Radhika Dhruv is appointed as the Marketing Manager of Holiday Inn Chennai OMR IT Expressway – An IHG Hotel in January 2019. In her current role, she shall head the overall responsibility of marketing communication, Public Relations and leading the team to drive the growth of the hotel. Radhika is committed to ensuring the best positioning of the hotel and its outlets by working closely with her associates at all the levels. Her dedication and enthusiasm is admired and emulated by all her colleagues at work.
With a broad spectrum of hospitality experience over the years, her last role was with Marriott as an Assistant Manager – Marketing Communications. Being appointed from pre-opening phase, she has played a crucial role in strategizing, branding, positioning and successfully launching Marriott’s first resort property in South India – Sheraton Grand Chennai Resort & Spa in July 2018.
Having worked with prestigious hotels like The Lalit Ashok Bangalore, The Leela Raviz Kovalam and Sheraton Grand Chennai Resort & Spa, she brings a treasure of experience of total 10 years to the position complemented by her excellence in Front Office operations. She started her hospitality career in Front Office with the most reputed Taj West End Bangalore in 2008 and handled various Front Office segments and departmental training projects in Bengaluru as their Senior Guest Relations Executive. There is where she found her passion for the hotel industry, and today she is a proud hotelier. In 2011, she joined The Lalit Ashok Bangalore, where she had two designations and was handling dual responsibilities in the administration department. She headed PR and Marketing Department as Senior PR and MARCOM Executive while she was an Executive Assistant to the General Manager of the hotel.
Climbing the ladder of success, she moved to Mumbai to accomplish her dreams in entrepreneurship. Between 2015 and 2017, driven by her passion of being an entrepreneur, she co-owned and managed a reputed franchise fast food outlet in Mumbai’s prime location, Juhu where she gained a lot more experience in day-to-day operations and administration of an organization, and excelled her skills in team handling.
In 2017, she joined The Leela Raviz Kovalam, Thiruvananthpuram, (owned by Raviz Group of Hotels) as Assistant Marketing Communications Manager. However, she handled the marketing projects of the owning properties of Raviz Group of Hotels to expand her marketing skills and accept the challenge of working in the new state.
Often known to be an ‘all-rounder’, Radhika enjoys sports and loves swimming, playing badminton, throw ball, cycling, biking, driving, dancing, drawing and designing Mehendi. In addition, she is also a keen traveler who loves to explore the world, global culture and interesting concepts on her intricately planned road trips. She enjoys interacting with internal and external customers and relishes the opportunity to liaison with customers, clients, vendors and hotel associates.