Hyatt Regency Delhi has appointed Barun Gupta as the Director of Sales and Marketing. Specialising in room and MICE sales, Barun has a rich experience spanning over a decade with leading international hotel chains. Highly motivated and passionate, he has always had a razor-sharp focus on building long-lasting customer relationships and is known for his ability to scale new business segments.
In his new role, Barun will be responsible for leading strategic sales, marketing and business operations and building up MICE strategies. Prior to joining Hyatt Regency Delhi, Barun was working as the Director of Sales & Marketing for IHG’s biggest Hotel in Southwest Asia – Crowne Plaza Greater Noida where he played an instrumental role in transforming the hotel’s positioning and driving commercial excellence for the property.
After obtaining his Bachelor of Hospitality Management from the Institute of Hotel Management, Catering Technology & Applied Nutrition, Bhubaneswar, Barun began his career at Taj as a hospitality trainee where he soon climbed up the ladder to become an Assistant Manager, sales after which he moved to Novotel Hyderabad as a sales manager. He then joined Starwood hotels’ global sales team where he was a driving factor in increasing the revenue. He has also been a part of Marriott International as the Market Director for MICE and handled Marriott properties all across India.
He is currently also serving as the President of the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE), India chapter which is dedicated to strengthening and supporting the incentive travel industry. Barun has been recognized with various awards such as best promising hospitality sales professional by North India Travel Awards, best-emerging hospitality sales professional by India Hospitality awards amongst others.