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Hilton unveil new leadership for India

Hilton has announced the appointments of Navjit Ahluwalia (main picture – left) as senior vice president and country head for India, and Jatin Khanna as vice president and head of operations, India.

Effective immediately, Ahluwalia will oversee Hilton’s 33 hotels trading and under development, including the recently opened Conrad Bengaluru (below), while leading the company’s growth strategy in the country. Khanna, who assumes his position next month, takes over operations from Andre Gomez, who will be moving to a new role elsewhere in the company.

Ahluwalia, an Indian native, brings to Hilton 30 years of hospitality experience, including over 13 years at Marriott International where he held key leadership roles, the most recent being senior vice president responsible for expanding the company’s portfolio in South Asia. Also an Indian native, Khanna holds over 20 years of operations experience, including with both IHG and most recently Marriott International, where he managed Marriott’s full portfolio in Bengaluru city as vice president, Bengaluru and general manager for the Bengaluru Marriott Hotel.

 

Also an Indian native, Khanna holds over 20 years of operations experience, including with both IHG and most recently Marriott International, where he managed Marriott’s full portfolio in Bengaluru city as vice president, Bengaluru and general manager for the Bengaluru Marriott Hotel.

“India is swiftly becoming one of the fastest growing travel and tourism markets in the world. As we seek to rapidly expand in the country, there is a need to grow our leadership team to ensure we continue to deliver best-in-class hospitality, in addition to ramping up our pipeline,” said Alan Watts (main picture right), executive vice president and president, Hilton, Asia Pacific. “Having recently joined Hilton myself, I am excited to embark on the next chapter of our journey in India with Navjit and Jatin, both industry veterans well-known for their accomplishments.”

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