SARAF HOTEL ENTERPRISES APPOINTS PJ MAMMEN AS THE CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER.
Saraf Hotels Ltd , one of South Asia’s premier hotels group with pan India operations has appointed PJ Mammen as the Chief Operating Officer.
Saraf Hotels own 13 properties spread across India and Nepal, with 9 hotels operating under the Hyatt brand. The company is poised to expand its operations with the addition of 5 upcoming hotels,
Wielding a portfolio of 2500 rooms, 40 restaurants, 300,000 sq ft Meeting & Convention space and 5000+ employees, Mammen delivers executive leadership and spearheads the strategic operations for transforming the company’s bottom-line and organic growth.
Prior to joining Saraf Hotels, Mammen was the Chief Operating Officer and Director on board for various Mfar Hotels & Resorts companies in Srl Lanka, Maldives & India, shouldering the mandate to revamp and scale up the operations of Mfar Hotel & Resorts.
During his tenure, PJ Mammen played the key role in developing Westin - Chennai and Hormuz Grand - a Quorvus collection Hotel - Muscat, from concepts to completion as well as renovating Le Meridien Hotel & Convention centre - Cochin.
Assuming full P/L and quality assurance responsibilities, he along with his team of operational heads successfully positioned, promoted & managed 3 upper upscale hotels viz, Le Meridien Hotel & Convention Centre - Cochin, Westin - Chennai & Hormuz Grand- a Quorvus collection Hotel - Muscat, Oman, in dynamic markets.
Also, identified & acquired land in Sri Lanka and an island in Maldives for the group for further expansion.
P J Mammen embarked on his career journey as a hospitality professional in 1979 with the Taj Group of hotels and grew up in the hierarchy by successfully serving the company at various roles in India and abroad.
Over two decades long stint, he served the Taj Group of hotels as Complex General Manager in 2 of their properties viz, Taj Exotica , Taj Coral Reef Resorts in Maldives and as General Manager of Taj Fisherman’s Cove( Vivanta by Taj - Fisherman’s cove) Chennai, India.
He is a visionary and a dynamic leader who never compromises on professionalism, integrity and human values.
He resides in Chennai with his wife and son .His hobbies include travel, food & music.
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