Abanti Gupta joins Kochi Marriott Hotel, Courtyard by Marriott Kochi Airport Hotel & Port Muziris, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel as multi-property director of human resources
With over 25 years of experience in various functions and over 10 years at managerial level, Abanti has earned a rich experience in Operations and Human Resources in the hospitality industry
Three properties of Marriott at Kochi- Kochi Marriott Hotel, Courtyard by Marriott Kochi Airport Hotel & Port Muziris, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel- welcomes Abanti Gupta as the director of human resources. Equipped with a degree in Hotel Management from the Kamla Nehru Polytechnic, Hyderabad, Abanti was awarded the Shankerji Gold Medal for topping across the state of Andhra Pradesh during her college days. In her current role, she would spearhead the annual wage cost-budgeting, direct employee counselling, stabilize attrition levels and maintain employee relations for all three hotels.
Prior to joining the Marriott hotels in Kochi in Jan 2020, she was the Director of Human Resources in JW Marriott Kolkata where she was a member of the preopening team and was actively involved in the pre-opening planning of resources, associate facilities, mass recruitment and pre-opening productivity planning.
Abanti started her career in 1990 at the Gateway Hotel, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad and has worked with numerous hotels within the Marriott portfolio including Goa Marriott Resort, Hyderabad Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre, Courtyard by Marriott, Hyderabad, Courtyard by Marriott Pune, Hinjewadi and JW Marriott, Kolkata. She takes keen interest and supports the Spirit to Serve activities and has received the Asia Pacific HR Leadership Excellence Award and Asia Pacific HR Leadership in Talent Development Award by Marriott International in the year 2012 and 2014 respectively. She was also selected for the Marriott International Human Resource Development Program from Asia Pacific Region which she successfully completed in 2008.