K Mohanchandran has been appointed as the Area Director – Udaipur & Jodhpur and General Manager of Taj Lake Palace effective as on August 1, 2019. In his new role as an Area Director, Mohanchandran’s responsibilities would entail overseeing operations and business of all Taj Hotels across Udaipur and Jodhpur.
With close to 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Mohanchandran’s strength lies in his thorough knowledge of the industry.With an outstanding reputation in establishing personal connections with guests and associates alike, his approach to work has always been praise worthy. He embarked on his journey with the Taj Group in 1989 and has been an integral part of the Taj legacy ever since. He began his career as a management trainee but swiftly moved up the ladder to leadership positions. He is now the Area Director Udaipur & Jodhpur for Taj and General Manager of the renowned Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur, one of the most photographed buildings in the world.
He will be overlooking Taj Lake Palace & Taj Aravali Resort & Spa, Udaipur along with Umaid Bhawan Palace & Taj Hari Mahal, Jodhpur. In his long association with the Taj Group of Hotels, he has held numerous noteworthy positions across properties. Prior to being appointed in his current role, he was the Area Director – Hyderabad and General Manager at Taj’s iconic hotel Taj Krishna in Hyderabad, Taj Wellington Mews in Mumbai, Blue – A Taj Hotel in Sydney, and most recently Taj Bengal Kolkata.
An alumnus of the Institute of Hotel Management, Pusa, New Delhi, he has worked across all hotel functions and in multiple locations with the Taj Group — including Chennai, Aurangabad, New Delhi, Dubai, Mumbai, Udaipur, Sydney, Kolkata and lately Hyderabad.
An avid reader, his interests include Medieval and Indian History, the books of John Steinbeck, travel and food, and listening to a wide range of music, spanning the classical and contemporary genres, with a special place in his collection for West African music.