Park Street cannot sleep. It can only rest! I remain upbeat about Apeejay Real Estate despite Covid 19

By Shouvik Mandal I sit here in my office on Park Street at our headquarters Apeejay House in Calcutta, looking back at the tumultuous months since March. A human sanitizing tunnel buzzes at entrance a few floors below with all our frontline staff in PPE kits shielding themselves and everyone else from Covid 19. This flagship Apeejay property and all others have been operating since … Continue reading Park Street cannot sleep. It can only rest! I remain upbeat about Apeejay Real Estate despite Covid 19

#NewSpirit in the #NewNormal keeps Oxford Bookstore and Cha Bar ahead of the curve

Having started off my journey at Oxford Bookstore almost 20 years back, albeit with a break in between… it had seemed to me that I have seen all that can happen to us. I have seen the brand grow from being respected to revered, from a regional to a national, from being a bookstore to a literary platform. I have witnessed many new journeys in … Continue reading #NewSpirit in the #NewNormal keeps Oxford Bookstore and Cha Bar ahead of the curve

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

How we delivered #FlurysLove and stayed ‘Open’ during the Lockdown

By Vikas Kumar Four days back when we re-opened Flurys Tea Room, it struck me that Flurys was always “open” ! The immense amount of trust and goodwill we have created among our patrons over the last 93 years made it our responsibility to stand up, as the crisis struck the world, for the people in Calcutta who have loved and built Flurys. The highest … Continue reading How we delivered #FlurysLove and stayed ‘Open’ during the Lockdown

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

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A Work Culture that could go “viral” this May Day

All kinds of ‘workers’ have, in the face-off with the corona tsunami, re-imagined Work, adding a Covid 19 chapter to May Day’s long & varied history dating back a millennia. Perhaps! We are issuing Blog 6 on May Day 2020 to honour the contributions of “workers” who have, regardless of their Job Descriptions, redefined what their “work” is; honour the grit of all essential workers … Continue reading A Work Culture that could go “viral” this May Day

Apeejay People in a VUCA world gone worse!

With everything volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous in the world multiplying, over 20 Apeejay People strive for quality as their business reopens with restrictions, make resolutions for Post Covid 19, settle into a WFH routine, discover joys, appreciate simplicity, and most importantly we are glad to see a few who are having fun which is an important part of who we are at Apeejay. Presenting … Continue reading Apeejay People in a VUCA world gone worse!

Apeejay Heroes at Work – Edition 2

Staying Youthful, Entrepreneurial and Solid our Sea Farers, Hospital Teams, Welfare Officers make WFH look like a cakewalk. Shipping is the lifeblood of the global economy keeping Supply Chain moving. Assam Tea is an agricultural business that does not wait for anything and is labour intensive thus people at work are at risk from Covid 19. In this issue we focus on Apeejay People at … Continue reading Apeejay Heroes at Work – Edition 2

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Apeejay Heroes at Work

Their resilience shown during lock down makes Work From Home look like a cakewalk and this is why we present teams on the front lines across our industry verticals as Apeejay Heroes. These Apeejay People keep ours and our client’s businesses running, secure assets and communities connected to our businesses healthy. Let us first hear from our Heroes in Apeejay Real Estate’s Commercial Property Leasing … Continue reading Apeejay Heroes at Work

Apeejay People at Work (from home) Edition II

Voices from our Hotels, Tea plantations, Real Estate, Logistic Parks and Shared Services show why Work really is Love made visible! Edition II of our Community Blog is evidence of how people adjust to a calamity, what changes in them, why technology remains the biggest blessing and so much more. Read on… Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels are pioneers of luxury Boutique hotels for over 50 years. … Continue reading Apeejay People at Work (from home) Edition II

Celebrating Creativity, Inclusivity and Equality through Apeejay Anand Children’s Library’s annual Art Workshop

The 2020 edition of the Art Workshop saw students splashing and sketching with panache, letting their thoughts and creativity flow free and expressing themselves in a vibrant and jocund way. Continue reading Celebrating Creativity, Inclusivity and Equality through Apeejay Anand Children’s Library’s annual Art Workshop

From a civil engineer to a planter – The story of my journey of becoming a tea estate manager at Apeejay Tea

As I sit in my office at Dhulapadung Tea Estate and look back at my career, I feel that my journey from a civil engineer to a tea planter has been led by strong company policies, proper guidance from seniors, support from my peers and an extremely talented team at Apeejay Tea. Continue reading From a civil engineer to a planter – The story of my journey of becoming a tea estate manager at Apeejay Tea

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

Remembering the Queen of Bay of Bengal, Akhil of Apeejay Shipping

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By Ranganathan Narasimhan and Renu Kakkar Our vessel APJ Akhil was “beached” recently and the occasion brought out remembrance with fondness of the nearly three-decade long service the vessel rendered to our company Apeejay Shipping. In numbers, the vessel ran for 1,18,992 hours, covered 1.427 Million nautical miles and provided livelihood and careers to hundreds and brought prosperity to many… Continue reading Remembering the Queen of Bay of Bengal, Akhil of Apeejay Shipping

How Apeejay Tea created a sense of ownership and value among the workers at the estates

I’ve been at the helm of creating the first of its kind employee reward and recognition in the tea industry. Across Assam, Apeejay Tea’s gardens are honouring employees for their skills of plucking, adherence to food safety, health & hygiene standards, discipline, punctuality and commitment. Continue reading How Apeejay Tea created a sense of ownership and value among the workers at the estates

Going to work on Apeejay Shipping’s fleet at a port – perks of being a communications professional at Apeejay Surrendra Group!

I am here on APJ Kabir Anand developing work that solidifies Apeejay Shipping’s ‘Unite for Wild Life’ sustainability goal. As I look back on my tenure at the Group’s shared services company, I cannot but marvel at how Apeejay has made my dream come true of going on board a ship and making me realize how it feels to be on such a vessel. Continue reading Going to work on Apeejay Shipping’s fleet at a port – perks of being a communications professional at Apeejay Surrendra Group!