Raffles Udaipur, the brand’s first forthcoming hotel in India, announced the appointment of Abhishek Sharma as General Manager. Abhishek is a well-recognized leader with over two decades of outstanding experience in luxury hospitality and has an exceptional network across the industry. In his new role, Abhishek will be leading the task of introducing the legendary Raffles brand to the country, and taking charge of operations for Raffles Udaipur.
Abhishek Sharma joins Raffles Udaipur with over 9 years of leading teams in the role of General Manager, throughout luxury hotels and resorts, including The Oberoi Group in India and Soneva Fushi Resort in The Maldives. Prior to that, Abhishek worked as head of food and beverage with renowned hotels in India, Maldives, Mauritius and Egypt. His inspirational journey in food and beverage and hotel management includes various pre-opening and opening roles which will undoubtedly add value to this key launch for the Raffles brand in India.
Commenting on the announcement, Puneet Dhawan, Senior Vice President of Operations – India & South Asia, Accor said, “I am delighted to welcome Abhishek for this key launch of Raffles’ first outpost in India. Abhishek has wealth of experience that has enhanced his project management skills and strengthened his abilities in elevating guest engagement. He has aced the curation of bespoke and immersive guest experiences and I am confident that his knowledge and the ability to instill excellence in operations will be invaluable for the launch of Raffles Udaipur. His determination, diligence and meticulous operational techniques will help build strong brand ethos for Raffles Udaipur and deliver breathtaking bespoke experiences.”
At the helm of Raffles Udaipur, Abhishek Sharma, General Manager, said, “I am filled with an incredible sense of excitement and responsibility as I lead the team at our first Raffles in the country. The Raffles brand is a global phenomenon that has set the benchmark for unparalleled excellence in guest experience and personalized services. The ethos of the brand are depicted across many noteworthy elements of the hotel, and I am particularly inspired by the signature Writers Bar for its sophistication and innovation, where we hope India’s renowned writers, present and future, will pen their stories. I feel honored to be working alongside a dynamic team to bring the legendary service of Raffles to our guests.”