Saurabh Thakur Appointed as Director of Opertaions at JW Marriott Chandigarh

His last assignment prior to joining JW Marriott Chandigarh was at Sheraton Grand Whitefield Bengaluru and Convention Centre- Marriott International where he was appointed as the Director of Food and Beverage in November 2016.

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JW MARRIOTT Chandigarh announced the appointment of Saurabh Thakur as the new Director of Operations for its property. In this role, Saurabh will be assisting the General Manager in overseeing the operations of the hotel which has 164 rooms, 4 food and beverage outlets, meeting and banqueting space that can accommodate up to 1000 people at a given time, a fully equipped fitness centre, swimming pool and spa.

Saurabh began his career in the year 2005 as a management trainee with Hyatt Regency Mumbai from where he moved to Hyatt Regency Delhi in November 2006 as Assistant Restaurant Manager. In a career spanning nearly 14 years, Saurabh has held various positions at different properties across India and has worked his way up as a Director of Operations. This includes stints at Hilton Janak Puri, Delhi as Restaurant Manager, The Westin Gurgaon- Starwood Hotels as Manager-Restaurants and Bar which was followed by a stint at The Westin Gurgaon- Starwood Hotels as Manager-Banquets Operations.

After spells in Mumbai and Delhi NCR, in 2015, Saurabh moved to Bengaluru to take charge as the Food and Beverage Manager at Aloft Bengaluru Cessna Business Park- Marriott International and Legacy Starwood. His last assignment prior to joining JW Marriott Chandigarh was at Sheraton Grand Whitefield Bengaluru and Convention Centre- Marriott International where he was appointed as the Director of Food and Beverage in November 2016.

“We are excited to have Saurabh on board with us as Director of Operations. He brings to the table a wealth of experience which he will surely put to the best use in his new role. With Chandigarh coming up as the next major metropolis in India, this makes it the perfect match since Saurabh has extensive experience in multiple metro cities. With him on board, we are sure JW Marriott Chandigarh will achieve new heights in improving the hospitality skills, operational efficiency and guest comfort,” said Ramandeep Marwah, General Manager, JW Marriott Chandigarh.

A passionate hotelier, Saurabh did a 3-year Diploma in Hotel & Catering Management from Institute of Hotel Management, Kolkata recognized by A.I.C.T.E, Government of India between 2002 and 2005. He also did B.A. in International Hospitality Management from Q.M.U.C., U.K in 2004-2005. He has been instrumental in winning various awards for the properties and departments he has worked with. He is famous for his innovative and proactive style of working which is accompanied by outstanding people management and interpersonal skills.


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