Oakwood has appointed Lemuel Herbert as the new
Area Manager for Bangalore, India. Herbert will report to the
director of operations for South and Southeast Asia.
capacity, Herbert will be responsible for leading and driving
operational excellence at Oakwood’s two properties in Bangalore - the Oakwood Premier Prestige Bangalore and the newly
opened Oakwood Residence Prestige Whitefield Bangalore.
Herbert has more than 27 years of
experience in the hospitality industry and has demonstrated
expertise across all hotel operations and management.
joining Oakwood, he spent 14 years with The Park Hotels in India
as an associate vice president and area general manager at The
Park Bangalore, The Park Chennai, The Park Pod and was also in
charge for various projects for The Park in Chettinadu. During his
tenure, Herbert successfully conceptualized and launched the
Appejay Institute of Hospitality, The Park Hotels’ Center of
Herbert started his career with The
Oberoi Hotels as a management trainee. During his career, he was
also the general manager and principal for ITC Welcomgroup
Graduate School of Hotel Administration, India’s premier institute
offering a degree program in Hotel Administration.
“India has always been a key market in Oakwood’s regional
expansion plans,” said Mr. PG Mathew, managing director for Oakwood in Asia Pacific. “With his tremendous breadth of
experience and in-depth knowledge of this thriving market, we are
confident that Lemuel will lead the Oakwood brand to new heights
and reinforce our position as the industry leader in India.”
An active member in the hospitality industry, Herbert
has established a strong network of relationships through several professional associations including SKAL Club Bangalore, Bangalore
and Chennai Classification Committees, Federation of Hotels and
Restaurant Associations and Hotel Association of India. He is also
an expert panel member for the Christ College Hotel Management
Board of Studies, Bangalore.
Herbert has a Post
Graduate Diploma in Hotel Management from The Oberoi School of
Hotel Management in New Delhi and a Bachelor of Science degree
from Madras Christian College, Chennai. He has also attended the
General Manager’s Programme at Cornell University Ithaca, New
Herbert will be based at Oakwood Premier Prestige Bangalore.
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