Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) has named Mohit Gurnani as its general manager after more than 15 years with The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL).
In his new position, he will handle the full management and operations of the hotel, continuously working to bump under guest satisfaction rates and elevate the overall guest experience. The property features 200 rooms and suites and the design of the hotel is complemented with an infusion of Indian and Middle Eastern touches through an eclectic mix of art.
Gurnani is no stranger to this mix, previously acting as hotel manager for the Taj Dubai during its pre-opening in 2015. According to Taj, he was “instrumental” in the hotel’s successful launch and its later positioning as a go-to luxury hotel in the competitive Downtown district.
He said: “I am honoured to be given the opportunity to lead Taj JLT as general manager and continue my professional journey with IHCL. The Taj brand is renowned globally for its solid foundation of warm Indian hospitality and world-class service and I look forward to working with the team to furthering that commitment in the dynamic city of Dubai.”
Graduating from the Institute of Hospitality Management in Mumbai, he has worked with some of IHCL’s most popular properties. Prior to his new post in JLT, he was the general manager of Taj Chandigarh, while in 2011 he was the EAM of accommodations for the group’s flagship hotel – the Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai.
Looking ahead, Taj’s top management is confident he will bring the hotel to new heights. “We are delighted to have Mohit on board with us,” said area director – Middle East and GM of Taj Dubai Ranjit Phillipose. “His comprehensive understanding of the Middle East and unique skill-sets encapsulate a conscious and committed approach to championing standards befitting the Taj brand and the region’s ever-evolving hospitality industry. The vast knowledge and experience that he brings will be an invaluable asset to the team and I am confident that he will take Taj Jumeirah Lakes Towers to new heights of excellence.”
SOURCE: Hotelier Middle East