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Showing posts from October 26, 2007

Sarovar Hotels aims for 20 new properties by 2010

Makes debut into serviced apartmentsPraveen K Singh - New DelhiSarovar Hotels has etched out aggressive expansion plans in the southern states and aims to establish 20 new properties by the year 2010. The group is also foraying into the serviced apartment sector with the launch of Park Inn Suites in Bangalore. Informs Ajay Bakaya, its executive director, "As part of this plan, we will launch four new hotels by the end of 2007. Hence, we will be operating 34 hotels with 3,250 rooms by this year-end. Currently, our main aim is to strengthen our presence in cities and towns across India with our diverse brands." The initial four properties to be launched by this year-end include Hometel in Hyderabad (Ameerpet) this November, Hometel in Mumbai (Malad) this December, Grand Sarovar Premiere in Mumbai (Goregaon West) this November, and Savannah Sarovar Premiere in Bangalore (Whitefield). Bakaya added, "Apart from the management route, Sa…


Sudhir Jena has been appointed area general manager of Royal Orchid Hotels, Pune. A Commerce graduate from Hyderabad he also has a Diploma in Hotel Management from IHM Bhubaneswar. In a career spanning 19 years, he has held various positions at reputed hotel chains like The Taj Group, Holiday Inn, The Orchid - Ecotel Group of hotels, Carin Hotels and Concept Hospitality. Prior to this appointment he was general manager of a leading Pune hotel


Tejus Jose has been appointed director of sales for Novotel Hyderabad. In his new role, Tejus will be responsible for designing and driving the sales strategies for the hotel and boosting its top line. Tejus joined Novotel Hyderabad as the associate director of sales in January 2006 and was part of the pre-opening team of the Accor group's first ever properties in the country viz. Hyderabad International Convention Centre and Novotel Hyderabad


Vivek Shukla has been promoted as gen…