JW Marriott Chandigarh announces appointment of Saurabh Thakur as director of operations

He will be assisting the general manager in overseeing the operations of the hotel

Saurabh Thakur, New appointment, Director of Operations, Hospitality industry

In this role, Saurabh Thakur 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.

On his appointment he said, “I had heard a lot about Chandigarh as one of the most beautiful cities in the country which is well on its way to becoming a leading metropolis. With JW Marriott Chandigarh leading the city’s charge from the hospitality perspective, it gives me immense happiness to be joining the market leader. I feel honoured to be a part of this family and work as a director of operations at JW Marriott Chandigarh. This is my first assignment in the northern market and with new set of challenges; I am determined to exceed the guest expectations.”

Thakur 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, Thakur 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, Thakur 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.

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