News for the Hospitality Executive
October 8, 2012 - Europe's oldest luxury hotel group, Kempinski Hotels, brings Manish Nambiar as Hotel Manager for its upcoming luxury property, Kempinski Ambience Hotel Delhi, to replicate the success he delivered in Africa, Asia and Middle East. Fluent in six languages including French and Arabic, Manish brings with him over 16 years of hospitality experience with a unique combination of conceptual and culinary knowledge, besides strong operations management, sales, product marketing, business development, and project management skills. A great believer in employee empowerment and talent development, Manish was the Hotel Manager at Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay, Egypt, where he ensured high rankings for the hotel on quality audits, customer ratings, employee satisfaction and revenues. Prior to this, he has also delivered success for Kempinski in the ME&A and East African regions including Bilila Lodge Serengeti, Kempinski Arusha, Kempinski Nile Cairo, Kempinski Stone Town Zanzibar, Kempinski Bahrain, Shaza Medina, Shaza Marakesh, Kilimanjaro Kempinski in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Zamani Zanzibar Kempinski. Manish has also contributed to the opening of Kempinski hotels in Chad and Djibouti.
In his new role, Manish will be responsible for directing the pre-opening activities relating to finance, marketing and guest services at the upcoming Kempinski Ambience Hotel Delhi, and will be conceptualizing restaurant themes and designs, developing vendors, and Operating Supplies and Equipment (OS&E) identification and procurement for the first Kempinski’s hotel in India.
Manish completed his European Executive MBA from the prestigious Reims Management School, which is one of the few business schools worldwide to gain triple accreditation by the European EFMD (EQUIS label), the British AMBA, and the American AACSB. He also holds a Master Certificate in Food Service Management from the preeminent Cornell School of Hotel Administration (aka Cornell Hotel School), an Ivy League institution regarded as among the best in the world.
Kempinski Ambience Hotel Delhi has also appointed Aditya Singh as its Director for Sales and Marketing, who will be spearheading the Room Sales, Catering Sales, Marketing and Revenue divisions in addition to building and honing a dynamic sales team. With a wealth of knowledge of the Indian hospitality sector spread over 17 years, Aditya is a seasoned expert in various aspects of sales and marketing including pricing strategies, property reactive sales, proactive sales accounts and segment sales, local and social catering sales, and destination sales. He is also adept at implementing brand initiatives, developing value-based customer relationships, steering campaigns, promotions and collateral development, and leading the overall marketing communications strategy.
Prior to his current portfolio, Aditya was the Director of Sales & Marketing at JW Marriott Chandigarh where he led the sales and marketing team since the pre-opening to ensure a successful launch. The strategies surpassed revenue goals ensuring guest and employee satisfaction through multiple initiatives. For over a decade, Aditya was with Hyatt Regency New Delhi, where in his last role as the Director of Sales, he helped align corporate marketing strategies with the hotel’s vision and strengths, introduced technology-led strategic marketing processes to help aide sound decisions based on sales account analysis. In his formative years, Aditya also gained exposure to the working of various other hospitality groups such as The Best Western Hotels and The Suryaa, New Delhi. Aditya graduated in Hotel Management from IHM Delhi and has an advanced certificate course in professional selling from National Institute of Sales.
Welcoming Manish and Aditya on board, Mr. Vella Ramasawmy, General Manager, Kempinski Ambience Hotel Delhi, said, “Being Kempinski’s first independent property in India, this upcoming hotel in Shahdara is very special to us, and we are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that it defines a new paradigm in true European luxury in India. But realizing this vision can be possible only when you have the most skilled and dedicated team on your side. We are picking the best of the best, to deliver what is desired, and I am proud to have my team supporting me in putting together robust systems and processes, and identifying the most-suited resources.
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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