The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts appoints Sai Shankar as Vice President Procurement
The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts, announces the appointment of Sai Shankar as Vice President Procurement.
Sai brings with him over two decades of extensive experience in Procurement, including tendering of new projects, bulk supply sourcing and strategizing for annual capital expenditure. His last assignment was with PVR limited – Gurgaon, where he was responsible for procurement of various verticals including manpower planning, housekeeping, security, engineering and sound & projection equipment for Cinemas pan India. Prior to this he has also worked with hospitality brands including Taj group of hotels and Claridges.
In his new role, Sai will align the procurement team and set up procurement processes and policies for The Leela brand. In addition, he will also lead the cost-savings initiatives and resource optimization for the brand that will help in improving profitability.
“Sai joins The Leela family at a very crucial time as the brand is looking at expansion plans and we are delighted to welcome him on board. His expertise and extensive experience in Procurement, coupled with an understanding of the business needs and a credible reputation makes him an outstanding asset for The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts” said Anuraag Bhatnagar, COO, The Leela Palaces Hotels and Resorts.
Sai is an alumnus of Hyderabad University and a Master’s degree holder in Supply Chain Management from NIBM.
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 nine 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, Jaipur, Gurugram, East Delhi, Goa, and Mumbai. 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 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, Hyderabad, and in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. 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.