Sofitel Mumbai BKC appoints Mr. Biswajit Chakraborty as their new GM

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Biswajit Chakraborty

MUMBAI, FEB 02- Sofitel Luxury Hotels, Luxury Brand of the Accor Group has announced that Mr. Biswajit Chakraborty has been appointed the General Manager of their flagship property in India, Sofitel Mumbai BKC. Defining the concept of Life is Magnifique, Sofitel Mumbai BKC has always exemplified design, culture and gastronomy and Mr. Biswajit Chakraborty will lend his expertise and knowledge in transforming the current luxury landscape in the hospitality industry.

Responsible in overseeing all the activities of the hotel, Mr. Biswajit Chakraborty joins Sofitel with over 25 years of hospitality experience. Known for his acumen in hospitality and understanding of guest and human nature, coupled with his knowledge of the luxury market, Mr. Biswajit Chakraborty brings several path-breaking ideas and concepts to the table which will undoubtedly be revolutionary in its effect.

Accentuating the three brand pillars of the Hotel, namely culture, design and gastronomy, Mr. Biswajit Chakraborty aims at increasing the luxury quotient through a series of unique events, performance, experience standards and personalised service at the Sofitel Mumbai BKC. Sofitel Mumbai BKC is celebrating its 2nd anniversary in India, and Mr. Biswajit Chakraborty will guide Sofitel Luxury Hotels venture into its next phase in India, with the development of luxury hospitality and new properties over the next five year period.

Mr. Biswajit Chakraborty says, “I am proud to be associated with a hotel that is a game-changer in its segment. Creating a niche of its own, Sofitel Mumbai BKC has successfully merged Indian culture with French finesse. I am delighted and look forward to working with a quality team to continue the legacy of delivering an indelible guest experience at this beautiful property. My plan over the next few months will be to enhance the services with regards to style, comfort and recreation; celebrating and positioning Sofitel Mumbai BKC as a cultural landmark in the city.”

Prior to Sofitel Mumbai BKC, Mr. Biswajit Chakraborty has played the role of a General Manager for over a decade. The two Iconic Hotels the Yak and Yeti in Nepal, The Leela Kempinski Kovalam and Mumbai as well as the grand Mövenpick Hotel & Spa Bangalore are a few luxury hotels in India with whom he has led. Under his reign, Mövenpick Hotels & Spa Bangalore was the first 5 star hotel to be certified as the first Green Globe Hotel in India. He has also been awarded the ‘General Manager of the Year’ by Hotelier India in 2009 amongst many other honors. He held key positions in Sales and Marketing as DSM in Oberoi Hotels Bangalore, Delhi and Mumbai, as well as served the Taj Group. Mr. Biswajit Chakraborty joined Sofitel Mumbai BKC with effect from 1st February 2014.

Sofitel is the only French luxury hotel brand with a presence on five continents with 120 addresses, in almost 40 countries (more than 30,000 rooms). Sofitel offers contemporary hotels and resorts adapted to today’s more demanding and more versatile consumers who expect and appreciate beauty, quality and excellence. Whether situated in the heart of a major city like Paris, London, New York, Shanghai or Beijing, or nestled away in a country landscape in Morocco, Egypt, French Polynesia or Thailand, each Sofitel property offers a genuine experience of the French “art de vivre”.

– Siddharth Mohan

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