Raffles Udaipur makes two pre-opening appointments

Raffles Udaipur, the brand’s first hotel in India, has made two new appointments – Abhishek Sharma as general manager, and Rajan Malhotra as director of sales and marketing.

Abhishek has over two decades of outstanding experience in luxury hospitality, and joins Raffles Udaipur with over nine years of leading teams in the role of general manager, throughout luxury hotels and resorts, including The Oberoi Group in India and Soneva Fushi Resort in The Maldives.

From left: Abhishek Sharma; and Rajan Malhotra

Prior to that, Abhishek worked as head of F&B with renowned hotels in India, Maldives, Mauritius and Egypt. His journey in F&B and hotel management includes various pre-opening and opening roles.

Meanwhile, Rajan will take charge of introducing the Raffles brand experience in India, as well as planning and implementing strategies to support the hotel’s positioning. He will be leading the sales and marketing team, exploring business opportunities and will be responsible for the budgeting, forecasting and achieving the hotel’s commercial objectives.

Rajan brings along with him 18 years of experience in the hospitality industry, with successful stints at Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts, Hyatt Services India, The Zuri Group of Hotels & Resorts, Le Méridien Jaipur Resort & Spa, Taj Palace, New Delhi and The Grand New Delhi.

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