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NEWS| Parsvnath to make hospitality debut by mid 2009

17 projects currently underway

Parsvnath Developers Limited, a real estate major, plans to mark its hospitality debut by the middle of 2009. The group is currently involved in 17 hospitality projects across various Indian cities. These are in the three, four and five star categories (hotels) and include one serviced apartment project.

The company’s first operational property at...

Shirdi in Maharashtra, will be a three star, 58 room hotel. It is to be followed by a second property in the third quarter of FY 2009-10 — a four star, 105 room property at Mohali, Punjab.

Of the 16 hotel projects, nine are five star hotels situated in Jodhpur, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Goa, Ranchi, Indore, Chandigarh and two in Kochi, respectively. The three hotels under four star category are at Mohali, Jodhpur, and Lucknow. The three star hotels include the properties at Ujjain, Shirdi, Chandigarh and New Delhi.

Parsvnath’s 16 hotel projects are currently either in construction or pre-construction stages. The projects collectively host an inventory of 2800 rooms and expected to be operational between 2010 and 2011. “Construction of most of these hotels is under way. With the architectural plans of the properties at Ranchi, New Delhi, Goa and Kochi already in place, construction will begin soon. The projects at Mohali, New Delhi, Hyderabad and Lucknow will be part of the mixed-use development,” says Deepak Mowar, Vice President – Hotels, Parsvnath Developers Limited.

Apart from hotels, Parsvnath has also forayed into the serviced apartments segment. There are several serviced apartment projects in the pipeline, to be located in major cities of India. Parsvnath’s first project is at Bhiwadi, an upcoming commercial hub in Rajasthan located about 70 km from New Delhi, near the Haryana-Rajasthan border. The project will have 84 service apartments and is expected to be ready by 2010.


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> Phoenix Group Global : Priti Chand, Director – PR and Communication
> Hyatt : Mohit Khanna, Executive Sous Chef, Kolkata
> Le Royal Meridien : Devendra Singh, Front Office Manager, Chennai
> Sun-n-Sand Group of Hotels : Gulshan Arora, Senior Vice President and General Manager
>The Claridges Hotels & Resorts : Sanjeev Shukla, General Manager - Sales & Marketing

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Taj Lands End : Chef Anirudhya Lal Roy, Executive Chef, Mumbai

issue_3_newapp_anirudhya.jpgChef Anirudhya Lal Roy has been appointed as the Executive Chef at Taj Lands End, Mumbai. Prior to moving to the Taj Lands End, he was Executive Chef at the Rambagh Palace, Jaipur, a Taj Luxury Palace Hotel. With experience that ranges from cruise cuisine at the Carnival Cruise Line, Miami, USA to St Peter’s restaurant at Salzburg, he has imbibed a range of international cooking trends and blended them with his Indian origin and experience.

Phoenix Group Global : Priti Chand, Director – PR and Communication

issue_3_newapp_priti.jpgPriti Chand has taken over as Director – PR and Communication, Phoenix Group Global. She brings with her a vast experience of 15 years in marketing and communication, especially in the hospitality sector. Prior to this, Chand was with the Royal Orchid Group as Corporate Manager – Marketing and Communication. She has also worked with Taj Group of Hotels (Sri Lanka), The Metropolitan Hotel Nikko (New Delhi) and Holiday Inn (Ahmedabad) among others.

Hyatt : Mohit Khanna, Executive Sous Chef, Kolkata

issue_3_newapp_mohit.jpgMohit Khanna has been taken onboard the F&B team of Hyatt, Kolkata, as the Executive Sous Chef. Having started his culinary career in 1995, Chef Khanna had a long stint with Hyatt Regency, Mumbai. He joins Hyatt, Kolkata straight from Calgary, Canada. In Calgary, he headed the biggest premium catering and event management group in the city, which organised events for crowds of more than 1500 people.

Le Royal Meridien : Devendra Singh, Front Office Manager, Chennai


Devendra Singh has been appointed as Front Office Manager at Le Royal Meridien Chennai from January 2008. Relocating from The Westin Dhaka, he has nine years experience in the hospitality industry. He has worked with the Radisson group, Mariott group and the Bristol in Gurgaon. Singh also has pre-opening experience of Radisson Dhaka and The Westin Dhaka. Born in 1979, he started his career with Jaypee Palace, Agra.

Sun-n-Sand Group of Hotels : Gulshan Arora, Senior Vice President and General Manager

issue_3_newapp_gulshan.jpgGulshan Arora has been appointed as the Senior Vice President and General Manager at Sun-n-Sand Group of Hotels. After bringing visible changes to the chain, from upgrading the Mumbai property to a five star deluxe hotel, setting up a five star property in Shirdi, successfully running Pune’s five star hotel and a new premier hotel in Goa, Arora has the vision and ability to take the group to the next level. His future endeavours include a five star hotel at India’s up coming metro, Nagpur. Through his great and able leadership spanning 45 years, he has been part of international assignments like the Eastern International Hotels - Holiday Inn, Mumbai and Majorda Beach, Goa.

The Claridges Hotels & Resorts : Sanjeev Shukla, General Manager - Sales & Marketing

issue_3_newapp_sanjeev.jpgSanjeev Shukla has joined The Claridges Hotels & Resorts as General Manager, Sales & Marketing. His responsibilities include spearheading the sales and marketing for all group properties as well as directing the communications and positioning of the hotels. After completing a degree in Hospitality Management from InterContinental Hotel School, Sydney, he started his career with InterContinental Hotel in Sydney. From there, he moved to The Oberoi Hotels & Resorts. Sanjeev’s last assignment was with The Leela Palaces Hotels & Resorts as Director - International Sales.

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