Preferred Hotels & Resorts announces two key sales appointments in South Asia

Mayank Tuteja to be the new Director of Sales – South Asia while Shakun Khandelwal has been appointed as Senior Sales Manager – South Asia

Preferred Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent luxury hotel brand and a global provider of sales, marketing, and distribution services to member hotels, has announced two new sales appointments within its expanding South Asia team. Based out of the company’s New Delhi office, Mayank Tuteja serves as Director of Sales – South Asia, and Shakun Khandelwal has been appointed as Senior Sales Manager – South Asia. These roles are designed to strengthen the brand’s continued corporate, leisure, and MICE sales efforts across South Asia, both within the region and outbound, supporting the brand’s global portfolio. Mayank and Shakun report directly to Seema Roy, Area Managing Director – South Asia, Middle East & Africa.

“We are delighted to welcome Mayank and Shakun to the Preferred family as the newest members of our South Asia team,” said Seema Roy, Area Managing Director – South Asia, Middle East & Africa for Preferred Hotels & Resorts. “Their robust in-region expertise will help us leverage the market to accelerate outbound business and also strengthen our local presence, enabling us to tailor our solutions effectively, foster deeper relationships with clients to understand their unique needs and challenges, and ensure customer satisfaction.”

By fostering local relationships and leveraging cultural understanding, the team’s expanded sales resources will play a pivotal role in expanding the brand’s footprint and driving growth, not only within the burgeoning Indian market but also by establishing bridges to other parts of the world. This strategic growth to the team aligns with the brand’s commitment to deliver unparalleled service, maximise business potential from this dynamic market, and significantly enhance member hotel support globally.

Mayank has over 16-years of experience in the hospitality industry and has honed his expertise in sales and marketing in both regional and global roles. Prior to joining Preferred, Mayank held positions at both The Leading Hotels of the World and Hyatt. Shakun brings a rich experience of 15 years in sales and marketing roles across corporate and MICE and has at worked at various luxury hotel groups and hospitality giants in India including The Leela Palaces Hotels & Resorts, ITC Hotels, Radisson Hotel Group, Hilton Worldwide, and Marriott.


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