The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts announces the appointment of Megha Ajgaonkar as General Manager – Sales
Mumbai 27 August 2021 - The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts has announced the appointment of Megha Ajgaonkar as General Manager – Sales. In her role, Megha will spearhead and drive sales performance thus fortifying The Leela’s Sales and Distribution network and strategies.
Megha brings with her about two decades of diverse experience in hospitality and business development. Prior to joining The Leela, her most recent role was with Marriott International as Area Director of Sales & Distribution West India for Marriott South Asia.
Over the course of her vast career, Megha has worked with brands such as Taj, Starwood, and Marriott. She has been instrumental in the successful opening of multiple luxury brands across the country including the JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar and positioning the Ritz Carlton Pune. Her sales leadership aided luxury hotels including the W Goa, St Regis Mumbai, and JW Marriott Juhu in expanding their market share performance.
A strong advocate of a performance-driven culture, Megha is the recipient of multiple industry accolades for leading from the front and driving sales performance in her former roles. She is passionate about upskilling talent and building sales expertise.
Megha is a Hotel Management graduate and an alumnus of IHM, Aurangabad. She began her journey through the Taj Management Training Program and is also a certified sales trainer.
“With her extensive experience, understanding of key markets, and strong relationships, we are confident that Megha will further enhance and strengthen The Leela’s Sales and Distribution network and strategies,” said Anuraag Bhatnagar Chief Operating Officer, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts.
During her free time, Megha indulges in music, pastel paintings, and badminton.
About The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts
Headquartered in Mumbai, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is owned by a Brookfield Asset Management sponsored private real estate fund. The Leela, owns and operates ten award-winning properties in major cities and leisure destinations across India. These include the flagship hotel in the capital city of New Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Udaipur, Gurugram, East Delhi, Goa, Mumbai and more recently Gandhinagar. The Leela celebrates each hotel through its unique location, art, culture and cuisine with thoughtful services, celebratory rituals and immersive experiences. The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts was recently voted the World’s Best Hotel Brand by Travel + Leisure, USA, World’s Best Awards Survey, 2020. The brand is well poised to embrace the next phase in its growth trajectory with upcoming projects which include business hotels in Bengaluru and Hyderabad. An epitome of true Indian luxury hospitality, The Leela is committed to providing guests with unforgettable stays in settings that capture the essence of India. The brand has a marketing alliance with US-based Preferred Hotels & Resorts and is a member of the Global Hotel Alliance, Geneva, Switzerland.
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