Hilton Chennai Appoints Parag Sawhney As General Manager

This information originated in U.K. English.

March 11, 2014

CHENNAI, India - Hilton Chennai today announced the appointment of Parag Sawhney as General Manager. Parag brings with him 14 years of diverse experience in hotel operations, including food and beverage management, front office management and guest relations among others. In his former role as Director of Operations at Hilton Chennai he spearheaded the hotel's focus on consistent quality assurance, implemented customer focused initiatives and rationalized cost through streamlining of operations.

"Parag brings an array of skills to his position and is testament to Hilton Worldwide's effort to groom talented team members and provide them the opportunity to grow their careers within the organization," said Daniel Welk, vice president, operations - India, Hilton Worldwide. "His sound global experience combined with his hands-on approach to managing his team will be instrumental in capitalizing on the hotel's opportunities."

Parag began his career as a management trainee in Pune, India, at Hotel Kundan Palace and then at Holiday Inn. After stints at Grand Maratha Sheraton in Mumbai and Renaissance Hotel in Dubai, he joined Hilton Worldwide in 2006 on being appointed Front Office Leader at Hilton St. Anne's Manor, United Kingdom. He proceeded to take charge as Front of House Manager at the hotel, before moving on to Hilton London Green Park as Deputy Hotel Manager. Parag relocated to India in May 2013 and has been with Hilton Chennai since. Parag earned his Bachelor's Degree in Hotel Management and Catering Technology from Dr. D Y. Patil Institute of Hotel Management, Pune, India, and Master's Degree in Business Administration from Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom.

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About Hilton Chennai
Hilton Chennai reflects the spirit of the city in a harmonious confluence of tradition and contemporary stylisation. Conveniently located close to key IT Parks in Guindy and within a 15-minute drive of the Chennai Trade Centre and, the international and domestic airports, the 204-room hotel offers a complete array of upscale amenities and guest services. Besides a well-appointed business centre, the hotel features extensive conference and banqueting facilities that accommodate up to 750 persons, an outdoor pool, salon and a fully-equipped fitness centre by Precor. Dining options include Vasco's, the award-winning all-day-dining restaurant that serves the best of world cuisine. The café, Est, offers a variety of snacks, light meals in addition to patisserie items, homemade chocolates and freshly brewed tea and coffee. Vintage Bank, the wine and cheese bar, presents a variety of fine cheeses from around the world paired with a choice of wines. Q Bar, uniquely located on the rooftop with panoramic views of the city, features a singular setting for cocktails against the background of music played by the resident DJ. Guests staying at the hotel can also enjoy the benefits of the world-class guest reward programme Hilton HHonors. Situated in proximity to the  business district and tourist attractions like the Guindy National Park, Marina Beach and the old town of Mylapore, Hilton Chennai is the first choice of business and leisure travellers in the region. For more information, visit www.hilton.com.


Swapnil Midha
Hilton Chennai
+91 95000 11938

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