Mumbai, 6 February
Palaces Resorts Safaris announced new
appointments at its hotels in Pune. Mr.
Suju Krishnan and Mr. Jayanta Das move from tropical Kerala backwaters to Pune, the
cultural capital of Maharashtra. Mr.
Suju Krishnan will take charge of Vivanta by Taj – Blue Diamond, Pune. Mr. Jayanta Das will helm The Gateway Hotel Hinjawadi, Pune.
Mr. Suju is a Taj loyalist, having spent 24 years with the
company. His journey with the Taj began in 1994 when he joined the organization
in Front Office as part of the Taj Graduate Training Programme at Taj Bengal,
Kolkata. After working across roles and cities, Suju’s first General Manager Posting
was at The Gateway Hotel Fatehabad Road Agra. Prior to Pune, he was the General
Manager of The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive Ernakulam. A law graduate from
Bangalore University, Suju is passionate about the Taj brand and believes in
leading his team by example. He enjoys Indian and Western classical music,
reading and most outdoor activities.
Krishnan said, “I am excited with
this new inning in the bustling city of Pune at Vivanta by Taj – Blue Diamond. It
is a privilege to continue Taj’s legacy of service excellence.”
Jamal, Senior Vice President
Operations – West, Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris said, “Suju has a proven
track record at the Taj – he was one of the youngest General Managers and
nominated for the Tata Group Young Manager’s Leadership Programme in the
company. He has led teams successfully and is a result focused professional.
Jayanta Das has taken up challenging assignments within the Group and emerged as
a winner on most instances. He is mature and diligent and I wish both of them
the very best for their new assignments in Pune.”
Das is the General Manager at The
Gateway Hotel Hinjawadi Pune. Jayanta moves to Pune from his role as the
General Manager at the Taj Kumarakom Resort & Spa, Kerala where the hotel
under his leadership won two National Tourism Awards. Jayanta began his career
with the Taj in 1993 at Taj Bengal, Kolkata.
Das said, “I look forward to working
with the young and talented team at The Gateway Hotel Hinjawadi, continuing to
offer our guests the high level of service that defines the Taj brand.”
Jayanta studied Hotel Management from The Indian
Institute of Business Management, Patna. He also has a Bachelor of Arts degree
from the Tripura University. In his spare time, Jayanta enjoys listening to
classical and non-classical music and reading non-fiction books. His hobbies
also include travelling to exotic destinations – jungle safaris top his list!