Pune, September 06, 2017 – Sheraton Grand Pune Bund Garden Hotel and Le Méridien Mahabaleshwar Resort & Spa has recently announced the promotion of Mr. Sarath Chandran as Associate Director of Revenue for Sheraton Grand Pune Bund Garden Hotel and Le Méridien Mahabaleshwar Resort & Spa. He was earlier the Revenue Manager for both the properties. With over 13 years of experience in the Hospitality industry. Sarath’s first assignment in hospitality was with Somatheeram Ayurvedic Beach Resort, Kovalam.
He received the first-place award in South Asia Region for Star Choice enrollment campaign in the year 2012 twice and the second place (Won I-pad) in South Asia region for Star Choice enrolment campaign in the year 2013. Under his supervision, there was a 30% growth in retail segment from 2013 to 2014 during his tenure as Revenue Manager. He also achieved 15% increase compared to Budget for the opening year for Le Meridien Mahabalehswar. 60% contribution from Retail segment.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Jaswinder Narang – Complex General Manager of Sheraton Grand Pune Bund Garden Hotel and Le Meridien Mahabaleshwar Resort & Spa said, “It gives me immense pleasure to announce Sarath’s promotion as the Associate Director of Revenue. At Marriott International, we believe in encouraging the rising stars and Sarath is the perfect example of the extra-ordinary talent that we have! I look forward to work with him in his new role to witness the value add-on that he will bring to both our properties.”
“The consumer is not going to change, but his behaviours are changing. So as a revenue manager, it is important to understand, how behaviours are changing. The revenue managers are not just ‘demand managers but also demand creators” said Sarath. “We have an exceptional team in both the properties and I look forward to working closely with our teams to ensure that both our properties resonate with the guests.” When not working, Sarath enjoys cooking & reading at leisure.