Hilton Chennai Appoints Prakash Viswanathan As Director Of Business Development And Rakshit Sharma As Director Of Human Resources

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January 27, 2015

CHENNAI, India - Hilton Chennai recently announced the appointment of its Director of Business Development and Director of Human Resources.

Prakash Viswanathan, director, business development, Hilton Chennai
Prakash Viswanathan has been appointed Director of Business Development for Hilton Chennai. With more than a decade of experience in the hospitality industry, Prakash has worked with Marriott International, Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces and Hyatt Hotels Corporation in various departments including Food & Beverage, Sales, Events and Revenue Management. Most recently, Prakash led the pre-opening and launch teams as Director of Sales and Marketing at JW Marriott in Bangalore. He holds a Bachelor's degree from the Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration, Manipal Academy of Higher Education.

Rakshit Sharma, director, human resources, Hilton Chennai
Rakshit Sharma has been appointed Director of Human Resources for Hilton Chennai. Rakshit has more than a decade of experience in Human Resources, which has been spent spearheading hotel openings, talent development, team member engagement, compensation and benefits, and performance management. Rakshit has worked for organisations like Wipro Business Process Outsourcing, Lemon Tree Hotels and Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Most recently, Rakshit led the Human Resources function at Hyatt
Amritsar.

Media can access additional information about Hilton Chennai at news.hilton.com/Chennai.

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.

Contact

Swapnil Midha
Hilton Chennai
+91 95000 11938
swapnil.midha@hilton.com

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