Worldhotels is extending its global hospitality
marketing and distribution network with the opening of a new
office in India, its first in this rapidly expanding economy.
Hospitality industry veteran Naresh Chandnani has been appointed
Regional Director Hotel Development India Subcontinent and Maldives to establish the dedicated division.
The new office in Delhi NCR (National Capital
Region) has been established to support the significant growth of
Worldhotels in India, with a portfolio of nine hotels in its
network so far but earmarked for significant growth.
Indian affiliates to the network to date are
Asiana Hotel in Chennai, The Claridges in New Delhi and Surajkund,
Asiana Hotel Chennai, Pride Park Premier in Gurgaon, The Sahara
Star in Mumbai, Aamby Valley in Pune, Matthan Hotel in Bangalore
Svenska Hotels in Mumbai Juhu and Bangalore Electronic
Worldhotels Vice President Asia Pacific Roland Jegge said, “Opening a dedicated office in India is a significant
step, supporting a fast- growing network on the sub-continent as
we continue to expand worldwide.”
Worldhotels is rapidly extending its global
reach, having recently opened a Russia office in Moscow. The network expanded to 450 hotels (100,000
rooms) in 2010, with 25% growth in room night production
from 2009. In addition, the group added a record 73 new
hotels to its portfolio in the last one year, many in new
destinations. Worldhotels’ ambitious expansion targets 80 new
hotels joining its global portfolio this year.
With 25 years of hospitality experience spanning
operations, sales and marketing and strategic business and brand
development, Mr Chandnani is primarily focused on expanding the
brand presence in India.
His hotel career has included 14 years with TAJ
Hotels, three years with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts and the past
eight years launching IHHR Hospitality and ISTA Hotels in India,
as their Vice President Sales and Marketing.
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