I am passionate about hospitality, education, people, innovation, service excellence, good food & good reads.
After completing my school education in the sciences, I ventured to hotel management purely coz of the glamour. I stuck with it only coz it was so much fun!
IIHM Aurangabad is where I went to learn about the Art & Science of Hospitality and earned a Degree from University of Huddersfield in the process. Much later, I would also go to IIM Bangalore to work on my General Management education.
Started work at the Taj Group of Hotels (Indian Hotels Co Ltd) as a Management Trainee and when a decade later the training ended I started my own consulting firm.
Post the Taj days, I have started a National Council recognised Hotel Management Educational Institute as a principal, started and successfully sold two ventures - one offline, one online and worked on creating a sustainable offering for our clients.
When I am not thinking about Eclat, I am either traveling, reading or discussing passionately on topics close to my heart with people who care to listen and contribute.
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We're Eclat Hospitality - a leading hospitality consulting, recruitment & training firm that exclusively works for the Hospitality Industry. We're also the sole representatives for CTH-UK in India - an OFQUAL Certified awarding body for higher education in Hospitality & Tourism.
We run the ever popular www.hospemag.com and host a series of National Hospitality Jobs & Education fairs and we love what we do!
In the 8 years we've been around, we've serviced clients across hospitality - industry and academia & Retail and we'd like to understand your sphere of business and explore opportunities to work together mutually and add value to your businesses.
For further info, you could take a look at www.eclathospitality.com or better still, just drop me an email.
My Projects For 2014
Reducing The Gap between Industry & Academia in the Hospitality Industry
As a professional recruiter I see a wide chasm between what the industry wants and what the academia is training/educating for.
I also see the various limitations under which the academia works and performs.
As someone who is at the cusp of the two, I am looking to find solutions and partners to reduce this gap.
Getting to GM
The Hotel General Manager is the top position in any hotel. The top dog so to speak.
I am interested in finding out, what it takes to become a GM and further what it takes to stay there.