Expo Inn Suites and Convention today announced the appointment of Barun Gupta, widely recognised as “BG” in the world of modern hospitality, as its new General Manager. With a legendary career that has spanned international brands like Accor, Marriott, IHG, and Hyatt, BG brings a wealth of experience, expertise, and a passion for excellence to his new role at Expo Inn Suites and Convention.
Known for his exceptional skills in marketing, operations, and public relations, Barun Gupta has consistently demonstrated an unmatched ability to turn around and elevate hospitality businesses. Whether it’s strategic marketing, product and service enhancements, P&L management, or overseeing hotel openings and re-branding initiatives, BG has a proven track record of transforming businesses into lucrative and progressive ventures.
BG’s success lies in his adaptability to the unique styles and ethos of different hotel chains and his unwavering commitment to delivering the best for guests, clients, and owners. He is highly regarded for his meticulous planning, intuition, and foresight. Barun’s guiding principle is “Don’t find customers for your products – find products for your customers,” which he actively applies to tailor-make programs, packages, and platforms to meet the unique needs of his clients.
As an individual who believes in the power of simplicity and effective communication, BG has successfully harnessed technology and social media to stay ahead in this fast-paced, tech-driven age. He subscribes to the belief that advertising is a vital tool in connecting with customers and cites Henry Ford’s famous quote, “Stopping advertising to save money is like stopping your watch to save time.”
Barun Gupta’s relentless pursuit of unexplored markets and the courage to go where no one has ventured before has earned him numerous accolades. He has been recognised as one of the 100 most influential people in the event industry and honoured by Marriott Hotels as the Leader of National Sales. Starwood Hotels awarded him the Gold Star Award, and he was also recognised for his outstanding contributions to tourism by the Outbound Tour Operators Association of India.
Gupta expressed his excitement about his latest role, stating, “My latest tenure as the general manager of Expo Inn Suites and Convention has rekindled and focused my interest in the MICE business, which, over the last two decades, has undergone a sea change and has emerged as a prominent player in the world of hospitality.”