Mumbai, May 7, 2015: The Taj Group of Hotels today announced the appointment of Mr. Chinmai Sharma as Chief Revenue Officer. In this newly created role at Taj, Mr. Sharma's responsibilities would entail overseeing brand management, public relations, customer analytics, loyalty, digital strategy, global sales and revenue management.
"We are fortunate to have a leader with Chinmai's credentials and reputation returning to our Taj family and are confident that he will contribute immensely towards our goal of driving consistent revenue growth and aligning our brands to our guest's needs. We are placing great importance on our marketing, loyalty and digital infrastructures and I am confident Chinmai's background and expertise will help us remain leaders in the market" said Rakesh Sarna, Managing Director & CEO, Taj Group.
Chinmai is a seasoned industry professional with nearly two decades of progressive hospitality experience in the fields of Strategic Marketing, Revenue Management and Electronic Distribution. Chinmai was recently named as one of the 'Top 20 Extraordinary minds within Sales, Marketing and Technology' by Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI), Europe.
Before joining Taj, Chinmai was with Starwood Capital Group, based in Paris as the Global head of Revenue, Distribution and eCommerce for Louvre Hotels Group's entire portfolio of six hotel brands with 1,100 plus hotels spread across 45 countries.
Prior to Starwood Capital Group, Chinmai served five years with Wyndham Hotel Group based at their corporate office in New Jersey as VP Revenue Management where he was responsible for the Revenue Management process across all brands globally. Chinmai has also worked with the boutique hotel company, Joie de Vivre Hotels, in San Francisco and with the leading online travel agency Expedia.com, in Seattle.
Chinmai commenced his hotel career eighteen years ago with the Taj Group where he was part of the very first revenue management group ever created in the company in 1997.
Chinmai is a Hotel Management graduate from the Institute of Hotel Management, Jaipur. He holds a Diploma in Economics from the Indian Institute of Planning and Management, New Delhi and a joint MBA in Hospitality from IMHI/ESSEC Business School, Paris and Cornell Hotel School (M.M.H), New York.
About Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces
Established in 1901, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is one of Asia's largest and finest group of hotels, comprising 130 hotels in 64 locations across India and with a global presence in Maldives, Malaysia, UK, USA, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Africa and the Middle East. From world-renowned landmarks to modern business hotels, idyllic beach resorts to authentic Grand Palaces, each Taj hotel offers an unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world-class service and modern luxury. For over a century, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, the iconic flagship has set a benchmark for fine living with exquisite refinement, inventiveness and warmth.
Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces is part of the Tata Group, India's premier business house.
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