The Leela Mumbai recently announced the appointment of Anand Athavale as the new Director of Sales and Marketing. A result-oriented professional with over 14 years of experience, he brings with him a sound understanding and a wealth of expertise in the sales and marketing domain.
At The Leela Mumbai, Anand’s core responsibilities will include planning and implementing of the hotel’s sales and marketing strategy, maximising hotel’s revenues, exploring business opportunities through events, setting annual budgets, forecasting, analysing revenue reports and strategy amongst others.
Commenting on the appointment, Sameer Sud, General Manager, The Leela Mumbai said,“We are pleased to have somebody of Anand’s calibre and experience. Given his knowledge of the diverse market segments, I am confident that he will help us in maintaining our leadership position.
Having graduated from the Institute of Technology & Management, Mumbai, Anand gained a strong experience in the hospitality industry by working with luxury brands like JW Marriott, Sofitel Mumbai BKC, The Leela Palaces Hotels & Resorts and EIH Limited. Prior to joining The Leela Mumbai, he worked as the Regional Sales Manager at Trident, Bandra Kurla, Mumbai.
When he is not at work managing responsibilities spread across a gamut of functions, Anand loves to travel and spend quality time with his family.