Vikas Kumar has been appointed as the general supervisor of The Westin Pushkar Resort and Spa, Westin Hotel’s first lodge property in India. He has taken on the obligation for overseeing the hotel operations and ensuring stellar requirements of guest provider with which the Westin emblem is globally famed.
Honing on his experience of over 18 years in the hospitality industry, which includes nearly a decade spent with Marriott International Hotels, Kumar leads the govt group of The Westin Pushkar Resort and Spa, with revolutionary and proactive strategic making plans and robust interpersonal and tactical control abilities.
As the number one business chief of the property, Kumar is a well-structured, dynamic and consequences-oriented professional. He is chargeable for all components of operations of the hotel belongings, including guest and employee satisfaction, human assets, sales and revenue generation, and many others.
His sturdy hospitality background, which worried the success pre-beginning and opening of worldwide-magnificence lodges, luxurious hotels, enterprise lodges, and convention centers, enables him to supply stable commercial enterprise consequences with accelerated profitability and marketplace share. He believes in leading by example and may be very involved in mentoring the buddies who work with him.
Kumar has several awards and accolades to his name. One of the most prestigious awards gained underneath his management has been the Brand Ambassador Award, Asia Pacific – Starwood Divisional Award in 2015, for Aloft Bengaluru Cessna Business Park.
He became additionally credited for developing and imposing advertising plans and sales techniques that accelerated food and beverage revenue (in line with occupied retreat per day) via an average of $35 above goal for 10 consecutive months at W Retreat and Spa Maldives.
Vikas has been preceded with the aid of an illustrious profession. He was the popular supervisor at Courtyard by way of Marriott Kochi Airport, in which he becomes instrumental in changing the resort to a smoke-loose-compliant lodge, which became additionally licensed by means of the Global Wellness Council.
While at JW Marriott Chandigarh, his lively role in the conceptual development of 35 Brewhouse, led to it being mounted because of the first-ever microbrewery of its kind in an Indian five-megastar resort.
Essentially being an F&B expert at his core, his childhood has been spent thru the rungs of the food and beverage area.
He started out his expert adventure as the F&B supervisor at Ananda in the Himalayas and labored his manner up many prestigious hospitality chains as a part of the pre-opening stages like Aloft Bengaluru Cessna Business Park, Sheraton Bangalore Brigade Gateway and The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace.
Before becoming a member of the ranks as a preferred supervisor, he was the director of F&B at W Retreat and Spa Maldives and director of operations at JW Marriott Chandigarh. Additionally, he has held diverse F&B designations at IHCL Hotels, Accor Hotels (Novotel Hyderabad), Intercontinental Hotel and Resort, Goa, and Sheraton Dammam Hotel and Towers, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
Kumar’s instructional qualifications include a masters’ programme in commercial enterprise administration from IIBM and a degree in motel management and catering generation from IHMCT, Kovalam.
In his enjoyment time, he loves taking quick holidays that consist of exploring nature and nearby meals. He believes that using via herbal environment facilitates discover himself.
Kumar is a fitness freak, or even on a hectic day, he unearths time for an exercise, which contributes toward his holistic and well-balanced technique to lifestyles. He also enjoys making a song and taking note of track.