Puneet Chhatwal to be the President, Hotel Association of India for a two-year term
Chhatwal succeeds Vikram Oberoi, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, EIH Ltd.
IHCL has added another feather to its crown! Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, the Indian Hotels Company Ltd, was unanimously elected as the President, Hotel Association of India, for a two-year term at the 23rd Annual General Meeting of the Association held on January 20, 2020, in New Delhi. He succeeds Vikram Oberoi, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, EIH Ltd. Chhatwal will lead the four member team of Office Bearers elected at the Annual General Meeting.
Puneet Chhatwal is a global professional with over three decades of leadership experience at highly-acclaimed hotel groups in Europe and North America. He was earlier the Chief Executive Officer of Steigenberger Hotels AG – Deutsche Hospitality and the Chief Development Officer of The Rezidor Hotel Group – Carlson Hotels Worldwide.
Puneet Chhatwal is known as the alchemist in the hospitality industry. Since he took over the reins at the storied hotel company of the Tata group, Chhatwal has been on a relentless journey of higher revenue and profit growth. The graduate of IHM in Delhi, with an MBA from ESSEC Business School, Paris, has worked around the globe and brings his experience into the restructuring process. The multi-lingual hotelier has mapped out separate pathways for all group brands — Taj, Vivanta, Gateway and Ginger. He has also introduced a new brand, SeleQtions, under which IHCL will be working with old but iconic properties such as the Connaught Hotel in Delhi and Cidade De Goa.