The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts has announced the appointment of Megha Ajgaonkar as General Manager – Sales. In her role, Megha will spearhead and drive sales performance thus fortifying The Leela’s Sales and Distribution network and strategies.
Megha brings with her about two decades of diverse experience in hospitality and business development. Prior to joining The Leela, her most recent role was with Marriott International as Area Director of Sales & Distribution West India for Marriott South Asia.
Over the course of her vast career, Megha has worked with brands such as Taj, Starwood, and Marriott. She has been instrumental in the successful opening of multiple luxury brands across the country including the JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar and positioning the Ritz Carlton Pune. Her sales leadership aided luxury hotels including the W Goa, St Regis Mumbai, and JW Marriott Juhu in expanding their market share performance.
A strong advocate of a performance-driven culture, Megha is the recipient of multiple industry accolades for leading from the front and driving sales performance in her former roles. She is passionate about upskilling talent and building sales expertise.
Megha is a Hotel Management graduate and an alumnus of IHM, Aurangabad. She began her journey through the Taj Management Training Program and is also a certified sales trainer.
“With her extensive experience, understanding of key markets, and strong relationships, we are confident that Megha will further enhance and strengthen The Leela’s Sales and Distribution network and strategies,” said Anuraag Bhatnagar Chief Operating Officer, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts.