Accor further cements its position in the capital
NEW DELHI, July 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Pullman, New Delhi, the perfect blend of elegance and the vibrant, & Novotel, New Delhi, both located at the trendiest new destination in the capital Aerocity, have announced the appointment of Biswajit Chakraborty as their new General Manager Delegate (Cluster General Manager), who will spearhead the operations of the prestigious tripartite venture between Singapore GIC, InterGlobe & Accor. With an intricate understanding of the luxe segment, Biswajit considers himself a catalyst that adds impetus to his team, by further creating finer experiences for the luxury and upscale travel and business market in the country.
With over 30 years of experience behind him, Biswajit has been the driving force behind some of the world's top luxury hotels. In his last assignment, he was the man behind a successful transformation of the Sofitel Mumbai BKC, by strongly establishing the brand in the country, after its inception in 2011. The luxury hotel has now grown and has made an impact on the development of the Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai. While the micro-location has advanced as a business centre, over the years Sofitel Mumbai BKC has created experiences that are commensurate with luxury, style and panache for discerning guests.
At a handover ceremony in the capital over the weekend, Biswajit stated, "I am grateful to be associated with the Accor group and am thankful to Shree Naman Group for the significant leadership opportunity at the Sofitel Mumbai BKC that I was given. I look forward to bringing together all the interesting elements of our key learnings and create a unique and chic hospitality experience in Delhi & Gurgaon, that not only furthers the Pullman and Novotel brands but also contributes to the growth and development of Aerocity itself."
Business development being his forte, combined with market leadership and a multi-functional approach, Mr. Chakraborty has achieved operational excellence in all his key assignments. A strategic thinker whose strengths also include execution, he is capable of blending quality operations with astute marketing in any hospitality leadership role with his humane and effective style. A complete turnaround specialist, he has transformed several properties in his past assignments.
Throughout his career, Biswajit has been felicitated with numerous awards. Some of the highlights are - the first 'General Manager of The Year' award by the Hotelier India group in 2009. He was also awarded the prestigious 'Game Changer GM' award at the Food & Hospitality World (FHW) Business Excellence Honours in 2017. Further, in 2015 he received the 'International Honorary Membership to Union Internationale des Concierges d'Hotels' at Les Clefs d'Or, Paris.
An alumnus of Bangalore and Cornell University, he was a part of the Oberoi McKinsey transformation. He began his career with the Taj Group and later moved to contribute to the growth and stature of the Yak and Yeti, the Oberoi Group, MĂ¶venpick Hotels & Spa Bangalore and Sofitel Mumbai BKC. Further, under his leadership as the General Manager of The Leela Kempinski Mumbai and Leela Kempinski Kovalam, both hotels reached great heights and became well-known destinations in their own right.
He is the only General Manager in India who has had the privilege of working with the top three Indian luxury hospitality brands including The Oberoi Group, Taj Group of Hotels and The Leela Group. He is an accomplished archer, a fond listener of Jazz & Blues and his understanding of gastronomy covers an international range. With a successful stint of 5 years at the Sofitel Mumbai BKC, he looks forward to this new era of Pullman & Novotel New Delhi Aerocity in the capital city.
About Pullman New Delhi Aerocity
Pullman New Delhi Aerocity is a perfect mix of luxury & convenience suited for the hyper-connected and seasoned traveller. Styled with contemporary taste, the hotel has 270 chic rooms, offering seamless connectivity and an exclusive bedding concept.
Located in the trendiest location of New Delhi - Aerocity, the hotel offers unparalleled accessibility to the business hubs of Gurgaon and New Delhi. The hotel is well positioned to attain a large segment of the increasingly important Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) market as it is home to Delhi NCR's largest convention space spread over a vast expanse of more than 40, 000 sqft.
Pullman New Delhi Aerocity offers an assortment of dining options including Pluck, a modern-day eatery on the lobby level serving modern European & contemporary Indian cuisine with freshly picked ingredients from the in-house farm. CafĂ© Pluck, a stylish go-grab delicatessen, it offers a widespread range of tea, coffee and other beverages along with freshly baked delicacies. The hotel's signature Asian bistro, Honk is a melting pot of flavours with an indoor and alfresco seating offering Asian inspired street food cuisine. Pling, a vibrant lux-lounge that showcases a fine selection of wines with the signature 'Vinoteca by Pullman' concept.
The hotel also features Woo Wellness Spa & Salon, Fit Lounge, and an outdoor pool. For reservations, kindly visit https://group.accor.com/en
Pullman Hotels & Resorts delivers an experience that is upscale, upbeat and perfectly in tempo with the global zeitgeist. Against the backdrop of today's fast paced life, Pullman helps guests be at their best, in business and at leisure, enabling them to seamlessly conduct business, explore the locale, workout and make connections - to the neighbourhood and people around them. Retaining the values of exploration, comfort and dependability that drove it to become a pioneering travel brand over 150 years ago, Pullman today features 130 worldwide properties including Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel, Pullman Park Lane Hong Kong, Pullman Shanghai South, Pullman London St Pancras and Pullman Sao Paulo Vila Olimpia. Pullman is part of Accor, a world-leading travel and lifestyle group which invites travellers to feel welcome in 4,800 hotels, resorts and residences, along with some 10,000 of the finest private homes around the globe.
About Novotel New Delhi Aerocity
Novotel New Delhi Aerocity is the first Novotel in New Delhi's new trendiest location, Aerocity and features 400 rooms and suites. The hotel is in close proximity to the Indira Gandhi International Airport and the prominent business hubs of Gurgaon and New Delhi. The hotel is a classic blend of modernity, design, simplicity & efficiency and promises an experience tailor-made to suit the convenience of its guests.
With a healthy and diverse approach to cuisine, Food Exchange at Novotel offers an exceptional culinary experience comprising of world cuisine, home style desserts and an excellent beverage program. For those looking to unwind, Novotel's chic and modern sports bar, Quoin has an extensive and exciting selection of beverages served in a soothing and friendly ambience.
For conferences and meetings, the hotel offers 1181-sqm pillar-less ballroom, thirteen additional co-meeting rooms suitable, three boardrooms and a business centre to suit all formats of conferencing requirements. The hotel also features the noteworthy spa - Woo, In Balance fitness gym, and an outdoor, heated swimming pool. The hotel breaks down the walls that separate business and leisure travel so that guests can find the right balance between work and play.
For reservations, kindly visit group.accor.com
With Novotel, Accor offers every guest the freedom to fully enjoy their stay.
Novotel Hotels, Suites & Resorts provide a multi-service offer for both business and leisure guests, with spacious, modular rooms, 24/7 catering offers with balanced meals, meeting rooms, attentive and proactive staff, kid areas, a multi-purpose lobby and fitness centers. Through PLANET 21, Accor's sustainable development program, Novotel commits to Man and the Planet. Novotel has over 520 hotels and resorts in 60 countries, ideally located in the heart of major international cities, business districts and tourist destinations.
Accor is a world-leading travel & lifestyle group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in almost 4,800 hotels, resorts and residences, as well as in over 10,000 of the finest private homes around the globe.
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