When you think of your perfect Christmas, what do you think? Happy smiles of your family and friends to see different sizes of Christmas tree all over. The evergreen fir tree has traditionally been used to celebrate winter festivals for thousands of years. Christians use it as a sign of everlasting life with God. Christmas is celebrated all over India too. Most of the luxury hotels erect Christmas tree in their lobby with lots of gifts displayed around it.
Mumbai Messenger offers glimpses of few prominent trees of luxury hotels.
Vivanta by Taj President
Ashrafi Matcheswala, General Manager Vivanta by Taj President (centre) strikes a pose with some of the HOD’s and team in front of the Xmas Tree in the hotel lobby. Also seen L to R Karan Godhwani, Director of Sales and Marketing; Naved Karbelkar, Director of Food and Beverage; Uddipan Chakravarthy, Executive chef; Kamlesh Trivedi, Learning & Development Manager and Sourav Ghosal, Resident Manager. The Leela Mumbai
Sameer Sud, General Manager, (fourth from left) The Leela Mumbai strikes a pose with some of the HOD’s in front of the Xmas Tree in The Lobby. L to R Vaishali Sanghavi – Head Catering Sales; Tejrao Mankar- Chief Engineer; Sadashiv Bangera – H R Manager; Anurag Sharma -EAM Rooms; Achal Aga – Executive Housekeeper and Sachin Motee – Head Security & Vigilance.
Westin Mumbai Garden City
Sharad Datta, General Manager Westin Mumbai Garden City strikes a pose in front of the Xmas Tree in The Lobby.
Pankaj Sampat – General Manager Taj Santacruz Hotel (Centre) pose in front of the Christmas Tree in the hotel lobby. Also seen Santosh Shetty F&B Manager extreme left, Chef Nitin Minocha and other team members.
Kuldeep Bhartee – Area Manager (West) – ITC Hotels and General Manager -ITC Maratha striking pose near Christmas Tree during Christmas Celebrations at ITC Maratha hotel in Mumbai.
Marine Plaza Hotel
Parvez Shaikh Food & Beverage Manager Marine Plaza hotel and Kshitiz Shekhar Executive Chef striking pose in front of the White Christmas Tree in the hotel lobby.
Lebua Resorts Jaipur
Neelabh Chugh, General Manager, (extreme right) Lebua Resorts Jaipur strikes a pose with some of the HOD’s and team in front of the Xmas Tree in The Lobby.
Sofitel Mumbai BKC
Sofitel Mumbai BKC’s Christmas Tree lit by Biswajit Chakraborty – General Manager, His Excellency Yves Perrin, Consul General of France in Mumbai, His Excellency Guido Tielman, Consul General of Kingdom of the Netherlands in Mumbai.
Bhagwan Balani General Manager strikes a pose with some of the HOD’s and team in front of the Xmas Tree in the hotel lobby.
The Leela Kovalam – Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Amit Samson – General Manager, The Leela Kovalam (seventh from left) strikes a pose with HOD’s in front of the Xmas Tree in the lobby. Also seen L to R Agilan Ramaswamy – Head HR, Sirsendu Banerjee – FOM, Dinesh Lal – Executive Chef, Rajendran – Chief Engineer, Amir Khan – Manager IT, Abhishek Kar – F&B Manager, R. Srijith – Director of Sales, Dr. Roshni Praveen – Spa Manager, Dinesh Sharma – Executive House Keeper, V. Sasidharan – Security Manager, Premrajan – Purchase Manager and N. Dhanasekar – Financial Controller.
Radisson Mumbai Goregaon
Ajoy Balkrishna General Manager Radisson Mumbai Goregaon Hotel and Jaswinder from Carlson Hotel Group (Both in centre) with hotel team striking pose in front of the Xmas Tree in the hotel lobby.
Le Meridien New Delhi
Christmas tree-The Tree of Happiness inaugurated by the Ambassador of Bhutan. The tree is made up of 96 screens of images of happy moments and decorated by cold LED lights.
ITC Grand Central
Aadhaar Sharma Front Office Manager and Kerman Lalkaka, General Manager ITC Grand Central Hotel striking poses near Christmas at hotel lobby.
