Pankaj Gupta, an accomplished hospitality professional, has carved an impressive path in the industry, leaving a lasting impact on some of India’s finest hotels. With an illustrious career spanning more than two decades, Gupta has held key leadership roles in renowned hotel chains, most notably IHG Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International, Royal Orchid Hotels, The Pride Hotels, and Sarovar Hotels & Resorts.
Gupta’s Current Role at Crowne Plaza New Delhi Mayur Vihar:
Currently serving as the General Manager of Crowne Plaza New Delhi Mayur Vihar under the banner of IHG Hotels & Resorts, Pankaj Gupta has been at the helm since November 2021. The hotel boasts 160 guestrooms and offers over 12,000 square feet of catering venues, two distinguished F&B outlets, and large outdoor catering services. Gupta has been instrumental in strategizing the expansion of the hotel, with plans to add ten rooms, a specialty restaurant, 2,000 square feet of meeting space, and an impressive 4,000 square foot ballroom in the near future.
Gupta’s Stint at Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre:
Before joining Crowne Plaza New Delhi Mayur Vihar, Gupta served as the General Manager of Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre from December 2017 to October 2021. Under his astute leadership, the hotel witnessed remarkable growth and garnered numerous accolades. The property featured 172 guestrooms and offered approximately 40,000 square feet of flexible event spaces, hosting four distinguished F&B outlets, including the award-winning Chao Chinese Bistro Restaurant.
During his tenure at Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre, Gupta achieved exceptional milestones. The hotel’s ranking on TripAdvisor soared from #38 to one of the top five hotels in Jaipur. Gupta was honored with the IHG SWA Leadership of the Quarter award in 2018, recognizing his exemplary leadership within the South West Asia region. Additionally, he played an instrumental role in achieving the highest-ever Total Revenue with a GOP (Gross Operating Profit) of 39+%. Notably, Gupta led efforts to improve catering revenues by an impressive 33% year on year in 2019, while simultaneously achieving the highest-ever catering revenues in the hotel’s history.
Contributions at Aloft Bengaluru Whitefield and Renaissance Lucknow Hotel:
Prior to his tenure at Holiday Inn Jaipur City Centre, Gupta served as the General Manager of Aloft Bengaluru Whitefield from June 2014 to May 2017. His dynamic leadership and strategic vision led to remarkable achievements, including being recognized as the Best Hospitality Professional of the year in 2017 by South India Travel and receiving the Most Enterprising GM of the year award in 2018 by Brands Academy. Under his guidance, the hotel achieved the highest-ever Total Revenue with a GOP of 29% and improved catering revenues by an impressive 23%.
Before joining Aloft Bengaluru Whitefield, Gupta briefly led the Renaissance Lucknow Hotel in 2017 as its General Manager. Despite a relatively short tenure, he successfully positioned the hotel as the #1 property on TripAdvisor, showcasing his expertise in enhancing guest experiences and service quality.
Gupta’s Previous Roles and Industry Recognitions:
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Throughout his esteemed career, Pankaj Gupta has been associated with other prominent hotel chains, including his role as Asst Vice President-Operations at Royal Orchid Hotels, where he managed multiple hotels within the group. Prior to this, Gupta served as Regional General Manager for The Pride Hotels, overseeing their South India portfolio. He has also served as General Manager of Sarovar Hotels & Resorts in Kolkata, where he was instrumental in driving revenue growth and guest satisfaction.
Gupta’s dedication to excellence has been repeatedly acknowledged through various accolades and awards. As an IHG-certified assessor and mentor, he has played a significant role in identifying and nurturing future leaders within the hospitality industry.
Leading the Way:
Pankaj Gupta’s illustrious career in the hospitality industry speaks volumes about his leadership capabilities, strategic acumen, and unwavering commitment to excellence. From leading the operations of prestigious hotels to driving revenue growth and guest satisfaction, Gupta’s contributions have made a lasting impact on the Indian hospitality landscape. As the General Manager of Crowne Plaza New Delhi Mayur Vihar, he continues to lead by example, ensuring the hotel’s future success and maintaining IHG Hotels & Resorts’ reputation as a leader in the global hospitality market.
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