Samrat Datta has been appointed as the new General Manager at Taj Palace, New Delhi. An established leader in the hospitality industry, Datta brings more than 20 years of hotel experience to Taj Palace, New Delhi – a hotel with luxurious accommodations and unrivalled service. In his new role, Datta will be responsible for the continued success of the hotel, overseeing the day-to-day operations and providing exceptional guest service at one of India’s most loved hotels in the nation’s capital city.
“We are fortunate to have Datta join the team at Taj Palace, New Delhi as he brings with him extensive experience and knowledge. His passion for operational excellence and guest engagement will be instrumental in the continued success of the Hotel,” said Gaurav Pokhariyal, Senior Vice President – Operations Delhi, NCR and Rajasthan, Indian Hotels Company Limited.
Datta is a company veteran, having spent over 20 years at Indian Hotels Company Limited. He moved to this role from Taj Bengal, Kolkata. Prior to that, he was the General Manager at Taj Jai Mahal Palace Jaipur, when under his leadership the hotel won the Ministry of Tourism's Incredible India Award in 2010 for being India's Best 5-Star Hotel. He has also worked in global markets with some renowned international brands.
Speaking on his new role, Datta said, “Taj Palace, New Delhi is a perfect embodiment of world-class service and hospitality. I am looking forward to working with the dynamic team in strengthening its position as one of Delhi’s most iconic hotels.”
A graduate from IHM Kolkata, Datta also successfully completed the GM Development Program at IIM Ahmedabad and Nanyang University, Singapore. Datta has been awarded the Brand Leadership Award in 2017. Datta has an affinity for local arts and culture. In his free time, he enjoys jazz, contemporary Indian and old classics.