Vikram Choubal- Hotelier India Awards 2018, Editorial Choice: Project & Sustainability Person

Vikram Choubal is the Vice President – Project Management of Global Design Asia Pacific at Marriott International

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Vikram Choubal is the man spearheading the design team of the fastest growing hotel chain in the Asia Pacific region. He is the one who delivers profit-by-design hotels and not just adheres to Marriott International’s design standards but also meets the owner’s expectations.

A musician at heart, he heads a motivated team responsible for maintaining discipline in design and project management for all Marriott hotel brands in the region, a crucial job given how rapidly the brand has been expanding.

Choubal began his career in the merchant shipping industry, sailing on oil tankers for 14 years, gaining hands-on experience of working with people across the world, before switching to the hospitality industry.

His extensive experience in the sector includes a stint with the Taj Group, where, as Vice President, he was responsible for fit-outs, procurement, finance, supervision of the site team as well as construction. Prior to the Taj, Choubal worked for 14 years as Vice President, The Oberoi Group, heading engineering, operations and projects. As part of the Phoenix Group, Choubal was successful in commissioning of the large market cities in Pune, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai.