Amitabh Rai has been appointed as the new General Manager at The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore. Rai will be leading an engaged team of refined ladies and gentlemen in further strengthening the positioning of the brand’s first and only hotel in India. His focus will be to ensure that guests depart with memories of a truly exceptional hotel experience, reflective of the brand’s iconic legacy worldwide.
Prior to this, Rai was the General Manager of The Oberoi at Gurugram. With over 25 years of experience in business and hospitality, Rai is a seasoned professional, having worked in multiple hotel properties in India. He started his career in 1993 as an Assistant Manager Front Office and within a span of 10 years, became the General Manager at The Oberoi Grand due to his driving passion for hospitality and people.
In his illustrious career, he has excelled and thrived at mentoring and motivating team members to achieve greater professional and personal success with many of them today in leadership positions across the Industry.
He is a graduate from St Joseph’s College for Arts & Sciences, Bangalore University. He also holds a Diploma from Oberoi School of Hotel Management. Rai is passionate about travelling and discovering unfamiliar places and is an avid golfer. He is also a Director on the Board of Shivia India (Nirdhan), which is a UK based charity, that aims to empower underprivileged people and create livelihoods, boost income and inspire permanent change.