Rajkot India Intercontinental Hotel
RJKOT, India, October 19, 2015 - InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, the world's leading hotel company, today announced the opening of the highly anticipated Intercontinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort. The 105-room resort offers guests a wide range of facilities and amenities, including a fully equipped fitness center, a spa with relaxing therapies including sea-inspired beauty treatments, a fitness center, and an outdoor pool and spa. It is situated in a picturesque location overlooking the Bay of Bengal on the east coast, making it one of India's most popular tourist destinations and on the list of award-winning Inter Continental Hotels & Resorts in India.
The Greater China office is located in Pudong, Shanghai, and the South East Asia and Korea offices are located in Singapore.
Arindam is developing its expertise and knowledge in the areas of business development, marketing, business strategy and financial management. He has held several leadership roles and has honed his wealth management skills. Dhananjay is responsible for the growth and development of the global portfolio of hotels, resorts, restaurants, hotels and resorts.
He has honed his revenue management and marketing skills and specialises in rooms, having won the prestigious Pune International Hotel Management Association (PIMA) Award in 2014. Prior to this role, he was CEO of a hotel chain in the United States and a member of the board of directors of several other hotels.
Prior to joining Fortune Hotels, he worked for InterContinental Hotel Group in operational and executive roles for over 20 years, most recently in an operational leadership role. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master's degree in Business Administration from Harvard University.
He has extensive experience in increasing operational efficiency, increasing hospitality and increasing returns to shareholders. He has worked with some of the industry's most sought-after brands in regional and global markets, successfully leading sales and marketing strategies and leading global teams. Samir has played a key role in meeting the company's aggressive growth goals and providing efficient service to customers and promoters. Arindam has more than 20 years of experience as a leader with a strong track record in operational efficiency, increasing guest enjoyment, increasing returns to shareholders and executing strategic planning and planning for the long-term growth of the InterContinental Hotels Group.
He brings an incredibly strong knowledge and experience that will be critical as the brand continues to expand its presence in India. Arindam Srinivasan, CEO of InterContinental Hotels Group, commented: "The opening of the Intercontinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort is an important milestone in IHG's journey to India and I am very excited about the future of our brand in this country.
With 25 years in the hotel industry, Dhananjay offers strategic insights that drive the top end business across the chain. Arindam is responsible for the entire operation and performance of the hotel portfolio and is tasked with increasing the value of the stakeholders. InterContinental's brand is trusted by guests around the world who have come to appreciate and appreciate its first-class service, "said Arvind Srinivasan, CEO of Intercontinental Hotels Group, India and South Asia.
IHG, a British multinational hotel company based in Denham, Buckinghamshire, is the world's largest hotel operator with a portfolio of more than 1,000 hotels and resorts in over 100 countries. IhG currently operates 22 hotels in India, with 47 more planned, including InterContinental Express, Holiday Inn Express and Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Delhi - NCR and Bengaluru. In total, we operate over 180 Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts across India, 52 of which are expected to open in the next three to five years, and we have almost 100% of the country in our global portfolio.
The resort, along with the InterContinental Mumbai Marine Drive, will be one of the largest and most luxurious luxury hotels in the world in Mumbai. The luxury resort was designed by a company that is a subsidiary of Singapore-based Kerry Hill Design Company.
In addition to the breathtaking views, the hotel has also been restrained with modern architecture and decoration, underscoring its status as one of the most luxurious luxury hotels in the world. Chennai is a city that boasts some of the most breathtaking views in India and a rich tourism history. Located 30 kilometers from Chennai International Airport, the InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram offers world-class accommodations to discerning guests who want to relax and pamper themselves on the lap of luxury. When the first Intercontinental was founded in 1946, it lasted 65 years and is today a leading hotel brand in India with more than 1,000 hotels and resorts in over 50 countries.
The company's origins date back to 1777, when William Bass founded the Bass Brewery in Burton-on-Trent. The British government limited the number of pubs that brewers could own directly, leading to the creation of a new type of pub, the Brewer's Pub (or Bass Brewery).