Hospitality

Abinash Manghani joins WelcomHeritage as CEO

India’s leading heritage hotel chain, WelcomHeritage, has announced the appointment of Abinash Manghani as its Chief Executive Officer. Earlier, he was with the ITC Hotels where he was responsible for the leisure & luxury verticals nationally and area manager for north India.

He has been in the hospitality industry for over three decades.

Speaking on his appointment, Abinash Manghani, CEO, WelcomHeritage said, “I am extremely delighted to join the WelcomHeritage group.”

“WelcomHeritage Hotels, Palaces and Resorts are uniquely positioned and offer a “Safe Haven” during this pandemic. We have started the ‘Safety Ensured” initiative at all our properties to ensure cleanliness and disinfection as per WHO prescribed standards,” he said.

“As the CEO of WelcomeHeritage, I feel that this phase (COVID-19) is a ‘Once in a Life Time Opportunity’ for all of us to ‘Pause, Reflect and Reset’ our lives, businesses and relationships. I look forward to the continuous support from my colleagues, travel trade partners, hotel owners, customers and media people to further strengthen the brand,” he added.

He joined Colliers Jardine, a real estate MNC Consultancy as General Manager in 2000. In 2005, he re-joined ITC Hotels as Head – Sales & Marketing and was deputed to Fortune Hotels overseeing the mid-market to upscale brand, setting up of the national sales and distribution system and was involved with development wherein the brand grew from 13 hotels to 40, from 2005 to 2010.

Manghani holds an MBA from the Asian Institute of Management, Manila and has received his Diploma in Hotel Management from IHMCTAN, Dadar, Mumbai. He has also successfully completed the Advanced Management Program (AMP) from the Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, Vermont USA.