News for the Hospitality Executive
August 31, 2012 - Kempinski Hotels, Europe's oldest luxury hotel group, announces the appointment of Mr. Vella Ramasawmy as the General Manager of their upcoming Kempinski Ambience Hotel Delhi scheduled to open later this year in East Delhi. A pioneer in the hotel industry, Mr. Ramasawmy is spearheading the hotel team to make it a new landmark for European luxury in India. Since 1897, Kempinski is known globally for its refined hoteliering and distinguished properties from historic buildings to the most avant-garde of modern architecture, including world-famous properties such as the Çırağan Palace Kempinski, Istanbul, Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi and Le Mirador Kempinski Lake, Geneva. Over 115 years of its history, exclusivity and distinctive luxury, Kempinski Hotels have hosted international celebrities, witnessed meetings between the world's leaders and been a part of creating history around the globe.
With three decades of experience in managing hotel operations for business and resort properties, and armed with valuable knowledge from his world-wide assignments with prestigious international hotel chains, Mr. Ramasawmy will be responsible for leading the first Kempinski Hotel in India by developing and introducing unparalleled quality standards.
A veteran in the international hospitality fraternity, Mr. Vella Ramasawmy is widely recognised for his astute business acumen in managing world class hotels. He has helmed some of the world’s most iconic hotels including the Grand Hyatt Muscat and Park Hyatt properties in Goa, Melbourne, Tokyo and Sydney, Sun City in South Africa as well as Le Touessrok Ile aux Cerfs by Groupe Sun Resorts and Le Saint Geran, both in Mauritius. Mr. Ramasawmy has also successfully launched The Leela Kempinski, Gurgaon. His achievements can be seen in various global awards and recognition that his properties have acquired in the past under his guidance and leadership.
To be launched later this year, Kempinski Ambience Hotel Delhi will boast of the largest meeting space in the country with an attractive choice of indoor and outdoor meeting venues. The hotel will be an ideal destination for leisure and MICE travelers, as well as for weddings and social events due to its strategic location and world class services.
Commenting on his new role, Mr. Ramasawmy said, “I am thrilled to be leading the pre-opening team at the Kempinski Ambience Hotel Delhi, especially at such an exciting time when Kempinski is set to launch its flagship property in India. With construction in full swing, we have a busy time ahead of us and one of current priorities is to handpick the best-in-class team that can help fulfill Kempinski’s vision of giving Delhi the true taste of European luxury.”
Besides being appointed as the General Manager of Kempinski Ambience Hotel Delhi, Mr. Ramasawmy also serves as the President of the Ambience Group.
About Kempinski Ambience Hotel Delhi
Strategically located in East Delhi, Kempinski Ambience Hotel Delhi is the first Kempinski in India, managed by Europe's oldest luxury hotel group, Kempinski AG. To be launched in late 2012, this five star luxury hotel offers 480 well-appointed guest rooms, encased within two towers promising to offer a memorable experience each time. The hotel has par excellence banqueting facilities with the largest meeting space of 70,000 sq ft in the country accommodating up to 6000 guests. Other recreational facilities include four specialty restaurants and a bar, a luxurious spa with hammam treatment room, steam, sauna and two heated swimming pools. Just 25 km from the Indira Gandhi International Airport, the Kempinski Ambience Hotel Delhi is easily accessible from the National Highway and Metro line, and is situated at close proximity of prominent entertainment hubs and central business districts of Delhi & Noida.
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