A hardcore Mumbaikar, seasoned hotelier Vijayan Gangadharan has joined Courtyard by Marriott Bhopal as the General Manager. Prior to this assignment, Vijayan was the General Manager at Four Points by Sheraton, Vishakhapatnam. He brings to the table his vast repertoire of running and managing highly successful hotels and has an extensive experience of almost 28 years in the hospitality industry.
Spearheading one of the finest 5 Star Deluxe hotels in the state of Madhya Pradesh, he is responsible for the associates’ elicit performance, culminating fine guest experience and achieving the vision of the hotel. He is committed to providing strategic leadership expertise that ensures effective and efficient overall management at the hotel.
Vijayan is a hospitality industry titan with great skill in leading teams to growth and success while never compromising on guest experience. He has over 28 years of experience with leading brands like Starwoods, Hyatt, The Regent, The Leela’s and The Oberoi’s. He has worked for leading Indian and International brands enhancing his professional skills. Before joining Vizag hotel, he was the General Manager of Four Points by Sheraton, Pune. Before that, he proved his mettle at Sheraton Bangalore, as the Executive Assistant Manager. In his hospitality journey, he worked as food and beverage manager at Hyatt Regency Mumbai and Grand Hyatt Mumbai. He has also worked at Oberoi’s in Baghdad at Al Rasheed Hotel.
Telicherry – Kerala born, Vijayan did his basic schooling and higher secondary from Carmel Garden Matriculation higher secondary school, Coimbatore. Soon after completion of his higher secondary he joined graduation in Engineering with REC. As he did not like pursuing his engineering course, he left and joined Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (IHM) Chennai and passed out with flying colours. After completion of IHM Degree, he began his career with Oberoi group of hotels. He is first entrant in hospitality industry from his family.
He is passionate about social responsibility and community help. In his current tenure he will be focusing on “put people first”. He is focused on guest satisfaction and associates welfare. As a passionate and engaging hospitality leader, he likes to follow his motto and try to influence others with a simple philosophy; if you develop others, so that they deliver the quality and excellence with passion.
Vijayan believes in achieving results through people by keeping them highly motivated and engaged which helps them reach their best potential. He believes that leadership is an act of inspiring others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more.
Vijayan Gangadhara says “I am excited to have this opportunity to be a part of such an accomplished and dynamic hotel in Bhopal. I’m looking forward to steering Courtyard by Marriott Bhopal to the next level of guest experience.
At leisure, Vijayan like to play cricket and football. He also enjoys his time reading and connecting with people through social platforms.