Appointed as Multi-Property VP, Luxury, India
Anuraag Bhatnagar appointed as multi-property Vice President, Luxury, India. It is announced by Marriott International Inc. He will be part of the Luxury APEC Market Leadership team lead by Victor Clavell.
Anuraag completed his schooling from St. Joseph Convent School Faridabad and Hotel Management from IHMCTAN Pusa, New Delhi in 1986. He is the epitome of uncompromising hospitality, leadership and managerial skills, a tall figure and a hospitality veteran with more than two and half decades of experience.
He has been with Starwood Hotels for 16 years as an integral part of journey in the hospitality industry. Anuraag has a one-of-its kind simply stellar journey making him the one of the finest players in hotel industry.
An enterprising personality and elocutionist, he’s been referred as a dynamic new-age GM. He previously served as the Area General Manager of India and concurrently the General Manager of The St. Regis Mumbai. In the role, Anuraag successfully handled twelve hotels in six different cities of all Legacy Starwood brands including the core responsibility of leading the first St. Regis property launched in South Asia in 2015, as General Manager. The list of hotel he headed included The Westin Mumbai Garden City, The Westin Pune Koregaon Park, Le Méridien Pune, Le Méridien Mahabaleshwar, Sheraton Bangalore at Brigade Gateway, Four Points by Sheraton Bengaluru Whitefield, Aloft Bengaluru Cessna Business Park and The St. Regis Mumbai.
Anuraag has won many accolades and awards that include ‘Best General Manager’ by Star Diamond Award 2009 of The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences, ‘Hotelier of the Year 2010′ and ‘Young Achiever in Hospitality’. He is also the Starwood Security Champion for South Asia and a member of OSAC (Overseas Security Advisory Council – United States Department of States Bureau of Diplomatic Security). He is an avid spiritualist and seeker. His fitness regime is a must and he enjoys his leisure time watching movies and listening to music.
Speaking exclusively to Mumbai Messenger Anuraag Bhatnagar said “I am honoured to be leading the team as multi-property Vice President, Luxury, India, in Marriott International Inc. Marriott International Inc maintaining strong growth momentum in India and it will reinforce our commitment to the growth of our luxury portfolio in the market. With the hotel’s strategic location, sophisticated services and refined elegance, we look forward to offering guests an unparalleled experience both befitting of the destination and true to the Marriott legacy”.
Report: Sitaram Mewati