How The Park Hyderabad is winning hearts and staying Anything But Ordinary during the Covid19 pandemic

By Anirban Simlai The Park was the first hotel in Hyderabad to reopen after the initial lockdown. We kick started room business and achieved a huge success in online food delivery but what an experience this has been! A hotelier can work from home, hell and heaven – this is what I told someone who asked “How can a hotelier work from home.” This is … Continue reading How The Park Hyderabad is winning hearts and staying Anything But Ordinary during the Covid19 pandemic

An Anything But Ordinary FIRST online Graduation Day at Apeejay Institute of Hospitality

By Bhuvan G M The 11th batch of Apeejay Institute of Hospitality graduated yesterday evening in an hour long virtual ceremony. 59 B.Sc Hospitality Studies students, 37 young men and 22 young women graduated this year and joined our robust alumni of 318 so far who have passed out from the portals of AIH since the first graduating batch in 2010. We had already conducted three online rehearsals to … Continue reading An Anything But Ordinary FIRST online Graduation Day at Apeejay Institute of Hospitality

Shaken not Stirred, The Park Kolkata serves with an open heart and a S.H.I.E.L.D.

By Pramode Bhandari I recently completed 15 years with The Park Hotels. As I look back, I can see a journey full of learning, fun, challenges and fabulous days of victory. From ‘Stay Inspired” to “Anything but Ordinary”, it has truly been an amazing journey so far. The Vision of the organisation, “leadership through differentiation” has been the foundation of my entire journey with The … Continue reading Shaken not Stirred, The Park Kolkata serves with an open heart and a S.H.I.E.L.D.

Leading through COVID 19 Lockdown, My first year as GM and National Head at Zone by The Park

By Vikas Ahluwalia During COVID 19 lockdown phase II, I completed my one year journey with Zone by The Park. It has been the most significant first anniversary of my career in the hospitality industry. Being a foodie and someone who loves to travel, Zone by The Park’s development efforts took me to unexplored destinations in the past year as I got to see new … Continue reading Leading through COVID 19 Lockdown, My first year as GM and National Head at Zone by The Park

From Chef to GM leading reopening of The Park Chennai post lockdown – my journey with Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels

By Rajesh Radhakrishnan The Park Chennai hopes to resume operations soon in June. How to ‘Re-imagine, Reset, Restart’ was the task given to leadership teams as soon as we went into lockdown. ‘Anything but Ordinary’ ideas, new hygiene protocols for the post Covid scenario, guest engagement and cost efficiencies have been dwelled upon in very innovative ways. As an institution, the hotel is working relentlessly … Continue reading From Chef to GM leading reopening of The Park Chennai post lockdown – my journey with Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels

How I create unique experiences for each guest at THE Park Kolkata’s banquets

By Nilanjana Sanyal It seems like yesterday when I was transferred to manage the Banquet as a Sales officer under Mr. Anirban Simlai from the Reception where I was working under Mr. Ajit Singh Garcha. Honestly, I had no knowledge of how a Banquet functions. I guess our Managing Director, Mr Vijay Dewan had seen a potential in me then and hence I was entrusted … Continue reading How I create unique experiences for each guest at THE Park Kolkata’s banquets

My 12 year journey of leading Apeejay Institute of Hospitality, the Centre of Learning for Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels

In April 2019, I bid farewell to the 10th batch of graduates from Apeejay Institute of Hospitality (AIH) set up under Apeejay Education Trust in 2006 and remembered when I was the first employee of AIH! Continue reading My 12 year journey of leading Apeejay Institute of Hospitality, the Centre of Learning for Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels

Training is more important internally than externally in today’s world

By Laxmi Todiwan The goal and mission of Training and Development function in an organisation is to line up initiatives and activities to the overall organisational objectives.  Most employees do have weaknesses in their workplace skills.  A training program is thus needed to strengthen those skills. A development program on the other hand creates equity among employees. The purpose of training and development is to organise, facilitate and … Continue reading Training is more important internally than externally in today’s world

Putting People First at Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels

By Sujata Guin Employee Engagement is critical at Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels! At The Park, we put our People First. Our People Philosophy is clearly defined by our Mission statement: “We believe our strength is our people and we will encourage their development. We respect them as individuals and believe that teamwork, commitment and integrity are values that will lead us to success.” In today’s … Continue reading Putting People First at Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels