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  • Saturday, November, 2019| Today's Market | Current Time: 06:12:45
  • Bangalore: Aloft Bengaluru Cessna Business Park has announced the appointment of Sushma Khichar as the new Hotel Manager. Bringing more than 14+ years of experience to the table, Sushma has proven to be a very essential and effective leader in the Marriott family. In her new role, she would head the overall hotel operations and create new business opportunities, develop talent, create business development plans and guidelines for maintaining market leadership.

    Sushma has a proven track record of leading and executing business strategies. She helps in building meaningful relationships with both, customers and other members of the hotel industry that will complement and enhance the hotel’s ability to meet the needs of clients while continuing to provide innovation and expertise.

    Sushma holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration along with a Diploma in Travel and Tourism from Rajasthan. Previously, she has been associated with The Oberoi Mumbai, ITC Grand Maratha and Sheraton Tower Mumbai, The Renaissance Mumbai Hotel & Convention Centre, Courtyard by Marriott Mumbai, JW Marriott Chandigarh, JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort and Spa and most recently, Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield before joining Aloft Bengaluru Cessna Business Park. She has also been a part of pre-openings with Renaissance Mumbai Hotel & Convention Centre – New Tower in 2008, JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa in 2014, Renaissance Lucknow in 2015 and Welligama Marriott Sri Lanka in 2016.

    Her vision to achieve excellence and commitment led to a long list awards like ‘Excellence in delivering Guest Experience, APAC, Marriott International, 2017’; ‘Room Operations Award, Marriott International, 2017’; ‘Excellence in delivering Guest Experience, APAC, 2016’; ‘Hotelier India Award – Director of Rooms in Top 5, 2016’; ‘Operations Excellence Awards, 2016’ and ‘Market Vice President – Special achievement award, Marriott India, 2015’ to name a few.

    Speaking on her appointment, Sushma said, “Aloft as a brand is an exciting and challenging one and I’m delighted to join this team. I look forward to maintaining highest quality standards and raising the bar of expectations for our guests by providing them with newer and evolved experiences.”

    On Sushma’s appointment, Faiz Alam Ansari, Complex General Manager, Sheraton Grand Bengaluru Whitefield Hotel & Convention Center and Aloft Bengaluru Cessna Business Park said, “With an enriched experience of over 14 years, Sushma will take Aloft Bengaluru Cessna Business Park to new heights and gain its market share by highlighting the property. We are glad she is joining us and we welcome her on-board”.

    When not working, Sushma enjoys going out for long drives. She also loves to scuba dive and relishes the challenges of a long trek.