The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts has announced the appointment of Mr. Biswajit Chakraborty as The Cluster General Manager of The Leela Kovalam, A Raviz Hotel and The Leela Ashtamudi, A Raviz Hotel in “God’s Own Country.”
Biswajit has over 35 years of experience across major Indian hotel brands like The Oberoi Hotels and Taj Hotels and has also worked for the Accor Hotel Group. Having held leadership roles in various capacities including Hotel Operations, Sales and Marketing and Pre-Openings, he brings with him a wealth of experience and astute business acumen. Biswajit was the opening General Manager of The Leela Kempinski Kovalam in 2005 and is returning to Kerala to lead the iconic beach destination hotel The Leela Kovalam A Raviz Hotel and launch the hidden gem of Kerala Backwaters, The Leela Ashtamudi A Raviz Hotel.
Prior to joining The Leela, Biswajit was with Hotelivate as Managing Director, South India. A staunch believer in the brand’s ethos of “Atithi Devo Bhava”, Biswajit is known to be strategic leader with a humane and effective leadership style focused on placing the guest at the centre of everything he does.
Speaking on the occasion Anuraag Bhatnagar, Chief Operating Officer, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts said, “Biswajit’s return to The Leela family is a key milestone as we embark upon our journey to fortify our presence in Kerala. With his in-depth market knowledge and deep seeded relationships, we are confident Biswajit is poised to further enhance and strengthen The Raviz and The Leela partnership to create a synergy that can propel the State to the centre stage of the global tourism network.”
Speaking about the occasion, Asish Nair, Vice President, R P Group said, “We are delighted to welcome Chakraborty to the family, with whom we share a very sound personal bonding for a long time, and our Chairman Dr Ravi Pillai was always captivated by Chakraborty’s extensive experience in successfully managing Uber-Luxury Hospitality products through his unique style of management.”
Biswajit holds a master’s degree in commerce from Bangalore University and has to his credit a Diploma in Hospitality General Management from Cornell University, Ithaca, Upstate New York.