New Delhi, June 13, 2018: Being a part of the Hotel Industry for over 14 years, Rajiv Vyas has proved his exemplary performance in Sales, Marketing and Business Development by devising strategies that have given high yielding results. After completing his graduation from Sydenham College of Commerce & Economics, Mumbai, he went onto pursue his MBA from Preston University, London. He further obtained a Diploma in Information Technology from South Bank College, London the following year.
Rajiv kick started his career in the year 2003 with Jindal Saw Pipe Limited, Mumbai, as a Marketing Executive. His responsibilities encompassed conceptualizing and formulating annual marketing plan in conjunction with Sales Department, managing the Marketing Department budget and ensuring the delivery of all marketing activity within it. He forayed into the Hotel industry in 2006, when he served as the Sales & Marketing Manager of Radisson Edwardian Company, Heathrow, UK. He supervised the planning of brand audits of 13 hotels to ensure consistency in terms of brand representation. He oversaw the analysis of the sales figures to forecast future sales volumes to maximize profits.
Rajiv’s first stint in India in the hotel industry was with ELLAA Hotels, Hyderabad as Associate Director of Sales & Marketing from 2010-2011. He was responsible for maximizing hotel revenue among various market segments. He ensured a warm, professional and regular relationship with guests with prompt and high standard of service. In the year 2011 he moved to Novotel and Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Hyderabad in the capacity of Associate Director of Sales-Associations & Exhibitions where he proved his mettle by promoting Hyderabad as the most compelling destination in India and accelerating sustainable economic growth and development by increasing visitor and convention business. He also effectively used multi-location strategy to work with the team in synergy for potential businesses and proactively use online tools to generate leads and follow up for site inspections and closures.
In 2013, Rajiv joined Sheraton and The Westin Hotel, Hyderabad, as the Complex Director of Sales. His primary focus was brand building in conjunction with operational requirements; utilizing market feedback & personal network to develop marketing intelligence for positioning the hotel. From 2015-2018 he was with Courtyard by Marriott, Raipur, as Director of Sales. His key roles included providing leadership and coordination to the company sales and marketing functions, alongside maintaining focus on the company’s strategic goals and developing a solid pre-opening Sales and marketing plan.
Currently, Rajiv is with The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat in the capacity of Director of Sales. In his current role, he will be looking after company sales functions alongside development and implementation of sales strategy. As the Director of Sales, Rajiv will manage sales forecasts as well as pricing strategies thereby implementing effective techniques to increase the occupancy of the hotel.
Apart from measuring figuring and plans, Rajiv, in his free time loves to spend time with his family (two kids and wife), indulges in a game or two of snooker and relaxes with a swim.
Corporate Comm India(CCI Newswire)