Raffles Udaipur, the brand’s first forthcoming hotel in India, has appointed Abhishek Sharma as General Manager. In his new role, Abhishek will be leading the task of introducing the legendary Raffles brand to the country and taking charge of operations for Raffles Udaipur.
Abhishek joins Raffles Udaipur with over 9 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. Prior to that, Abhishek worked as head of food and beverage with renowned hotels in India, Maldives, Mauritius and Egypt. His inspirational journey in food and beverage and hotel management includes various pre-opening and opening roles which will undoubtedly add value to this key launch for the Raffles brand in India.
The hotel also appointed Rajan Malhotra as Director of Sales and Marketing. Rajan will take charge of introducing the Raffles brand experience in the country as well as planning and implementing strategies to support the hotel’s unrivalled 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 earlier worked with Shangri- La Hotels & Resorts, Hyatt Services India, The Zuri Group of Hotels & Resorts, Le Meridien Jaipur Resort & Spa, Taj Palace, New Delhi and The Grand New Delhi.
Raffles Udaipur also appointed Prasad Metrani as Director of Culinary for Raffles’ maiden outpost in India. Prasad will be spearheading the experiential and evocative food and beverage concepts that Raffles Udaipur will offer. He is proficient in a wide variety of global cuisines such as modern European, Indian, Arabic, Pan Asian and is an expert in developing unique dining concepts and adapting sustainable cooking techniques.