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Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris announces new General Managers in Pune

Mumbai, February 1, 2018: Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris announced new appointments at its hotels in Pune. Suju Krishnan and Jayanta Das move from tropical Kerala backwaters to Pune, the cultural capital of Maharashtra. Suju Krishnan will take charge of Vivanta by Taj – Blue Diamond, Pune. Jayanta Das will helm The Gateway Hotel Hinjawadi, Pune.

Suju is a Taj loyalist, having spent 24 years with the company. His journey with the Taj began in 1994 when he joined the organization in Front Office as part of the Taj Graduate Training Programme at Taj Bengal, Kolkata. After working across roles and cities, Suju’s first General Manager posting was at The Gateway Hotel Fatehabad Road Agra. Prior to Pune, he was the General Manager of The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam.   

“I am excited with this new inning in the bustling city of Pune at Vivanta by Taj – Blue Diamond. It is a privilege to continue Taj’s legacy of service excellence” said Suju Krishnan.

A law graduate from Bangalore University, Suju is passionate about the Taj brand and believes in leading his team by example. He enjoys Indian and Western classical music, reading and most outdoor activities.

 “Suju has a proven track record at the Taj – he was one of the youngest General Managers and nominated for the Tata Group Young Manager’s Leadership Programme in the company. He has led teams successfully and is a result focused professional. Jayanta Das has taken up challenging assignments within the Group and emerged as a winner on most instances. He is mature and diligent and I wish both of them the very best for their new assignments in Pune.” said Farhat Jamal, Senior Vice President Operations – West, Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris.   

Jayanta Das is the General Manager at The Gateway Hotel Hinjawadi Pune. Jayanta moves to Pune from his role as the General Manager at the Taj Kumarakom Resort & Spa, Kerala where the hotel under his leadership won two National Tourism Awards. Jayanta began his career with the Taj in 1993 at Taj Bengal, Kolkata.

“I look forward to working with the young and talented team at The Gateway Hotel Hinjawadi, continuing to offer our guests the high level of service that defines the Taj brand “said Jayanta Das.

Jayanta studied Hotel Management from The Indian Institute of Business Management, Patna. He also has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Tripura University. In his spare time, Jayanta enjoys listening to classical and non-classical music and reading non-fiction books. His hobbies also include travelling to exotic destinations – jungle safaris top his list!

Guests can discover the charms of the old city of Pune at two Taj hotels. Vivanta by Taj – Blue Diamond, is situated right at the heart of Pune's business and entertainment area. The Gateway Hotel Hinjawadi Pune is conveniently located in the hub of the Information Technology Corridor of Pune and off the Pune - Mumbai Highway.

About Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris

Established in 1903, the iconic Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris is Indian Hotels Company Limited’s (IHCL) brand for the world’s most discerning travellers seeking authentic experiences in luxury. 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 crown jewel has set a benchmark for fine living with exquisite refinement, inventiveness and warmth. Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris is part of the Tata Group, India’s premier business house. Vivanta provides new generation travellers a contemporary and creative hospitality experience that matches their work-hard, play-hard lifestyles. The Gateway Hotel welcomes guests to a refreshingly enjoyable and hassle-free experience, anytime, everywhere, offering the highest consistency in quality, service and style. 

Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris is the flagship brand of Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL). IHCL also operates hotels in the economy segment with the Ginger brand, a pioneer in the branded budget hotel space in India and also its largest. Indian Hotels Company Limited runs TajSats Air Catering, a joint venture of the Indian Hotels Company, and SATS (formerly known as Singapore Airport Terminal Services), the market leader in airline catering, providing inflight catering at key cities.

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