Pradeep Vaid is appointed as the new General Manager at the Lords Hotels & Resorts. With his 40 -year career in the hospitality industry and extensive knowledge and experience of handling multiple brands is a great asset to the Lords group. Prior to joining Lords, his last assignment was in the capacity of a General Manager at Madhuban Group of Hotels. He will be responsible for driving implementation of change initiatives across customer services, F&B, and staff development and training among other key areas at Lords Hotels & Resorts. Vaid is well versed with the complexities of running a multifaceted hotel chain operation. With proven track record in generating business, meeting operational goals and achieving business targets.
He has passed out Hotel Management related Diploma in distinction from IHM, Jaipur. He completed his schooling from Regional College, Ajmer. He graduated in Arts from Government College and did his post graduation in History from University of Rajasthan.
Beginning of journey in hospitality industry:
Vaid began hospitality career in 1977 with the Taj Ram Bagh Palace Hotel, Jaipur. He is an educator too and served as a faculty at the IHM Jaipur. He worked with the Indian Railways as Catering Manager, 1979. His other professional experience includes working at The Claridges New Delhi, Centaur Group of Hotels in Mumbai, Holiday Inn Mumbai, Holiday Inn, Surat, Sarovar Hotels unit Ritz Plaza Amritsar and Gangtok, Swosti Group of Hotels, Bhubaneshwar as Group Vice President, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, unit Country Inn & Suites, M3M Limited, Gurgaon and NV Hospitality, Gurgaon as Vice President. He is winner of Life Time Achievement Award by Amritsar Hotel & Restaurant Association, Punjab Hotel & Restaurant Association
Besides working in India, he has got a global exposure too, that includes working at The Oberoi Hotels Saudi Arabia, The Ajmer Restaurant in Kobe- Japan. He also worked as Business Development Manager at The Portland Hotel, Birmingham, United Kingdom which is now known as ACCOR Hotels.
Multiple areas of specialisation:
Before having donned several executive roles with various properties, he also has expertise for Air line catering, Hospital Catering, Industrial catering, teaching & training, Sales & Marketing. He had been jury, judge, counsellor for many prestigious bodies and institutions that includes IHM Gurdaspur, IHM Bhubneshwar, Graphic Area University Dehradun and Skill Development Council of Uttrakhand.
Pradeep Vaid, on his appointment says “I am honoured to be given this wonderful opportunity as General Manager at Lords Hotels & Resorts, which is a fast expanding hotel group. It is now the time for me to offer my expertise and in-depth knowledge in real sense. I am also fortunate to work with a very dynamic Pushpendra Bansal, it was my long cherish dream. I am marching forward to move upwards with the expertise of hotel operation with such an incredible hotel group, continuing to build upon this strong foundation further to fulfil the dreams”.
Author: Sitaram Mewati
Award winning journalist