru and is the home-grown talent from The Leela Palace Bengaluru.
Smita Rathod, appointed as the Executive Housekeeper comes with a vast experience of 30 years and has been the recipient of numerous accolades. Her expertise has been built by working with brands such as Accor-Pullman Delhi, Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel, The Oberoi Towers Mumbai to name a few.
Manvi Chopra, appointed as the Public Relations & Marketing Communications Manager, ventured into hospitality industry with her last stint as the PR manager for Taj Coromandel, Chennai.
PM Sriraj, a veteran known in the hospitality industry, takes over the role of Cluster Director of Human Resources for the The Leela hotels in Bengaluru.
Subrat Sinha, Cluster Director of Finance comes with 16 years of wide hospitality experience working with Oberoi and Hilton group of hotels. Subrat has been with The Leela Palace Bengaluru for over 5 years and will continue to over-look the financial efficiencies for both the hotels.
Vishvesh Madhavan, the newly appointed Cluster Director of Revenue Management has mastered building methodologies to lead market share and capitalization with his 10 years of experience in BFSI and hospitality industry.
Ravi Shankar, the Cluster IT Manager, has been with different industries in various geographies and now shall be looking after both hotels in Bengaluru.
Rajesh Kumar, appointed as the Cluster Chief Security Officer has an eminent experience of 25 years. After serving the Indian Navy for 15 years as a Marine Commando, Rajesh transitioned to the hospitality industry and has been ensuring compliance at The Leela Palace Bengaluru since last 5 years.
Amit Bhattacharjee, Cluster Procurement Manager, comes with a vast experience in task force assignments to open new hotels across the country.