SANDEEP VERMA has been announced as the new director of operations at The Claridges New Delhi. With a career spanning more than 18 years, Verma has previously worked with Taj Hotels, Jet Airways, IndiGo and The Park Hotels. Most recently he was senior general manager of in-flight services at SpiceJet.
AMIR LABABEDI has been appointed to the newly-created role of vice president of development for the Middle East & South Asia with Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts. With 20 years’ experience in the industry, Lababedi has a strong background in providing investment advisory services to hotels.
HOSHANG GARIVALA has been appointed general manager of the new Oakwood Residence Kapil Hyderabad, which will open in June 2015. Garivala joined Oakwood in January 2011 as general manager of Oakwood Residence Naylor Road Pune and was later given responsibility for the Oakwood Premier Pune.
RICHARD FAEH has become the new executive chef at the Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives. A Swiss national, Chef Richard has more than 30 years’ culinary experience with Starwood and Hyatt. He has worked in 20 countries, including Spain, Germany, Sweden, Bahamas, Tunisia, Bangkok and Seoul.
ASHISH ROY has become the new director of sales at the Eastin Hotel Ahmedabad. A seasoned hospitality professional with more than two decades of experience, Roy has previously worked with Radisson, Hyatt and The Park Hotels. Most recently he was at the Radisson Resort Gandhinagar in Gujarat.