Raffles Udaipur appoints CEO and directors


Raffles Udaipur, the brand’s first upcoming hotel in India, has appointed Abhishek Sharma as Managing Director. In his new role, Abhishek will lead the task of bringing the legendary Raffles brand to the country and taking over the operations of Raffles Udaipur.

Abhishek joins Raffles Udaipur with over 9 years leading teams in the role of Managing Director, in luxury hotels and resorts, including The Oberoi Group in India and Soneva Fushi Resort in the Maldives. Prior to that, Abhishek worked as a food and beverage manager at renowned hotels in India, Maldives, Mauritius and Egypt. His inspiring journey in restaurant and hotel management includes various pre-opening and opening roles that will undoubtedly add value to this key launch of the Raffles brand in India.

The hotel also appointed Rajan Malhotra as Director of Sales and Marketing. Rajan will be responsible for showcasing the Raffles brand experience in the country as well as planning and implementing strategies to support the hotel’s unparalleled positioning. He will lead the sales and marketing team, explore business opportunities and be responsible for budgeting, forecasting and achieving the hotel’s business goals. Rajan previously worked with 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.

Raffles Udaipur has also appointed Prasad Metrani as the culinary director of Raffles’ first outpost in India. Prasad will spearhead the experiential and evocative food and drink concepts offered by Raffles Udaipur. He masters a wide variety of global cuisines such as Modern European, Indian, Arabic, Pan-Asian cuisine and is an expert in developing unique restaurant concepts and adapting sustainable cooking techniques.

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