The Lalit New Delhi
Vivek Shukla, General Manager – Corporate Affairs and The Lalit New Delhi with his team strikes a pose with some of the HOD’s in front of the Xmas Tree in The Lobby. From Left to Right: Niti Pancholi, Rajeev Pareek, Richa Baj pai, Mohit Khanna, Abhishek Narang, Juannita, Vivek Shukla, Kishore Joshi, Ms Anita Vig, Chef Ajay Kumar, Narendar Singh Negi and Sikander Sindhu.
Novotel Hotel Juhu Beach
Manish Dayya-General Manager Novotel ( second from right ) Hotel strikes a pose with HOD’s in front of the Xmas Tree in the hotel lobby. Also seen L to R A. Shaikh – Director Engineering, Priyanka Pandey – Front office manager, Alwin Baby – Director Finance and Ulfat Shaikh – Duty Manager – Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach.
St. Regis Hotel
Head of the departments strikes a pose in front of the Xmas Tree in the hotel lobby. L to R Cajetan Araujo, Hotel Manager; Sachin Mylavarapu, EAM Food & Beverage; Vinayak Mhatre, Director of Events & Business Development and Neeraj Lumb, Front Office Manager.
The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Delhi
Varun Chhibber, General Manager, The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, Delhi strikes a pose with some of the HOD’s and a guest in front of the Xmas Tree in The Lobby. L to R Rajesh Ghosh, Rooms Div Manager; Bhawani Singh Shekhawat, Executive Housekeeper; Varun Chhibber, General Manager; Mukesh Mittal, Purchase Manager; Prof Andrew Hague [Guest]; Raveesh Chhetri, Training Manager; Rohit Tokhi, Executive Chef; Karma Choki, Spa Manager; Sonam Zangmo, EA to GM; Parul Jain, Financial Controller; Rahul Dutta, Head – HR; Leslie C Morrison, Director of Sales and Marketing; Rahul Sati, Revenue Manager and Rakesh Pasbola, Assistant Director of Sales.
The Ambassador Hotel Mumbai
Ashish Salian – Vice President Operation, The Ambassador Group of Hotel striking pose besides Christmas tree in Ambassador Hotel Mumbai lobby.
Lebua Lucknow Hotel
Dheeraj Mathur – Executive Chef, Priya – Front Office associate, Manish Ojha – Assistant Food and Beverage Manager and Aradhana Pandey – Banquet Sales striking pose besides Christmas tree in Hotel lobby.
Sahara Star Hotel
Salil Fadnis, Dy General Manager Sahara Star hotel (third from left) strikes a pose with some of the HOD’s and team in front of the Xmas Tree in The Lobby. Also seen Brijesh Singh F&B Manager (fourth from left) Master Chef Vishal Singh Kunwar and Rakesh Roy, Assistant F&B Manager (second from left) and other.
The Lalit Mumbai
Manish Sodhi along with his management team strikes a pose in front of the Christmas Tree in the hotel lobby.
Trident Mumbai BKC
A beautiful Christmas tree installed in lobby of Trident Mumbai BKC hotel.
Sun n Sand Hotel Juhu Beach
Trevor Fernandes Duty Manager and Clevert Dsouza. Reservations Manager of Sun n Sand Hotel posing near Christmas Tree in the lobby.
Fortune Park Lake City – Thane
Arun Verma (Operations Manager), Anshul Sethi (Operations Manager & Executive Chef), Anshul Grover (Sous Chef), Nishant Koli (F&B Manager) posing near Christmas Tree at lobby of Fortune Park Lake City hotel Thane.
Four Points by Sheraton Visakhapatnam
Sagar Gaonkar – Operations manager; Abhishek Kukreti – Executive chef; Craig Monteiro – Director Sales and Vijayan Gangadharan – General Manager Four Points by Sheraton Visakhapatnam strikes a pose in front of the Christmas Tree in the hotel lobby.
Taj Lands End Mumbai
A beautiful Christmas tree installed in lobby of Taj Lands End Hotel Mumbai.
Peninsula Grand Hotel
Prashant Joshi – General Manager, Peninsula Grand Hotel strikes a pose with Santa Claus in the hotel lobby.
The Mirador Hotel
A beautiful Christmas tree installed in lobby of The Mirador Hotel Mumbai.