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    Published on July 16, 2018

    TJ Joulak, General Manager of the bold and happening W Goa, part of Marriott International, was recognised as the General Manager of the Year, Luxury Hotels Segment at the recently concluded HOSI 2018, hosted by Hotelivate on 2nd July 2018. This is another feather in the cap for the award-winning hotel that has bagged 17 awards since its opening in December 2016, the last one being the Best New Spa (Resort) Award at the Asia Spa Awards held in April 2018.


    Anuraag Bhatnagar, Multi-Property Vice President, Mumbai and Goa, Marriott International said, “TJ has established the W brand firmly, brought in the vibe, theedgy service and positioned the hotel at the very top in terms of luxury resorts.”


    “W Goa has become a ‘Trendsetter’ in design, music & fashion, all of which have long been passions of W Hotels Worldwide”, said TJ Joulak, General Manager, W Goa. “We are honoured and  I am deeply  humbled that our team’s continuous efforts are being appreciated  and  this  very  special  HOSI  General  Manager  of the year award is for my team of  dedicated  talents  at W Goa –  I might  be the  face to  the  hotels  success, but they’re the heart and soul.”


    TJ started his career with the opening of the lberostar Hammamet in Tunisia and then went on to  open  the Sheraton Hotel & Towers Tunis, the W Doha – 1stW Hotel in the Middle East, W Istanbul, W Bali – 1st W Hotel in South East Asia and ran the W Taipei. All of these W Hotels are today iconic hotels with a strong footprint and a great representation of the brand across the world. TJ has a Higher National Diploma in Hotel Business Management from the University College Birmingham, UK, a Degree (BA HONS) in International Marketing and Economics as well as an MBA in Economics and Finance for Hospitality from Birmingham University. His distinguished educational background and rich and varied work experience of more than 20 years, serves as a springboard for his professional accomplishments.


    Speaking of the awards, Founder Chairman of Hotelivate, Manav Thadani said,”While there are many awards out there we consider the HOSI GM of the Year Award to be one of the toughest ones to crack. The selection criteria to short list the General Managers are purely based on the improved performance of the asset compared to the previous year and the GM’s role in making this happen.  Once shortlisted the GM’s are grilled by a group of 5-6 independent judges to arrive at the winner.  TJ’s performance for W Goa was unparalleled as W Goa is a new asset and has enjoyed record breaking numbers for this already goodmarket.”


    Spread over 25 acres of land overlooking the Arabian Sea, W Goa is a pristine natural paradise. At W Goa, you can bask in the view from your spacious balcony or terrace. We have custom furniture, which evokes eclectic local traditions and infuses thoughtful contemporary nuances. With 122 exceptionally appointed rooms, chalets & villas discreetly spread out across the private coastal setting, over 350 square meters of event space at the GREAT ROOM, delightful dining & fabulous facilities at SPICE TRADERS and THE KITCHEN TABLE, and the ROCKPOOL for the best parties. Lined with dramatic red cliffs and scenic panoramas, W Goa is the ultimate place to unwind.


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