Manish Dayya has been appointed the new General Manager of Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre (HCC) and Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC). Dayya brings with him over two decades of experience in the trade and hospitality industry. He has been with AccorHotels since 2013 and has held multiple roles across various locations in India. Being a proficient hospitality professional, Dayya has the expertise and valuable insights on augmenting brand standards for the company.
In his new leadership position, Dayya will be responsible for spearheading operations at this dual property. Through his vast knowledge in diverse areas of both corporate and business leisure, his responsibilities include the growth and expansion of the properties through innovative strategies. With a comprehensive understanding of managing teams across diverse markets, Dayya’s core expertise lies in delivering successful outcomes by empowering effective teams and building efficient processes.
Dayya has experience working with leading domestic and international brands holding key positions which further whetted his expert business development approach. His camaraderie with AccorHotels started, when he joined the Group as the General Manager of Novotel Goa Resort & Spa and Novotel Goa Shrem Hotel. He then went on to head the operations of Novotel Lavasa, Mercure Lavasa and Lavasa International Convention Centre as the Area General Manager. Prior to joining the dual property in Hyderabad and continuing his allegiance with the parent brand, he was the General Manager for Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach.
Dayya is an alumnus of the Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology and Applied Nutrition, Goa. In his spare time, he likes to unwind by spending time with his family.
Nikita Das joins as Sr. Cluster Marcom Head for Bangalore Hotels, Marriott Int’l
Marriott International has announced the appointment of Nikita Das as Sr. Cluster Marketing and Communication Head for Bangalore Hotels, Marriott International. Being in the industry close for close to a decade, Das brings with her vast knowledge and experience in the hotel industry. In her new role, she will oversee marketing and communications of three Marriott properties in Bangalore i.e. JW Marriott Hotel Bengaluru, Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway and the Renaissance Race Course Hotel.
Das started her career with Ogilvy and Mather Mumbai in the year 2010 where she built her rich experience in marketing and advertising. In 2011, she moved to DDB Mudra Communications as a Manager Brand Communications.
She later joined Taj Palace Hotel, New Delhi in 2014 and soon after was promoted as Director PR & Marketing for Taj’s flagship hotel in New Delhi. Her stint at Taj Hotels gave her the experience of the hospitality industry. She later grew up the ladder and moved to The Embassy Group, Bengaluru as the Head for Luxury Marketing, Residential in 2018. “It is an absolute honor to be a part of such a prestigious brand like Marriott international. The properties I’ll be responsible for have already set high standards in all domains of hospitality, I look forward to working with the talented team of associates and contribute to the overall growth of these luxury properties,” said Das.
Ather Raza now the Director-Operations of Sheraton Grand
Ather Raza has been appointed as the Director of Operations, Sheraton Grand Chennai Resort & Spa. He brings with him over 16 years of hospitality experience and will oversee the functioning of various departments at the property. Prior to joining Sheraton Grand Chennai Resort & Spa, Raza worked as an Executive Assistant Manager (Rooms) at Sheraton Grand Bengaluru Whitefield Hotel & Convention Centre.
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